November 26, 2014

Social News Roundup | November 26, 2014

1. Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite viral family! The Holderness Family has done it again, this time with a cover of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” entitled “All About That Baste.” Read more…   2. A new Snapchat ad format Photo courtesy of Ad Age Snapchat teamed up with Samsung to roll out a new ad format in the American Music Awards “story” on Sunday night. Read more…   3. Controversial Yik Yak app raises $62 Million

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The controversy surrounding the app does not seem to be slowing down its growth, with The Wall Street Journal valuing the company at $300-400M not even a year after its launch. Read more…   4. Workers prefer to keep their professional accomplishments off social media

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A new study finds that only 15% of workers share their professional accomplishments over social media. Read more..   5.  Making the the most of the online shopping season

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This awesome infographic outlines the best approach to take for companies looking to increase their online sales.   6. How ignoring your cellphone, virtual fruit and store discounts are related  

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The Apple Tree app, created by three college students, rewards users who ignore their cellphones with virtual fruit, which can then be exchanged for real life discounts. Read more…