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Topic: Twitter

Brands Try to Redefine Emojis in Twitter's Latest Hashtag Game

The real meaning of fist bumps and smiley faces

Brands have hit peak emoji mania. This morning, the hashtag #NewMeaningsforEmojis started trending nationally on Twitter, and brands were quick to weigh in with their takes on the small digital…

Twitter Is Now Letting Apps Advertise With Video

Previews mean more downloads

Twitter's video ads are looking for a little more action. For the first time, the microblogging platform is allowing advertisers to drive app installs directly from promoted videos, the company…

Send a Tweet to Coke's Digital Billboard, and It'll Tell You Fun Facts About Your Name

The brand will even send you a photo

Following up its clever drinkable billboard for Coke Zero, Coca-Cola has launched another eye-catching outdoor idea, this time in Times Square. The new billboard continues to build off Coke's name-obsessed "Share…

This Top 10 List of Sports Content Creators Shows a Major Consumer Shift

ESPN competes with FC Barca, Red Bull, Dude Perfect

Social media is rapidly transforming sports content, with fans increasingly devouring user-generated entertainment alongside media featuring the pros. Even powerhouse ESPN has gotten into the user-gen game, running a regular feature…

José Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays Shares His Favorite Apps and Cereals

But he won't use Twitter to campaign for an all-star spot

Specs Age 34 Claim to fame Right fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays; six-time player in the MLB All-Star Game Base Toronto and Tampa, Fla. Twitter @JoeyBats19 What's the first information you consume in the…

Will Brands Come Calling for Carli Lloyd, the Surprise Star of the Women's World Cup?

Experts say you can bet on it

The U.S. team's rout of Japan in yesterday's Women's World Cup final has led to talk that Carli Lloyd, winner of the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player, should be put…

10 Brand Tweets That Prove Shark Week Has Essentially Become a National Holiday

McDonald's and Jell-O join the party

Discovery Channel is bumping up Shark Week programming a month earlier than normal this year, and a number of brands like Coca-Cola, Dunkin' Donuts and Jell-O are churning out clever…

Fond Farewells Flood Twitter After Death of Burt's Bees Co-founder

Burt Shavitz, 80, was an artisanal marketing pioneer

Burt's Bees cofounder Burt Shavitz has passed away at the age of 80, and fans of his quirky brand are flooding social media with remembrances. Shavitz was the namesake and face…

Twitter Just Made It Easier for Advertisers to Target College Grads, Parents and Small Businesses

With a persona-based system

Twitter wants to make targeting easier for advertisers, so today it unveiled a feature called "personas," which lets brands target groups of consumers based on whether they have college degrees,…

Twitter's Adam Bain on Keeping It Fresh and Avoiding Sharks and Lawyers

Innovation in unlikely places

CANNES, France–He could be Twitter's next CEO, so it was a perfect time for Adam Bain's talk on innovation and to hear his thoughts on everything from creative corporate culture…

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