Starbucks And Spotify Team Up To Create "Music Ecosystem"

May 20, 2015 - The music in 7,000 Starbucks locations will be powered by Spotify, per letters of intent the two brands signed earlier this week, connecting them in a multi-year partnership. Comments

Wearables Are Still In Their First Inning

wearable-technology-vectors May 19, 2015 - The popularity of wearable technology continues to grow exponentially, but it's a fairly new concept about which consumers and marketers still have quite a bit to learn. Comments

Why Location-Based Emails Are So Important for Your Brand

locations-context May 7, 2015 - Location-based email campaigns are on the rise, as brands realize that geographic personalization, which Millennials have come to expect, leads to stronger engagement. Comments

Social Media and Data: The Emergency Rescue Duo of the Future

facebook-nepal-safetycheck-thumb Apr 30, 2015 - The tragic earthquake in Nepal showed how impactful social media can be in times of a disaster. But raising awareness is just one way social media can help, as platforms begin to use their data for better-targeted relief efforts. Comments

Facebook 'Hello' Brings Local Search to Calls

facebook-f-2013 Apr 24, 2015 - Facebook is testing an app called "Hello" that will allow users to see names and images of incoming callers on mobile regardless of whether or not they are saved as contacts. Comments

Will the Apple Watch Kill the Notification Game?

Apple Watch will be available from 29 April Apr 20, 2015 - Brands can't rely on the old mobile approach of "just make it smaller" for the new wave of wearable devices. How can ads succeed on this new technology? Comments

Foursquare Unveils Pinpoint for Location-Based Ad Targeting

foursquarelogo Apr 14, 2015 - Foursquare is monetizing its location-based data with the introduction of Pinpoint. The new ad-targeting product will work across Web and mobile. Comments

The Importance of Where: Geo-Targeting Is a Marketer’s Best Friend

geo-targeting Apr 1, 2015 - Geo-targeting allows marketers to target consumers where they are, but it should be used as part of a larger, omnichannel strategy in order to create the most effective marketing. Comments

Twitter-Foursquare Partnership Will Allow for Better Location Targeting

twitter-mobile-image Mar 23, 2015 - Twitter is partnering with local search and discovery service Foursquare to integrate precise locations into tweets. How can this partnership benefit marketers? Comments

SXSW 2015: Shazam Partners With Brands to Simplify Search

shazam-mobile Mar 16, 2015 - Shazam's chief product officer, Daniel Danker, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about a new feature on the brand's app that will use images and audio for search. Comments

Facebook Expands Mobile Geo-Targeting With "Place Tips"

facebook-brand Feb 2, 2015 - The social media giant’s new feature will deliver location-based content for businesses. Comments

GM Puts Local Search in the Driver's Seat With AtYourService

cq5dam Jan 5, 2015 - GM and OnStar have partnered with mobile coupon service RetailMeNot to provide drivers with turn-by-turn directions and coupons for thousands of major restaurants and retailers. Comments

Twitter/Foursquare Partnership Could Be Game Changer for Marketers

twitter-logo Dec 18, 2014 - Earlier this week, rumors began to circulate that Twitter and Foursquare are on the verge of partnering to improve Twitter's location services. Comments

McDonald's Experiments With Geo-Marketing in Georgia

mcds1218 Dec 18, 2014 - As McDonald's struggles to capture the mobile Millennial demographic, the world's largest fast-food chain outfitted one city's franchises with beacon technology, with much success. Comments

10 Digital Marketing Predictions for 2015

crystal-ball-future Dec 15, 2014 - In the coming year, mobile will continue to strengthen its hold on the industry, smart data will outshine big data, and real-time marketing will become an achievable goal. Comments

WeChat Strengthens SE Asian E-Commerce Capabilities With Easy Taxi Partnership

taxiiamge Dec 8, 2014 - Through a recent collaboration with cab-booking app Easy Taxi, WeChat is diving deeper into e-commerce outside of its native Chinese market. Comments

Starbucks UK Debuts Location-Based Mobile Ads; Beacons Meet Shoppers on Regent St.

starbucks-new-logo Dec 8, 2014 - Starbucks has seen an increase in foot traffic since the company started geo-marketing, a growing trend in the U.K. highlighted by the beaconed app of one shopping district. Comments

Mobile Ads Drive Differing In-Store Visits Depending On Sector

shutterstock-152196302 Nov 25, 2014 - A recent study by Nielsen commissioned by xAd reveals that the best location-based mobile marketing tactics differ greatly depending on the industry vertical. Comments

Mobile 2015: 4 Trends to Watch

2015-firework Nov 20, 2014 - The mobile space continues to see growth and innovation as 2014 winds to a close. What can marketers expect to see in 2015? Comments

Global Search Marketing Myths and Best Practices

connectivity-global-network-2 Oct 29, 2014 - Many companies are missing out on huge success globally because their SEO practices don't take local technical and cultural components into consideration. Comments

10 Best Practices for Global Launches and Localization

globechessboard Oct 28, 2014 - In an increasingly global digital marketplace, it's even more important to localize your messages - or risk them falling flat. Comments

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