Social News Roundup | February 4, 2015

1) Pinterest Expands Promoted Pins, Enhances Brand Presence  Photo Courtesy of MediaPost Expanding its Promoted Pins business, Pinterest is testing ads in users’ home feeds and other locations. Read more…   2) Consumers ‘Blind’ To Branded Content on Social Media Photo Courtesy of Giphy.com It’s no secret that marketers have been (very) annoyed by Facebook’s repeated moves to cut their organic reach…

Social News Roundup | November 6, 2014

1. What could have been… What if Twitter, Instagram, Google and other social media networks were created in the 1980s? What would that have looked like? Read more… 2. Cruisin’ with faster WiFi With more Americans taking cruise vacations, up .4% from 10.67 million in 2013 to 10.71 million, cruise liners are making bigger efforts to get more millennials on…

Social News Roundup | September 12, 2014

1. Facebook Tests a New Feature to Schedule Deletion of Posts  Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow iOS app users to schedule deletion of posts in advance. Read more… 2. Facebook Is Putting More Emphasis On Negative Feedback For Ads To provide more relevant ads on its News Feed, Facebook is placing a larger emphasis on the…

Weird Al’s Digital Masterclass – A Case Study on “Mandatory Fun”

This July, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” became the first comedy album since 1963 to reach number 1 on the Billboard 200. It’s a momentous achievement for any artist, but how he pulled it off is even more impressive. Using some original content, smart partnerships and a Q&A on an unlikely source, Weird Al was able to consolidate his scattered…

Mobile Usage Trends on Social Media

Mobile traffic is growing rapidly and marketers need to learn how to adjust brand content to this trend. Mobile marketing and its related strategies, such as location-based marketing, have gained traction. BI Intelligence found that 91% of companies plan to increase their investments in location-based marketing. At Renegade, we want to know how significant the growing mobile usage is on…