social-media



DigitalSherpa Shares 25 Reasons Why Smartphone Users Love Video Viewing

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December 11th 2014
Author
Adotas

Video is the way to deliver info, fun and facts. The 14% increase in smartphone video viewing that’s predicted for 2015 –by eMarketer –proves it. Almost a quarter of a billion people will get in on digital video viewing next year–and half of them will be on smartphones. Mobile video content ... more...

Instagram Hits 300 Million Active Users, Announces Verified Accounts And Better Spam Filtering

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December 10th 2014
Author
Adotas

Instagram announced it now has 300 million active users. They’ve added 100 million actives just nine months after announcing its 200th—but that doesn’t mean it’s making money. Too bad a picture isn’t worth 1,000 dollars—instead of 1,000 words! The photo sharing company, which was bought by Facebook in 2012 for a ... more...

Five Ways Brands Can Prepare For a Successful Holiday Shopping Season Through Social Media

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November 5th 2014
Author
Folke Lemaitre

If you have done any shopping during the months of November and December, then you’re all too familiar with the chaos that has come to define the holiday season in retail. And if you’re one of the many businesses trying to capitalize on the likely high sales volume, it’s vital ... more...

Brands Bring Tricks and Treats to Instagram for Halloween

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October 31st 2014
Author
Adotas

Happy Halloween! Today brands are reaching out with some spooky and creative campaigns that brands have been sharing on Instagram in honor of Halloween. Below you’ll find some of the holiday’s best and ghoulish brand Instagrams from Disneyland, Target, Jet Blue and Oreo to name a few. More examples and Halloween ... more...

PunchTab Releases 2014 Holiday Shopping Insights: 90% of Consumers Will Shop Online

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October 29th 2014
Author
Adotas

With Halloween just a few days way, online shoppers are already gearing up for their biggest sales of the holiday season. PunchTab, the engagement and insights platform, released its insight report on the 2014 holiday season. The survey looks at how Gen X, Baby Boomers, Millennials differ this holiday season ... 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...