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Topic: Facebook

Essential Tips for Turning Employees Into Social Media Ambassadors Hootsuite's HR guru says it's time to rewrite corporate policies

While you might not need an expert to tell you your staff is spending time on Facebook and Twitter, Ambrosia Humphrey, vp of talent at Hootsuite, says too many companies…

February 18, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

JCPenney's 4 Cent Video Ads on Twitter Could Threaten YouTube's Longtime Dominance Retailer shows how social is changing

JCPenney says Twitter was behind its most successful social program—not Facebook or YouTube—and credited the platform's new video creation and viewing capabilities. The retailer only paid 4 cents for every…

February 17, 2015, 4:26 PM EST

Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers Merchants like Target can upload catalogs and then zero in on consumers

Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart…

February 17, 2015, 1:25 PM EST

Twitter Eyes 500 Million Unregistered Users to Keep Up With Facebook The social media site's plan to get more people on board

It's no secret that Twitter is experiencing growing pains. Last quarter, the messaging service added only 4 million new users, giving it 288 million monthly active users—versus Facebook's 1.4 billion…

February 16, 2015, 10:24 PM EST

Apple Lets Weed Apps Into Its Store After Petition from Pot Companies 'Rare' reversal following ban

Apples and pot have long been a popular combo—pot pipes fashioned out of apples are a thing—and now iPhones are a more versatile tool for enterprising marijuana fans. The company…

February 13, 2015, 1:44 PM EST

24 Hours in Advertising: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 Models channel Lowe for DirecTV, cinemagraphs are spreading and Omnicom's Q4 gains

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Facebook courts advertisers with a captivating ad format Cinemagraphs, still images with a…

February 11, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

Facebook Brings New Partners Into Its Ad Network of the Future Publicis, Mediaocean and Merkle join Atlas

Facebook is opening its ad tech to more agencies and brands after making a round of new deals with big holding companies and advertising software firms. Publicis and its tech arm,…

February 10, 2015, 12:55 PM EST

Here Is the Captivating Ad Format Facebook Hopes Will Wow Its Users Subtly animated cinemagraphs are practically hypnotic

What if there were an ad that you just couldn't draw your eyes from? It's oddly captivating, almost hypnotic, and it would halt your thumb from scrolling farther down your…

February 10, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

Instagram Videos Now Loop, and Here's Why Brands Are So Excited About It The Gap releases a micro-series made for repeat

Instagram's new, endlessly repeating video loops make it easier for users to keep watching without having to click "play" over and over again. They're also giving brands a new way…

February 4, 2015, 5:48 PM EST

Facebook Opens Its Ad Awards to Instagram Campaigns Starts taking submissions

Facebook is allowing a new ad type in its yearly awards: Instagram campaigns. The Facebook Awards started taking submissions last week, and for the first time, Instagram ads are up for…

February 4, 2015, 11:17 AM EST

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