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Delicious Opportunities for Food Marketing on Social Media

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Food has the incredible power of capturing people’s attention, and marketers are already learning from food video trends and creating experiences that get people talking day after day.

 

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Why You Should Give Your Auto-play Videos the Silent Treatment

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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Getting aurally violated by a loud, auto-playing video ad while browsing online is definitely one of the more annoying experiences you can have on the Internet. But when a video’s volume default setting is set to mute, or when the ad is part of your feed rather than invading the screen, the annoyance level drops drastically. This is what social media websites have done with their silent auto-play video ads, a format that has brands and marketers eagerly investing.

 

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Drive Engagement and Win Customers with Live Streaming Video

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Live streaming video is a great way to reach and engage your customer base in real time. Coming up with creative ways to implement live streaming videos in your social media marketing can be challenging, but the potential returns are big. You can start small by publishing your own content using just a webcam and microphone, or you can also try specialized platforms like Periscope or Meerkat.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 02-27-15

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Instagram Videos Will Now Loop Over and Over in Your Feed (PCMag.com)

Instagram rolled out a small update that now lets videos repeat endlessly on the feed rather than playing just once. The update creates a GIF-like experience that puts Instagram at par with Twitter’s Vine app.

Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+ (TechCrunch.com)

Google has just recently acquired Odysee—an app that allowed users to automatically back up and share photos. Odysee will now join Google+ to develop its Photos service, which may soon offer new features such as offline and private sharing options.

Here Is the Captivating Ad Format Facebook Hopes Will Wow Its Users (AdWeek.com)

Now with its autoplay capability, Facebook can now support cinemagraphs on its NewsFeed. Facebook is also encouraging more brands to take advantage of this format to make creative ads that can captivate users on the network.

Twitter introduces TweetDeck Teams to make managing accounts easier (Mashable.com)

Twitter recently launched “TweetDeck Teams” for its dashboard app to let users share Twitter accounts without having to share passwords. The new feature allows those who manage or share a twitter account to limit the number of people with access to the shared account’s credentials and password.

Snapchat Now Lets You Add Music To Your Snaps (Forbes.com)

SnapChat users can now add music to short videos they send through the photo-messaging app. Currently available only on the iOS version, this new feature allows users to incorporate their videos with audio from iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Social Media Marketing in 2015—What Does the Future Hold?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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With the year coming to a close, social media marketers everywhere are all trying to get a glimpse of what 2015 has in store for us all. While many experts have already given their piece about what to expect next year, from emerging trends that shouldn’t be ignored, to platforms that might just come to an end, there are a few notable predictions, as well as recommendations, that are worth mentioning.

 

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A look at why Old Spice’s new interactive viral video is social media gold

Friday, August 31st, 2012

A look at why Old Spice and its interactive Muscle Music video is viral marketing gold.

Thanks to their viral marketing campaign unleashed two years ago, Old Spice has become the poster child of successful social media brands. Developed in partnership with ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, the campaign’s strategy involved refocusing the brand’s advertising focus and capitalizing on random humor and real-time engagements. This became the winning formula that elevated them to social media rockstardom—a feat that was frankly unexpected from a 74-year old brand that sold men’s hygiene products.

 

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Old Spice rouses the social Web anew with latest viral ad spot

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Old Spice Muscle Music from Terry Crews on Vimeo

Old Spice has become quite the legend in the online marketing scene since they launched their meme-tastic viral campaign a couple of years back. Partnering with ad agency Wieden+Kennedy brought them a winning formula that meshed together random humor, exaggerated machismo, and torrential real-time engagements that truly elevated them to social media marketing rockstardom.  Recently, the company has unleashed Muscle Music, a new interactive ad spot that has got to be their funniest, highly engaging campaign yet.

 

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