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Instagram takes aim at Snapchat with disappearing 'Stories'

In an effort to retain users who may have drifted toward Snapchat, Instagram copied one of its rival's defining features: short-lived multimedia. But will the new 'Instagram Stories' be a strategic success or just another flop from Instagram's parent, Facebook?

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​CMO interview: How Toby McKinnon helped transform BOQ’s brand strategy

The financial industry is under increasing pressure to create more engaging experiences that help attract and retain customers. For Bank of Queensland’s general marketing manager, Toby McKinnon, focusing on improving a bank’s brand and cultural approach can have some exciting customer outcomes.

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​How MUD Jeans engages customers in a circle economy

Consumers are increasingly aware fast fashion is having a detrimental impact on the environment and communities, with its high volumes of cotton consumption, sweatshop working conditions and toxic industrial waste.

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Why conversational commerce is going to reshape customer engagement

Conversations have always been at the heart of customer service and brand engagement. But the proliferation of digital technology, mobile devices and now messaging apps have brought a new age of direct commerce to life, making it possible for brands to engage in more personalised dialogues with customers anywhere and anytime.

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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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