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“Discovering” Shopping: Buying Natively

Jun 19, 2015 - Many platforms have embraced native advertising in recent months. This columnist explores how it's been going so far for Polyvore, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. Comments

China's JD.com Adds Unilever to its Stable of Global Brands

unilever-logo-1 Jun 15, 2015 - Brands are the big winners as competition heats up between China's e-commerce platforms. Comments

Keurig and Hugh Jackman Simplify Complicated Campaign With Social

hugh-jackman-keurig-cup-half-full Jun 9, 2015 - Actor Hugh Jackman has partnered with single serve coffee brand Keurig to promote a documentary, Dukale's Dream, and a fair trade K-Cup offering. Comments

Is It Smart Digital Marketing - Or Is It Creepy?

email-marketing-stories Jun 9, 2015 - Cart abandonment emails have proven profitable for retailers, though sending emails referencing items that were simply viewed can be off-putting and crosses the line for many consumers. Comments

Facebook Lite Gives Advertisers Access to New Demographics in Asia

facebook-lite-fblite-hero Jun 8, 2015 - The global roll out of a new, less data-heavy Facebook for Android phones will help marketers better tap consumers across regions with limited Internet connectivity. Comments

WeChat Partners With Unicef HK to Showcase Payment Beyond Borders

unicef-wechat-qrcode Jun 2, 2015 - There are mutual benefits for both Unicef Hong Kong and WeChat after a micro-financing platform was launched on the Chinese social messaging app. Comments

Pinterest to Add Buy Button for Revenue Generation

pinterest-tablet-image Jun 2, 2015 - Pinterest has unveiled transactional pins. Will its “Buy Button" work better than Twitter’s and Facebook’s version? Comments

Instagram Beefs Up Ad Offerings

instagram-icon-large Jun 2, 2015 - In the next few days, Instagram will begin testing further calls-to-action for sponsored posts. The Facebook-backed platform also plans to expand its targeting capabilities. Comments

Bayern Munich Joins Tmall to Tap Chinese Fans

fc-bayern-munich-logo May 28, 2015 - Bayern Munich's decision to launch a flagship store on China's Tmall is expected to enhance engagement with its Chinese fans. Comments

eBay's Promoted Listings Disrupts Traditional Ad Model

shutterstock-209983411 May 27, 2015 - The e-commerce platform has introduced Promoted Listings, a new service that allows online merchants to pay for advertising only when their ad leads to a sale. Comments

Apple Is The World's Most Valuable Brand [Study]

Silver Apple logo May 27, 2015 - Having grown 67 percent from last year, Apple overtook Google for the top spot in WPP's annual ranking of the top 100 global brands, demonstrating technology's strong growth. Comments

YouTube TrueView Ads To Become Shoppable

youtube-logo May 22, 2015 - Google is adding a Buy button, and now, so is YouTube. Advertisers will soon be able to link to their websites and product listings on Cards within TrueView ads. Comments

How Retailers Can Easily Step into Digital Business

happyemployees May 22, 2015 - Retailers can increase trust and engagement with consumers by having employees make company-approved posts on social media. Comments

Amazon Extends One-Hour Prime Delivery to Local Businesses

amazon May 21, 2015 - Starting today, New Yorkers with Prime memberships can order groceries, meals and baked goods from select local businesses, cementing Amazon's role in the local delivery space. Comments

Google to Add Buy Buttons in Sponsored Mobile Search Results

buybuttions May 18, 2015 - Google is going to hop on the buy button bandwagon, but will the tech giant be able to become an online marketplace like Amazon? Comments

Mobile Commerce to Increase 32 Percent This Year

global-strategy-e-commerce May 15, 2015 - According to new eMarketer research, mobile commerce - which currently makes up 22 percent of the e-commerce share - will go up to $77 billion this year, doubling again by 2019. Comments

Will Walmart’s $50 Unlimited Shipping Give Amazon Prime a Run for Its Money?

wal-mart-image May 14, 2015 - At the price of $50 a year, the world’s largest retailer is going to offer unlimited free shipping on items purchased from its online store. Will this service help Walmart catch up with Amazon in the online retail space? Comments

4 Tactics for Outstanding E-commerce SEO

istock-image May 14, 2015 - How retailers can come out on top in the changing world of search. Comments

Why New Microsoft Office Integrations Could Be a Boon for E-Commerce

Microsoft logo May 7, 2015 - Between ordering a meal, booking maintenance services, or replenishing office supplies, there’s no real limit to the types of e-commerce apps that might benefit from tying in with Office. Comments

Make or Break for Apple Watch Marketing Potential

apple-watch-2 May 6, 2015 - With the Apple Watch hitting the shelves last week, the jury is still out on how brands can leverage it to engage consumers. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Comments

Less Is More: Simple Data Serves Killer Email Marketing

email-data-marketing May 5, 2015 - Though marketers have access to a wealth of consumer data, many of them leverage the most basic data sets, such as birthdays and purchase histories, for the best email campaigns. Comments

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