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General Electric's First Snapchat Is One Small Step for Brand Kind Exploring the next social frontier

General Electric is blasting off on Snapchat. The industrial giant is sending out fun drawings that depict space travel while hinting at a marketing play that could tie into tomorrow's 45th…

July 15, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

LeBron's Brand Shifts to 'the Good Guy' and Cash Windfall Awaits Could mean $50 million to Cleveland franchise

In the first hour today after LeBron James revealed he was going back to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the development was mentioned on Twitter 1.44 million times, per Kontera.…

July 11, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

Sour Patch Kids' Snapchat Effort Is a First for Mondelez Brands Aims to turn pranks into social-video gems

Sour Patch Kids has launched a five-day Snapchat campaign, which marks parent Mondelez International's initial foray on the smartphone app as well as the candy brand's first time utilizing social…

July 7, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

The 5 Things Marketers Are Saying About Vine's Loop Count Initial brand stats surprise

Vine yesterday revealed a "loop count" metric to show marketers and users how often people are watching their six-second videos. Prior to the metric's availability, they had to focus on…

July 2, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

A Look Back at Google's History of Social Media Failures Orkut, Buzz, Latitude, and it's still in the game

In some alternate social media history, the term Crush List is a verb—meaning to elevate a friend to the most prominent position within one’s social network. And somewhere MySpace founder…

July 1, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

Food Brands Capitalize on Fourth of July to Build Long-Term Digital Chops 3 marketers bet on Facebook, Instagram and video

Cracker Jack, Peanut Butter & Co. and StarKist are celebrating the Fourth of July this year with efforts that turn one-off campaigns into more strategic digital plans. All three brands’ efforts…

June 27, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT

Heineken Runs Instagram Campaign for Gay Pride Month Takes 'likes' up a notch

Heineken posted a series of photos on Instagram this morning that makes creative use of the photo-sharing app for a Gay Pride Month campaign. The "Like for Love" campaign (which Heineken…

June 25, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

Study: Teens Are Not Fleeing Facebook Youth social media habits may surprise you

Who says Facebook doesn’t still have its youth? Almost 80 percent of teens are there, and they are more active on the social network than any other, according to a…

June 24, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

Facebook Says If You Like Video Then You'll See More of It Views double in past six months

Facebook is giving video views more weight in its News Feed algorithm, which determines what users see from brands and friends on the social network. The greater emphasis on video…

June 23, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

Brands May Be Surprised to Find Themselves on Yo Squatters likely reason Pepsi, Subway, McDonald's popping up on hot app

Yo, Pepsi. Yo, McDonald's. Yo, Subway. Welcome to Yo—whether you like it or not.  The identities of some of the largest corporations are popping up on the latest app obsession—among them,…

June 20, 2014, 6:03 AM EDT

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