10 of the week’s best articles – Rundown Report [ISSUE 18] – 7th March 2014

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Welcome to the 18th edition of the Rundown Report. It’s been a busy week in the world of online marketing and social media, so sit back and catch up on what you’ve missed. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Email marketing news and articles

Social media news and articles

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  • WhatsApp: a calculated target for Facebook | Many people around the world are still left scratching their heads over Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp. In this article, Econsultancy have taken a more detailed look at why this investment was so important for Facebook.
  • 7 tips for managing and maximising content in social media | Successful social media marketing isn’t just about putting out an image or video and expecting it to go viral. Thought and structure needs to be used behind your content, and these tips from ClickZ will help you get started.
  • How the secret will help you get ahead on Pinterest | Psst, did you know that Pinterest have updated their service so you can have unlimited secret boards? You’ll be surprised by how something so small can really help your marketing effort. This article from Marketing Pilgrim explain all.
  • Things from the ’90s that social media replaced | A lot has changed in the world of technology over the last 20 years, and this article from Social Media Today shows how much our lives have changed in such a short space of time.

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Gravity

The boredom-buster

  • Best of Craigslist | The popular US classifieds service, Craigslist, features a selection of very strange, funny and just downright bizarre adverts. Using the Best of Craigslist website you can read through these ads without having trawl through the 1000s of normal (or boring) posts. Updated regularly, this is guaranteed to make you giggle!

Image of the week

Ellen Oscar selfie

This week saw Twitter retweet records broken when Ellen posted this selfie with a number of well-known movie stars such as Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey, among others, taken during this year’s Oscars. It is believed to have been an advertising stunt from Samsung, something which they deny. The picture has prompted a large number of reenactments, including this one by Homer Simpson.

That’s all for the Rundown Report this week. Have a great weekend, and be sure to check out next week’s Rundown Report for more news from around the marketing world. Got any ideas of things we should feature next week? Email your suggestions to ollie@sign-up.to!