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Auto-Play Ads Coming to Facebook Audience Network

Aug 11, 2015 - Facebook has just made app advertising a little bit easier by offering new features to its Audience Network including carousel ads and desktop video app ads. Comments

Facebook Unveils Dynamic Retargeting Tools at #CZLSF

clickz-live-sf-facebook Aug 11, 2015 - During his keynote presentation at ClickZ Live San Francisco, Facebook's Matt Idema announced two Dynamic Product Ads updates to help marketers retarget shoppers within and beyond the Facebook ecosystem. Comments

Alphabet: What's Going to Happen to Google Advertisers?

Google Logo Aug 11, 2015 - Industry experts say Alphabet, which separates the profitable parts of Google's business, highlights the company's weaknesses but may also be good for branding and product development. Comments

American Girl Creates COPPA-Compliant Engagement Around Video Campaign

shutterstock-76737628 Aug 11, 2015 - Creating engagement for the under-thirteen set comes with major challenges, but American Girl dolls and Tongal are creating a kid-friendly, mom-approved campaign using crowd sourced video. Comments

Advertisers Should Think Vertically In the Age of Mobile Video

shutterstock-261082877 Aug 10, 2015 - Vertical video, once seen as amateurish and annoying has become de rigueur with the advent of Snapchat and Periscope. Marketers should take the trend seriously or be left behind. Comments

Did YouTube, Twitch Coverage of E3 Show Where TV Is Headed?

social-media-and-video Aug 6, 2015 - Online streaming websites like YouTube and Twitch are rapidly becoming preferential resources for video broadcasting and viewership, and redefining the concept of TV. Comments

Facebook Lets Users Send Businesses Private Messages

facebook-brand Aug 5, 2015 - Facebook is going to give businesses some social customer support power that is usually provided by external management tools. Comments

In the Moment Marketing With Mobile Advertising: The Next Big Leap

affluent-millennials Aug 5, 2015 - The new battle for the consumer is raging on mobile, as preferences and purchase decisions are made in “micro-moments”. Comments

The Future of Augmented Reality

interactive-shutterstock-132876065 Aug 5, 2015 - Experts predict augmented reality will set the tone for future technological advances, as AR- and VR-driven platforms like Microsoft HoloLens progressively transition into the mainstream. Comments

New York Times Capitalizes on 'Mobile Moments' for Tailored Ads

shutterstock-159153788 Aug 4, 2015 - To combat content overload on mobile, The New York Times is introducing a new ad product, Mobile Moments, to tailor branded content to user interest based on time of day. Comments

Could Microsoft and AOL Take on Google and Facebook?

battleroyale Jul 31, 2015 - To compete with Google and Facebook, Microsoft and AOL are training one another on their respective strengths: content and programmatic. Comments

What Produced Such Huge Gains for Facebook's Mobile Growth?

infographic-q2-2015 Jul 30, 2015 - In Q2, Facebook’s mobile ad revenue increased 74 percent from last year, driven by Autoplay Video Ads and Carousel Ads, according to industry experts. Comments

CBS to Move Super Bowl Ads Online: Can Iconic Brands Learn from Smaller Campaigns?

cbs-shutterstock-147256496 Jul 30, 2015 - Reports are circulating that CBS will stream this years' Super Bowl ads online, a space that has traditionally been dominated by smaller, more nimble brands. Comments

Our Smartphones, Ourselves

digital-evolution Jul 29, 2015 - Our smartphones have so much data on everything about us, from our sleeping patterns to our shopping habits, they've become extensions of ourselves. Just how much of that data do marketers have access to? Comments

Eyes Wide Open on Viewability

Computing Jul 27, 2015 - Viewability still poses its challenges for advertisers but the more viewability is introduced as a standard on campaigns, the quicker the quality will improve. Comments

Pandora's Sponsored Listening: How Less Interruption Could Create More Engagement

pandora-logo-two Jul 27, 2015 - Pandora's Sponsored Listening ad offering has exited beta, giving listeners 60 minutes of uninterrupted music and allowing brands to target content to their ideal audience. Comments

Standards Launch Our Rockets

advertising-words Jul 27, 2015 - While digital advertisers tend to like shiny new things, standards on the things we already have are what really facilitates growth and innovation. Comments

Advertising is on Life Support: Content is About to Be King

content-marketing-new Jul 27, 2015 - Content is about to be king because everyone can market their content directly to one another without the increasingly irrelevant contribution of a publisher. Comments

David Jones Mixes Fashion With Music in a 100% Digital Push

david-jones-daniel-johns Jul 26, 2015 - Australian fashion retailer David Jones has partnered with former Silverchair front man Daniel Johns to target a Gen Y audience by releasing its latest catalog in a music video. Comments

Are Playbuzz Flip Cards a Listicle Killer?

share Jul 24, 2015 - "Flipping" could be the new scrolling as quiz giant Playbuzz seeks to move beyond traditional content marketing to a new format optimized for mobile and social media. Comments

AOL Extends Premium Ad Solutions Into Video

new-aol-logo Jul 23, 2015 - Earlier today, AOL rolled out five premium video ad solutions that combine engaging visual content with data intelligence. Comments

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