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Spotify Transitions from Music App to Video Platform

May 20, 2015 - Spotify has partnered with dozens of media outlets, including NBC, ABC, and BBC, to publish and create original video content that will soon be available on the app. Comments

Starbucks And Spotify Team Up To Create "Music Ecosystem"

Starbucks May 20, 2015 - The music in 7,000 Starbucks locations will be powered by Spotify, per letters of intent the two brands signed earlier this week, connecting them in a multi-year partnership. Comments

AOL Allows Advertisers To Target App Users

new-aol-logo May 19, 2015 - Right after its acquisition by Verizon, AOL has enhanced its programmatic platform to help marketers not only target mobile app users, but attribute the effect of other mediums on those campaigns. Comments

ANZ Uses Instagram to Target a New Generation of Banking Customers

anz-logo-square May 14, 2015 - Get it right and do it well before scaling your business's digital marketing platforms, says ANZ Australia's marketing head. Comments

Amazon Introduces App Advertising for Android and Fire

amazon logo May 14, 2015 - Amazon has created its own app advertising platform for Android and Fire to rival similar products from Google, Facebook, and Twitter Comments

It's Time to Experiment with Experiential Marketing

expe May 14, 2015 - Experiential marketing offers an opportunity to merge online and offline in a wholly immersive way. But in developing a campaign, where should brands begin? Comments

Facebook Becomes the Fastest Growing Global Media Company

Facebook thumbs up 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

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