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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?

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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 Snapchat is the next big thing in digital marketing

Snapchat is still a relatively small, 'niche' social network, at least compared to Facebook or Twitter, but its more than 100 million seemingly addicted users represent piles of potential customers, and today's savvy digital marketers want in on the action.

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​How to leverage the next social trend to better connect with your customer

As social media becomes an integral part of everyday lives, the pressure is on marketers to adapt to the latest trends and find more powerful and authentic ways to connect with customers. We speak to social media, marketing and brand experts as they reveal what they believe marketers should look out for when leveraging social engagement and influence.

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How one energy company is giving itself a social media makeover

It can be hard to rise above competitive noise, especially when your market includes some less-than-reputable competitors. For energy efficiency specialist, Energy Makeovers, success has meant avoiding the reputational damage that arises when poor service from some players has impacted all.

Social Media

Holden shares its 5 key brand strategies

Like any sector in Australia, the motor industry is seeking to find more innovative and creative ways to engage customers through digital and social channels.

Digital Marketing

Four ways to use social media to boost customer loyalty

​There’s no doubt consumers have become increasingly demanding around how brands engage with them via social media platforms. And the pressure is on marketers to quickly adapt their communications and engagement strategies if they hope to transform social interactions into customer advocacy and loyalty.

Marketing drives Facebook at Work deployment at Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker's IT staff took a backseat to marketing when the real estate brokerage rolled out Facebook at Work. The program is just a pilot, however, and IT will eventually have to step in if the company decides to integrate the platform with corporate resources.

Digital Marketing

5 Adtech companies that have made the US$1bn Unicorn club

The technology industry is now awash with so-called ‘unicorns’ – privately-held companies with a market valuation of US$1bn or more based on their fundraising activities. We look at 5 adtech companies who’ve made it to this prestigious tech club, and what they’re doing to achieve such lofty heights.

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Bigcommerce joins ranks behind new Twitter Buy Now button

​Australian ecommerce platform player, Bigcommerce, has joined forces with Twitter on its ‘Buy Now’ button as the social platform sets its sights on allowing brands to promote and directly sell products across its network.

Leadership

How Les Mills is propelling fitness into the digital age

Digital transformation is one of the key drivers behind leading fitness and music provider Les Mills strategy to leverage customer engagement with over 17,000 clubs around the world, according to Les Mills International CIO, Aaron O’Brien.

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