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Topic: content marketing

6 Reactions by Marketers to the End of 'Free Social' as the Algorithm Era Unfolds

Instagram and Twitter's tweaks alter strategies

Instagram last week unveiled its updated algorithm, which will reorder the images and videos users see in their news feeds based on their interests instead of how the posts were published…

Mindshare’s Content Guru on What It's Like to Be a Creative in a Media Agency

And why he hates the branded content label

Specs Current gig Co-president, Mindshare Content+ Entertainment N.A. Age 39 Twitter @gvmanago Adweek: What was it like to transition from TV to becoming a creative guy in a media agency? Greg Manago: When I started…

3 Things Content Marketers Should Learn From the Super Bowl

This year's best ads refined the message and built momentum

If football players and marketers have one thing in common, it's that their biggest day of the year comes in February: the Super Bowl. And while the outcome of the…

How Facebook (not YouTube) Is Helping Chubbies Make Videos About Men's Shorts Go Viral

Retailer sees results in both views and engagement

For some men, the mere idea of wearing shorts is cringeworthy. But e-commerce site Chubbies thinks it's found its niche among millennial guys online. The retailer began in 2011 with the mission…

Do Offline Charities Hold Promise for Digital Branded Content?

Robin Hood Foundation and United Airlines test the concept

When guests arrived at New York's Javits Center last week for the Robin Hood Foundation's annual gala, they may have been surprised to see that United Airlines was sponsoring the…

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Still Hip With Instagram Audiences

Not quite as popular as Taylor Swift's cats, though

If you approached random millennials in the U.S. and mentioned the line, "in West Philadelphia born and raised," there's a high probability they'd not only the finish the phrase—"on a playground…

Taylor Swift's Cat Reenacted a Super Bowl Interception and Blew Up Instagram

This kitty clip is clutch

Pop Warner coaches constantly drill the words "two hands" into the ears of their wide receivers, hoping to train grade-schoolers to properly catch a football. Sometimes the youngsters get the…

Which Brands Proved Their Social Skills on Twitter During Last Night's Super Bowl?

Quick reactions and pre-packaged content defined the discussion

Without an equivalent of 2013's crazy Super Bowl blackout that sparked Oreo's iconic "dunk in the dark," last night's game was more about consistent creativity than unforgettable moments. But that's not…

Here Are the Week's Top Brands for Instagram Videos

The NBA once again rules the sports category

The Golden State Warriors are currently basketball's best team with a record of 36-7. But ask any NBA fan, and they'll tell you that the Bay Area squad is also…

Brands Are Already Shoveling Out Real-Time Marketing Around #Blizzardof2015

But as conditions worsen, social strategists warn to watch your tone

Brands are wasting little time tweeting around #Blizzardof2015 and #Snowmageddon2015, two hashtags already trending nationally. Toyota and GoToMyPC, a mobile app, are buying Promoted Tweets around the hashtag, while DiGiorno, Red…

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