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Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion After Raising $20 Million From Top VC Users numbered at 100 million

Snapchat joined the $10 billion startup club, alongside the likes of Uber and Airbnb, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Silicon Valley investment house Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers invested…

August 27, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

Snapchat's 'Crazy Engaged' Users Can't Resist a Message From Taco Bell Brands see success despite marketing in the dark

Taco Bell’s Nicholas Tran said Snapchat followers are “crazy engaged.” When the brand sends a Snap, 90 percent of friends who open a message view it in its entirety, and…

August 22, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

This Gen Z Infographic Can Help Marketers Get Wise to the Future Here come the social natives

We've all heard plenty about millenials (or Generation Y), those born between 1976 and 1994. But as that generation continues to age, marketers are starting to shift their attention to…

August 21, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

Sonic Tries All-Digital Campaign to Launch One-Day Limited-Time Offer But it doesn’t replace TV

When it comes to social media marketing, few industries are quite as aggressive as fast food chains in testing new platforms. McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Sonic Drive-In, Taco Bell and Burger King all…

August 20, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

Snapchat Will Reportedly Debut Ads and Videos Looks to create non-vanishing revenue

According to the The Wall Street Journal, Snapchat is poised to introduce Snapchat Discovery in November, which will allow publishers to serve up ads, video clips and other content. When…

August 20, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages 'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

August 18, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

Burger King Is Getting 380 Tweets Every Minute for Chicken Fries Underscores how 'bring back' strategy is all about social

If you've ever wondered why Burger King, McDonald's and KFC consistently "bring back" shelved menu items (respectively, Chicken Fries, McRib/Shamrock Shake, the Double Down "sandwich") for a limited time, the…

August 15, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

Groupon Is Adding 100 Snapchat Followers a Day Kickstarts social messaging efforts with giveaways

Since beginning a Snapchat account one week ago, Groupon has gained 700 followers with daily challenges that give out prizes for interacting with the brand. Groupon started using Snapchat (under the…

August 13, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

AT&T's YouTube and Snapchat Summer Reaps Big Stats Millennial effort attracts a social following

AT&T's aims for its @SummerBreak initiative, which debuted on June 23, have been transparent: The telecom wants to continue the millennial marketing drive it touted at South by Southwest months…

August 12, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

InStyle to Reveal September Cover on Snapchat Magazine brands are beginning to embrace the social net

Over the past year, Instagram has become a popular channel for fashion brands to introduce new campaigns. (See: Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Calvin Klein, Barneys New York.) Now,…

August 8, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT

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