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Women's Health Got 43,000 New Subscribers After Sponsoring a Birchbox Package Curated sample boxes provide a win for marketers

Every month, hundreds of thousands of Birchbox subscribers eagerly anticipate the arrival of their box in the mail. These packages contain four to six cosmetics and lifestyle samples (provided by…

September 29 10:58AM

Can Mobile Rule the Ad World? After early struggles, the small screen may ultimately emerge as the winner

For years, mobile was seen as a slick sideshow—the possibilities of engaging people on a platform that commands, even consumes their attention has always held great promise but also appeared…

September 29 8:00AM

Magazine Metrics Expand Beyond Ad Pages to Digital Monthly report from the MPA will measure 147 periodicals' reach beyond print

For decades, ad pages were one of the key metrics for gauging the overall health of a magazine. But as magazine brands have come to encompass more than just a…

September 29 12:08AM

KitKat's #Bendgate Tweet Has Officially Eclipsed Oreo's Super Bowl Win Perfect visual came together in just 30 minutes

Two days after KitKat jumped into chatter around Apple's #bendgate on Twitter with a cleverly-composed tweet, the candy brand's post has now eclipsed Oreo's real-time marketing reign. Toward the end of…

September 26 1:48PM

How to Use Animated GIFs on Twitter (While Muttering Obscenities Every Step of the Way)

Some people think animated GIFs are stupid. Some find them charming. Possibly because of this rift, Twitter seems caught in a pictorial purgatory that makes everyone unhappy. Like it or not,…

September 26 11:11AM

Drag Queens Ditch Facebook for Ello Emerging social net allows aliases

Social network Ello is seeing an increase in signups after a Facebook backlash sent drag queens there, looking for a place that lets them use alternate identities. Launched in July,…

September 25 2:46PM

Now You Can Add Something to Your Amazon Wishlist Just by Tweeting About It But Forrester analyst doubts many consumers will use it

Amazon and Twitter are already gearing up for holiday shopping with the launch of a new hashtag-triggered shopping tool today. Amazon's new initiative is dubbed #AmazonWishList and builds on a…

September 24 11:36AM

Super Bowl Rematch Tops Nielsen TV Twitter Sports Broadcasts Top 10 sports shows for Sept. 15-21

The Hawks came out on top in a nail-biting overtime win, which did wonders for CBS, giving the network four out of 10 of its football contests in the top…

September 24 10:31AM

7 Brand Marketers Poached by Tech Companies Who will be next?

Snapchat, Apple, Twitter and Lyft are increasingly enlisting brand marketers to build out new advertising strategies and revenue streams. Marketers from Nike, Virgin America, Unilever and Gap have all been snatched…

September 23 12:56PM

Food Porn Campaign Gives Applebee's a Social Lift User-generated content was also a win for McDonald’s Arabia

User-generated content has already been embraced by social and mobile marketers as a go-to means for producing creative that’s fast and free. Now, exclusive data from Applebee’s latest Instagram campaign…

September 22 7:45AM

Fox News' ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism And why politics tends to focus on women

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs New gig Co-host of Fox News’ Outnumbered and anchor of Fox Report Weekend on Sundays Old gig Anchor of Fox Report Weekend and breaking news anchor for Happening Now Twitter @HarrisFaulkner Age…

September 22 7:36AM

See Which Brands Are Talking Like Pirates on Twitter Today Some go overboard on funny holiday

Today is Talk Like Pirate Day, an annual event that makes it acceptable to swap out everyday conversations with pirate parlance and dress up in costumes. And, of course, brands…

September 19 12:57PM

Facebook Will Get 10% of U.S. Digital Ad Spending in 2014 Research shows social giant's digital dominance

Adults in the United States will spend an average of 6 percent of their total digital media time on Facebook—or 21 minutes every day—and the social media giant captures 10…

September 18 5:40PM

The Voice Inks Three-Season Sponsorship With Nissan Includes big mobile, social push

When NBC’s The Voice comes back on air Monday with new celebrity judges Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, viewers can also expect to see lots of splashy ads for Nissan. The…

September 18 5:21PM

The 5 Best Tweets About Jeter's Gatorade Commercial, From Red Sox Fans Sports drink smooths over longtime rivalry

Not even die-hard Boston Red Sox fans can stop watching Gatorade’s buzzy commercial with the New York Yankee’s Derek Jeter today. The 90-second spot, which launched today and has been viewed more…

September 18 4:11PM

How 9 Brands Used Twitter's Sign Bunny Meme to Make Little Billboards

Watching brands fail at Twitter has become cliché at this point. And just when you think they've gotten the idea, it's fail whale all over again. Still, they keep trying. Earlier this…

September 18 3:12PM

TV Stars Get a 228% Boost in Follow Rate When They Live-Tweet Twitter pays off for tube marketers

If TV marketers are having a hard time getting their stars to live-tweet, maybe this stat will help: Cast members’ accounts get a 228 percent increase in follow after live-tweeting…

September 18 2:54PM

5 Hottest Twitter Innovations From Brands Find a bar by tweeting Heineken, and others

Big name marketers are testing just about any type of interaction on Twitter these days to stand out. While some marketers are bulking up their tweets with buttons to drive sales,…

September 18 2:36PM

Radisson's Social Branding Went Through the Roof After Dropping the Vikings Its best marketing move all summer

Yesterday may have been Radisson Hotels' best digital marketing performance ever, thanks to dropping its Minnesota Vikings' sponsorship in reaction to the team's troubles with Adrian Peterson. The hospitality brand decided…

September 17 3:42PM

The Urban Legend of Free Social Marketing It’s time for brands to rethink their strategies

When I give advice to CMOs about new social marketing strategies, I often hear the same initial response: But nobody wants to come to my website. While that’s probably true…

September 17 12:47PM

What Makes a Brand Worth Following? Join #AdweekChat Today to Learn and Share Twitter chat kicks off at 2 p.m. ET

The new-car smell has long since worn off social media marketing, and yet brands still struggle to create content that's worth liking, clicking and sharing. Which brands have kept your interest…

September 17 10:51AM

Twitter Bolsters Audience-Based Ad Targeting Marketers can create lists from email addresses and mobile numbers

Twitter has expanded its tailored audiences capabilities, with some of the tools designed to let Promoted Tweet advertisers more easily create consumer segments and manage existing lists not only with…

September 16 6:07PM

A Glimpse Into Marketers’ Social Media Strategies Even the big guys struggle to measure ROI

Almost every company puts much money and effort behind social media strategy, with goals ranging from enhanced brand awareness to direct leads or sales. But while 97 percent of those…

September 16 10:58AM

Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter She’s a big Google Plus user, too

Specs Who Maria Bartiromo Claim to fame: Global markets editor, Fox Business Network; host of Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business (weekdays at 9 a.m. ET) and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria…

September 15 10:39PM

6 of the Top 10 Brand Posts on Facebook Are About Sports ESPN, Budweiser, CBS Sports are big winners so far this year

While Facebook’s controversial algorithm changes late last year have given marketers migraines, a few heavy hitters have powered through and scored huge numbers. Social vendor Shareablee reeled in stats for the…

September 15 10:29PM

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