Holiday Marketing Insights for the 2015 Season

The holidays are among us and business owners everywhere are thinking about how to optimize their marketing strategies to expand their reach during the peak of shopping season. In a recent Marketing Land article titled, Holiday Email Marketing Insights, industry leaders shared their tips and recommendations based on last year’s holiday campaigns. Here are the highlights from their findings: Global inbox placement rates have slid below 80% in 2015. US brands identified as “legitimate senders” Read more […]

How to Succeed at Social Media: Tips from a Top Airline

Social media is considered an essential part to any communications strategy, especially in today’s digital environment. Forbes contributor, Carmine Gallo, was pleasantly surprised by Cathay Pacific’s responsiveness and personalized interactions that he connected with Dennis Owen, the group manager for social media at Cathay Pacific Airways, to discuss the keys to success.

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Part 2 – FTC Advertising Guidelines: New Guidance on Wording and Placement of Disclosures

Last month, we reported on FTC’s clarification around its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Through a set of FAQs, they provided new guidance on proper marketing procedures and techniques, including the purchasing and selling of fake “likes,” which we reported on previously. In addition, they also provided direction on what constitutes as clear and conspicuous disclosure of material connections. Here what you need to know:   Bloggers need Read more […]

Facebook Ventures Into Video Sharing – YouTube Beware?

Earlier this week during Facebook’s developer conference, F8, the social media platform unveiled its latest products, developer tools and announcements. It was a lot to take in – announcements spanned from spherical video to the platform’s new ad exchange, LiveRail. One thing is very clear, Facebook continues to move quickly and find new ways to generate profit while engaging its users.   From Affect’s perspective the announcement most relevant to our work and clients is that Facebook Read more […]