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Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Michael Kors’s Instagram Ad: 36K Likes, 200 Rage-Filled Comments, Twitter’s New Display Ads in Action, Instagram ads are turning into ‘likes’ 5 percent of the time, No. 1 Position in AdWords Doesn’t Always Get Highest CTR [Study].

Study Shows that Consumers Punish Brands for Poor Twitter Response Time

A new study by Millward Brown Digital and Lithium found that consumers may reward brands who respond back to their Tweets in a timely manner. Consumers have a high expectation for brands to respond back and may even turn negative if they don’t. Here’s what else brands need to know…

Compete Launches Weekly Digital #DataHunt Contest

Compete eats, sleeps, and breathes online data. Using our free Site Analytics tool, you can catch the digital data fever too! Compete is launching a Digital #DataHunt contest that will reward one lucky – and skilled – marketing researcher each week. Here’s how it works… every Tuesday afternoon at 2PM EST a new contest question will be posted on our Twitter page. The answer to the question can be found

How Can Brands Win the Social Media Race?

In this day and age, almost every retailer knows how powerful social media is. Based on a recent survey by Compete, 40% of online shoppers believed retailers’ Facebook pages have been extremely/very influential on their purchase decisions. Not to mention the imperceptible impact social media has on shoppers. Unfortunately, not every retailer is succeeding in social media marketing.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

This week, marketers rejoiced after Pinterest launched web analytics–helping brands track popular content. Digiday asked marketing executives what data they wanted from the site. Two responses were mobile integrations and promoted pins. Pinterest’s first step towards monetization? They haven’t yet opened an API allowing developers to create applications on top of the service. An interesting story from Bloomberg reports that Twitter is planning a joint venture with Apple, allowing users

Mobile Twitter Users Are the Ideal Audience for Advertisers

A new study by Compete and Twitter found that primary mobile Twitter users in the U.S. are more engaged than regular users. These users are 86% more likely to be on Twitter several times a day than the average Twitter user. They interact more with tweets and follow more brands. What do marketers need to know to better connect with these mobile consumers?

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is safe and warm in the wake of Blizzard Nemo! Take a break from shoveling and recap some of the top stories online this week. The numbers are in and Chrysler is the clear brand winner of the 2013 Brand Bowl! Compete measured the impact that each thirty second Super Bowl had on the company’s website. Overall, Autos saw a greater spike in Daily Reach than

Free Super Bowl Buzz–Brands Newsjack the Blackout

Image from: blackout / Shutterstock A number of brands owe their quick-thinking social media teams a raise for “newsjacking” the Super Bowl power outage. When the lights went out, viewers turned their attention to social media for the thirty-four minute game break. This was a perfect opportunity for brands to share a message with high impact and little cost. PBS’s popular show Downton Abbey had to compete with the Super

What Can Vine Do For You?

Image from: Vine / Tech Cocktail We’ve been following (and playing around with) Vine’s new six-second video app these last few days, and thinking about what Vine means to you as digital and social marketers. Here goes: Early struggles, quick recovery. The first edition of the Vine App came with its fair share of struggles. Some videos didn’t get uploaded, log-in credentials were swapped with other users, and there was

The Weekly Compete Pulse

We’ve compiled some of the top stories from around the web this week. The big news is that Facebook has Instagram, and now Twitter has Vine. You can share short six-second videos in your twitter stream with the app, now available for iOS. Read more about the tool and its potential implications on Techcrunch. What does this new tool mean to marketers? Chris Brogan shared eleven things businesses can do

The Compete Weekly Pulse

What were the top sites in November 2012? Well, quite a bit of retail-themed sites, that’s for sure. We published our November data this week, and with it we put up a ranking of the fastest growing websites for the month. Check it out! Did you know that there are more than 200 million monthly active Twitter users? In Twitter’s own words, “you are the pulse of the planet.” If