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Twitter buys Niche

Twitter Acquires Niche Social Media Talent Agency

Twitter announced it’s acquiring Niche, a startup that provides monetization strategies and software to the community on Twitter and Vine. Twitter now has a plan to make money on Vine, the video app it acquired three years ago. Twitter declined to disclose the terms of the deal. According to a person familiar with the situation, […]

Facebook Ad Awards

Facebook Is Allowing Instagram Campaigns In Facebook Awards

The Facebook Awards (formerly the Facebook Studio Awards) celebrate top creative work on Facebook and, for the first time, on Instagram campaigns too. This is the fourth year Facebook is hosting the ad awards. Historically, the Facebook Awards considered campaigns published on Facebook only. This year Facebook Awards will also consider work on Instagram, under […]

Madonna Rebel Heart

Madonna Premiered A New Music Video On Snapchat

Madonna has premiered the music video for her new song, “Living for Love,” on the self-destructing messaging app Snapchat. Madonna’s first music video from her new album, Rebel Heart, just premiered on the Snapchat app’s Discover channel. The video is directed by the French duo J.A.C.K., who have made commercials for brands like Converse and IKEA. […]

Google And Twitter Agreed To Show Tweets In Search Results

Google & Twitter Agreed To Show Tweets In Search Results

Twitter has struck a deal with Google to make tweets more searchable online. In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted, thanks to a deal giving the Web company access to Twitter’s firehose, the stream of data generated by the microblogging service’s […]

Twitter Will Serve Promoted Tweets To Partner Sites And Apps

Twitter Will Serve Promoted Tweets To Partner Sites And Apps

Twitter is expanding the potential audience for its Promoted Tweet ad campaigns by syndicating them to other services. Syndicated Promoted Tweets will now appear in places like Flipboard, a mobile app specializing in customized content, and Yahoo Japan. Companies will be able to keep creative content in its original Twitter format because the ads will […]

Linkedin Advertising Revenue 2014

Linkedin Advertising Revenue Reached $454.5 Million

Linkedin’s advertising revenue reached $153 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 56% increase over the same time the year prior, the company said Thursday. According to adage.com; advertising, which Linkedin calls “marketing solutions” comprised 24% of its total revenue compared with 22% in the fourth quarter of 2013. Full-year advertising revenue in 2014 was […]


Vine Launches Vine Kids To Filter Out Inappropriate Content

Twitter has launched a new version of its Vine video sharing app – Vine Kids aimed at children, promising to filter out inappropriate content. Vine is a mobile video sharing service that launched in June 2012 and was acquired by Twitter in October 2012 for a reported $30 million. Vine is known for letting users […]

Pinterest Kosei product recommendation

Pinterest Acquires Product Recommendation Engine Kosei

Pinterest is acquiring ad tech startup Kosei, a data firm that specializes in targeting ads based on relationship and recommendation modeling. Acquiring Kosei makes incredible sense for Pinterest. As the company has turned much of its attention toward its discovery and search engines to help users find even more content, plugging its paid content into […]


Social Network For Marketing Professionals: Shocase

Shocase is a new social network for marketing professionals to feature work, stay updated and connect with others. Integrating the best features of LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube into one purpose-built network, Shocase provides 100 million-plus marketing professionals a platform for their work, with photos and videos as well as other content formats to best […]


Global Internet, Mobile And Social Media Statistics 2015

We Are Social’s new Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015 report indicates that this year will see even more impressive numbers. We Are Social an agency that combines an innate understanding of social media with digital, PR, and marketing skills. In this year’s huge 376 page report, the social marketing agency explains how the internet […]


Instagram’s New Insight Tools For Agencies & Brands

Instagram announced three business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. New insight tools will be rolled out over the coming months as announced on Instagram’s blog: The new tools will help brands monitor their posts and campaigns by providing information on reach, impressions, […]