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Taylor Swift uses the firepower of social media to bring her latest single (and album) to the world.
Food Network UK promotes the new Andy Bates TV series with a Twitter promo for lovers of street food in the US.
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The opening of 2014 should jumpstart your social media strategy. Here's where -- and how -- you can start.
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Twitter has partnered with Buddy Media to create age screening solutions for brand markets to connect with the right age groups online.
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Hashtag analytics help you determine if your social media campaign is working or not. Here's what tracking tools can do for you.
Nowadays, social media is the go-to channel if you want your event to reach the most people in the fastest time.
With the post-Black Friday hangover still buzzing days after, let's look at the annual brouhaha characterizing #WalmartFights.
A large Twitter following completes the micro-blogging experience. For your posts to make a difference, they need to reach a lot of people.
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There is an ongoing debate among social media marketers regarding the true efficacy of hashtags on Facebook for campaigns.
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So you have a good idea for a hashtag, but is it generating the attention you expect?
Katy Perry's PR team turns to Twitter and lets fans decide what the popstar should release next.
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Having a tweet button on your website will help maximize your online presence and boost your audience significantly.
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Getting the relevant individuals to become part of the live event will determine the success of the entire campaign
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You may have a great-looking Twitter account, but are you attracting the right people?
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You can set a worldwide trend by starting your own hashtag.
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Conducting contests on Twitter is a great way to get your target market engaged and your product exposed to a wider audience. Here's how to maximize its business growing potential.
The closing of the biggest shopping weekend in America known as #CyberMonday brings remarkable deals to consumers online.
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You can create a nifty hashtag, but how can you be sure if it IS working? Here's how.
The content and timing of tweets are more important than frequency.
Retailer seems confused over how hashtags really work.
Fallon will be crowd-sourcing on Twitter so online participants have a chance to help create the script of the new Lincoln MKC advertisement.
Justin Bieber is known for his controversial antics. Fans see this in his #MyCalvins advertisement for Calvin Klein which riles up his fans for his career.
Justin Bieber decides to step into Comedy Central for a #BieberRoast. Social media suggests it's a sign of his maturity or perhaps just a publicity stunt.
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German retailer Lidl's hashtag campaign was too successful it's now giving out 10,000, instead of just 1,000, luxury dinners for free.
URL shorteners help you maximize your social media posting power by leaving you more room for personal notes.
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After the announcement of #Windows10 a little while back, many technology fans across social media were pretty excited. However, after a public conference that Microsoft held yesterday, that hype was mixed up.
The increasingly common #WindowsPhone continues to have random trending periods across social media as the devices continue to grow in popularity.
New VenueSeen capability allows brands to gain better client exposure on Instagram.
Twitter, Nielsen partnership sets goal to better measure social media effectiveness.
Smart move, Samsung. Smart move.
Hashtags are very valuable in encouraging more people to support your brand, but it also becomes too easy to be excited and, eventually, annoying.
A photo truly carries a thousand words; and in the case of the social media network user, worth more likes than text.
A Twitter-commissioned study shows that promoted tweets are, indeed, effective in boosting sales.
Every event needs a good hashtag to generate support online.
McDonald's moves to boost its sales by introducing a "new" Ronald McDonald and a dedicated hashtag.
Is this a real plea, or a marketing strategy?
Now that you've created a hashtag for your business, how do you maximize its use? Here are valuable tips.
The health sector can greatly benefit from engaging social media analytics tools to spread awareness and monitor reach.
It is important for marketers to learn how to create and design landscapes that will bring in needed customers and sales.
With companies and brands trying to expand their client networks via social media, the methods of responding to customer queries and complaints have also gone beyond pen and paper.
2012 was a year of empowered philanthropic activities made more successful by active social media promotion.
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With social media celebrities such as #AlexFromTargetAtDigiTour, be prepared for some interesting events to unfold across social media in the next few weeks.
A hotel in New York offers to give couples full social media live coverage on their wedding day.
Twitter's vast network creates a viable way for businesses to expand their networks and reach out to more clients. Here's how to start a twitter hashtag to promote your business.
This year, hashtag advertising on TV went up further as the Super Bowl draws much larger crowds.
At the latest #MarvelEvent which was titled "Phase 3", Marvel unleashes loads of new, exciting plans for the near future.
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#TeamFollowBack helps Twitter users to gather more followers and meet new people. In the world of social media, this gives them a bigger voice.
The Season of Giving has brought the always-trending hashtag #Giveaway to spike higher than usual.
You don't need a marketing budget to promote your business on Twitter. You can add dozens of new customers in just a matter of days without having to spend so much on advertising, of course, through the right approaches.
There are different chat tools for the website that will keep you updated with the latest tweets that actually interest you.
Green Twitter hashtags spark conversations on some of the most pressing environmental issues around the world today.
Twitter has become a valid venue to look for a job and make important hires. Here are the most popular job-related hashtags.
Families with Thanksgiving Day dinner dilemmas can look to Wegmans on Twitter via #Turkey911 for advice on all things turkey for the holiday.
Promoted Trends and Promoted Tweets allow marketers to build a more solid brand strategy that reaches the most number of target audiences.
Beyond 140 character tweets, the micro-blogging platform is also a choice shopping destination, says study.
Social media networks are full of potential and current customers that businesses need to target better. Here's how you can apply strategies on Twitter.
Twitter may be public domain, but to thrive and survive, you need to follow a few basic best practices guidelines.
140 characters is a very powerful space; use it wisely and productively.
Being retweeted by another social media user can increase your visibility and increase the likelihood of getting more followers on Twitter. Here's how to do it right.
Cheese and movies. That's what #CheeseSchmovies meshes together in a Twitter game intended as a promotion for a new board game that involves a similar goal.
Marketers can now access a wider market by targeting specific keywords and phrases.
A new Twitter feature helps simplify advertising and branding online.
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Twitter has partnered with one of Asia's largest digital agencies to boost advertising in 5 Southeast Asian countries.
And so it happens every year, during Valentine's.
After a successful launch of the first book in the series, Divergent, #MoreFOUR finally unlocks a trailer for the second movie, Insurgent.
When it comes to hashtags that trend, food manufacturer Tyson shows us how it's done.
Why impressions matter in hashtag analysis as much as the number of tweets.
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Local marketing efforts are generally similar everywhere, but there will always be something that will set a group of strategies apart because certain groups prefer certain things done a certain way.
Businesses around the globe are starting to utilize hashtags as a way to increase their marketing efforts and help to get their brand noticed online.
Hashtag pages are made and designed to improve the way trends and brands are promoted on social media networks. Here's why your business/event needs it.
A trend on Twitter refers to a hashtag-driven topic that is immediately popular at a particular time. Trends are often created to promote a cause, an event or simply to build a massive online discussion about a subject.
A successful hashtag has one ultimate definition -- it reached trending status.
Business owners and marketers are always finding ways to appeal to existing and potential customers. How do you appeal to the online buyer?
Retweets are a quick and easy way to forward information to your followers without having to type a message from scratch.
A tweetup allows you to put a face to the name and expand your network further.
You can control how your followers perceive your brand on social media.
Hashtags are powerful and effective -- if you know how to use them. Here are the top things you should NEVER do if you want to be taken seriously online.
While Twitter is a free universe, certain types of posts are sure to get your follower count down.
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After Christmas festivities are over and even before they beging, it's important to clean up and give your house a #HolidayShine.
"Millenials" are an indispensable part of your social media strategy. Here's why.
The people who tweet about you the most are your greatest allies in the social media industry.
Here are tips on making sure the hashtag you start goes your way -- and stays there.
Analytics will guide you on how to improve your social media strategies in a way that will ultimately lead to more online followers and income.
Here are 5 reasons why your tweet chat isn't getting enough participants.
In today's ad-driven environment, you won't get far without a good social media program in place.
In this day and age of social media the business that does not ride on will be a business that is left behind.
Not all hashtags make it to the trending list. Here's are the reasons why some hashtags don't make the roster and why some fail entirely.
What you should NOT do when incorporating hashtags into your campaign.
Piggybacking on a hashtag is a marketing ploy that is looked down upon by many. Here's why.
When operating a business, you can get the full benefits by investing in social media. Here's why it is a MUST.
To keep your followers (and customers), you have to communicate and engage.
When it comes to marketing on the world's largest social media community, location targeting may go farther than simply setting a national campaign.
Hashtags are powerful business tools. Here's how to make sure they work.
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