Why does Forrester Research say social media marketing is a waste of time?

While most brand marketers are using Facebook and Twitter as the centrepiece of their marketing strategies, organic reach on the sites is so poor they may be wasting their time, according to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why you should ask your customers to do a good deed and pass your business on

It’s a conventional piece of marketing wisdom: Make your customers happy, and they will share your business with their friends and family. That sounds great, but the only trouble is ensuring people will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2014 Candice So

SAP launches tool for marketers using Facebook

SAP SE has launched a new product for marketers, tapping directly into Facebook’s Custom Audiences feature to target people on the social network. On Monday, SAP said it would be rolling out its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook gaining more dominance in social traffic share

Social media sites are becoming more important for driving how people view online content, according to a new study by Search Engine Journal. The top eight social media sites account for driving almost

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Mobile devices can no longer be ignored in marketing strategy: Gartner

With North Americans spending more than two full hours per day on average looking at their smartphones, it's no surprise that marketing budgets are also going mobile - but that new investment doesn't

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How social media marketers can move beyond YouTube

When YouTube exploded onto the Internet in 2005, most people couldn’t have predicted it’d be as ubiquitous a social platform as it is now. But at this year’s Buffer Festival Industry Day, held

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Candice So

Crowdlinker’s tool treats social media as a ‘basic need’

When Crowdlinker Inc.’s developers began building their social media tool, they did what a lot of startup founders do when their current tools aren’t working - they just built something new. Housed in Ryerson’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook relaunching Atlas, a cross-device ad platform

Updated Sept. 29, 2014 at 2:16 p.m. EST to reflect Atlas' availability in Canada. Facebook Inc. is rolling out a new version of its ad platform, Atlas, aiming to help marketers reach people

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 29th, 2014 Candice So

Social media ads convert 25% better than organic: study

Marketers that love nitty-gritty data details that help them squeeze every last percentage point out of that conversion funnel will want to read up on a new study from AOL Platforms. Using online

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

5 ways social media marketing can earn more respect

Among marketing folk, social media marketing often gets a bad rap. Since it’s one of the newest forms of marketing, sometimes it’s hard to show a return on investment (ROI) based on things

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Twitter jumps into commerce with the ‘Buy Now’ button

Twitter Inc. has launched a new feature for e-commerce, sticking a big "Buy" button next to an image within a tweet. It's simple, it's straightforward, and it might give the social platform a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Apple needs bigger iPhones and Tumblr is a moneymaker, Adobe research says

Apple needs to make its iPhones bigger, Pinterest gets the most mobile traffic, Tumblr generates the most revenue, and people would rather share content within closed networks like Apple’s iMessage – all of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Where the worlds of Facebook, TV, and branding collide

For marketers with the dollars to advertise on the spots between TV shows, knowing which shows have the most social media clout – especially among Facebook users - can be really handy. That’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook rolls out Privacy Checkup tool to remind users of their settings

Facebook Inc. is launching a new tool that will help users quickly check out and customize their privacy settings. Branded the new feature as Privacy Checkup, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So