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Why Brands Need Video

Oct 2, 2014 - Although original branded video content can be an extremely effective marketing tool, the majority of brands still aren't using it to engage consumers. Comments

VIDEO: Head of Facebook's Atlas Speaks About Revamped Platform for Ads

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 1, 2014 - In this video interview, Erik Johnson, head of Atlas at Facebook, shares more information about the new version of Atlas, and explains why it’s a revolutionary addition to the mobile marketing world. Comments

The Economist Sells Attention Instead of Clicks With New Ad Guarantees

shutterstock-177669779 Oct 1, 2014 - TimeGuarantee and ViewGuarantee promise advertisers more audience engagement by disregarding click-though rates in favor of measuring time spent with ads. Comments

Growth of the Private Marketplace

private-marketplace Oct 1, 2014 - Programmatic deals in the private marketplace have been growing significantly in popularity. How do they benefit both publishers and advertisers? Comments

MasterCard Invites U.S. Workforce to Take #OneMoreDay of Vacation

visa-mastercard Sep 30, 2014 - The global payment company has launched a new travel-centric cross-channel campaign to persuade Americans to take their well-earned time off. Comments

Does Facebook’s Atlas Solve the "Cookie Problem"?

Facebook Logo Sep 29, 2014 - Facebook kicked off Ad Week with the launch of Atlas. The ad platform will avoid tracking cookies by taking a "people based" marketing approach. Comments

British Newspapers Embrace Native Advertising

advertising-words Sep 29, 2014 - Following on the heels of the Guardian and Metro UK, News UK has developed a Creative Content Unit to focus on native advertising for the digital versions of three of its publications. Comments

Adobe EchoSign Campaign Goes Retro to Attract Print-Reliant Businesses

es-social-paper Sep 26, 2014 - The new Goodby Silverstein campaign is taking over business media with spooky graphics in an effort to attract businesses to its e-signature software EchoSign. Comments

Brands Adopt Programmatic Buying While Agencies Lag Behind

adaptv-cover Sep 25, 2014 - Brands are allocating 60 percent of their video spend to programmatic buying, while agencies spend more than 20 percent less, leaving brands to purchase programmatic in-house. Comments

BitTorrent Seeks to Revamp Its Image With Bundle

bittorrent-bundle Sep 25, 2014 - BitTorrent has long been associated with Internet piracy, but the company hopes to rehabilitate its image and lure advertisers with Bundle, its new publishing platform. Comments

Land Rover Hits 15% in Digital Sales With Cross-Channel Marketing

land-rover-multichannel Sep 25, 2014 - By utilizing a multichannel strategy and forming strategic partnerships with YouTube and the Google Display Network, Land Rover has managed to boost its digital sales significantly. Comments

Insights, Tricks, Mistakes, and Future Trends Digital Marketers Should Know [Video]

ClickZ Live Mobile App Sep 25, 2014 - In these video interviews from ClickZ Live San Francisco, you will glean insights, get tips, and hear about future trends from leading digital marketers at Yahoo, Amazon, Hootsuite, and more. Comments

Brand Magazines Can Create Content Marketing Kings

magazines Sep 25, 2014 - Brands that are able to find a niche market and create a compelling brand magazine filled with engaging content can see huge boosts in their marketing efforts. Comments

Blind Spot: Ensuring the Future of Effective Digital Advertising

blind-spot-banner-ads Sep 24, 2014 - In order to continue to be a champion for the industry, the IAB needs to modify its position on banner blindness and amend the best practices for combating it. Comments

Mobile Creative Standards: Keeping Up With the Phones-es

shutterstock-152196302 Sep 24, 2014 - As the mobile space continues to evolve, the industry needs to adapt "better creative standards" in order to create successful campaigns. Comments

Apple Pay: Playing Catch-Up With Asia

shutterstock-144774175 Sep 23, 2014 - Asia has a long and entrenched mobile payment landscape, with contactless transactions in China alone worth $17 billion. Comments

IAB’s Definition of "Illegitimate Activity" in "Anti-Fraud Principles" Needs Clarification

shutterstock-178139075 Sep 23, 2014 - The principles could help form an industry-wide standard of what illegitimate traffic is, but experts say the definition of "illegitimate activity" requires further explanation. Comments

Apple’s New Product Line Proves It’s a Mobile World

Apple Watch will come in three different designs Sep 23, 2014 - Apple's iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch give marketers yet another compelling reason to improve their mobile video strategy and embrace the new technology. Comments

Viewability Counts In Europe

magnifying glass Sep 22, 2014 - Media buyers and sellers discussed issues around viewability at an industry conference in Europe. While the region seems to be ahead in the area, there were still some questions raised. Here are the answers. Comments

4 Rules to Consider When Battling the Marketing Heavyweight, Wearables

business-fight Sep 22, 2014 - Wearables will provide local marketers with a host of new opportunities. Here are four rules to consider when thinking about how to apply this 'marketing heavyweight' to your business. Comments

Common China Market Entry Mistakes

chinalumascape Sep 21, 2014 - Western ad tech companies make some common mistakes when entering the Chinese market – here are some of the most common ones. Comments

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