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NBA Stamps Its Twitter Handle on the League Ball Will the @NBA branding increase followers?

The National Basketball Association has 10.8 million Twitter followers, but it should have more by the end of next season: After all, it's putting its @NBA handle on the league…

July 31 5:53PM

LinkedIn’s Revenue Hits $534 Million Ad sales spike 44 percent year-over-year

LinkedIn’s revenue for the second quarter hit $534 million, up 47 percent year-over-year from $364 million in 2013. Sixty percent of that revenue—$318 billion—came from the United States. Marketing contributed to…

July 31 5:47PM

Charmin Proudly Tweets That It Will 'Take Care of Uranus'

Oh, Charmin. Don't ever change. The toilet paper brand, which previously chickened out and deleted its Thor-related joke about being the original "Asgardian," has apparently come around on potty puns. Charmin's…

July 31 5:37PM

Where Is Social Headed Next? Hundreds of Marketers Joined #AdweekChat to Weigh In Revisit the conversation in our selected transcript

More than 750 marketers from brands and agencies of all sizes turned out on Twitter yesterday for the inaugural #adweekchat, Adweek's one-hour digital conversation about marketing and media. The topic, inspired…

July 31 1:11PM

Big Brands Are Driving Facebook and Twitter's Mobile Ad Explosion CPG and automotive jump aboard

Twitter and Facebook are killing it with mobile ad sales right now chiefly because they are expanding their customer base from smaller direct-response and app-install players to big brands, according…

July 30 4:16PM

Twitter Is Considering Any Change That Will Convert Visitors to Logged-In Users Even filtering tweets

Twitter has 271 million users who are active and logged in, but then there are many more visitors who never announce themselves. This is the biggest challenge facing CEO Dick…

July 29 7:20PM

We Asked Agencies to Share Their Oddest Decorations, and They Did Not Disappoint

Not every marketing agency can be an architectural marvel, but they do all tend to have at least one oddly compelling bit of decor that reminds you you're not in…

July 29 6:04PM

Twitter Revenues Surge as It Surpasses 270 Million Monthly Users Ad sales jump 129%

Twitter is hauling in users and ad dollars, giving the company a new of air of confidence. The tech notable announced its second-quarter performance today, including a 129 percent year-over-year jump…

July 29 5:07PM

How Are Social Networks Evolving? Join Us for #AdweekChat to Weigh In With Experts Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. Eastern today

Sometimes it can feel like the world of social media marketing has grown stagnant, with Facebook holding the throne since 2008 and Twitter long dominating real-time discussion. But as Adweek staff…

July 29 4:24PM

Mountain Dew Gets 3,500 Phone Calls From Click-to-Call Tweet Tests new Twitter feature to push Baja Blast soda

Mountain Dew may not be one of the first names associated with direct response marketing, but that's not stopping the Pepsi-owned brand in testing a Twitter click-to-call feature that's akin…

July 29 3:27PM

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster Upsets Fans With 9/11 Imagery Exploding skyscraper and a Sept. 11 Australian release date

A poster for the Australian release of the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot—showing the half-shell heroes leaping from an exploding skyscraper and advertising a Sept. 11 release…

July 29 1:25PM

Real-Time Marketing Isn't Just About Twitter MTV uses Snapchat, ESPN's on Twitter, and Hyundai works Tumblr

When MTV announced the nominees for next month’s Video Music Awards, it leaned on social media, of course, to create buzz. But the channel it selected for the big reveal…

July 28 8:16PM

LinkedIn Ads Can Be Tested and Targeted Like Never Before Direct Sponsored Content give brands new flexibility

LinkedIn advertising is growing up. The company officially launched Direct Sponsored Content today, a sign of maturity that has brands and agencies ready to invest more in the platform. Direct Sponsored…

July 24 6:16PM

Agencies Dissect Foursquare's Makeover A new logo, redesigned app, but what does it all mean?

Foursquare yesterday unveiled a fresh "F-pin" logo and ultimately a new brand strategy, as it plans to release a starkly different version of its app in three weeks. Adweek asked…

July 24 6:00AM

Foursquare Unveils Its Own New Logo (Don't Worry, It's SFW) Company also prepping an app redesign

Exactly one week after Airbnb's logo redesign went viral because people thought it looked like human genitalia, Foursquare is unveiling a new logo and app redesign. And fortunately for Foursquare,…

July 23 12:27PM

Applebee’s Turns Its Instagram Over to Foodies for the Next Year In a bold UGC-only experiment

In case you haven’t been seeing enough pictures of food in your Instagram feed, expect to see a lot more of them for the next 12 months thanks to Applebee’s.…

July 22 5:00PM

Pinterest Hires the Man Behind Axe Marketing at Unilever David Rubin will drive brand efforts

Pinterest has a new advocate, David Rubin, who was a vp at Unilever in charge of marketing hair care products. At Pinterest, he's the new head of brand, working with…

July 22 3:32PM

Ford's Former Social Media Chief Takes Agency Role Scott Monty reenters the agency world at Shift Communications

Scott Monty, who left the Ford Motor Co. two months ago after a five-year run that made him one of the best known social media figures in the corporate world,…

July 22 8:00AM

Hollister's Instagram Strategy Gives Hope to Social Retail Gains traction with music clips

While sports marketers continue to be mainstays in the Adweek/Shareablee top 10 brands on Instagram video weekly chart, Hollister is a rare retailer to garner a slot in our rankings. The…

July 18 12:39PM

Social Ranking Site Creates a New Battleground for Agency Egos

Does Ogilvy & Mather have the best online presence of any advertising agency in the world? Yes, according to a new site that ranks shops based on the size of…

July 18 9:18AM

Johnson’s Baby Latches on to Royal Toddler's Birthday to Build Social Strategy Goes after snap-happy millennial moms on Instagram

New moms sometimes go overboard with taking and sharing photos of their kids on social media. But Johnson’s Baby is hoping to capitalize on that trend in launching an Instagram…

July 17 5:33PM

Branding Experts to Airbnb: Ride the 'Vagina Logo' Buzz Accidental Rorschach test may be genius

What appeared to be a run-of-the-mill rebranding story yesterday with Airbnb has taken a strange turn toward either memories of elementary school anatomy/sex-ed class or pre-Giuliani Times Square. Indeed, the…

July 17 12:13PM

Heineken's New Twitter-Based Service Helps Users Choose Their Next Adventure Brand's @wherenext service helps users find their city's hot spots

Heineken's new @wherenext Twitter-based service helps users combat the fear of missing out and discover their city's hot spots. To use the service, consumers simply tweet @wherenext and geo-tag their location…

July 16 4:16PM

Why Walgreens Bets on New York to Test Digital 3 pilot programs indicate big plans

Over the past couple of years, Walgreens set up its 250 New York Duane Reade locations to test small digital programs to determine which should be rolled out nationally. Duane…

July 16 12:52PM

Who Exactly Is Seeing Your Pricey Times Square Billboard? Stats on some of the most expensive ad space in the world

Times Square is often called the "crossroads of the world." That may be one reason buying billboard space of any kind in the heart of New York's tourist mecca can…

July 16 7:54AM

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