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Hotels.com's Silent Ads Poke Fun at Facebook's Rules

Jun 3, 2015 - Clever new ads from Hotels.com feature subtitles and an ASL interpreter. Meant to be watched without sound, the ads acknowledge the default silence of Facebook's news feed videos. 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

Facebook's PGP Email Encryption Will Anonymize Email

Facebook Jun 1, 2015 - Facebook has announced a new encryption feature that will secure email data from both hackers and government interference. Comments

Convergence Analytics Battle Brand Blind Spots on Social Media

Convergence analytics Jun 1, 2015 - Because of limitations within text-based monitoring and analytics platforms, convergence analytics are able to eliminate blind spots more quickly. Comments

The Battle for the Living Room Begins

tv Jun 1, 2015 - Traditional cable companies are in trouble as more people forego traditional TV-watching for streaming digital video from providers like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Comments

Why Mobile Is Content Marketing's Missing Link

video-nielsen May 28, 2015 - It's crucial for content marketers to think about smartphones and tablets, as the average amount of video we watch on mobile devices is expected to jump by nine minutes this year. Comments

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

silver-apple-logo-apple-picture 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

4 Reasons to Use Humor in Your Social Media Content

humor-in-social-media May 27, 2015 - Brands that post funny stuff on social media are seen as more memorable, while also gaining insights and emotional responses from the audience. Comments

Facebook's "Yelp Alternative" Blurs Lines Between Social and Search

facebook-restaurant-review May 26, 2015 - Facebook has begun testing a feature that offers reviews from publications like Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, and the San Francisco Chronicle to rival Yelp's crowdsourced reviews. Comments

Social Media Marketing Beyond Twitter and Facebook

anastassia-boguslavskaya-185x114 May 22, 2015 - In advance of her session at ClickZ Live Toronto, Chief Marketing Officer of shopbake.com, Anastassia Boguslavskaya chats to us about how marketers should look beyond the social media giants to engage customers. Comments

Five Ways to Market to Millennials Online

millennials-social-media May 21, 2015 - Prioritizing brand experiences, spontaneity, interactivity, Facebook and mobile are five ways to engage millennials, a group that makes up an annual $200 billion in buying power. Comments

Why Do You Need Native Advertising?

digital-advertising May 20, 2015 - More transparent than print, more potential to go viral than banners and non-disruptive to users, "native advertising" is a term every marketers knows. But do they all understand? them? 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

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

Are Facebook's Instant Articles the Next Wave in Branded Content?

facebook-automation May 13, 2015 - Facebook has partnered with nine different publications, including Buzzfeed, NBC News, and The New York Times to publish articles directly to its iPhone app. Comments

What Does the Growth of Mobile Payments Mean for Older Companies?

mobile-phone-promotion May 13, 2015 - As mobile payments become more commonplace, brands like Western Union and MoneyGram are forced to adapt. Can they keep up with digital native platforms like Paypal and Venmo? 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

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