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Yahoo on Tumblr: We won't 'screw it up'

Yahoo has confirmed widespread reports that it will acquire the popular blogging service Tumblr, and also promised not to "screw it up." The deal is worth about US$1.1 billion, nearly all in cash.

Social Media

Lawmakers press Google on Glass privacy

Members of a U.S. congressional group on privacy wrote Thursday to Google CEO Larry Page requesting information on how the futuristic device handles privacy issues.

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr try out social networking apps for Glass

While Google promotes its Glass head-mounted display as a new way for people to receive and document information on the fly, several social networking companies including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr now want a piece of the action, by offering social applications on the device.

Social Media

Twitter buys big-data analyzer Lucky Sort

Twitter has acquired Lucky Sort, a data analytics company, in a move that could give the social network deeper insights into its users' tweets and how to best place advertisements on its site.

Social Media

Creating a social media command centre

The following ten apps will help you automate your publishing and then analyse who's paying attention and how. It's up to you to get creative and stand out from the crowd.

Leadership

CMO interview: Becoming a change agent

Erin Mulligan Nelson surprised many peers in 2010 when she quit her post as CMO of Dell to join a start-up focused on social data. But after 11 years with the enterprise giant, preceded by a stint in consumer packaged goods at Proctor and Gamble, she was looking for a different challenge.

Leadership

5 quick steps for using LinkedIn for recruitment

If you're only using LinkedIn as a glorified business-card collector, an email replacement or some kind of Facebook counterpart for business contacts, you're missing out on its recruitment potential.

Digital Marketing

Delivering the digital experience at Lorna Jane

When Lorna Jane’s digital strategist, Sam Zivot, joined the retail business just over three years ago, it had 80 Australian shopfronts, was in the midst of rapid growth and was just starting to realise the importance of online engagement.

Digital Marketing

Salesforce launches Social.com real-time advertising platform

Salesforce.com is taking steps to round out its Marketing Cloud by connecting social media monitoring and social advertising with its core CRM (customer relationship management) software through a new product called Social.com.


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Cannes 2017: The Machines Are Here

It’s day 4 in Cannes and among the ever-growing divergent panels, presentations and workshops spanning from one end of the Croisette to the other, there has been a very real emergence of how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning needs to fit into the marketing ecosystem of today and tomorrow.

Aden Hepburn

Executive creative director and managing director, VML Australia

Is your content marketing missing the mark?

Does it ever seem like the content you create falls flat on its face or that the leads you’re generating aren’t worth following up?

Dan Ratner

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​ Creating a purpose-driven brand

So you want to be a brand with purpose. But what does it actually mean to build a brand with real meaning?

Paul Chappell

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Google to stop scanning personal Gmail accounts for ad targeting

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It is interesting. Rebrand is very good. Perhaps they should change the logo to something more modern. For example as it is - https://www...

David Hill

Grace Group undergoes first rebrand in 30 years to unify and contemporise

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Damian Young

Chobani tastes success with data analytics platform

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This is amazing! Congratulations to Cochlear for continuing to lead innovation in every way!

Chris

How this marketing ops leader is lifting the automation ante at Cochlear

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Interesting case! It seems like universities can also benefit from marketing automation. I've started using getresponse some time ago and...

Aaren

How marketing automation is helping drive CX change at Adelaide University

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