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Facebook Becomes the Fastest Growing Global Media Company

May 12, 2015 - Facebook has long been a dominant social media platform, but now the brand has grown to be one of the most profitable media companies in the world, according to ZenithOptimedia. Comments

A Glance Into the Future of Brand Loyalty

crystal-ball-future May 8, 2015 - With the growth of the wearable industry, brands need to focus on delivering the most valuable interaction as efficiently as possible. Comments

MRC Calls for Separation of Desktop and Mobile Viewability

global-strategy-e-commerce 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

The Mobile Change Nobody Is Talking About

shutterstock-160559990-mobile Apr 29, 2015 - Besides "Mobilegeddon," there's another mobile change from Google that no one is paying much attention to. 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

HBO and Uber Partner to Deliver Iron Thrones to App Users

hbo-uber-rideofthrones Apr 17, 2015 - To promote its new content streaming service, HBO Now, HBO and Uber will spend two days in New York City delivering Iron Thrones based on the one in the series "Game of Thrones" to Uber users. Comments

Foursquare Unveils Pinpoint for Location-Based Ad Targeting

foursquarelogo Apr 14, 2015 - Foursquare is monetizing its location-based data with the introduction of Pinpoint. The new ad-targeting product will work across Web and mobile. Comments

Disney, Samsung Among Instagram Carousel Ad Pioneers

instagram-icon-large Apr 14, 2015 - Shortly after Instagram launched carousel ads, which give advertisers more flexibility on the platform, brands like Banana Republic, Showtime, and L'Oreal are driving users to product pages. Comments

Marketing Departments to Move Majority of Apps to Cloud in 2 Years

Cloud computing Apr 10, 2015 - Forty-seven percent of marketing departments will have 60 percent of their apps on a cloud platform within two years. Comments

YP Partners With Uber to Bring Cars to Your Door

yp-logo-big-data Apr 9, 2015 - In the platform's first API integration with a local search site, Uber is now featured on the directory listings in YP's app, allowing users to order a car to the business with one click. Comments

3 Reasons Why Brands Are Flocking to Chat App Kik

kik-app Apr 9, 2015 - Kik is drawing brands like Burger King and publishers like the Washington Post to its platform with interactive advertising opportunities. Comments

'Jewish Tinder' Founder Gives 10 Tips to Make Social a Match for Marketers

social-sharing Apr 8, 2015 - Ten tips to make social work for your business, from JSwipe founder David Yarus. Comments

Gamification Is Worth the Risk, Says Tribal Worldwide [#CZLNY]

mobile-video-view Apr 2, 2015 - At ClickZ Live New York, Tribal Worldwide's Rich Guest sat down with Emily Skor of the CHPA to talk about best practices for testing, targeting, and launching a mobile gaming app. Comments

Mountain Dew and Spotify Among First to Experiment With Twitter's Periscope

periscope-logo Mar 30, 2015 - As most brands plan ahead for Twitter's new livestreaming app, Mountain Dew and Spotify tried Periscope on its first day and say initial response was primarily positive. Comments

Twitter Debuts Periscope to Rival Meerkat

twitter-logo Mar 26, 2015 - Immediately following Facebook’s embedded video player announcement yesterday, Twitter introduced a new livestreaming video app this morning. Why are these major social media platforms looking to win the video space? Comments

Facebook Offers Free Analytics for Apps Tool

facebook-app-analytics Mar 25, 2015 - At today's F8 conference Facebook unveiled a new developer tool that will help app marketers segment and target audiences as well as understand consumer path to purchase and in-app pain points. Comments

Twitter Experiments With Carousel Ads

twitter-logo Mar 19, 2015 - Following Instagram's recent foray into carousel ads, Twitter jumps on the bandwagon, promoting apps with a new unit. But is Twitter hurting itself with large, intrusive ads? Comments

What's Next for Brands and Wearable Technology in China?

china-fashion Mar 19, 2015 - Opportunities abound for brands as Chinese social media apps and technology companies work together on innovative crossovers between wearables and digital marketing. Comments

Top 7 Reasons You Need, Nay, You Must Be at ClickZ Live New York

7reasons-clickz-live Mar 19, 2015 - ClickZ Live is just two weeks away! Check out the top reasons why you should be attending our premier marketing event. Comments

SXSW 2015: Shazam Partners With Brands to Simplify Search

shazam-mobile Mar 16, 2015 - Shazam's chief product officer, Daniel Danker, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about a new feature on the brand's app that will use images and audio for search. Comments

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