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Four Reasons for Brands to Grab an Ice Bucket

Written on
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

Written on
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...

New Facebook Right-Hand-Side Ads Prove Bigger is Better

Written on
September 11th 2014
Author
Sam Barnett

At the end of June Facebook started rolling out their new bigger right hand side (RHS) ad size boasting that, in their tests, it increased engagement by up to 3x. Up to 3x increase might be a bit generous but performance on US retail campaigns on RHS has definitely improved ... more...

SocialToaster joins the IZEA Exchange to Leverage Sponsored Social Marketing

Written on
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

Written on
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

Written on
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...

3 Social Engagement Myths & Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

Written on
July 3rd 2014
Author
Lance Neuhauser

ADOTAS – Social ROI is being measured incorrectly. The metrics used to represent the impact of social don’t represent the true value that it provides for your brand. I see three main myths tripping up marketers who are looking to add value to their social efforts. Let’s look closer Myth #1: ... more...

LiquidM Adds New RTB Features to its Platform

Written on
April 28th 2014
Author
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2014 (ADOTAS) – LiquidM, the only white-labeled Mobile Advertising Management Platform (MAMP), today announced two new real-time bidding (RTB) features to combine RTB reach extension with more brand-safe, premium inventory. The new features – Brand Safe RTB and Effortless Supply Selection – allow brand-conscious media buyers to use advanced RTB ... more...

Big Brands and the Business Benefits of Social Media: Pt. 3

Written on
March 14th 2014
Author
Trevor LaTorre

ADOTAS (Third of three parts) – Earlier today, in part 2 of this series, we explored the business benefits of Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine. In this final installment, we’ll cover the benefits of using LinkedIn, Foursquare, and Tumblr. If these networks are on your business radar for social strategy, this ... more...

Larissa’s Picks to Click: PBS’ Digital Triumph, Promoted Ads, Brands on the ‘Vine’

Written on
June 18th 2013
Author
Larissa Lohman

ADOTAS EDITOR’S NOTE: Editorial Intern Larissa Lohman routinely scours online media for big news and offbeat developments to share with our readers. Got your own “pick to click”? Send her a link. After a month long hiatus of readjusting to living with mom and dad again and spoiling my newly 21-year-old liver, my ... more...