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MRC Calls for Separation of Desktop and Mobile Viewability

May 6, 2015 - The Media Rating Council has determined that while viewability standards for mobile and desktop should be kept essentially the same, impressions should be separated. Comments

How YouTube and Build-A-Bear Engage Kids Without Collecting Data

build-a-bear-logo May 4, 2015 - Retargeting and programmatic are industry standards, but for children's advertising, they're a no-go. Here's how some big brands provide excellent, ethical kids' content. Comments

7 Things We Learned From Twitter's Q1 Earnings Report

twitter-mobile-2015 Apr 29, 2015 - Twitter's Q1 earnings revealed some interesting facts about the company's status, including that leaks caused losses for the platform, its user base has grown, and Periscope has hit 1 million users. Comments

Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads for Indonesian SMBs

twitter-mobile-2015 Apr 22, 2015 - Indonesia joins 31 other global markets with access to Twitter Ads for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a move welcomed by the country’s digital marketing industry. Comments

Are Dating Apps the Next Big Thing in Marketing?

dating-apps Apr 20, 2015 - Dating apps are growing in popularity among older Millennials, who are generally single, employed, and attractive to brands. Is Tinder's first video ad a sign of what's to come? Comments

Spotify's Playlist Targeting Takes Behavioral Marketing to the Next Level

shutterstock-200035424 Apr 16, 2015 - Today, Spotify introduced its new Playlist Targeting feature that lets brands factor users' moods, needs, and activities into cross-device sponsored content. Comments

Beats by Dr. Dre’s CMO: We’re Moving at the Speed of Culture

beats-by-dr-dre Apr 15, 2015 - Omar Johnson, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Beats by Dr. Dre, shares how the brand stays hyper-creative in order to meet the needs of the transforming entertainment industries. Comments

Japanese Whisky and a Digital Market That’s Heating Up

suntory-whiskey-3d-ice Apr 14, 2015 - A 3-D ice cube sculpting campaign for Japan's whisky lovers reflects an increasingly creative digital mindset across the region. Comments

AOL ONE Aims to Simplify Programmatic

aol-logo-eraser-red Apr 14, 2015 - AOL's ONE, an open, unified programmatic platform, will allow advertisers to optimize against various screens, formats, and inventory types. Comments

VIDEO: How Durex Uses Facebook to Sell "Love" in Indonesia [#CZLJKT]

durex-indonesia-czljkt Mar 30, 2015 - Sex is a forbidden topic of discussion in Indonesia, but at ClickZ Live Jakarta, Pungkas Riandika, digital manager for RB, talked about the power of social media and targeted marketing to generate a conversation around Durex condoms. Comments

FTC Workshop to Focus on Cross-Device Tracking

FTC Logo Mar 18, 2015 - The FTC's upcoming workshop will focus on the potential benefits and privacy issues surrounding marketers' practice of tracking consumers on their mobile devices. Comments

Is Your Marketing Budget Mobile Enough? [Study]

Budget Mar 18, 2015 - Reviewing campaigns from Coca-Cola, MasterCard, Walmart, and AT&T, the Mobile Marketing Association measured mobile's impact scientifically, and found that a bigger mobile budget will lead to greater ROI. Comments

SXSW 2015: Esurance Uses Big Data to Drive Engagement

sxsw-2015 Mar 15, 2015 - Esurance chief marketing officer Alan Gellman and vice president of advertising Nancy Abraham sat down with ClickZ at South by Southwest to talk about using data to personalize the user experience. Comments

SXSW 2015: Pandora Reaches Moment of Critical Mass With Audience Targeting

sxsw-2015 Mar 15, 2015 - Pandora sat down to speak with ClickZ at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, about connecting with Millennials through better audience targeting. Comments

Could Liquor Bottles Be the Next Big Thing in Advertising?

johnnie-walker-nfc Mar 4, 2015 - At the Mobile World Congress, Diageo unveiled the first smart bottle: a Johnnie Walker Blue Label that can use NFC to send targeted ads to smartphones. Is this ingenious or invasive? Comments

Twitter Offers Conversion Tracking Tool to Measure ROI

Twitter Money Feb 27, 2015 - Twitter has launched two new conversion tracking features to its analytics toolkit in an attempt to help brands measure a Promoted Tweet campaign's ROI. Comments

Is Facebook Set to Become the Google of Social Media?

facebook-mobile-blue Feb 25, 2015 - Facebook recently dropped competing ad products from its exchange, quietly created its own CRM, and released a mobile ad creation app. Is the company gearing up to completely dominate the social ad space? Comments

Facebook to Boost Businesses' Sales With New Ad Unit

facebook-brand Feb 17, 2015 - The social media giant introduced a new ad solution called "product ads" today, which was created specifically to help businesses sell their products on the platform. Comments

The Continued Move Toward Marketing Automation

shutterstock-144078886 Feb 10, 2015 - Recent acquisitions by Marin, MediaMath, and Kenshoo are a sign of more to come as competition heats up in the marketing automation sector. Comments

Twitter Wins Advertisers But Fails to Draw Users

twitter-logo Feb 9, 2015 - Twitter reports record earnings for 2014, but the company has been slow to draw in new users, leaving some to wonder if all these ads are finding an audience. Comments

Coca-Cola Duped Into Tweeting Racist Content

coca-cola-coke-soda Feb 5, 2015 - Pop culture site Gawker built a bot that fed passages from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf into the brand's #MakeItHappy tweet generator, which then turned the quotes into cartoon characters. Comments

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