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The Rise of Influencer Marketing

Visual Revolution

Monica Watson

The Rise of Influencer Marketing

Brands are getting increasingly better at creating content, but Klout co-founder Joe Fernandez thinks there’s another area they still have to improve: influencer marketing. “We all look to our friends and network, these people that influence us to broker our time and interest — whether it’s for products or ideas,” Joe said. “It’s absolutely critical that Read more

Route to Social: 4 Car Brands Going in the Right Direction

Insights & Outlook

Diana Lee

Route to Social: 4 Car Brands Going in the Right Direction

It’s a fact: millennials purchase differently. In the past, cars have provided the ultimate sense of independence and identity for young adults. But in the age of hand-held mobile devices and constant online presence, cars just don’t hold as much value for generation Y. From 2007 to 2011, the number of cars purchased by people Read more

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The Secret to Loyalty: Experience

Insights & Outlook

Jay Park

The Secret to Loyalty: Experience

Customer experience is vital for brands looking to develop brand loyalty and affinity — this is nothing new. However, previously people would make connections with brands based solely on the stories they put out – think Apple’s famous Mac vs PC ads or Coke’s polar bears. Today though, that brand loyalty is harder to achieve Read more

Like-Gating No More: What Your Brand Needs To Know

Insights & Outlook

Monica Watson

Like-Gating No More: What Your Brand Needs To Know

Facebook just banned incentivizing Page likes. Read the new policy below: You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page. This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page. It remains acceptable to incentivize people to login to Read more

Picture Perfect: How Marketers Can Use Pictures to Build a Better Brand

Insights & Outlook

Ranvir Gujral

Picture Perfect: How Marketers Can Use Pictures to Build a Better Brand

Social media has made it easier than ever for customers to voice their opinions and reach a wide audience. With the abundance of online platforms and forums available with a single click or tap, people are free to vent – both fairly and unfairly – about companies without consequence or responsibility of ownership. Brands, meanwhile, Read more

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The 4 Must-Do Marketing Tips For Black Friday

Insights & Outlook

Monica Watson

The 4 Must-Do Marketing Tips For Black Friday

Black Friday may be months away, but for marketers and eCommerce managers it’s right around the corner. Consumers’ purchasing behavior is changing rapidly, and the way retailers were selling last Black Friday is in many ways already out-of-date. Today,  71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on social media referrals and 92% Read more

WIRED Magazine and Federated Media Founder John Battelle Joins Chute’s Board of Directors

Chute News

Monica Watson

WIRED Magazine and Federated Media Founder John Battelle Joins Chute’s Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO – July 30, 2014 – Chute, a visual marketing automation company, today announced the addition of John Battelle, founder of WIRED Magazine, Federated Media and, most recently, sovrn and NewCo, to its board of directors. In addition, the company launched its Visual Content Engine for brands, which provides marketers with automated tools to Read more

#SDCC Attendees Share More Than Ever

Insights & Outlook

Monica Watson

#SDCC Attendees Share More Than Ever

More than a quarter of a million photos and videos were shared on Twitter and Instagram during this year’s Comic-Con, and we have to admit, even we were pretty shocked to see the massive jump compared to last year. In just one year, the numbers have more than tripled from 82,591 to 277,606. But it Read more

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The New Facebook ‘Buy’ Button

Insights & Outlook

Monica Watson

The New Facebook ‘Buy’ Button

Social commerce is getting another big boost with Facebook’s announcement to let brands include a ‘buy’ button on posts and sell directly through the platform. It’s currently in the testing stages, so only a handful of small and medium-sized US businesses are able to use the feature as of now. This is also something Twitter Read more

Suite Social: 4 Hotels Rocking Social Media

Insights & Outlook

Diana Lee

Suite Social: 4 Hotels Rocking Social Media

Every day, thousands of people check in and out of hotels. In our ever-connected world, that also means they’re Instagramming their view, checking in on Facebook, and Tweeting about their experience. The hospitality industry as a whole has a lot to gain with the boom in content creation, and these four hotels are taking notice. Read more