Twitter Starts Using an Algorithm to Curate Users' Timelines

Optional feature is an extension of Top Tweets

Twitter as we know it changes today. The San Francisco-based tech company has introduced an algorithm that will reorder the top of users' timelines with tweets it predicts will be interesting…

Twitter Launches 'First View,' a 24-Hour Takeover Option for Marketers

Will begin selling a Promoted Video for day's top spot

Faced with mounting pressure to keep itself interesting and profitable, Twitter is launching a new Promoted Video ad product. The San Francisco-based company says First View will let marketers own the…

Here Are 7 Eye-Catching Branded GIFs From Super Bowl 50

Marketers love the inexpensive social execution

GIFs are no longer just something that culture-forward or tech-savvy brands use—they're about as ubiquitous as photos or videos. With that in mind, dozens of brands were using GIFs everywhere…

Esurance's Super Bowl Pregame Ad Helped Generate 9,000 Tweets a Minute

Cash giveaway garnered huge Twitter chatter

The first quarter of the Super Bowl wasn't even over yet, and Esurance already appeared to be miles ahead of competitors when it comes to social chatter. The insurance brand ran…

These Brands Have Won the Most TV Exposure Heading Into Super Bowl Weekend

Avocados From Mexico, Hyundai snagging free airtime

Brands paying the big bucks for Super Bowl ads this weekend might be pleased with how much free airtime they've received on local TV in the week leading up to…

LG Is Staffing a Social Media War Room With 30 to 40 People for the Super Bowl

Pumping out a hefty mix of paid and organic posts

Some brands are backing away from social media war rooms, but first-time Super Bowl advertiser LG is going all in on Sunday.  About 30 to 40 reps from LG, Mindshare, iCrossing, HS…

Here's How Brands Should Create Their Real-Time Super Bowl Strategy for Twitter

Plan for the unexpected moments

Brands have a number of new ways to interact with followers on Twitter this year, including event targeting, Promoted Moments, Periscope livestreams, Periscope video within promoted tweets and conversational ads.…

Twitter's Branded Emojis Come With a Million-Dollar Commitment

Super Bowl advertisers Pepsi and Budweiser fork over big bucks

Twitter is asking its biggest advertisers to speak emoji—for $1 million. Since October, Twitter has designed 17 custom emojis—three of which launch this week for Super Bowl campaigns with Pepsi and…

This Writer Just Schooled Us All on Suspenseful, Awkwardly Comic Twitter Storytelling

Building anticipation, 140 characters at a time

Joe Craig, a British writer and children's novelist, just demonstrated his mastery in adapting long-form copy to the medium of Twitter ... by recounting the apparently true tale of a…

Old Spice Is Opening Futuristic Twitter Accounts for Some of Its Fans' Future Selves

To answer the questions you have for them today

Wieden + Kennedy is doing a fun little real-time Twitter stunt for Old Spice today. It began with the brand asking a simple question: If you could ask your future self one…