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Google Plus Just as Popular as Twitter in U.S., Study Says And has more visitors than Instagram, Pinterest

Google Plus has the same number of U.S. users as Twitter and more opportunity for brands, according to a new survey from Forrester Research. Google Plus, the 2-year-old network that…

March 31, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

A Candid Conversation With 5 Women Leaders of Advertising and Media The triumphs and trials of smashing the ceiling

Two years ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote a provocative essay in The Atlantic called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The piece, which sparked a national debate about the impossibilities…

March 30, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT

Social Marketing Company WayIn Looking for Fresh Cash Seeks up to $20 million

The Twitter-focused marketing company WayIn, backed by Sun Microsytems founder Scott McNealy, is looking to raise up to $20 million, a source with knowledge of the fundraising told Adweek. WayIn has…

March 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

Brands Sitting on Secret Army of Marketers LinkedIn's new content score shows workers are key to success

Every brand and organization is sitting on a secret social media weapon—employees. New ad technology and software helps plug these workers into marketing strategies, according to ad industry experts. Companies from…

March 28, 2014, 12:36 PM 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

Taco Bell Buys Its First Instagram Ads to Push Waffle Tacos Big millennial appeal includes Vine, too

Taco Bell's "Wake Up Live Mas" campaign entails a clever TV push, radio ads, in-store point-of-purchase and earned social media—all common marketing fare nowadays. At the same time, the Irvine,…

March 27, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

Facebook Algorithm Tweaks Hurt Viral Sites More Than Other Publishers Organic reach suffering for Viral Nova, others

Publishers are claiming that content they share on Facebook pages isn't reaching as many readers as it used to. Adweek reached out to comScore to find out how referral traffic through…

March 27, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

Yanked A&E Series Those Who Kill Resurfaces on LMN Sibling net to air remaining 8 episodes

The shelved A&E drama series Those Who Kill is getting a new lease on life, although one that has all the markings of a burnoff. Beginning Sunday, March 30, the Chloë Sevigny…

March 26, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

Zuckerberg's Grip Already Causes Rift With Oculus Fans Virtual reality backers dismayed by Facebook acquisition

Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clearly excited about the virtual reality future, but not everyone is excited to have him in the close-knit Oculus VR community. Zuckerberg just announced that…

March 25, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT

Facebook Buys Oculus for $2 Billion Sees future in virtual reality headset

Facebook has just announced a $2 billion deal to buy Oculus VR, the immersive virtual reality headset maker. In the announcement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his company's mobile-first focus while…

March 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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