Former Young & Rubicam Creative Culturalist Rick Liebling joined social benchmarking platform Unmetric as head of global marketing, and the company also announced the additions of Frito-Lay, American Airlines, and Deep Focus to its client base.
Social relationship platform provider Spredfast announced Friday that it raised $32.5 million in growth capital in a funding round led by Lead Edge Capital, adding that the funds will be used for talent acquisition, product development, and global expansion.
The recent real-time marketing coup by Oreo and its agency, 360i, during the Super Bowl blackout has had people talking about the next wave of social media marketing and advertising. And while that singular image of a delicious cookie, accompanied by a hyper-timely message, may serve as inspiration for other companies looking to evolve their own digital marketing initiatives, the reality is that few companies will ever be able to do what Oreo did. They simply lack the creative and human resources to be “always on” — producing real-time, inspired, first-party branded content to delight their fans. Most companies have very small teams responsible for social media marketing, and, in many cases, just one or two people responsible for developing the voices for their brands online.