Marketing Day: October 31, 2013

mday240pxHere’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Google Releases Nexus 5 & Android 4.4 “KitKat” The latest Google-branded “Nexus” phone is now out, as well as the latest Android operating system. Google shared the news with no big event, no fanfare — just a simple blog post welcoming the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 to the world. The Nexus 5 The Nexus 5 is now available for order through Google […]
  • Google Replacing “Android ID” With “Advertising ID” Similar To Apple’s IDFA This morning, as part of a cluster of other announcements including the Android OS update, KitKat and Nexus 5, Google is replacing the unique Android ID (similar to Apple’s old UDID) with a new “Advertising ID.” The latter largely duplicates the approach of Apple’s Identifier For Advertising (IDFA). Google’s new Advertising ID (for apps but not the […]
  • What Mobile Behaviors Are Driving Broader Creative Trends? Mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives. They’re with us as we run errands. They’re our companions and guides on our travels. They’re our trusted advisers for comparing and selecting goods and services. They’re how most of us now connect with our community of work, family and friends. As we close in […]
  • Study: Instagram Is The Fastest Growing Social Network, Top Brand Engagement Up 350% Since Last Year Instagram is the fastest growing social network with 150 million users and 40 million photos being uploaded each day according to social analytics company Simply Measured. A new report from Simply Measured shows that brand engagement and interaction is also thriving on the photo-based social network with 71% of top brands now participating. Brand adoption […]
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  • 3 Tips For A Holly Jolly Social Media Holiday Season When it comes to the holiday shopping season, retailers and businesses from sea to shining sea all have their own set of apprehensions and concerns. And, as each year passes, the need for businesses and brands alike to have a social media plan in place for the holidays is paramount. For example, Black Friday and […]
  • Google’s Giving Out More Vanity URLs; Terms They Might Cost In Future Remain Fourteen months after the initial appearance of Google+ vanity URLs have been launched to a wider audience, but according to the terms of use they may just cost you in the future. If you or your brand is eligible for a custom URL, you’ll receive a email allowing you to claim the URL. The subject […]
  • CollegeHumor’s “Social Media Pro” Halloween Costume Is Scarily Funny Hey social media pros, the funny folks at CollegeHumor are having some laughs at your expense with this “Social Media Professional” Halloween costume, featured this week in an article titled 7 Costumes to Really Scare Twenty-Somethings. The description on the package is LOL funny, if you ask me: This terrifying, true-to-life monster will spook your […]
  • Live @ SMX Social Media Marketing: Managing Your Social Community Social media is all about building, engaging with, and nurturing community. So are you giving proper care and attention to how you manage your community? Yes, manage. If you’re taking a lassiez-faire, casual approach to your community you’re likely both wasting time and possibly alienating some potentially very important customers, fans and influencers. Managing Your […]
  • Google’s Glass Accessory Store Is Coming Online (Wow. Stuff’s Expensive!) Google is bringing an official accessory store for Google Glass online this evening, based on reports first shared in a private Google forum for Glass Explorers. The store appears to be part of the “My Glass” control panel area that all Explorers use to manage their device and its apps. It’s also reachable via the […]
  • Facebook: 20 Million Small Businesses Have Pages, Small Fraction Are Advertisers Facebook has reached another milestone: 20 million small businesses are using Facebook Pages. But only a small fraction of those are spending money on any of Facebook’s ad products. That’s the word from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who shared the data during today’s Q3 earnings call. The company’s report focused, as it is usually does, […]

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