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Verizon Smart Rewards Is a Sign of Things to Come

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

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012 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

Twitter Steps Into Facebook's Shadow With Launch of Mobile App-Install Ads

Twitter Advertising Jul 1, 2014 - App-install ads let users download third-party apps directly from Twitter's app. They have worked very well for the likes of Facebook and Google. Comments

Apple TV: Curation, Choice, and Closed Ecosystems

Apple logo Jul 1, 2014 - Apple's enhancements to its Apple TV platform are exciting, but they raise the question of why the company hasn't fully opened the playing field for video app developers. Comments

What Is "Rich Media" in a Social Mobile World?

Social Media Jun 24, 2014 - Social media is inherently "rich," but it is more than 75 percent mobile, which presents a slew of new challenges for marketers. How can we embrace social mobile rich media in our marketing efforts? Comments

How Social Media Connects Us to the Things We Love and Transforms Life Experiences

Social media Jun 19, 2014 - The world's leading universities are leveraging social media to connect with prospective students, current students, and alumni. Here's how their tactics can be applied in the business world. Comments

Will XAPP - and Apps Like It - "Zap" What's Left of Our Privacy?

privacy-image-sew Jun 16, 2014 - New advances in technology are invading our ever-shrinking personal space, but the trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. How can we embrace these new innovations? Comments

Wendy’s Teams Up With StubHub for Surprise Digital Discounts

wendy-s-stubhub Jun 13, 2014 - StubHub has partnered with Wendy's to offer digital discounts. The move aims to create excitement and change consumer behavior. Comments

Facebook Launches Snapchat Clone but Pulls It Shortly After, Oops!

facebook-like Jun 12, 2014 - After abandoning its Poke app last month, Facebook mistakenly released its new mobile product to rival Snapchat, and then pulled it – but the social network says it will launch the new app again "soon." Comments

Amex/Uber Partnership - Who Wins?

message-addcard Jun 11, 2014 - The new customer acquisition strategy could work both ways, as American Express gets prime screen real estate and Uber will likely gain a number of new customers from Amex's huge base. Comments

McDonald’s Brings AR App to World Cup Masses

mcdonald-s-world-cup Jun 6, 2014 - The McDonald’s GOL! app is an augmented reality campaign on a global scale and should help drive AR awareness, experts say. Comments

Adobe: Analyzing, Testing, Optimizing & Personalizing Pays Off [Survey]

shutterstock-116666203 Jun 6, 2014 - While 75 percent of respondents in Adobe's 2014 Digital Marketing Optimization Survey say personalization is a way to convert visitors into customers, most are limited by budgets, time, or skill sets. Comments

Indiana Pacers' Augmented Reality App Lets Fans Compete, Too

pacers-boomer-dunk May 29, 2014 - The NBA team and creative agency The Famous Group have launched an app with augmented reality called Pacers Games. Comments

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