social-media-marketing



Parllay Unveils Comprehensive Content Marketing & Social Merchandising Ecosystem

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December 11th 2014
Author
Press Release

Parllay, the brand and audience engagement company, today announced general availability of its social marketing ecosystem of products including Parllay Studio and Parllay Channels. Parllay Studio is a complete content marketing and trend Intelligence platform powered by a semantic knowledge engine. Parllay Channels is a content aggregation, product discovery and ... more...

Facebook’s Updated Newsfeed in January Means New Challenges For Social Marketers

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December 4th 2014
Author
Adotas

On its blog, Facebook announced that beginning in January 2015, users will see less promoted page content in their News Feeds. The change comes from a survey Facebook conducted with its users “Why we often look to people on Facebook to tell us how we can improve,” the company said in ... more...

Twitter Makes E-Commerce More Social With Announcement of Twitter Offers

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November 25th 2014
Author
Adotas

In a blog post earlier today, Twitter announced that it will be dipping its toe in the e-commerce pool with the announcement of Twitter Offers. The update comes on the heels of the social media company acquiring payments infrastructure company CardSpring last July. “Over the past year, we’ve thought a lot ... more...

Twitter Stock Drops After Less Than Stellar Third Quarter Earnings Report

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October 28th 2014
Author
Adotas

Yesterday Twitter released its third quarter earnings report and though revenue was up by 114% and its user base jumped by 13 million, it wasn’t enough to swoon investors. The company’s stock fell by 11% in after-hours trading following the earnings release. “We had another very strong financial quarter” said Dick ... more...

Four Reasons for Brands to Grab an Ice Bucket

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October 6th 2014
Author
Peter Friedman

If there was any doubt that creative social media campaigns could effectively move people to action and funnel attention and donations toward a good cause, the incredible success of the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge erased it. For social media practitioners who support brands, it’s a great reminder that by turning ... more...

The Hidden Meaning of Facebook’s Ad Relevance Policy

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October 2nd 2014
Author
Shekhar Deo

Facebook recently unveiled a new policy that asks users to assess which ads they like or dislike, in an effort to serve up more compelling ads. On the surface, this change makes perfect sense as a way for Facebook to please its users and thus expand its advertising empire. Yet the ... more...

Social Commerce for Retailers: Helpful or Hindrance?

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September 19th 2014
Author
Brad Lawless

Following Facebook’s lead, Twitter joined the instant gratification bandwagon and announced its own “Buy Now” button. Social media drives commerce, but brands struggle to tie that connection back to brick-and-mortar stores. Earlier this year, Amazon took a major step toward monetizing it’s social following with #amazoncart. Target and Nordstrom followed suit ... more...

SocialToaster joins the IZEA Exchange to Leverage Sponsored Social Marketing

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July 17th 2014
Author
Press Release

(ADOTAS) July 17, 2014 – BALTIMORE, MD – SocialToaster, Inc., the leading solutions provider for social engagement and loyalty rewards programs, today announced it has selected IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in sponsored social, to leverage their Exchange platform to execute and manage sponsorship campaigns at scale across ... more...

Sitecore Expands Social Media Marketing Company Komfo With Majority Investment

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July 8th 2014
Author
Press Release

(ADOTAS) SAN FRANCISCO– July 8, 2014 – Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management, today announced it will offer enhanced social media management capabilities to its customers with the introduction of Sitecore  Social Powered by Komfo. Sitecore has acquired a majority stake in Komfo, a Danish social media marketing and community engagement ... more...

Why Facebook Purchased LiveRail for over $400 Million

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July 7th 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

Lest we forget, Facebook is an ad company first and foremost that earns a majority of its revenue through monetizing the content that people share with friends across its massive social network. (How else would it make money? Through Facebook Gifts? No.) So as a news and personal lifestyle aggregator ... more...