Social marketing

Here’s How Much Engagement Holiday Retailers Are Getting in Social Media So Far

Since Nov. 1, Origami Logic has been tracking 125 brands across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to gauge the level of engagement holiday-focused marketers are achieving.

Excedrin Won the Debate on Twitter Before It Even Started by Curing Your #DebateHeadache

It all started with what seemed like another forgettable promoted trend ad on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

These 6 New Digital Stats Got Our Attention This Week

The past week has been intriguing when it comes to marketing and other digitally-minded stats, and the following six items—as well as an exclusive infographic from Forrester Research—really caught our eye:

Instagram Has Now Sold Ads to 500,000 Brands After a Huge 6-Month Run

It's been almost 12 months since the global launch of Instagram's ads API, and the system appears to be gaining significant revenue steam for the app's parent, Facebook.

The NFL Is the First Sports League to Get a Snapchat Discover Channel

The National Football League on Tuesday revealed that it signed a multiyear extension with Snapchat that will make the NFL the first sports league with a Snapchat Discover channel.&nb

Why Hasbro’s Transformers Cartoon Reboot Represents Social Data’s Stairway to Heaven

CANNES, France—Maybe Jimmy Page, with those double-neck guitars, and Optimus Prime, part robot and part semi truck, stoke the same kind of fandom in pop culture. Rock Geek, meet Cartoon Geek.

Olympics’ Agency Predicts Summer Games Will Be ‘Largest Social Media Event Ever’

CANNES, France—WPP-owned VML has been running public service announcements for the past couple of months for the International Olympic Committee, including multilingual voiceover work from the likes of Uma Thurman (English), Juliette Binoche (French), Paz Vega (Spanish) and Taís Araújo (Portuguese).

West Elm Is Lifting Sales by Using Customers’ Instagram Photos in Facebook Carousel Ads

West Elm, the furniture and housewares retailer, has been consistently testing user-generated content (UGC) across channels for the last few years, mining pictures from the #mywestelm hashtag.

Digital Videos Are Creating 13 Times More Facebook Chatter Than They Were Last Year

Digital videos are creating 13.2 times the amount of chatter on Facebook year-over-year, while users are sharing and creating three times the number of videos this year compared to 2015. There are 100 million hours of Facebook video viewed daily, the company told Adweek. 

This Might Be the Most Fantastically Bizarre Social Media Phenomenon of 2015

One week it was corn bread, next came challah, then naan and Italian loaf. An unnamed young woman spent this autumn placing 20 such pieces of bread onto a table—one at a time—before smushing her face into the baked goods and posting Instagram videos of the bizarre activity.