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Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by father of Paris terror victim

The use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube by terrorist groups for propaganda, recruitment, fundraising and other activities has come into sharp focus recently. It seemed inevitable that these companies would at some point be blamed for the misuse of these forums and become targets of lawsuits from families of victims.

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Microsoft's big bet on LinkedIn not just about data

The initial shock of Microsoft's massive $26.2 billion bet on LinkedIn has mostly worn off, but it's still unclear just what Microsoft will do with LinkedIn, how the social network's loyal users will react to related change, and how Microsoft will integrate LinkedIn data with its products.

Digital Marketing

Why Toyota launched the new Prius hybrid car on Facebook and Instagram

The tried-and-tested way of bringing a new car model to market usually involves significant spend on a mass market TV campaign. So that’s exactly what Toyota didn’t do when it launched its latest Prius hybrid car to Australian consumers earlier this year.

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Nearly a third of all Facebook users share content every day

Facebook has always been a place where people share personal content, and though the company faces an overall decline in user contributions, a new survey found that 28 percent of Facebook users still share posts, photos or video at least once a day.

Digital Marketing

CMOs fail to prove a clear social media ROI

Recent studies show 87 per cent of B2B sales and marketing leaders are using LinkedIn and other social media platforms, but fewer than one in five can clearly prove and demonstrate social media ROI. I believe it's because the attention and efforts are on the top of the funnel instead of thinking about the complete buyer journey.

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Twitter dives as Facebook continues to thrive

Facebook continues to defy expectations with incredible growth in virtually every important area of business success, and its accomplishments stand in stark contrast to Twitter's decidedly tepid performance.

Digital Marketing

Marketers debate what word of mouth marketing means in the digital age

A recent report from Nielsen revealed 92 per cent of consumers trust recommendations from friends and family over all forms of advertising. But while everyone now understands the power of word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM), what does it really mean in today’s digital age?

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Facebook, Snapchat and the future of live video

Live mobile video isn't new, but many of today's most popular social media companies are investing heavily in the technology, and they're pushing more live broadcasts to their users' feeds. The development has significant potential implications for digital marketers and the enterprise.

Digital Marketing

4 epic social media marketing fails to avoid

The race to stay ahead of the social media marketing game is forcing several companies to stretch the limits of what is achievable or authentic in the fast-evolving social space. So what are the things marketers should avoid doing when implementing an effective social media strategy?

Digital Marketing

Can Facebook retain its appeal for marketers?

Digitally agile marketers are hungrier than ever to connect with customers on social. And with a profit of over $US1 billion last quarter and over 1.59 billion users worldwide, Facebook remains an attractive and lucrative marketing tool.

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Why 2017 will herald a resurgence of values-based marketing

It doesn’t take long for predictions to become predictable: The rise and rise of Facebook; advancements in analytics; the normalisation of chatbots; personalisation, programmatic, automation, authenticity… The prediction that’s missing from these lists is that in 2017 we will witness a resurgence of values-based marketing.

Jacqueline Burns

Founder, Market Expertise

Why customer experience driven growth is set to take off

Our overall brand perceptions are invariably shaped by our experiences. And loyal customer relationships can be severed in moments by a negative service interaction.

Consistency and conversation: How branding and advertising can work better together

Advertising and branding are two of the most visible outputs of marketing, which is why getting them right is so important. However, too often the line between branding and advertising becomes blurred. This means advertising activity can be out of sync with brand, resulting in poor results for both functions.

Dan Ratner

managing director, uberbrand

Someone needs a swift kick up the bum for such an idiotic idea.

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​Why a degree is no longer enough to get you hired as a skilled marketer

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Steve@iFLYflat

Velocity frequent flyers program strong performer in mixed half-year for Virgin

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Fabio Carry

Predictions: 17 digital marketing trends for 2017

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Ben

How HBF rolled out marketing automation in eight months

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Alex Martin

Report: Predictive analytics, IoT, machine learning battle it out for marketing dollars

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