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YouTube Takes on NBC With Own Super Bowl Halftime Show

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

TapSense Launches First Ads for Apple Watch

apple-watch-ad Jan 5, 2015 - San Francisco-based TapSense has introduced a programmatic ad platform for Apple's anticipated Apple Watch, which promises a seamlessly integrated ad experience tailored to wearables. Comments

The Best Campaigns You Didn't See in 2014

eye-microscope Dec 22, 2014 - The past year was full of brilliant marketing campaigns, but some clever content got overlooked. Experts Susan Credle and Greg Jarboe weigh in on the best of the rest in 2014. Comments

Toyota Gets Personal Using Twitter's Tailored Audiences

toyotathon-picture Dec 22, 2014 - Toyota has customized its December sales campaign by using Twitter's targeting capabilities to address customers by their first names in its new ads. Comments

10 Best Social Media Wins of 2014

shutterstock-201617177 Dec 19, 2014 - From ice-cold water to some seriously funny tweets, a lot of brands did social right in 2014. Our experts ranked the year's best of the best in social media. Comments

Kevin Bacon Hawks Local Goods in New Ad Generator

kevin-bacon-commercial-generator-2 Dec 10, 2014 - Nonprofit organization Shop for Good has launched a Kevin Bacon Commercial Generator, which puts the actor in silly, personalized ads to raise money for schools and local charities. Comments

4 Surefire Ways to Maximize Ad Spend in 2015

shutterstock-216591901 Dec 10, 2014 - These four tips can help ensure you're maximizing your ad spend and not wasting your dollars in the new year. Comments

Brands Will Lose Billions to Bots in 2015 [Study]

shutterstock-115174939 Dec 9, 2014 - According to research by White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers, 11 percent of display ad impressions, 23 percent of video ad impressions, and 52 percent of sourced traffic is fraudulent. Comments

Fruit of the Loom Shares Rules of Underwear Giving

shutterstock-179623226 Dec 5, 2014 - Banner ads and pre-rolls for Fruit of the Loom's new holiday campaign link to a quiz that helps customers decide which of their friends and family should receive underwear for Christmas. Comments

Lenovo's Prankvertising Stunt Pulls Views From Shoppers

lenovo 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

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