Digital Marketing People on the Move: November 2014 Roundup

Dec 2, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during November of this year. Comments

Taco Bell's New App Lets You Order From Your Phone

taco-bell-store Oct 29, 2014 - To draw attention to its app, which was just released nationwide after a beta-test in five California locations earlier this year, Taco Bell blacked out its social media accounts. Comments

Mobile Ad Revenues Soar as Search and Directories Flatten Out

new-iab-logo Oct 23, 2014 - The IAB's half-year ad revenue report shows record growth, mostly due to the rise of mobile advertising. Meanwhile, search and directory advertising have stayed at the same levels since last year. Comments

IAB Highlights Best Campaigns From All Over the World

shutterstock-111655109 Oct 10, 2014 - In its first "What Works & Why Global Insights Report," the Interactive Advertising Bureau focuses on 18 award-winning advertising campaigns and what they did well. Comments

Blind Spot: Ensuring the Future of Effective Digital Advertising

blind-spot-banner-ads Sep 24, 2014 - In order to continue to be a champion for the industry, the IAB needs to modify its position on banner blindness and amend the best practices for combating it. Comments

Mobile Creative Standards: Keeping Up With the Phones-es

shutterstock-152196302 Sep 24, 2014 - As the mobile space continues to evolve, the industry needs to adapt "better creative standards" in order to create successful campaigns. Comments

IAB’s Definition of "Illegitimate Activity" in "Anti-Fraud Principles" Needs Clarification

shutterstock-178139075 Sep 23, 2014 - The principles could help form an industry-wide standard of what illegitimate traffic is, but experts say the definition of "illegitimate activity" requires further explanation. Comments

Why Do Brands Have Such Small Mobile Advertising Budgets? [Study]

mobilesmartphones Sep 16, 2014 - Forrester research shows that brands shy away from investing in mobile advertising because it's difficult to track performance. Comments

Native Ad Transparency – Are We Clear?

yahoomovies-ge Sep 11, 2014 - Native advertising continues to dominate the digital marketing scene, but are the ads easily identifiable to consumers? And when the content is good, does that even matter? Comments

Unruly Launches Mobile-First Native Video Ad Format

adidas-unruly Sep 10, 2014 - The new technology allows advertisers to deliver native video ads that adapt to any website's layout and design, giving users a flexible, seamless experience. 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

Think Globally, Act Mobile-ly

mobilephone77 Aug 27, 2014 - "Mobile Internet" isn't just one thing - it's really an umbrella term for many different devices, operating systems, media channels, and network technologies. But no matter how you define it, the "mobile Internet" will open up many new opportunities... Comments

Why Don't People Click on Mobile Advertisements?

mobileads Aug 25, 2014 - In a recent Nielsen study that explored why people choose not to click on a mobile ad, users cited apathy as the number one reason. What can marketers do to change this? Comments

These 3 Digital Marketing Trends Are About to Change Advertising

digital-marketing-trends-1 Aug 14, 2014 - While there has been much talk about the biggest marketing trends of the year, here are a few categories that haven't been included in most 2014 trend lists but that are experiencing rapid growth as well. Comments

In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road

chevrolet-4g-lte-campaign-04 Jul 15, 2014 - A recent announcement from Chevrolet about built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi furthers the availability of in-car functionality, which could bring opportunities for advertisers and allow marketers to eventually deliver much more targeted experiences by tapping... 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

Yahoo Prime View Enables 100% Viewability on Display Ads

yahoo-prime-view Jun 26, 2014 - The vCPM product is the first the Media Rating Council has accredited that uses the SafeFrame protocol from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Comments

Marketers Must Combine TV and Digital Video Advertising – But How?

video-streaming-shutterstock-99918575 Jun 13, 2014 - Based on the findings of recent research, industry participants have provided suggestions for combining TV and digital video advertising to effectively reach consumers. Comments

M&A News: Facebook, Marin Software, and Alliance for Audited Media

merger Jun 3, 2014 - A roundup of major mergers and acquisitions (M&A) taking place this week, including big moves from Facebook and Marin Software. Comments

How Can Brands Fight Online Video Fraud?

shutterstock-132959744 May 30, 2014 - In order to avoid becoming victims of online video fraud, brands need to institute internal screening methods and utilize technology from third parties, experts say. Comments

Discovery Still a Struggle for Branded Apps Like Kellogg's

cur8-app-timelinegrid-v1-df May 7, 2014 - Two new apps from Kellogg’s and Marriott highlight the problem of discovery for marketers when rolling out branded apps. Comments

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