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Digital Marketing People on the Move: August 2014 Roundup

Aug 29, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during August. Comments

Facebook Cracks Down on Click-Baiting Posts in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Aug 26, 2014 - The social media giant is looking to curtail posts with click-baiting headlines, and many in the industry say this update could have a huge impact on sites like Upworthy and BuzzFeed. Comments

Fanta Creates All-Vine Comedy Show to Engage Teens

twitter-cast Aug 20, 2014 - The Coca-Cola brand has partnered with influential young Vine comedians to co-create a series of comedic Vine videos for teens and will release one new episode every Friday for six weeks on CollegeHumor.com. Teens can follow the funny at @FantaFun... Comments

Starwood’s New Robotic Butler Accepts #MeetBotlr Tweets as Tips

botlr-upclose-lr Aug 19, 2014 - Starting on August 20, a robotic butler will serve guests at Starwood’s Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California. Different from a human bellhop, the robot will accept tweets as tips. Comments

New Balance Connects Online and Offline Sales With Live Interactive Video

880v4-collection-01-1-1 Aug 18, 2014 - Through a partnership with real-time product communication platform Brandlive, New Balance is looking to convert interested online consumers into offline, in-store buyers. Comments

Facebook Leads Way In In-store Sales for SMBs [Study]

facebook-homepage Aug 14, 2014 - A new study from digital marketing company G/O Digital shows that compared to Twitter and Pinterest, Facebook is better at driving offline sales for small businesses, with 84 percent of respondents saying that local deals or offers on Facebook heavily... Comments

Twitter Promoted Video Will Boost Engagement Data

Twitter Money Aug 13, 2014 - The micro-blogging service has been beta testing a new feature, Promoted Video, which allows advertisers to upload and distribute video ads on the platform. Industry insiders believe that Promoted Video will add another layer to Twitter’s ad business... Comments

Google Testing New Way to Catch Up in Mobile

google-logo-square Aug 12, 2014 - The tech giant is trying out a new way of targeting both mobile Web visitors and mobile app users, something they should have done much earlier in the mobile space, say industry participants. Comments

Shoppable Levi's Video Tells Fan Stories

levisshop Aug 11, 2014 - Levi’s has unveiled a new campaign, the Live in Levi’s Project, which combines storytelling with social media and e-commerce in an interactive video. Comments

Pinterest Updates 'Send a Pin' to Boost Interaction. Is E-Commerce Next?

pinterest-alt Aug 8, 2014 - Now, when users receive a pin, they can reply with a message or send a pin back. Industry insiders say this feature adds another layer to Pinterest’s Guided Search and brings more opportunities to online businesses. Comments

PayPal: Online Shopping in Singapore to Hit $3.5B Despite Security Fears

paypallogo Aug 7, 2014 - In a recent survey, PayPal found that while online shopping continues to grow in Singapore, 57 percent of consumers hesitate to make online payments due to security concerns. Comments

MRC to Issue Guidelines for Non-Human Traffic

internetfraud Aug 6, 2014 - The Media Rating Council has plans to issue guidelines that will help digital marketers identify vendors and platforms to better combat fraudulent non-human traffic. Comments

How to Become a Top-Performing Content Marketer on LinkedIn

linkedinimage Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn has issued content marketing tips based on the practices of some of the most influential brands on the platform. Comments

MediaCom and Google Collaborate to Develop a Mobile-First Mindset

mobile-video-view Aug 5, 2014 - Global media agency MediaCom has teamed up with Internet giant Google to create a mobile-oriented training program for the agency’s employees. This move indicates the growing importance of mobile advertising. Comments

Twitter's Mitro Acquisition Could Yield Better Targeted Ads

twittermusic Aug 4, 2014 - A few years after the purchase of location-aware app maker Mixer Labs, Twitter has acquired password-security start-up Mitro to collaborate on geo-related projects. Comments

Pinterest Adds to Its Functionality With Icebergs Acquisition

pinterest-alt Aug 1, 2014 - Pinterest has purchased Icebergs, a company that allows creatives to collaborate on projects online. This acquisition, along with a number of new features Pinterest has launched lately, will change how content is curated and utilized within the platform... Comments

Digital Marketing Performance Increasingly Affects CMO Compensation [Study]

business-people Aug 1, 2014 - The Chief Marketing Officer Council’s new CMO Compensation Report suggests that CMO base compensation tends to increase as a company’s digital marketing performance improves. More than one-third of CMOs who earn $350,000 a year or more responded that... Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: July 2014 Roundup

latin-business Aug 1, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during July. Comments

Will Facebook Launch Another Snapchat Clone Within Instagram?

instagram-icon-large Jul 28, 2014 - Facebook-owned Instagram seems set to release a new "one-tap photo messaging" app called Bolt, a product that sounds just like Snapchat. Comments

LinkedIn Unveils Direct Sponsored Content for Better Targeting and Testing

linkedin22 Jul 24, 2014 - The new feature will not only help marketers with A/B testing, but industry participants say it also indicates a big move for native advertising. Comments

LinkedIn Acquires Bizo to Boost B2B Marketing

linkedinbizo Jul 23, 2014 - The business-oriented networking platform has inked a deal with marketing start-up Bizo in an effort to enhance its business-to-business (B2B) marketing capacity. Comments

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