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5 Hottest Twitter Innovations From Brands Find a bar by tweeting Heineken, and others

Big name marketers are testing just about any type of interaction on Twitter these days to stand out. While some marketers are bulking up their tweets with buttons to drive sales,…

September 18, 2014, 2:36 PM 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

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

Brands Miss the Mark With 9/11 Tweets A roundup of the best and worst

Sept. 11 is a difficult time for brands to take on Twitter. While some industry observers applaud brands that try to inject themselves into social chatter, more often than not,…

September 11, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

Innovative Sports and Entertainment Apps Are a Challenge for Event Marketers The live experience has to be just as engaging

We are in the midst of a transformational shift in how fans consume and attend live events. Innovations that provide better interactive experiences outside of venues are clearly outpacing those…

September 8, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

Twitter's New Buy Button Is Key to Its Mobile Commerce Future Home Depot, Pharrell, Red test new feature

Twitter unveils a social shopping button today that lets marketers drive conversions straight from tweets, after months of speculation that such a feature was in the works. The new offering appears in Twitter’s iPhone…

September 8, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

Evian's Real-Time Marketing Reaps Big Social Stats Targets New Yorkers with Twitter-enabled service

Water brands aren’t typically known for envelope-pushing marketing programs. But new results from a recent Evian Twitter campaign that the brand shared with Adweek reveal how the marketer uses real-time…

September 5, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

Obama Taps Google Exec to Lead His Tech Team Megan Smith is the nation's third CTO

President Barack Obama today named Google's Megan Smith as his new chief technology officer. At the same time, legal expert Alexander Macgillivray, who has worked at Twitter and Google, became deputy…

September 4, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

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