Despite beginning as a religious holiday in Ireland (where until the 1960s bars were actually closed for the day…seriously), Americans have morphed St. Patrick’s Day into a day of celebrations. Whether celebrating their Irish heritage or just being Irish for the day, people like to...

Back in October 2015, Slate editors awoke to a big surprise: the Twitter share button on their articles no longer displayed how many readers had shared the link. Slate vice chairman Dan Check told Digiday Slate had been “caught with our pants down.” If you’re a...

[caption id="attachment_35922" align="alignright" width="300"] Instagram is growing much more quickly than Twitter[/caption] Twitter is stuck. Usage has stagnated at about 320 million monthly users worldwide and U.S. usage is projected to lag well behind Instagram's growth. Revenue was actually up 61% in Q2, to $502 million,...

Back in March 2015, Twitter announced their partnership with big data partners Acxiom and Datalogix to give advertisers access to partner audiences based on online and offline behaviors and characteristics. Now that behavioral targeting has been around on Twitter for a few months, we’re starting...

Whenever new functionality is announced by social networks, there is usually a waiting game for marketers to really see what the end-user experience looks like to the end-consumer. This time around, Twitter's announcement of the new Buy button features came with at least one live example...

Twitter is stepping up their targeting game. Last month they introduced event targeting, which allows advertisers to reach audiences interested in specific events. This new targeting option has been added to the additional targeting criteria on the Twitter ads dashboard where you can easily browse...

Following the move of Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram in introducing new functionality and eCommerce ad units, Twitter’s most recent announcement reveals two new features: Product Pages and Collections. Keep in mind that while many articles have lumped these features together, the two are very different and...

Community Managers and customer care representatives everywhere are rejoicing at Twitter’s latest announcement regarding character limit. Beginning in July 2015, the 140-character limit for Direct Messages will be put the death (R.I.P.). It’s rumored that there will be a new 10,000 character limit put in...

In late May, Twitter and Google solidified a partnership to begin embedding tweets in Google search results.  Now that we're starting to see what this integration looks like in the wild, let's dive into this a little further and reveal what this means for brands moving...

If you've spent time on Twitter, you've seen them. Depending on how much time you've spent on Twitter, you've probably wondered "what are these doing here?" No, not trolls, but the elusive blue and white verification badges. First handed out in 2009, these little badges seen on...

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