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Snapchat Invests in Shopping App and Instagram Introduces “Highlights”

Snapchat invests in shopping app, Instagram tries to win back users and more of the latest digital news.

Snapchat Invests in Shopping App Spring

Would you buy clothes on Snapchat? CEO Evan Spiegel seems to think so. Snapchat is investing in Spring, an e-commerce app that recommends menswear and womenswear via a slick photo-friendly feed. Snapchat plans to roll out new in-app experiences to grow user engagement and business.

An Aging Instagram Tries to Win Us Back with Email “Highlights”

Instagram has started sending users email recaps called “Highlights.” Th…

5 Ways to Address Social Issues on Social Media (Friday5)

This post was written by Amy Verhey, Anna Kowalcyzk, Kendra Staggs and Laura Armstrong.

As Edelman’s 2014 brandshare™ study revealed, consumers increasingly expect brands to go beyond rational and emotional needs to show their commitment to community, core purpose and mission. Often, this is activated through social marketing, a communications approach aimed at changing or maintaining people’s behavior for the benefit of individuals and society as a whole.

For the past two years, Edelman SF has been a partner of Taste of the Nation SF*, an event featuring “tastes” …

Twitter and Google Team Up and Pinterest Unveils First Video-Like Ad

Tweets are now searchable on Google, Pinterest announces new ad tools and pricing and more of the latest digital news.

Google Lets You Look for Tweets in Mobile Searches

Twitter and Google have teamed up in an update that will allow tweets to surface directly in a user’s Google search results. This means people will no longer need to go directly to Twitter to find specific tweets from a user’s account or trending hashtag, but will be able to see them directly on Google. The update should help Twitter reach a wider audience by placing tweets outside of its platform to a…

Facebook Introduces “Add A Link” Tool and LinkedIn Rolls Out New Analytics

Facebook pilots an in-app keyword search engine, LinkedIn offers new analytics for publishing and more of the latest digital news.

Facebook Treads on Google’s Turf with ‘Add A Link’ Tool

Facebook started to pilot an in-app keyword search engine allowing users to find websites and articles directly from the platform. The new tool features a search bar for finding popular or trending links by keyword—giving users fewer reasons to leave the Facebook app and enriching Facebook’s user information database. The trial is currently only available to a select few in the U.S.

Friday5: How to Run a Successful Lead Generation Campaign

Lead generation can play a critical role in building long-term relationships for businesses. While the goal of a lead generation campaign can vary from driving sales to driving signups for a rewards program, collecting leads generally consists of individuals expressing interest in a product or service by completing a form or submitting requested information.

The key to a successful lead generation campaign is to focus on lead quality, not simply quantity. Quality leads emerge when registrants show the demographic and behavioral attributes that correlate to a higher probabilit…

Friday5: 5 Entry Points for Executives on Social

Inherent in today’s digital landscape is a new set of expectations for executives, not the least of which is building trust by engaging stakeholders online. With trust in CEOs now at a meager 43 percent according to the 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer, there’s never been a better time to leverage digital tools to build an authentic online presence and directly engage with key stakeholders.

For CEOs who are less comfortable communicating online, getting started comes with its own set of challenges. After all, not every executive is as savvy on social as Richard Branson. Here …

Twitter Improves Ads with Acquisition and Scheduling Pins on Pinterest Now Possible

Twitter’s acquisition improves ads, Pinterest’s new scheduling functionality and more of the latest digital news.

Twitter Improves Ads by Acquiring TellApart, Selling Them Through Google’s DoubleClick

This week, Twitter acquired commerce ads tech firm TellApart and announced it will allow ads to be sold through Google’s DoubleClick bid manager. TellApart will aid cross-device targeting and measurement, helping advertisers reach users wherever they are, and allowing Twitter to get credit no matter where ads are viewed. Twitter’s partnership with Google’s DoubleC…

Friday5: Modern Brand Storytelling

This past week, Seattle hosted its annual IN-NW Conference featuring speakers and panel sessions dedicated to discussing what’s next for digital engagement and modern business. During the conference, Edelman Seattle’s Megan Tweed, Digital Senior Vice President and Deputy GCRM (Assembly, Inc.), shared five ways brands can effectively tell their story and adapt to the modern media ecosystem.

1. Meet the needs and expectations of consumers

There is a value exchange that exists between brands and consumers –…

Facebook Updates Its News Feed Algorithm Again and Twitter Direct Messaging Now Available to All Users

Facebook released three more updates to its News Feed algorithm, Twitter’s direct messaging feature is now available to all users and more of the latest digital news.

Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Show More Updates from Friends, Fewer Stories When Friends Like or Comment 

Early this week, Facebook announced three updates to the News Feed algorithm. The first update will further prioritize content (photos, videos, status updates and links) posted by a user’s Facebook friends. Another update will deprioritize posts that friends have engaged with, putting the most emphasi…

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