Aug 26

Finally! Instagram introduces new insight tools


By Margaret Aprison   The Zócalo Research and Analytics team was excited when Instagram announced a new suite of measurement tools this week. Instagram has rolled out the new suite to brands using paid support, but expects to release it to all brands later this year. While the tools are only available for brands that use paid  continue reading

Aug 21

Social Media Week Chicago Registration Now Open

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By Alexandra Baird Registration is now open for Social Media Week Chicago 2014, and events will fill up fast! See the full schedule and register here. We’re excited to co-host Social Media Week Chicago for the fourth year running. We’ve got more than 100 top-notch events lined up, many of them free to the public, all exploring The  continue reading

Aug 19

[WATCH] Social Cosmos Vol 2: Exploring Ibotta

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  We’re exploring emerging social media communities and apps in the Social Cosmos (check out the introduction here). Join Marty Finn and Kara Price as they talk about what new app Ibotta  – which invites users to complete tasks for rebates - means for marketers and brands.     Zócalo Group is a digital and word-of-mouth marketing  continue reading

Aug 18

How I Learned to Love Snapchat: One Millennial’s Take

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By Brett Crawford   Snapchat is now the third most-used social app amongst millennials, according to a recent study. Now, for those of you who didn’t read that article or have no idea what a Snapchat is, let me allow myself to give you a quick run-down of what may very well be the best  continue reading

Aug 14

5 Ways to Knock Social Media Community Management Out of the Park


By Brittni Ainsworth Whenever I try to explain my job to my parents’ friends I get blank stares and questions like “So you Facebook and tweet all day?” My answer is always, “Well not exactly.” Social media community managers will know this pain and can identify. As I sit here and type this, I have  continue reading

Aug 11

Coffee-mate Shows Why Vanilla is Anything But Boring


By Marissa Yennie   If you say “vanilla” when you mean boring, we need to talk. Zocalo Group client Coffee-mate doesn’t believe there is anything “plain” about adding vanilla to your coffee. Of all the flavors that Coffee-mate offers, the most popular by far is French Vanilla. That’s why last month Coffee-mate used their flavor  continue reading

Aug 07

Secret: The New Social App for Sharing Anonymous Confessions with Friends

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By Ryan Choyeski Pssst… Let me tell you a secret. There is a new social network that allows you to say what you want without the publicity. Secret, a new and addicting app available on both iOS and Android, shows that you can have a working, supportive social network that’s also anonymous. Everyone has their  continue reading

Jul 31

I Hope I Die Before I Get Old: 5 Social Media Tips for Festival Season


By Danny Weiss   It’s not uncommon for us Chicagoans to spend nine months of the year waiting for the three months where it’s nice enough to go outside (Editor’s note: the high was 68 on July 28 because why not, really?). After winters and springs spent fighting off polar vortexes and derechos, it often  continue reading

Jul 31

Attending Social Media Week Chicago? Don’t Delay – Save Money by Purchasing Your Pass Today!

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By Erin Burg With Social Media Week Chicago quickly approaching, we have some important news to share! Today is the last day to get your Masterclass, Insider Pass or Digital Marketing Summit pass at the lowest early-bird price. You can save up to $200 if you buy your pass now. We also want to let you know about some great events that have just been  continue reading

Jul 29

From 1999 to 2014: Technology Is Faster, Cheaper and Better


This is a guest post by David Estoque.   1999 was a hectic year. Fears of a global computer meltdown led the masses to stock up on water and Twinkies as we pushed towards the 21st century. To the dismay of many, you only had to pay $5 to watch your childhood dreams be tarnished  continue reading