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Facebook's New People-Based Ad Technology Is 'Marketing Nirvana' Pepsi and Intel are early testers as social net unleashes data

Facebook is finally sharing its deep knowledge of 1.3 billion users to power advertising across the Web in a way that marketers say is unprecedented, potentially enhancing their ability to…

September 29, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

Ello Can't Keep Up With the 45,000 Hourly Requests to Join Anti-tracking manifesto has led to massive growth

Say hello to Ello, the sleek anti-tracking social network that's making headlines. The company claims that it's now receiving 45,000 requests to join per hour—far more than its beta platform…

September 26, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

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, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

This Marketing Pro Practiced His Facebook Ad Targeting by Making His Roommate Completely Paranoid A lesson in niche marketing

Roderick Russell was a bit shocked by just how personalized the ads on his Facebook page were becoming. In the right-hand rail he started seeing messages for cures to a…

September 23, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

Brand Publishers Are Ditching Facebook in Favor of Microsites They want to own their data, content

Brand publishers are more aware that they’re really just renting social media space on Facebook and are moving resources away from the social network. One agency said its clients are pulling…

September 22, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

Joan Rivers Touts iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave What an unusual Facebook marketing snafu

While many people are struggling to get their hands on an iPhone 6, it seems comedian Joan Rivers was able to posthumously acquire one of the desired devices. The funny…

September 19, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

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, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

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, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

Do Anonymous Apps Enable Cyberbullying? One activist says they have a long way to go

Do apps like Whisper, Secret and Ask.fm, which let their users mask their identity, give voice to cyberbullying and other bad behavior? Mike Dreiblatt, president of the activist group Stand…

September 15, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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