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“Discovering” Shopping: Buying Natively

Jun 19, 2015 - Many platforms have embraced native advertising in recent months. This columnist explores how it's been going so far for Polyvore, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. Comments

YouTube Cannes Leaderboard Showcases Year’s Most Popular Video Ads

youtube-logo Jun 18, 2015 - Right before this year's Cannes Lions, YouTube has released its leaderboard celebrating the most popular global video ads from the last year. Comments

5 Imperatives for Mobile Success

digital-evolution Jun 18, 2015 - Consumers have grown accustomed to convenient and purposeful mobile experiences, and optimizing and supporting buy-in are just two ways to help marketers achieve them. Comments

Amazon to Improve Shipping Efficiency With Uber-Like App

amazon-delivery Jun 17, 2015 - The e-commerce giant is reportedly working on a mobile app called “On My Way” to speed up delivery. Comments

Australia's Holden Partners With Periscope for Rugby Tweetcheers

holden-tweetcheer Jun 17, 2015 - Periscope's partnership with carmaker Holden for a rugby State of Origin Twitter campaign is giving the video live-streaming app huge exposure in Australia. Comments

Brands' Video Ads Focus on Fathers

fathers-day-2015 Jun 17, 2015 - Though Mother's Day generates much more money, brands like Toyota, Minute Maid and Oreo have launched heartfelt video campaigns celebrating dads in time for Father's Day. Comments

Twitter Follows Facebook With Autoplay Videos in Timeline

Twitter Logo Jun 16, 2015 - Twitter is officially rolling out autoplay video in a user’s timeline, taking on its biggest competitor Facebook. But you'll be able to switch it off. Comments

Pandora Adds Mobile to Programmatic

pandora-logo-two Jun 16, 2015 - Advertisers will be able to reach Pandora’s 80 million active listeners and automatically purchase the platform’s display inventory across both desktop and mobile. Comments

The Three C’s of Spotify’s Video Play: CPMs, Creators, and Competition

Spotify app logo Jun 16, 2015 - Despite being the world's largest music-streaming platform, Spotify is not profitable. Its recent move into the video space illustrates mobile video ads' valuable future. Comments

Threat or Opportunity? 4 Topics for Publisher Dialogue in 2015

opportunity-box-in-hand Jun 16, 2015 - Events geared toward small publishers give them the rare opportunity to have a say in issues such as walled gardens, copyright infringement, ad quality and ad blocking. Comments

YouTube Moves Back Into Gaming With Twitch Replica

youtube2 Jun 15, 2015 - YouTube is going to introduce YouTube Gaming this summer, a live streaming video game platform similar to Amazon-owned Twitch. Comments

Realizing a Mobile Web Strategy

mobile-web Jun 15, 2015 - Developing a mobile strategy requires thoughtful planning and a committed staff, but which of the three configurations for creating mobile web designs is right for your business? Comments

Millennial Dads Turn to Digital Devices in Their Moments of Need

Google Logo Jun 12, 2015 - As Millennial fathers become more involved in raising their kids, they are more likely to view the Internet, particularly from their phones, as a parenting resource, according to Google data. Comments

Macy's and Whole Foods Bring Ad Powered Car Charging to the West Coast

electric-car-volta Jun 11, 2015 - In exchange for advertising and environmental credibility, brands like Whole Foods and Macy's are funding the electric car charging stations that will soon be all over the West Coast. Comments

If You Give An Advertiser Trackable Impressions...

tracking-users Jun 11, 2015 - The more advertisers have access to attribution, the more they're going to want to track and segment their impressions. Comments

MasterCard Tokenization Provides a Safe Space for Private Labels on Apple Pay

apple-pay-mobile-jcpenny-mastercard Jun 10, 2015 - MasterCard's tokenization services have made it possible for brands like JCPenney to offer checkout with private label credit cards on Apple Pay. Comments

In Defense of the Banner Ad

advertising-words Jun 10, 2015 - Though native advertising is currently the apple of the industry's eye, banner ads are still relevant, as programmatic buying and big data make them more sophisticated. Comments

The Sharing Economy Lays Its Foundation in Asia

car-sharing-economy Jun 9, 2015 - Apps are big sellers in APAC, reflecting the region's ability to embrace the sharing economy, with car-pooling the latest trend. Comments

Lack of Premium Inventory Inhibits Video Ad Spend [Study]

video-image-2015 Jun 9, 2015 - Both sell-side media companies and buy-side advertisers agree that lack of premium inventory hold back video’s growth, according to Forrester. Comments

Keurig and Hugh Jackman Simplify Complicated Campaign With Social

hugh-jackman-keurig-cup-half-full Jun 9, 2015 - Actor Hugh Jackman has partnered with single serve coffee brand Keurig to promote a documentary, Dukale's Dream, and a fair trade K-Cup offering. Comments

Apple Pay Coming to UK Retail Stores from July

applepay Jun 9, 2015 - Apple Pay has the support and backing of many popular stores in the U.K. as well as eight banks. Comments

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