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Topic: Social marketing

Instagram Has Now Sold Ads to 500,000 Brands After a Huge 6-Month Run

Promote button simplified boosting posts

It's been almost 12 months since the global launch of Instagram's ads API, and the system appears to be gaining significant revenue steam for the app's parent, Facebook. Instagram is…

The NFL Is the First Sports League to Get a Snapchat Discover Channel

All 32 teams will get geofilters for fans, too

The National Football League on Tuesday revealed that it signed a multiyear extension with Snapchat that will make the NFL the first sports league with a Snapchat Discover channel. According to…

Why Hasbro's Transformers Cartoon Reboot Represents Social Data's Stairway to Heaven

Optimus Prime is back

CANNES, France—Maybe Jimmy Page, with those double-neck guitars, and Optimus Prime, part robot and part semi truck, stoke the same kind of fandom in pop culture. Rock Geek, meet Cartoon…

Olympics' Agency Predicts Summer Games Will Be 'Largest Social Media Event Ever'

VML's Brian Yamada on IOC's campaign

CANNES, France—WPP-owned VML has been running public service announcements for the past couple of months for the International Olympic Committee, including multilingual voiceover work from the likes of Uma Thurman…

West Elm Is Lifting Sales by Using Customers' Instagram Photos in Facebook Carousel Ads

Return on spend better than normal

West Elm, the furniture and housewares retailer, has been consistently testing user-generated content (UGC) across channels for the last few years, mining pictures from the #mywestelm hashtag. More recently, it…

Digital Videos Are Creating 13 Times More Facebook Chatter Than They Were Last Year

Here's what marketers can learn from it

Digital videos are creating 13.2 times the amount of chatter on Facebook year-over-year, while users are sharing and creating three times the number of videos this year compared to 2015.…

This Might Be the Most Fantastically Bizarre Social Media Phenomenon of 2015

Get bread, smush face in it

One week it was corn bread, next came challah, then naan and Italian loaf. An unnamed young woman spent this autumn placing 20 such pieces of bread onto a table—one…

Infographic: Xbox and Amazon Drew Huge Social Buzz Going Into Black Friday

877,000 social conversations in last 7 days

This shopping season, Salesforce is using its live social tracker to better understand how, and how often, brands lead the Black Friday and Cyber Monday conversation online. The tool can be…

Instagram Partners With 41 Tech Companies to Improve Advertising Experience

And looks to add around 60 more

Instagram today unveiled 41 marketing-tech partners that will help it grow its burgeoning advertising business. These first few dozen companies are just the first wave in a larger plan to…

Mekanism Scoops Up a Social Shop to Bring Influence Marketing in House

Agency tries to own branded content

A slew of influencer networks have popped up over the past few years that pair social-media stars with brands. But with more brands looking to smaller, niche agencies to run…

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