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MTV Launches Ariana Grande's New Album With a Little Help From Twitter Pepsi sponsors tweets to songs

Ariana Grande is amplifying her album release with a Twitter campaign starting today. The singer and MTV, along with their sponsor Pepsi, are using Twitter's Amplify advertising to debut four…

August 20, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

Islamic State Militants Exploit Digital Services to Disseminate Video of Apparent Murder Journos promote photos of victim in happier times to counter

The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIS) did something truly abominable by any humane standard today: They posted onto several Internet video services footage of a masked, black-robed man appearing…

August 19, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

New Movie Promotion Asks You to Dish on Your Closest Relations Paramount taps Whisper app for marketing

There's nothing like a Whisper campaign for building movie buzz. The secret-sharing app is a key element for promoting the new Paramount Pictures film Men, Women and Children, asking people to…

August 19, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

Predictive Data Boosts Social Messaging by 91% Helps media and entertainment brands the most

Real-time social messaging is most beneficial to brands in the media and entertainment sectors, according to SocialFlow's latest study that examined 1.6 million posts by brands. The New York company found…

August 19, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

Newcastle Asks for Fan Photos, Which It Promises to Photoshop Poorly Into Terrible Ads Brewer proudly does its own 'lazy branded content'

On Monday, we posted Miller Lite's new national TV spot, featuring a handful of fan photos selected from some 180,000 gathered through the immensely successful #ItsMillerTime hashtag campaign. Now, with impeccable…

August 19, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages 'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

August 18, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

National Geographic Ranked No. 1 in Social Media Among Publishers Visual storytelling boosts brand

National Geographic is the king of the social media jungle, according to a top 10 list released by Shareablee. The New York-based digital data company has ranked NatGeo as the most…

August 18, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

General Electric Imagines What Technology Will Look Like in 2064 Anniversary of NYT piece advances digital campaign

In 1964, author and scientist Isaac Asimov wrote an article for The New York Times predicting what technology would look like in 2014 after visiting General Electric’s pavilion at the…

August 18, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

Burger King Is Getting 380 Tweets Every Minute for Chicken Fries Underscores how 'bring back' strategy is all about social

If you've ever wondered why Burger King, McDonald's and KFC consistently "bring back" shelved menu items (respectively, Chicken Fries, McRib/Shamrock Shake, the Double Down "sandwich") for a limited time, the…

August 15, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

Hackers Are Tweaking Tinder To Up Their Date Chances Users are altering the dating app's functionality to get eyeballs

Savvy techies are finding a way to cheat Tinder to up their chances at finding true love.  As reported on ValleyWag, a growing number of hackers are finding ways to infiltrate…

August 15, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

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