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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 ……

10% of Small, Local Businesses Have Purchased Twitter Ads

And half of those using the social platform buy Promoted Tweets

Twitter launched automated ad buying for small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) in Indonesia earlier this week after rolling out the service in other countries in recent months. But it's been three whole years…

Facebook Tweaks Cause Concern Among Marketers, but Not Necessarily Panic

News feed algorithm changes have publishers on their toes

Facebook today unveiled changes to the way its news feed algorithm distributes page posts, giving more credence to posts by users' friends than from publishers. For instance, news articles with…

Brands Need to Tread Lightly With Twitter's New DM Feature

Experts say it's great for customer service, not self-promotion

Twitter began opening up direct messaging today so users can send each other private notes even if they don't follow each other. The social network has long required a user to follow your…

Pretty Little Liars Shares the Secrets of Its Social Media Success

ABC Family series has garnered more than 100 million tweets

It's no big surprise that ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars is one of the top shows on social media. The teen mystery drama has dominated social since its…

Here's How Europe Is Stifling the Ad Business for Google, Facebook and Others

Regulators, consumers fight some of their best tactics

Regulators squeezing Google. Privacy watchdogs eyeing Facebook. Consumers flocking to ad blockers. It all adds up to a chilling climate in Europe that could get in the way of digital…

Twitter Unveils Star Wars Emojis, and All Is Right With the Galaxy

Emoji product placement on Twitter just advanced a few light years today, as the social network—in partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm—unveiled Star Wars emojis at the Star Wars Celebration in…

Infographic: Golf's Top Social Brands Going Into Masters Weekend

TaylorMade's sweet swing on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

As golf fans tune in this weekend to see if American Jordan Spieth can hold on to win his first Masters Tournament—he built a five-stroke lead on Thursday and Friday—marketers…

Real-Time Perverts and Trolls Pose Challenges for Periscope Marketers

Chat feature makes it easy for jerks to pollute video streams

Brands like Red Bull and Mountain Dew began using Periscope immediately after the real-time mobile video streaming app was released on March 26. We've already addressed the possible legal pitfalls…

Mountain Dew Turns Tweets Into Online Ads With the Return of Baja Blast

The soda brand goes user-generated for its latest campaign

We've already seen brands like Dunkin' Donuts and West Elm pull social media posts into ads, and now Mountain Dew wants in on the user-generated craze. Earlier today, Mountain Dew announced…

MTV Wants to Livestream Its Movie Awards Into Viewers' Social Feeds

Periscope allows it to leverage its big Twitter following

MTV wants viewers to tune into its 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, but it's not expecting them to just watch on TVs and connected devices. This year, the network…

This X-Rated Snapchat Account Disappeared After Exposing the Wild Side of College Life

But the students who ran it are back

Snapchat's gone wild. College kids have turned one of the app's most popular features—My Story—into a crowdsourced stream of public debauchery. Last week, the campus newspaper at San Jose State…

Tom Brady Makes His Periscope Debut While Shooting an Ad for Ugg Australia

'He was really down'

Tom Brady playing chess—that's something you don't see every day. The Super Bowl MVP quarterback isn't on Twitter yet, but he was on Periscope streaming live while shooting a commercial…

Fox Is Making Custom, Creepy GIFs and Videos for Poltergeist Fans

#WhatAreYouAfraidOf promotes new film trailer

Movie studios are well known for taking advantage of social media's bells and whistles to build buzz for their new trailers. Now, Twentieth Century Fox is taking it a step further, using…

Which Big Brands Have the Most Twitter Followers in Common?

Only 1% of users follow 4 or more companies, so crossover is rare

Which marketers tend to attract the same Twitter followers? To find out, Simply Measured recently analyzed the 100,000 newest followers of the social network's 10 most-followed global brands. Here is a…

NFL Star Colin Kaepernick: 'Me and Social Media Have a Love-Hate Relationship'

Kaepernick, Larry Fitzgerald and Drew Brees sound off on digital

National Football League fans watch a player's social media presence almost as closely as his on-the-field performance. No one knows that more than San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who…

Neutrogena Ditches TV for Social Media-Heavy Earth Month Campaign

Company zeros in on targeted advertising

Household beauty brands have long relied on TV advertising to pitch their products to wide audiences. But with more consumers—particularly millennials—moving online, Johnson & Johnson's Neutrogena Naturals is switching up…

Movie Studio Is the First to Live Stream a Trailer Premiere With Twitter's Periscope

STX Entertainment promotes The Gift

Newly formed movie studio STX Entertainment is the first advertiser to work with Twitter on a campaign that incorporates the live-streaming app Periscope. STX premiered the trailer for its debut film The…

29 People Who Can't Stand Your Stupid Branded April Fools' Joke

Here we are again, fools. It's the first day of April, and everyone is reluctant to click links for fear of getting Rickrolled, sent to an old website from the '90s…

How Fusion Is Pursuing (and Creating) a New Generation of News Junkies

Hillary Frey, global news chief, says original stories, video and Snapchat are key

Specs Who Hillary Frey Current gig Director of global news operations at Fusion Previous gig Editorial director at NBCNews.com Twitter @Hilella Age 39 You've been at Fusion for a few months now. How's the new gig going?  It's great.…

4 Legal Issues Brands Need to Understand Before Livestreaming on Periscope or Meerkat

It's easier than ever to create video—and headaches

Social marketing has always seemed dangerous for brands, and that's simply because things can go badly in real time. We've all seen the #fails. And now enter two live-streaming video apps that…

Google Rolls Out New Tools to Drive Mobile App Installs

Enticing gamers with video promos and more

App-install ads continue to be a lucrative business for Facebook and Twitter, and now Google wants a bigger piece of the market. Today Google is rolling out two new tools aimed…

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