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Topic: Social Media

Oh, Snap! Burger King Tweets a Little Snark About Outgoing McDonald's CEO It's unusual to see references to executives in rivals' social streams

One day after McDonald's revealed that CEO Don Thompson was stepping down after a bad year for the fast-food chain, its chief competitor went there. We always welcome everyone. pic.twitter.com/KTmwCARsky — Burger…

January 29, 2015, 2:17 PM EST

Twitter Debuts Native Video With Neil Patrick Harris Social platform looks for user growth with the feature

Twitter unveiled its native video product today in style, allowing Neil Patrick Harris to promote the upcoming Academy Awards, which he will host on ABC. In a 30-second "scoop" clip…

January 27, 2015, 2:48 PM EST

Papa John's Will Try to Take 1 Million Pizza Orders During the Super Bowl Game CMO opts for digital campaign over official ad

Pizza and football go hand in hand, so it's no surprise that the Super Bowl has become the ultimate event for pizza brands looking to reach hungry sports fans. But…

January 26, 2015, 8:12 PM EST

Brands Are Already Shoveling Out Real-Time Marketing Around #Blizzardof2015 But as conditions worsen, social strategists warn to watch your tone

Brands are wasting little time tweeting around #Blizzardof2015 and #Snowmageddon2015, two hashtags already trending nationally. Toyota and GoToMyPC, a mobile app, are buying Promoted Tweets around the hashtag, while DiGiorno, Red…

January 26, 2015, 1:52 PM EST

Here's a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of a Today Show Promo for the Super Bowl Selfies, music, even a slice of pizza for Al Roker

It was a chilly 28 degrees outside 30 Rockefeller Center, but Today Show hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales were all smiles as they walked down…

January 15, 2015, 7:18 PM EST

Beauty Video Marketers Are Finding a Second Home on Instagram It's not just about YouTube anymore

How-to beauty videos, which have been wildly popular on YouTube for years thanks to the likes of Michelle Phan, are increasingly finding a home on Instagram. The platform's 15-second limitation…

January 15, 2015, 7:46 AM EST

Facebook Ad Clicks Are Shifting to Mobile, so Why Aren't Conversions? New stats show potential for brand awareness, not as a search competitor

Despite 63 percent of Facebook ad clicks occurred on mobile devices during 2014's fourth quarter, just 34 percent of the social media giant's conversions—either a sale, download or completed lead-gen…

January 14, 2015, 1:14 PM EST

How 4 Brands (and Bob Newhart) Made the Most of College Football's First Playoff Championship Butterfinger, Arby's among the social notables

There weren't a ton of brands that treated Monday night's first college football playoff championship like it was a worthy of the kind of real-time marketing efforts normally seen for…

January 13, 2015, 6:58 AM EST

McDonald's Brand Sentiment Drops With 'Signs' Campaign, but Not by Much Social chatter was sizable and relatively neutral

Brands were surprisingly quiet during last night's Golden Globes on social media, except for McDonald's with a new TV campaign dubbed "Signs." The ads from Leo Burnett also ran during yesterday's…

January 12, 2015, 6:43 PM EST

Infographic: Who's Really Using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram in 2015 Social's biggest network isn't dying, but it is getting grayer

How will the social landscape change over the next two years as social sharing and communication technologies continue to evolve? Exclusive data from eMarketer show which networks will continue to…

January 12, 2015, 12:02 AM EST

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