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How the Girl Scouts Do Real-Time Social Marketing Pop culture events widen social graph

Long gone are the days when the Girl Scouts relied on word of mouth and door-to-door cookie selling to build brand buzz. Now, the organization enlists Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and…

September 3, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

Vice’s Director of Global Marketing Jonathan Hunt Heads to Vox Will help company expand

Jonathan Hunt, who led Vice's global marketing efforts, is leaving his post to help Vox Media expand as its global vp for marketing and partnerships. Hunt asserted that he still believes…

August 28, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

12 Marketers Already Experimenting With Instagram's Hyperlapse App In first days after launch, social video is moving fast

Only one day after Instagram launched the stand-alone Hyperlapse app that makes short, time-lapse videos, a number of big brands are testing the feature out. Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is intended to…

August 27, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

Burger King's Canada Move Really Ticks Off Twitter Users Tax debate sinks brand favorability

So Burger King might be heading to Canada to catch a tax break, eh? That's not sitting well with Twitter users, per new data from SponsorHub. The fast-food brand—fresh off a…

August 26, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

Ashley Madison Draws Complaints Over Profile Deletion Fee Hookup site says it covers administrative costs

Ashley Madison has aroused yet another controversy. The online hookup site, which enables married and partnered men and women to connect on the sly for illicit rendezvous, has apparently made it…

August 26, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

Instagrammers, Including Jimmy Fallon, Are Rushing to Try Out Hyperlapse Hot app speeds up videos, offering new creative possibilities

Call it fast-food porn. Now that hyperlapsing is a thing, courtesy of Instagram, everyone’s videos can be seen at 12 times the normal speed. The Hyperlapse app is the latest…

August 26, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Adidas Poland Launches Instagram Game to Promote Cleats Users can win free shoes by liking pics

Putting a unique spin on the "beautiful game," Adidas Poland has found a novel way to get users to like its Adidas Predator soccer cleats. The company claims it has…

August 26, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

U.S. Open Goes High Tech for Social Shopping Tennis tournament taps into UGC to push sales

Getting fans to stock up on merchandise while at games has long been a huge aim for marketers of short-lived sports tournaments. And this year, the United States Tennis Association…

August 26, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Pinterest Pitches Analytics to Brands Social player takes its site metrics directly to marketers

Pinterest has unveiled a stats dashboard designed to help brands understand what kind of consumer reach and interactions they're achieving on the social-pinning platform.  The free tools can show such players…

August 26, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

Samsung Will Go Door to Door to Generate Emmys Buzz Epic celeb selfie is 'so last spring,' vp says

While Samsung turned to Ellen DeGeneres to facilitate an epic selfie moment during the 2014 Oscars, the brand for tonight's Emmys broadcast on NBC is going door to door to…

August 25, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

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