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Anonymous Apps Like Whisper and Secret Have a Dark Side Abusive language and bullying have brands proceeding with caution

An increasingly popular category of social media presents an enticing but potentially risky proposition for brands eager to reach teens and young adults. Services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and…

September 15, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

Cover Girl Ad Gets Photoshopped Into a Strong NFL Protest Meme #GoodellMustGo image goes viral

The National Football League's problems of the last week are well known. But now social media users—particularly on Twitter—are passing around a Photoshopped version of a Cover Girl ad that's…

September 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

Meet the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of Mobile Marketing Jerome Jarre schools big brands like General Electric on social

Jerome Jarre is sitting in the front row of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, catching all the action and instantly turning it into content via the video sharing app…

September 14, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

South Korea's Ex-Spy Chief Is Found Guilty of Tweeting Gives new meaning to 'social justice'

Tweeting has famously landed people in heaps of trouble: In fact, nine months ago, it got PR pro Justine Sacco fired and thrown into social-media no man's land. But getting…

September 12, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

How 9 New York Fashion Week Sponsors Fared on Social This Year Twitter mentions shot up a staggering 1,113% for one

Samsung and Mercedes-Benz were among some of the brands getting the biggest social buzz at this year’s New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up yesterday, according to exclusive data obtained…

September 12, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

The 10 Hottest Branded Instagram Videos of the Week Benefit Cosmetics sexily focuses on bottoms to get to the top

Benefit Cosmetics has gotten to the bottom of at least one way to rock an Instagram video—by playfully featuring the derrieres of a cute young lady in a baton twirler's…

September 12, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

Digital Media Site for Animal Lovers Raises $4.68 Million Discovery Digital backs The Dodo

The Dodo, a new digital media site with a focus on animals, has raised $4.68 million with backing from Discovery Digital. Initial investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures and…

September 11, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

If You Block an Ad, Facebook Now Wants to Know Why Says feedback improves News Feed

Facebook wants to know why users decide to block certain sponsored posts in an effort to serve more relevant ads in the News Feed. The social network has always let…

September 11, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Snapchat Settles With Ousted Early Partner Reggie Brown Company quietly settles under confidential terms

Snapchat chief executive officer Evan Spiegel and CTO Bobby Murphy have reached an undisclosed settlement with bounced early partner Reggie Brown, the company has announced in a statement. In a stealthy…

September 10, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

You Get Half Off Products If You Can Screenshot Them in Retailer's Fast-Moving Instagram Videos Ingenious social game

Here's a clever little social game—involving just Instagram video and your phone's screenshot function—from ad agency Forsman & Bodenfors for a Swedish department store. The retailer, Åhléns, posted three stop-motion Instagram…

September 9, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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