12 September 14

Three Implications of Apple’s Big Announcement

Apple made three big announcements on Tuesday – two new smartphones, a smartwatch, and a mobile payments network. While many features of these new products and service are yet to be unveiled, there are a few immediate implications: Mobile Payments  By integrating mobile payments into all Apple devices, brick and mortar retailers will now have […]

11 September 14
Twitter Shopping

Twitter Introduces “Buy” Button for In-Tweet Mobile Shopping

Ecommerce for Twitter is here.  Earlier this week Twitter rolled out a “buy” button in a testing phase with select brands, artists, and nonprofits. The social network wants to make mobile shopping “simple, convenient and easy, hopefully even fun,” according to Twitter’s announcement. What’s better about mobile shopping on Twitter? It only takes a few […]

11 September 14
Google Authorship

Google Authorship Ends: Google Drops All Authorship Functionality from Search Results

On August 28, Google’s John Mueller announced on Google+ that Google is no longer showing authorship in their search results. Authorship was a way to link content a user creates with their own Google+ profile. The search results would then post your Google+ image and byline, making Authorship snippets stand out more from the rest […]

9 September 14
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Instagram is Now Shoppable with Like2Buy

The analytics and marketing start-up, Curalate, recently launched Like2Buy – a platform that allows Instagram users to purchase products shared directly from a brand’s account. According to Curalate, social media users interact with brands on Instagram 58 times more than on Twitter, further emphasizing the platform’s goal to bridge the gap between Instagram and e-commerce. […]

4 September 14

Jack Daniel’s Bar Stories

Earlier this week on September 2nd, alcohol brand Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey launched “The Few and Far Between,” a digital campaign centered around sharing the best bar stories from New York City, New Orleans, Santa Monica and places in between. Their website which has become the heart of the campaign, houses all the stories of […]

2 September 14
social walls

2014 U.S. Open Goes High Tech for Social Shopping

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is tapping into some savvy social solutions to drive engagement and sales during the tournament. Last year, the USTA partnered with Spredfast, a social media marketing management platform, to engage attendees through its “social wall” – a physical display that measured 8×50 feet and ran pre-roll videos on site at […]

26 August 14

Instagram Announces New Suite of Business Tools for Brands

Instagram announced on August 21st that it will be rolling out a new suite of tools to help brands better understand performance for paid and organic content over the next couple of months. The Account Insights will include Summary, Performance, Audience, and Posts tabs, allowing businesses to measure impressions, reach, and engagement of branded content.  Simultaneously, the Ad […]

21 August 14

Male Targeted Ad Network: The Details Ad Collection

For the first time, Condé Nast’s Details magazine will be launching its very own ‘Details Ad Collection’ male targeted ad network on September 1st, allowing men’s fashion and lifestyle bloggers the ability to run display advertisement from current Details advertisers such as Kiehl’s and Jaguar. Currently in beta, Associate Publisher of Marketing and Head of Brand Development, […]