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Burger King Pulled Pricey Twitter Ad When Robin Williams News Broke Real-time reaction to Hollywood tragedy

When Robin Williams' sudden passing began circulating in social media early Monday evening, Burger King marketers quickly placed a call to Twitter headquarters to pull a Promoted Trend. The national ad,…

August 12, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

Apple Hires Musa Tariq to Head Social Media Marketing Former Nike, Burberry joins as head digital marketing director

Apple gave its social media marketing department a boost with the addition of Musa Tariq as it new head digital marketing director, 9To5Mac reported. Tariq arrives at Apple from Nike, where…

August 6, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT

Instagram Marketing Is Quickly Catching Up to Facebook Data show the gap is closing

How close is Instagram to Facebook when it comes to brand activity? Probably closer than you think. Social media shop Shareablee pulled the following numbers, which illustrate that marketers—while most of…

August 3, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

Newcastle Reveals the Secrets of Facebook Advertising Plans Fourth of July brand blitz

If you have no TV ad budget, would all-digital work? Newcastle Brown Ale would argue yes—digital content is just as effective if not more effective. The Heineken-owned beer brand only advertises…

June 10, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

Social and Native Ads Are More Effective Than Email, Study Says Millward Brown finds surprising trends

Marketers say that social media ads and native promotions are better for brands than email, according to Millward Brown Digital's study for MediaBrix. When asked what ad types "meet their digital…

June 10, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

100-Year-Old Pretzel Brand Finds Its Digital Voice Rold Gold's marketing vp talks tactic twist

Rold Gold reinvented its pretzel and its marketing strategy. With its new Pretzel Thins, the nearly 100-year-old Frito-Lay brand decided to have a little fun for its first major ad…

May 16, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

LinkedIn Opens Ad Platform Launches API for new marketing partners

LinkedIn is opening its ad business with two new offerings. One plugs advertising partners directly into the platform so they can sell ads in users' feeds, and the other helps…

April 24, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

Twitter's Ad Business Is Surging but It's Losing User Engagement Total audience up but timeline visitors slip

Twitter's ad business is flying ahead of schedule, but users are not flocking like advertisers. The company announced its fourth quarter and full year revenue today, its first financial results since…

February 5, 2014, 5:06 PM EST

A Play-by-Play From Jaguar's Super Bowl Social Media Lair Carmaker embraces its role as villain on Twitter

Early in the Super Bowl’s first quarter, Jaguar found itself playing defense. Lexus—not even a big game advertiser—was buying space on Twitter, piggybacking on its #goodtobebad hashtag. When you’re cultivating a…

February 3, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

Toyota Is Using Instagram Videos in Its Facebook Ads Carmaker pushes Tundra model with new Moontoast tool

Well, it's not the video ads on Facebook that everyone (in the marketing world, at least) is waiting to see, but give props to Toyota for taking social-media-generated spots on…

November 25, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

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