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The Urban Legend of Free Social Marketing It’s time for brands to rethink their strategies

When I give advice to CMOs about new social marketing strategies, I often hear the same initial response: But nobody wants to come to my website. While that’s probably true…

September 17, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages 'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

August 18, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

Is Facebook's Bolt Teaser the Start of App Ads on Instagram? Analyst says installs are 'inevitable'

Facebook's teasing of Bolt, a new app on Instagram, could mean that a new photo-sharing app is in the works, a new ad product is coming to Instagram or both. When…

July 28, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

Ad Prices at Facebook More Than Doubled Last Quarter Brands compete to be seen

Facebook News Feed is getting more expensive. The price of an ad on the social network more than doubled last quarter, Facebook said today after delivering second-quarter results that impressed…

July 23, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

The Top 10 Messaging Apps by User Base and Revenue Still big marketing opportunity though

A new report from Forrester Research gives marketers an interesting perspective on the quick growth of messaging apps in the past year. Whether or not that translates into solid revenue…

July 7, 2014, 4:47 PM 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's Slingshot Makes Users Share Photos If you show me your selfie, I'll show you mine

Facebook’s latest attempt at a Snapchat rival, Slingshot, could also be its big contribution to selfie culture. The new app is being launched by Facebook today on the iPhone and…

June 17, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

14 Digital Trends on Kleiner Perkins' Venture Capital Radar Mary Meeker on who shall inherit the Web

Snapchat and WhatsApp both account for 700 million photos shared daily. The average Google user is six times more valuable than the average Facebook user. Buzzfeed is big on Facebook…

May 28, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

Yahoo Buys Upstart Snapchat Rival Blink Enters secret messaging fray

Yahoo is buying its way into the discrete messaging craze with another acquisition. An app called Blink is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s latest takeover target.  Blink is a small startup with…

May 14, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

FTC Tells Facebook to Preserve WhatsApp Privacy Pledge Changes would be considered a deceptive practice

The Federal Trade Commission warned Facebook that it must stick to its word about maintaining WhatsApp's privacy policies. If it goes back on the public statements both parties made when…

April 10, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

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