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Shonda Rhimes Addresses Being Mischaracterized as an 'Angry Black Woman' Calls out The New York Times on social

Shonda Rhimes is calling out The New York Times for an article that suggested the Grey's Anatomy creator is an "angry black woman," and that she's taking advantage of the stereotype to fuel…

September 19, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

How 9 Brands Used Twitter's Sign Bunny Meme to Make Little Billboards And what its creator thinks of that

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, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

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, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

Apple-U2 Duet Causes a 41% Drop in Social Sentiment Free album actually leads to a bad week after 38 years of good ones

Apple and U2, both launched in 1976, have each been brought down to earth in the last week in a fashion neither brand has likely experienced. All things considered, they…

September 18, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

The 10 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week GoPro and Michael Kors stand out among the winners

GoPro's ability to market itself through its own technology almost isn't fair. But you still have to marvel at how the high-tech camera marketer operates via social channels such as…

September 18, 2014, 7:01 AM 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

Anonymous Apps Try to Curb Bad Behavior Ask.fm is investing millions to ensure a safe user experience

Ask.com was well aware of the controversy surrounding anonymous app Ask.fm before purchasing it last month, according to its CEO Doug Leeds. Here, the exec, who now also oversees Ask.fm,…

September 15, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

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