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  • Networks Track Social Buzz for Fall Shows Before They Air Fizziology analyses crop of new shows via social media

    While a few weeks of ratings will soon seal the fates of this year’s fall lineup, one company is diving deep into social media to help networks gauge interest in this season’s crop of new shows ahead of time, and possibly help decide ……

  • Social Media Reacts to iPhone 5 Announcement Some disappointment, plenty of snark during anticipated Apple event

    It's finally over and done with. Today, Apple officially released the iPhone 5, causing an absolute frenzy in the tech media sphere. As journos took to the Web to live blog and tweet the announcement, Adweek compiled some of the best social ……

  • Electric Blue The New York Giants are set to defend their Super Bowl title, but the team is already winning at social media

    In the mid-2000s, Nilay Shah often heard the same bewildered question from his party-hardy college buddies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. They’d playfully jaw at him as he jumped into the driver’s seat of his Mitsubishi, ……

  • Data Points: News Division People value professional journos, but they're ambivalent about the mainstream media

    With people increasingly getting their news on the go, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute surveyed mobile media users on their attitudes towards news sites. The good news for journalists is, mobile users, like consumers overall, place a ……

4 Ways Brands Are Already Using Twitter's Periscope App

Red Bull and Mountain Dew are among early adopters

One day after debuting as a competitor to red-hot streaming app Meerkat, Twitter-owned Periscope has already gotten the attention of brands, which are testing out what they can do with…

Check Out This Sweet 16 Bracket for March Madness Brands

Can Chick-fil-A upset McDonald's?

College basketball's Sweet 16 bracket tips off on Thursday night. And while hoops fans watch to see if West Virginia can pull off a miracle and upset favorite-to-win-it-all Kentucky, the…

Twitter's Periscope Launch Is an Unintentional PR Coup for an Agency Called Periscope

Owner of @Periscope says today is like 'waking up on Christmas'

What happens when your agency ends up having the same name as a hot new app launched by a social media giant? Well, if you're Minneapolis-based Periscope, you sit back, relax…

17 First Impressions of Periscope, Twitter's Meerkat Killer

The livestreaming video app is simple, powerful and a little bit annoying

Welcome to the tipping point, when livestreamed mobile video officially became part of our digital world's everyday social experience. Today, Twitter officially launched Periscope, which it bought as a startup and…

Kal Penn Is Bringing Big Data to the Masses With New Nat Geo Show

The actor (and former politico) talks binge watching and Trivia Crack

Specs Who Kal Penn Age 37 Claim to fame Host and producer of National Geographic Channel's The Big Picture with Kal Penn (premieres March 30 at 9 p.m.); star of Battle Creek on CBS…

10 Trends Shaping the Future of Branded Content

Twitter's head of content planning tells us what to watch for

As we wind down the first quarter of 2015, the discussion around content marketing only continues to grow in volume. And it's moving in so many different directions that it's…

Brands Are Already Hustling to Get in on March Madness

Georgia State's upset brought a bevy of Promoted Tweets

The drama of March Madness didn't take long to settle in. In dramatic upset victories today, the University of Alabama at Birmingham beat Iowa State, and Georgia State shocked Baylor. In…

Here Are the Hottest Twitter Topics From SXSW

Out of 900K tweets, video game hashtags ruled during the tech show

Want to know what everyone chatted about online during South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas? Well, Twitter Inc. shared insights based on the more than 900,000 tweets about SXSW…

SnappyTV Powers Twitter's Video Strategy for Everything From March Madness to the President

7 clips that show how live TV gets online fast

If you see clips of buzzer-beaters from Turner Sports properties in your Twitter feed after the March Madness tips off tomorrow, you can thank SnappyTV for the excitement. Such moments…

These Brands Are Vying to Be the Best on Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and More

Check out the 2015 Shorty Awards finalists

As social media becomes an increasingly crowded field for marketers, forcing them to focus on channels important to their specific audiences, the industry's "best of the best" seems to be…

It May Not Be a Robot or 'Smart Gear,' but Data-Driven Advertising Still Plays at SXSW

Unacast and Ninja Metrics pitch targeting innovations

South by Southwest 2015 (more known nowadays for fostering buzzier, futuristic narratives around topics like wearable devices and robots) has offered attendees interested in the nuts and bolts of digital ad targeting…

Sirius XM Founder: Robot Clones Are Coming Thanks to Digital Media

She's already built one that's cognizant of its own consciousness

Imagine if you could create a robot programmed with someone's personality based on what he or she has revealed via Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It would think and react the…

Two of SXSW's Hottest Food Trucks Dish on Instagram's Marketing Powers

East Side King and Chilantro reveal social media strategies

Food trucks have become a South by Southwest Interactive tradition, and options galore will line several streets in downtown Austin, Texas, where the tech festival begins Friday. And every one…

McDonald's Will Pay SXSW Performers After Indie Band Brouhaha

And the Ex Cops are lovin' their social impact

Less than a week after members of the indie rock band Ex Cops mocked McDonald's on Facebook for asking them to play for free, the Golden Arches has thought better…

Brands All Use This Same Tired Joke on Twitter and It Needs to Stop

Unoriginal tweets are deal breakers

We've reached peak brand inanity on Twitter, and it seems to have affected—or infected—almost every marketer trying to capitalize on the top trending hashtag "five-word deal breakers." The social media elites…

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Star Talks About Her Show's Controversial Ads

Lisa Edelstein on flipping the finger

Specs Who Lisa Edelstein Age 48 Claim to fame Stars as Abby on the Bravo series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Base Los Angeles Twitter @LisaEdelstein What's the first information you consume in the morning? I journal…

Like Clockwork, These Brands Found Time for Absurd Tweets About the Apple Watch

By now you've heard all about Apple's new gadget—that futuristic iPhone accessory known as the Apple Watch. When the biggest brand in the world releases a new product, it's a…

Apple Buys Up Twitter's Ad Space to Launch Its Watch and Fend Off Hijacking Rivals

CEO Tim Cook's team warms up to social media

Apple had Twitter blanketed today. There was basically no room for rivals to use the messaging service to hijack its big moment while unveiling the Apple Watch. The Twitter strategy…

Here’s Twitter's Video Strategy to Hook Brands at SXSW

Ad execs say autoplay is on the agenda

At the top of Twitter's agenda at SXSW Interactive this week: meetings with top ad executives to talk up the messaging service's video capabilities, which now allow for easier sharing,…

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Still Hip With Instagram Audiences

Not quite as popular as Taylor Swift's cats, though

If you approached random millennials in the U.S. and mentioned the line, "in West Philadelphia born and raised," there's a high probability they'd not only the finish the phrase—"on a playground…

New Stars, Teams and Sponsors Signal Soccer Has Staying Power in the U.S.

Heineken among four new major-league backers

On Sunday, football stars Kaká and David Villa will face off in Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, kicking off the Major League Soccer season in front of a sold-out, 60,000-person crowd.…

Can Kik Beat Snapchat With New Targeting Capabilities for Brands?

Pick a country, gender and device

A hot messaging app is starting to get more targeted with its fledgling ad business. Kik said today that it is giving brands the ability to deliver promoted messages based…

Fans Successfully Unlocked the New Avengers Trailer, and It Was Totally Worth It

Marvel both delighted and infuriated its rabid fan base today by making them work together to unlock the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer by tweeting about it. But good…

Instagram Will Hit 100 Million U.S. Users by 2018

Millennials, teens continue to drive growth

Already bigger than Twitter with 300 million monthly users globally, Instagram is on track to reach 100 million users in the U.S. alone within three years. According to eMarketer's latest research,…

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