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Why Every Marketer Should Be Keeping Up With the Evolution of Messaging Apps

One of the byproducts of consumers moving away from desktop access to the Web via their smartphones is that they augment their email (and the occasional phone call) with mobile messaging apps.

Facebook’s Donate Button Has Raised $10 Million for Nepal in 2 Days

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook users were quick to answer the call for donations to aid earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal.

With 1.7 Million New Users a Day, Will This App Be the Next to Take America by Storm?

Line, which has 181 million monthly active users worldwide, has yet to truly market its mobile app in the United States. But the Japan-based messaging platform has already built up 25 million American users while its rapid global growth has attracted big brands and celebrities.

This Year’s 10 Biggest Shifts, Shake-Ups and Surprises in Mobile Marketing

Fueled by new ad formats and acquisitions from Facebook, Twitter and brands, mobile marketing finally began to step up to its potential this year.From messaging and video to ultra-targeted ads and simplified shopping, smartphones and tablets became a major focus for most digital brands players in 2014.

The Urban Legend of Free Social Marketing

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 today, cultivating an audience is just like growing your audience on social media: it takes investment.

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views.

Is Facebook’s Bolt Teaser the Start of App Ads on Instagram?

Facebook's teasing of Bolt, a new app on Instagram, could mean that a new photo-sharing app is in the works, a new ad product is coming to Instagram or both.When Instagram users got the promotion for Bolt, the message looked like an ad that could easily be used by other app developers.

Ad Prices at Facebook More Than Doubled Last Quarter

Facebook News Feed is getting more expensive. The price of an ad on the social network more than doubled last quarter, Facebook said today after delivering second-quarter results that impressed Wall Street.

The Top 10 Messaging Apps by User Base and Revenue

A new report from Forrester Research gives marketers an interesting perspective on the quick growth of messaging apps in the past year. Whether or not that translates into solid revenue strategies for many is still up for debate though.

Study: Teens Are Not Fleeing Facebook

Who says Facebook doesn’t still have its youth? Almost 80 percent of teens are there, and they are more active on the social network than any other, according to a new survey of 12- to 17-year-olds.