It may still feel like summer outside, but never mind my flip flops and shorts… I’m sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte! Last Tuesday, Starbucks “officially” released its best-selling seasonal beverage. As described by Starbucks, the signature espresso and steamed milk latte features the unmistakable...

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...

We created Ignite Social Media in 2007 and so much has changed in the intervening eight years. The rise of Facebook brand pages and the fall of organic reach; Brands chasing likes and followers, encouraged in part by the social networks themselves; Twitter gradually introducing...

Happy 3rd Birthday to our favorite yellow-and-white ghost friend! Time flies, but thanks to Ghost Chillah (the Snapchat ghost’s official name), time has become even more fleeting, and moments exist only as long as the small square in the right-hand corner is still lit up...

In my 2013 book, "Earn It. Don't Buy It: The CMO's Guide to Social Media Marketing in a Post Facebook World," I argued that Facebook had a significant teen problem. We said it again and again. Soon groups I respect like Forrester and Edison Research were...

A cold front has overtaken your news feed, and it’s known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Whether you were the first to reach for your ice box, or are praying you never get nominated, no one can deny this campaign reached unprecedented levels in...

Your audience is on Facebook and Twitter every day, but your engagement numbers are decreasing. You Google the top social brands you know, and their numbers don’t look like they’re dropping. What’s going on? You may have become part of the 99%. A new study from...

The much-hyped announcement made by Facebook in June that unveiled Instagram video nearly overshadowed the largest update rolled out by Vine. The new features answer many criticisms made by users and promises a more fun and easy experience. The Vine updates are a solid counter...

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