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ZzzQuil Isn't Feeling the Love From Its Tweet About Landing a Husband

Sleep-aid ZzzQuil left some followers wondering what year it was when they saw the brand's recent engagement-themed tweet. "SLEEP LIKE he finally proposed," the tweet noted. "And you have been dating…

January 24 2:32PM

How Vevo Found a Workaround to Make its 'Fifty Shades' Video Autoplay on Twitter Little-known option grabbed eyes (and ears) for 'Earned It'

Vevo isn't waiting around for Twitter to release an autoplay feature. Instead, it's one of a few media companies already playing videos automatically in users' feeds by making use of…

January 23 4:03PM

How Facebook Became a Proving Ground for Hyper-Targeted Super Bowl Ad Tactics Brands like Toyota selectively message each group

Facebook always says it has a Super Bowl-size audience to advertise against every day—1.3 billion users—but this year for the Big Game it's not just about hitting the whole audience,…

January 22 10:30AM

Ev Williams: Why I Don't Care if Instagram Has More Users Than Twitter One metric doesn't tell the whole story

This article first appeared, in a slightly different form, at Medium.com.   I was recently quoted as saying "I don't give a shit" if Instagram has more users than Twitter. If you read…

January 19 8:57AM

This Week's Most Intriguing Digital Marketing Stats It's been a fascinating five days for social media ads

Here are this week's 10 most interesting numbers from the digital marketing space, including a surprising dollar figure from Snapchat, as well as a data point that's going to please…

January 16 4:05PM

Here's a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of a Today Show Promo for the Super Bowl Selfies, music, even a slice of pizza for Al Roker

It was a chilly 28 degrees outside 30 Rockefeller Center, but Today Show hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales were all smiles as they walked down…

January 15 7:18PM

Buffalo Wild Wings Turns Your Tweets (Emojis Included) Into Fun NFL Sportscasts Brand turns around quick videos for playoffs and Super Bowl

Buffalo Wild Wings is not a Super Bowl advertiser but has a clever plan to chime in on social chatter during the game. Last week, the brand started asking its Twitter…

January 15 9:45AM

Beauty Video Marketers Are Finding a Second Home on Instagram It's not just about YouTube anymore

How-to beauty videos, which have been wildly popular on YouTube for years thanks to the likes of Michelle Phan, are increasingly finding a home on Instagram. The platform's 15-second limitation…

January 15 7:46AM

Facebook Ad Clicks Are Shifting to Mobile, so Why Aren't Conversions?

Despite 63 percent of Facebook ad clicks occurred on mobile devices during 2014's fourth quarter, just 34 percent of the social media giant's conversions—either a sale, download or completed lead-gen…

January 14 1:14PM

How 4 Brands (and Bob Newhart) Made the Most of College Football's First Playoff Championship Butterfinger, Arby's among the social notables

There weren't a ton of brands that treated Monday night's first college football playoff championship like it was a worthy of the kind of real-time marketing efforts normally seen for…

January 13 6:58AM

Bob Newhart Won Twitter During the College Football Championship's First Half Most brands turn in a real-time snoozer

Despite the predictions that tonight's college football championship on ESPN would be the highest-rated cable program of all time, there has been little real-time marketing by brands during the first…

January 12 10:51PM

McDonald's Brand Sentiment Drops With 'Signs' Campaign, but Not by Much Social chatter was sizable and relatively neutral

Brands were surprisingly quiet during last night's Golden Globes on social media, except for McDonald's with a new TV campaign dubbed "Signs." The ads from Leo Burnett also ran during yesterday's…

January 12 6:43PM

Infographic: Who's Really Using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram in 2015 Social's biggest network isn't dying, but it is getting grayer

How will the social landscape change over the next two years as social sharing and communication technologies continue to evolve? Exclusive data from eMarketer show which networks will continue to…

January 12 12:02AM

College Football Playoff Quickly Becomes a TV and Social Media Power Player Real-time marketers are waking up to the new 'big game'

College football, which culminates Monday night with its first playoff championship game, is either in the process of building its own version of the Super Bowl or is setting the…

January 11 12:22PM

Victoria's Secret Is Picking Up 100,000 Instagram Followers a Day And that's just one of our 10 must-see digital marketing stats of the week

Here are this week's 10 most intriguing numbers from the digital marketing space, including eyebrow-raising Instagram growth by Victoria's Secret, as well as fascinating data from a tech giant. 1. Victoria's…

January 9 5:27PM

Twitter Will Launch Autoplay Video, but Here's How It Will Differ From Facebook

Twitter is about to give marketers new ways to share videos with a feature the ad world has been asking for: autoplay. Twitter has been working on its built-in video…

January 9 4:37PM

Reported.ly Wants to Be the First Truly Social News Service Instead of driving readers to a site, Andy Carvin flips the formula

The problem with the way journalists deliver news in social media, according to Andy Carvin, is that they're not actually delivering the news. Instead, the former NPR social media strategist says,…

January 9 7:01AM

Starbucks' Stop-Motion Clip on Instagram Strikes a Creative Chord Coffee brand wins again with social

In terms of creativity, this week's Adweek/Shareablee weekly branded Instagram video chart has a strong showing. Leading the way is Starbucks, which regrammed a stop-motion clip made by artist Rachel Ryle…

January 8 7:06AM

What Does It Take to Win the Super Bowl on Social Media? With each year, the real-time marketing bar rises higher

Advertisers once again are bringing out all the digital bells and whistles for the Super Bowl, the biggest marketing event of the year. But after last year's Samsung-powered selfie with Ellen…

January 6 12:25PM

Real Housewife Yolanda Foster Gets Social Media Schooling From her Insta-Famous Kids But she'd rather be using AOL

Specs Who Yolanda Foster Age 50 Claim to fame Star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo) Base Los Angeles Twitter @YolandaHFoster What's the first information you consume in the…

January 5 5:42PM

From Humor to Heartbreak, BuzzFeed Thrives by Stirring Emotions New publisher Dao Nguyen on balancing laughs with hard news

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who Dao Nguyen New gig Publisher, BuzzFeed Old gig Vp of growth and data, BuzzFeed Age 41 Twitter @daozers What do you do as publisher? Publishing is literally the act of making information available…

January 5 5:33PM

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