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SXSW 2015: Mazda Focuses on Community to Generate Brand Awareness

Mar 15, 2015 - Mazda's vice president of marketing, Russell Wager, sat down with ClickZ at South by Southwest to talk about how the car brand focuses on its close-knit community of fans to create word-of-mouth buzz. Comments

Air Wick's Scent Decorator Campaign Pairs Hard Science With Gamification

air-wick-logo Mar 12, 2015 - Air Wick's new Scent Decorator microsite helps users search products by offering an interactive, BuzzFeed-style quiz to sort consumers by scent personality. Comments

Are Mobile Games the Next Big Space for Advertisers?

mobilegames Feb 5, 2015 - This year’s Super Bowl featured commercials from three mobile gaming companies, a sign that the industry is going mainstream. So how can marketers leverage the medium as an effective advertising platform? Comments

Will Microsoft's Acquistion of Minecraft Lead to Another Marketing Platform?

games Sep 17, 2014 - The popular game has always been ad-free. Could Microsoft's recent acquisition change this? Industry participants are divided. Comments

Bing and Google Are Ready for Some Football

cortana-nfl Sep 4, 2014 - As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest. Comments

Rovio Tests New Direct Programmatic Capabilities

angry-bird-icon Aug 28, 2014 - The company behind Angry Birds gets on board with the programmatic media buying trend, allowing advertisers to choose which inventory they want to place their ads against. Comments

Twitch + Extra Data = One Potentially Powerful Amazon Ad Network

shutterstock-185427179 Aug 27, 2014 - Amazon is reportedly developing an ad network, which, coupled with its recent acquisition of Twitch, could make it a competitor to watch out for. 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

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

Twitch: It’s More Than a Game

xbox-twitch-screen Jun 3, 2014 - It's clear YouTube isn't playing around with its rumored acquisition of Twitch. This goes far beyond gaming, and YouTube would gain a great deal of muscle if the deal goes through. Comments

Snapchat Chat Gives Brands Direct Line to Consumers

snapchat-chat May 2, 2014 - Snapchat’s new text and video feature will enable brands to further engage with their audiences. It also opens up opportunities for ad targeting, experts say. Comments

Facebook Acquires Oculus for Around $2 Billion, Updates Lookalike Audiences

facebook-automation Mar 25, 2014 - Facebook is purchasing virtual reality technology start-up Oculus VR for $2 billion. Comments

Scrabble Word Showdown Lets Fans Choose One New Playable Word

scrabble-word-showdown Mar 14, 2014 - Scrabble is inviting fans to suggest words on Facebook, and the new word selection will conclude with a "bracket-style showdown." Comments

Neuro Wants to Give Away 1 Million Bottles of 'Sleep' Drink

neilpatrickharrisneuro Feb 26, 2014 - Trendy drink company Neuro is using a splashy digital campaign - including a crooning Neil Patrick Harris video and an in-app game - to help it give away 1 million bottles of its Sleep drink. Comments

Flappy Bird Stops Flapping Despite $50K Per Day Ad Rev. - Or Does It?

flappy-bird2 Feb 11, 2014 - Flappy Bird, has flown the coop. The highly popular game has disappeared from the app stores despite it generating considerable numbers in ad revenue. Comments

Allstate Holiday Home Decorator Enables Virtual, Educational Trimmings

121013-hhd-facebook-post-image Dec 23, 2013 - The site allows consumers to virtually decorate their homes while also communicating potential hazards and how to avoid them. Comments

Land Rover Targets Affluent Car Buyers in ‘Race the Sun’

race-the-sun Oct 18, 2013 - Land Rover kicked off a digital media campaign this week, promoting a new interactive film and upcoming 2014 Range Rover Sport Comments

Blimpie Releases Its First App Aimed at Targeting Millennials

blimpie-run-2 Sep 27, 2013 - The app, Blimpie Run, is tied to a brand overhaul that seeks to further engage millennials. Comments

Gaming Executives Aim to Bridge the Divide Between Brands and Games

games Aug 22, 2013 - Facebook's head of games and other executives at CBS Interactive, IGN, PaeDae, and Scopely encouraged a room full of marketers yesterday to get serious about gaming as a media channel that is on the upswing and ripe for advertising opportunities. Comments

Google Brings Skippable In-Stream Video Ads to Online Games

games Aug 20, 2013 - Calling the TrueView ad format among its most successful to date, Google is now supporting the in-stream video ads for game publishers on the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, AdSense for games and select publishers on AdMob. Comments

Renaissance Hotels Creates Discovery Game to Boost Brand Discovery

discovery-doors Aug 20, 2013 - Renaissance Hotels creates an interactive film- based game called Discovery Doors. The game plays on the hotel’s discovery theme, saying: “There is something inspiring to be discovered every time you walk through a Renaissance Hotel door.” Comments

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