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Rovio Tests New Direct Programmatic Capabilities

Aug 28, 2014 - The company behind Angry Birds gets on board with the programmatic media buying trend, allowing advertisers to choose which inventory they want to place their ads against. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Strives to Improve Customer Stays With App Upgrade

ritzcarlton Aug 27, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton is looking to bring its signature luxury to mobile users by making it easier for them to check in and out with mobile check-in, among other enhancements to its app. Comments

5 Things the Mobile Sharing Economy Can Teach the Enterprise

ride-request-small Aug 26, 2014 - The success of companies like Uber shows that there is room in the industry for innovation and growth. What can your business learn from the mobile sharing economy? Comments

TV Is Not Dead - It Has Moved to Different Platforms

As Seen on TV Aug 18, 2014 - Two speakers at ClickZ Live San Francisco discuss the inherent differences between mobile and television content, and how understanding apps is the way for the U.S. broadcasting market to catch up with its European counterpart. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Google Testing New Way to Catch Up in Mobile

google-logo-square Aug 12, 2014 - The tech giant is trying out a new way of targeting both mobile Web visitors and mobile app users, something they should have done much earlier in the mobile space, say industry participants. Comments

Foursquare Releases Social Search-Centric Redesign

foursquare Aug 6, 2014 - The network is now more focused on allowing users to tailor the network to their personal preferences, which, conveniently, opens new opportunities for brands. Comments

Mobile Display: Have No Fear!

mobile-display-thumbnail-image Aug 6, 2014 - Running mobile display campaigns does take up a marketer's resources and time, but don't be fooled - it's very much an accessible platform for ad serving. Comments

Twitter's Mitro Acquisition Could Yield Better Targeted Ads

twittermusic Aug 4, 2014 - A few years after the purchase of location-aware app maker Mixer Labs, Twitter has acquired password-security start-up Mitro to collaborate on geo-related projects. Comments

App Marketing Costs Continue to Rise

mobile-apps Jul 31, 2014 - According to app marketing technology company Fiksu, the cost of app marketing reached new heights this summer and it's likely to keep climbing. How should marketers deal with these rising costs? Comments

Cross-Channel Sales to Grow, Spurred by In-Store Mobile Research

in-store-shopping Jul 30, 2014 - Growth in cross-channel sales means it’s important for retailers to cater to consumers’ in-store behavior, so as not to alienate an increasingly mobile-savvy base. Comments

Verizon Smart Rewards Is a Sign of Things to Come

shutterstock-75943606 Jul 29, 2014 - Programs like Verizon Smart Rewards demonstrate that consumers are warming up to the idea of sharing data about themselves, as long as there is a benefit such as coupons or offers. Comments

Target’s "In a Snap" App Makes Catalogs, Ads Shoppable

in-a-snap-shop-this-ad-target Jul 23, 2014 - In an effort to drive further engagement, the new iOS app from the retail giant allows mobile shoppers to purchase products directly from select catalog pages. Comments

Car Wars: Uber, Lyft, Hailo Compete for a Spot in the Driver's Seat

slot-cars-race Jul 18, 2014 - A look at the different marketing tactics employed by these car services in New York City, and how their strategies are helping them to win customers. Comments

Brands Must Embrace Mobile Applications to Build Equity

mobile-apps Jul 10, 2014 - In today's mobile-first and increasingly mobile-only world, marketers must develop mobile applications that are relevant to their businesses and their customers in order to drive conversions. Comments

The World Cup’s Gone Mobile

world-cup-mobile Jul 10, 2014 - The growth of mobile is changing the way the world watches sports and never has this been more evident than with the 2014 World Cup. Comments

Cookie Run Boosts Messaging Apps' Revenue in Asia

cookierun Jul 8, 2014 - Mobile game Cookie Run has been working closely with messaging apps to generate revenue for both its messaging partners and its parent company Devsisters. Will its strategy prevail in the U.S.? Comments

Location, Utility, and Relevancy - the Magic Combination for Brands on Mobile?

Mobile Targeting Jul 8, 2014 - There's a real opportunity in the digital space for brands to merge location-based data, utility, and relevance to create apps that provide great value to their consumers' lives. Comments

5 Marketing Tips I Learned in London

London outline Jul 8, 2014 - Marketers here in the U.S. can learn a thing or two from their counterparts across the pond. Here are some digital marketing insights gleaned from a recent trip to London. Comments

A Social Generation Comes of Age at the World Cup

social-world-cup Jul 4, 2014 - This year's World Cup showed the confluence of the Internet and the real world and the impact that access and live action can have on people. Comments

Denny’s and Atari Appeal to Gen X With Mobile Games

denny-s-atari Jul 3, 2014 - By reviving three Atari games, Denny’s has become the latest brand to tap into collective nostalgia, which experts say can be a powerful motivator, but must be used strategically. Comments

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