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Topic: Social Media

Should Instagram Let Brands Target Users Based on Location?

Foot Locker's video suggests untapped potential

The top Instagram video among retailers last week was by Foot Locker, which has picked up nearly 28,000 likes and comments since Jan. 29 with a post for its Penn…

This Year's Super Bowl Ads Ignored Huge Social Opportunities

Salesforce exec says the dearth of calls-to-action 'was marketing malpractice'

A couple hours after New England beat Seattle on Sunday night, I was beat. But my exhaustion had nothing to do with the hour, the game or the fact that…

Which Brands Proved Their Social Skills on Twitter During Last Night's Super Bowl?

Quick reactions and pre-packaged content defined the discussion

Without an equivalent of 2013's crazy Super Bowl blackout that sparked Oreo's iconic "dunk in the dark," last night's game was more about consistent creativity than unforgettable moments. But that's not…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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