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Twitter now lets you slap ad stickers on your photos

Because nothing personalizes a photo like a branded graphic.

Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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Lori Grunin

As the homogenization of social media continues, Twitter followed in Snapchat's wake by adding the ability to apply stickers with embedded hashtags. Now the business justification emerges: brands will be able to offer stickers with their own built-in hashtags so that you can promote for them and allow them to track your stickered tweets.

The company's Promoted #Stickers initiative was announced in a blog post on Monday, with Pepsi as the exclusive partner, and the option will be available to "select marketers" with managed accounts.

They're pitched to advertisers as "a huge opportunity for brands to drive brand affinity and raise awareness of their message at scale." Happy brand-affinity driving.