Topic: hashtag

Brands All Use This Same Tired Joke on Twitter and It Needs to Stop

Unoriginal tweets are deal breakers

We've reached peak brand inanity on Twitter, and it seems to have affected—or infected—almost every marketer trying to capitalize on the top trending hashtag "five-word deal breakers." The social media elites…

Agency Creates App to Break the Cycle of Over-Hashtagging

Could Hash Snag kill #YOLO? #NotHappening

You think you're clever, but you're not, with your #amirite, #notgonnalie, #bitchesbetrippin and (God forbid) #epic. You, wanton hashtagger, must be stopped.  Threshold Interactive, an independent digital shop in Los Angeles,…

When an Event Is Brands Only, Are Hashtags Even Off Limits to Vendors?

Whole Foods social manager calls out #brandsonly 'moochers'

When some people say #brandsonly, they mean it quite literally. This week, has been hosting a Brands-Only Summit, and while a vendor-free environment can certainly sound appealing, it can…

Coke Zero Mother's Day Twitter Stunt Lets Forgetful Sons Off the Hook

Original social play ropes in 10 classically trained painters

Attention, forgetful sons: If you wake up this Sunday and realize you didn't get your mom anything for Mother's Day, don't panic. Coke Zero will be there for you. In a…

Marketers Cheer Facebook's Reported Hashtag Adoption

Move doesn’t have to be zero-sum for Twitter

Facebook may soon add hashtags to its service, according to reports published Thursday by The Wall Street Journal and All Things D. While Facebook wouldn’t be the first social network…

#AskJulius Chat Turns Into No Chat

Pro tip: Use the hashtag

The Federal Communications Commission chairman's first foray into social media bombed today as Julius Genachowski—set to take questions via a Twitter chat at 1:30 p.m. for a half hour—failed to…