Twitter Comes Up Big: Q2 Ad Revenues Up 129 Percent


After a disappointing Q1 Twitter delivered a very strong second quarter. One might even call it a home run. Certainly it surprised analysts and investors who had been more modest in their projections. Twitter’s Q2 revenues were $312 million, which was substantially above financial analysts’ consensus estimates. In addition, earnings beat estimates by a penny. […]

Duane Reade’s Prescription For Social Success: 5 Questions With The Brand’s Digital Manager

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As part of the Walgreen’s family of drug stores, New York’s Duane Reade Pharmacy is a frontrunner when it comes to creating relevant and actionable conversations across social platforms. Last year, the brand surpassed one-million Twitter followers, and has since doubled their following. According to Duane Reade’s Public Relations and Digital Communications Manager Calvin Peters, […]

Yelp’s New Video Feature Lets Users Upload 12-Second Videos Via Their Phone


After reports this past May that Yelp would be adding video, the business review site announced yesterday that iPhone users can now upload three- to twelve-second videos of local businesses via their Yelp mobile app. Yelp said it doesn’t want the videos to be considered “video reviews,” but instead offer users the chance to see […]


Holiday Inn Celebrates Extraordinary Journey With #JourneyOn Social Campaign

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Holiday Inn is out with an inspirational campaign that highlights the incredible achievements of those who have been dealt setbacks in life. One such story introduces us to Scott Rigsby, who lost his lower legs when he was 18. He was told he would never walk again. As part of Holiday Inn’s Journey to Extraordinary, […]

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Are We Making Money At Digital Marketing – Or Losing It?

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Digital marketing has long been heralded as the promised land for brands everywhere. In fact, Magna Global recently issued a report indicating that digital media spend is expected to increase by $20 billion to $140 billion, or 27 percent of the global market, this year. This isn’t a surprise, given the expectations of incandescent brand […]

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How To Beat Amazon As An Online Retailer

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It’s been amazing to watch Amazon’s transformation from online bookstore to e-commerce juggernaut. Today, Amazon sells everything under the planet, fulfills e-commerce for thousands of companies, hosts major websites, enables crowdsourcing, and may even offer drone-driven product delivery someday. The company is now worth more than $160 billion – that’s more than Target, Macy’s, Sears, Nordstrom, […]

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Winning At #RealTimeMarketing On Twitter

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The World Cup was a great lesson for social media marketers, with leading brands like Adidas, Snickers and Orbitz brilliantly showcasing Twitter’s real-time marketing capabilities. Whether it’s being present in those significant moments across the globe, or driving engagement for marketing campaigns, Twitter has proven to be an essential way for brands to become a part […]

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AT&T Beefs Up ‘It Can Wait’ Campaign With #X Hashtag Promotion

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Likely, you’ve seen AT&T’s “It Can Wait” texting and driving campaign. Today, working with MRY, AT&T has relaunched its “It Can Wait” website and is giving heavy emphasis to #X, the symbol it hopes becomes the standard for telling people you are driving and can’t text right now. The site houses a #X explanatory video, […]

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Turn Your Blog Into A Learning Center To Win At Content Marketing

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With the rise of business-blogging success in content marketing, it seems like every company has hopped on the bandwagon, which could be a great thing for audiences everywhere. Unfortunately, many companies are still missing the mark by using their blog as an extension of their product pages – just another place to talk about themselves. […]

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