Twitter Sees High Engagement in Video Tweets; Offers Real-Time Tips for Brands

LAS VEGAS — Twitter is focusing on a number of initiatives with marketers to link brands more closely to the real-time opportunities in the daily tweet stream of users, says Melissa Barnes, head of agency and brand advocacy at Twitter in an interview with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show. “The best brands [in real-time] are the ones […]


Twitter Acquires Social TV Tracking Service Trendrr

Twitter acquired social TV tracking service Trendrr for an undisclosed amount. The deal brings Trendrr’s analytics in house and follows on the heels of Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs earlier this year, also a social TV tracking service. Trendrr analyzes real-time conversations about TV shows. Real-time chatter about TV shows has been growing rapidly in the […]


GroupM’s Norman: Advertisers Must Embrace the “Stream” With Quick Content

CANNES — Advertising group GroupM’s chief digital officer thinks the top challenge for marketers is to insert themselves in new platforms like Twitter and Facebook that are all about chronologically-ordered, stream-based real-time media consumption. “Every time the distribution channels change – and the stream is a new distribution channel – typically the manufacturing problem changes […]


Twitter Is Now The #5 Digital Ad Platform

CANNES – Now that it has turned advertisers on to its marketing tools, Twitter is snapping at the heels of the biggest online ad gorillas, according to industry data. “When you’re talking about the digital landscape, there are four dominant players that everyone knows – Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft,” ZenithOptimedia global CEO Steve King […]

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