Digital Advertising

Can You Copyright a Tweet?

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We were recently quoted in an online magazine article; our picture, our name and our original tweet. In fact, it was a screen shot of what we had written on a fairly controversial topic! We were never informed that we had been quoted and would never have seen it if it wasn’t for Google Alerts. In short, our permission was never sought. In the journalism world, this would have been a sure no-go; quoting someone on a controversial subject without their knowledge, could get them into a sticky situation.

So, this led us to the million dollar question…..can you copyright a tweet?

Brands are Taking the Wrong Approach to Social and Here is How to Fix That

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Social media is undeniably an integral part of our daily routine and brings huge benefits to both our business and personal lives. As these benefits become more apparent, an increasing number of brands and businesses are integrating social media into their overall marketing strategies. These platforms give brands a free and invaluable way to connect with clients (both current and potential), spread brand warmth, monitor competitors, manage customer service, gain customer insights and drive website traffic….so what’s not to love?
Yet, many brands are jumping feet first into the social media realm without truly understanding the basics; mainly, how to post content. This seems like a no-brainer to some people, yet many brands still don’t know the most basic and fundamental ‘rules’ of social media. Yes, social media is integral to your brand, but going out all guns blazing with no planning or strategy may in fact do more harm than good.

You Won’t Believe How Many Users Facebook Has Now (new and updated stats)

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Since it went public two years ago, one of the most heavily anticipated quarterly earnings statements in the digital world is Facebook’s. Not only does Facebook give us the usual income and revenue data that is required of them, but there is always a bunch of updated user stats littered throughout the filings.

As always, I have updated my Facebook stat posts to reflect the new tallies just released Wednesday evening. Below is a sampling of the new and updated stats. For hundreds more, visit the individual Facebook stats pages listed below them.

Facebook Advertising Targeting – Is It Worth It?

It used to be that organizations would launch a Facebook page, invite some friends, post a little bit, and see organic growth. That was back before Facebook went public. Their main interest was building a user base, and monetizing their user base was secondary. When the user base got into the hundreds of millions and the next logical step was an IPO, Facebook needed to show revenue. And their ad platform has been rather effective in doing so.