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Facebook Just Downgraded 3 Types of Spammy Posts Continues purge of low-quality content

Facebook, in its constant News Feed vigilance, is now going after spam with its latest edict telling page administrators to end shady posting tactics just to expand their reach. This…

April 10, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

Beats Music Uses Sound Headphone Marketing Strategies Same savvy social, celebrity play

Beats Music’s announcement that in its first month of offering streaming music it signed up 1,000 subscribers a day is very impressive, but not surprising. The streaming music business is very…

April 9, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

Facebook Ad Prices Are Rising Amid Organic Reach Squeeze 10 percent higher pricing in first quarter

It turns out that, far from fleeing Facebook, brands are willing to pay more to advertise on the social network after their pages started reaching fewer fans with unpaid posts.…

April 8, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

The 10 Best Brand Channels on YouTube Go Pro No. 1, followed by Six Pack Shortcuts

YouTube has anointed GoPro the No. 1 brand on the site with its inaugural monthly leaderboard. Google quietly released the top 10 YouTube brands this week, looking at the highest…

April 2, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

Facebook's Goodfellas Moment Social net shouldn't be mistaken for an ally

So brands, it turns out, are not people after all—at least on Facebook. The social media giant moved last week (and actually has been moving for some time) toward restricting the organic…

March 27, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

Brands Must Turn to the Dark Data Side A lot of vital insight remains hidden

Our industry traditionally, naturally focuses on the data most visible, most apparent and most readily captured—the data that streams through our digital, mobile, video and retail channels. But people today…

March 26, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

Consumers Seem to Be Falling Out of Love With Brands Less interested in sharing information about them

More people today are using online reviews—sidestepping the role of marketers—and look at both the good and the bad before making a buying decision. Meanwhile, generics are gaining on name…

March 25, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

BlackBerry Messenger Debuts Slate of Ad Products Sponsored content emerges

BlackBerry is introducing ads and virtual stickers into its messenger app as it tries to squeeze value from its core communication service. BlackBerry executives were in New York last week…

March 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Sony Wants You to Pay Attention to the Details Also, bacon makes everything better

Sony wants to let you know it’s the little things that make a huge difference. In its ad for the Xperia Z2, it showcases how paying close attention to minutiae…

March 21, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

5 Things We Learned at SXSW Festival's cool factor is in question, though 'secret' apps provide fun

South by Southwest Interactive is winding down today, so the brand activations that have taken up parking lots around Austin, Texas, are being disassembled and ultimately will give way to…

March 11, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

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