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Lenovo's Prankvertising Stunt Pulls Views From Shoppers

Dec 1, 2014 - Computer company Lenovo has partnered with comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to prank unsuspecting mall shoppers in a new video that pokes lighthearted fun at competitors. Comments

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word at a Time

spritz harpercollins Nov 20, 2014 - To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins "spritzed" it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London's busiest train stations. Comments

Bad Impressions: Kraft Takes a Stand on Digital Ad Inventory

shutterstock-177029327-mouse Nov 19, 2014 - Kraft's decision to reject up to 85 percent of the digital ad inventory it's offered is a wake-up call for agencies. Comments

Swarovski Seeks "Blonde Bartender" on Craigslist in Fun Marketing Ploy

shutterstock-213092572 Nov 18, 2014 - To remind consumers that Swarovski makes jewelry for everyday wear, the crystal company's creative agency posted clever bracelet ads in the form of Craigslist Missed Connections. Comments

Cleaning Up the Ad Clutter

ad-clutter Nov 17, 2014 - Advertisements increasingly cover every inch of our connected world. How can marketers make their ads stand out from the rest? Comments

SAP Harnesses Facebook Data to Boost Personalized Marketing

Facebook thumbs up Nov 11, 2014 - Marketers will now be able to better target campaigns with the use of customer data on HANA. Comments

Monty the Penguin Breaks Records, Wins Christmas

sam-and-monty-screenshot Nov 7, 2014 - British department store John Lewis has released its 2014 holiday ad, titled "Monty the Penguin," which beat last year's ad in terms of number of initial shares and caused merchandise to sell out within hours. Comments

China's Rising Middle Class Drives Mobile Ad Spend

shutterstock-189369416-china-mobile-advertising Nov 6, 2014 - China's digitally savvy early adopters are driving mobile expenditure growth and offering marketers a prime channel on which to build brand loyalty. Comments

Is Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Advertising?

Microsoft Nov 4, 2014 - Microsoft's recent layoffs have many questioning whether the tech giant is giving up on advertising entirely. Comments

Publicis Acquires Sapient to the Tune of $3.7 Billion

publicis-groupe-logo Nov 3, 2014 - Global advertising group Publicis has added Sapient to its list of agencies, purchasing the company on Monday in an all-cash transaction in hopes of beefing up its digital offerings. Comments

Activision and AKQA "Hack" Instagram for Call of Duty Fans

shutterstock-200721917 Nov 3, 2014 - Activision and AKQA have manipulated Instagram's photo tags to create an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure-style story for fans of the video game Call of Duty. Comments

Tumblr Leaps Into Native Video With Auto-Play Ads

shutterstock-208578283 Oct 29, 2014 - As Tumblr continues to grow its audience, the blogging site also hopes to grow its advertising revenue by rolling out auto-playing video content to users' dashboards. Comments

Are Paid Platforms the Future of Social?

shutterstock-86924398 Oct 27, 2014 - Believing that content published on social belongs to the creators, tsū and Bubblews share ad revenue with their users, though some believe the payments are too small to make a splash. Comments

Spotlight On: Tribal Worldwide's Rich Guest

tribal-logo-oranger Oct 27, 2014 - Get to know the president of U.S. operations at Tribal Worldwide as he discusses his all-time favorite campaigns, his next Netflix fixation, and his dislike of "technoecstasy." Comments

Mobile Ad Revenues Soar as Search and Directories Flatten Out

new-iab-logo Oct 23, 2014 - The IAB's half-year ad revenue report shows record growth, mostly due to the rise of mobile advertising. Meanwhile, search and directory advertising have stayed at the same levels since last year. Comments

Pandora Goes Ad-Free, for One Hour

pandora2014 Oct 22, 2014 - In exchange for interacting with a banner ad, Pandora is offering users an hour of uninterrupted music with its new ad program Sponsored Listening. Comments

Canada Goose Campaign Embraces "Friluftsliv"

canada-goose Oct 21, 2014 - The Canadian outerwear brand centers its first European campaign on a region where it's always been popular: Scandinavia, home of the "friluftsliv" philosophy that represents a love of the outdoors. Comments

Will Snapchat's Lack of Targeting in First Ad Do More Harm Than Good?

snapchat-logo Oct 20, 2014 - Over the weekend the platform launched its first ad, a Snap from the movie "Ouija" that appeared in users' Recent Updates feed. But will the lack of targeting hinder the ads’ effectiveness? Comments

Advertisers Seek Sleeker Alternatives to YouTube

video-streaming-shutterstock-99918575 Oct 13, 2014 - Video strategists from Story Worldwide, eMarketer, and A&E Network agree that YouTube is king when it comes to video marketing, but continue to search for opportunities on newer platforms. Comments

IAB Highlights Best Campaigns From All Over the World

shutterstock-111655109 Oct 10, 2014 - In its first "What Works & Why Global Insights Report," the Interactive Advertising Bureau focuses on 18 award-winning advertising campaigns and what they did well. Comments

Can Ello Dethrone Facebook?

shutterstock-162169583 Oct 9, 2014 - Brands are welcome to join Ello, but sponsored posts are out of the question, since the hottest new social network is adamantly against advertising. Comments

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