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

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

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

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

microsoft-logo-gray 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

Marketing Departments to Move Majority of Apps to Cloud in 2 Years

Cloud computing Apr 10, 2015 - Forty-seven percent of marketing departments will have 60 percent of their apps on a cloud platform within two years. Comments

12 Social Media Posts That Are Funnier Than Yours

funny-social-media Mar 24, 2015 - Brands that let their hair down on social media and get consumers to laugh have a leg up on the competition. Check out these 12 companies that are doing it right. Comments

SXSW 2015: Mazda Focuses on Community to Generate Brand Awareness

m-photo-fh2-xbox360-mazdacontest-team-dtf 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

The OS Car Wars

cars-auto Mar 13, 2015 - Cars are fast becoming the next "connected" space, and so the battle for who will gain control over the operating systems is beginning to be waged. Who will win? Comments

Mountain Dew Illustrates the Virtual Reality Trend

mountain-dew Mar 6, 2015 - As virtual reality is featured at more industry events, more brands - such as Mountain Dew, with its virtual reality snowboarding experience - are working it into their marketing strategies. Comments

Content for All – Why Video Is the Great Brand Equalizer

online-video-advertising Mar 5, 2015 - No matter the budget that's available, brands can take advantage of video tools to market to consumers and engage with a wider audience. Comments

#SESLON: Consistency Is Key for Optimizing Marketing

ses-london Feb 11, 2015 - Consistency can be achieved by having a clear brand voice and not confusing it with uniformity, according to a panel of executives from Facebook, Lego, Microsoft, and Mindshare. Comments

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Pay to Unblock Ads

Adblock Plus logo Feb 3, 2015 - The tech giants have reportedly paid Adblock Plus to have their ads unblocked. Comments

ClickZ's Super Bowl XLIX Ad Preview

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Jan 29, 2015 - The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so ClickZ is taking a peek at some of the ads from staples like Anheuser-Busch and Coca-Cola, as well as newcomers such as Skittles and NOMORE.org. Comments

Big Data and the CMO: Only the Tech-Savvy Survive

cmo-purchase-funnel-big-data Jan 27, 2015 - As chief marketing officers (CMOs) spend more of their budgets than ever before on data and technology, the line between CMO and chief intelligence officer (CIO) is beginning to blur. Comments

Microsoft Opens Up Advertising on MSN Apps

shutterstock-193752605 Jan 8, 2015 - Shortly after Microsoft made its apps available on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices, the software company made it possible for marketers to advertise therein. Comments

Facebook Drops Microsoft's Bing to Do Its Own Search Thing

facebook-f-2013 Dec 15, 2014 - Facebook's relationship status with Microsoft's Bing has changed to "it's complicated." Comments

Is Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Advertising?

Microsoft Nov 4, 2014 - Microsoft's recent layoffs have many questioning whether the tech giant is giving up on advertising entirely. Comments

The Importance of Identifying Friction and Innovating Against It

agency-innovation Oct 24, 2014 - The time it takes to go from start-up to an established company can be shorter than ever. How can you achieve this? Remove the points of friction to create minimal resistance. Comments

Turning Dialect Into Data

keywords-seo-writing Oct 23, 2014 - U.K-based company Relative Insight analyzes language and turns it into a data file. Originally developed to help law enforcement to catch cyber criminals, the technology has recently expanded into the marketing world. Comments

Bing Ads Improves Speed, Bidding, and Targeting

Bing Ads Oct 21, 2014 - A marketing toolkit for Small Business Saturday is the most recent in a series of upgrades Microsoft made within its search engine's advertising platform. Comments

The Home Page Is Dead and Microsites Are the Future - What That Means for New gTLDs

home-page-is-dead Oct 8, 2014 - Brands can use their gTLDs to unchain themselves from the home page concept, and redirect consumers to microsites, landing pages, search, and apps. 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

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