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Twitter Offers Conversion Tracking Tool to Measure ROI

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

Twitter "Quick Promote" Targets SMBs

twitter-quick-promote-small-business-ads Feb 4, 2015 - Twitter's new ad product allows small businesses to promote their highest-performing tweets straight from their analytics dashboards to drive engagement from lookalike users. Comments

Super Bowl XLIX Ad Winners and Losers

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Feb 2, 2015 - With 30 seconds of advertising costing a cool $4.5 million, brands had a lot riding on their Super Bowl purchases. Who made the best use of their ad dollars? Comments

Real-Time Advertising a Staple of the Super Bowl

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Jan 30, 2015 - Brands can reach consumers during the Super Bowl with real-time video ads on Facebook and through Twitter war rooms. And with a shoppable halftime show, Pepsi is taking it to the next level. Comments

Spotlight On: Pandora's Jack Krawczyk

pandora-logo-two Jan 29, 2015 - The director of product management recently spoke with ClickZ about Pandora's troves of user data, which goes back more than eight years, and how it enhances the music-streaming platform. Comments

ClickZ's Super Bowl XLIX Ad Preview

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Jan 29, 2015 - The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so ClickZ is taking a peek at some of the ads from staples like Anheuser-Busch and Coca-Cola, as well as newcomers such as Skittles and NOMORE.org. Comments

The Internet of Things Could Wreak Havoc on Industry Standards

smart-home-internet-of-things Jan 29, 2015 - The recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured more connected devices than ever before, but the industry doesn't yet have much insight into how to standardize and measure the new data. Comments

WeChat Launches Sponsored Moments

wechat-1000 Jan 28, 2015 - BMW is one of the first brands to test paid ads on WeChat's Moments feed, paving the way for new advertising channels in China. Comments

Discover Gives New Advertising Opportunities to Brands on Snapchat

snapchat logo Jan 28, 2015 - With Discover, news sources such as CNN and ESPN will appear in users' Snapchat Stories. The ad-integrated feature lets brands reach the platform's fast-growing young user base. Comments

How Is Data Changing Programmatic Buying?

real-time-bidding-programmatic Jan 28, 2015 - As programmatic media buying grows, the increasing availability of user data has helped the process evolve to become more efficient and cost-effective for marketers. Comments

Mazda Ad Pops Off Page With Parallax Effects

mazda-3d-ad Jan 23, 2015 - Using three-dimensional advertising technology by Cxense, Mazda Motors Norway is attempting to engage customers by deploying an ad that appears to move. Comments

YouTube Takes on NBC With Own Super Bowl Halftime Show

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Jan 21, 2015 - For the first time, YouTube will compete with NBC's halftime show. Do its stars like Freddie Wong and Tobuscus have enough draw to compete with the likes of Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz? Comments

Facebook at Work Won't Include Ads - For Now

facebookvspinterest Jan 14, 2015 - Facebook reveals Work feature app, which will afford employees an ad-free, office-wide social network separate from their personal profiles. Comments

Twitter to Beef Up Advertising Options Beyond Own Site

twitter-logo Jan 12, 2015 - Twitter will soon sell ads against tweets embedded on third-party websites. In addition, the platform will increase video advertising options in the coming weeks. Comments

Newcastle Brown Ale Tries to Sneak Into Doritos Commercial Contest

shutterstock-184267580 Jan 12, 2015 - The beer brand entered the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" contest as a joke, mocking Super Bowl commercials with its own clever ads. Comments

Microsoft Opens Up Advertising on MSN Apps

shutterstock-193752605 Jan 8, 2015 - Shortly after Microsoft made its apps available on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices, the software company made it possible for marketers to advertise therein. Comments

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