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The 4 Big Changes Twitter Is Making to Convince People to Keep Coming Back Instant timelines for newcomers and other radical moves

Twitter can make a bad first impression. When new people sign up they often fall off quickly. The San Francisco-based social platform has a half-billion monthly visitors but only 284…

November 12, 2014, 2:56 PM EST

Are Brands Afraid of Sharing Their Consumers' Data With Facebook? Social network assures them it’s secure

Facebook wants brands to know their data is safe. The social network has been on a charm offensive of sorts to assure advertisers that when they share information to buy…

November 11, 2014, 2:43 PM EST

How YouTube's Hottest Personalities Are Becoming Offline Superstars Michelle Phan, Rosanna Pansino and Bethany Mota are icons of a new generation

Beauty tutorial maven Michelle Phan, 27, baking impresario Rosanna Pansino, 29, and fashion and lifestyle guru Bethany Mota, 19, hardly need an introduction. The three women were the first YouTube…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Here's How the New Breed of Agency Leaders Will Stay on Top It's a question of attitude, for starters

We are living in what I call the Agility Era--a time when multitudes of people are discussing the importance of being lean and agile. And yes, this makes sense, but…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Is Your Company’s Digital Transformation Really Happening? Study shows a disconnect between perception and reality

CMOs are leading the way in steering their companies in a digital-first direction, but while most believe they’re deeply involved in the transformation, only a quarter actually have a clear…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

See How the Top Fast-Food Chains Are Performing on Facebook and If Fans Are Liking It Subway proves engagement is what matters

From posting pictures of perfectly styled burgers to responding to consumers' seemingly never-ending complaints, fast-food restaurants' use of social media runs the gamut. To better understand how effective social media really…

November 6, 2014, 9:16 AM EST

Why GoPro's Instagram Strategy Should Catch Apple's Eye And 3 other findings from this week's social video rankings

The Adweek/Shareablee weekly chart for top branded Instagram videos is in—scroll down to see the full chart—and here are the top four things we learned from Oct. 27 through Nov.…

November 5, 2014, 3:08 PM EST

Should Target Put 'Alex' in an Actual Ad Campaign? Such a move could either be brilliant or turn dark, experts say

Should Target put "Alex"—the Frisco, Texas, kid getting a lot of Twitter love because of his Bieberish mug and the pure randomness of the Internet—in an actual ad campaign? "Why not?"…

November 3, 2014, 6:42 PM EST

Let's Hack Problems at Conferences, Not Just Talk About Them Turning event goers into doers

I've been to my share of conferences and events this year, including SXSWi, TEDx, Massachusetts Creative Economy Summit, Massachusetts Conference for Women, Design Museum, Smarty Network, General Assembly and most…

November 2, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

Luxury Brands Are Still Casting a Leery Eye Toward Social Media Apple, Rolex and Monocle love their exclusive appeal, but to what end?

While scores of marketers practically bear-hugged Facebook and Twitter when they first launched, seeing these social platforms as an opportunity to reach the masses, luxury brands stayed mostly out of…

November 2, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

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