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Is "Made for Digital" the Future of Video?

May 29, 2014 - The rise of original digital video is creating an incredible array of marketing opportunities that go beyond traditional campaigns to better resonate with consumers. Comments

Baidu Challenges Google as it Extends Into Silicon Valley

Artificial Intelligence May 20, 2014 - Baidu has opened a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Silicon Valley to compete with its tech rivals in China and the U.S. Comments

Microsoft Hands Its Global Ad Business to Dentsu and IPG

microsoftimage May 2, 2014 - Microsoft is taking steps to consolidate its global ad business by choosing just two companies to work with. Comments

AOL and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Premium Content

aol-logo-eraser-red1 Apr 25, 2014 - Through a video partnership with Microsoft, AOL brands will be able to display their content on MSN and Bing apps. Comments

AOL Strikes Premium Motion Picture Deal With Miramax

aol-logo-eraser-red Apr 24, 2014 - A new deal between AOL and Miramax will allow users of the AOL On Network to view many of the studio's feature films free of charge. Comments

A Tale of Two Cookies

cookies-web Apr 11, 2014 - Although many marketers rely heavily on cookies, they aren't always the best way to measure and manage campaigns. But what will replace the cookie in the marketing ecosystem? Comments

AppNexus to Scoop Direct Deal Ad Dollars With Twixt

real-timebidding Apr 9, 2014 - New York-based real-time ad platform AppNexus launched a new software called Twixt. This product simplifies ad negotiations. Comments

How the Top 5 Brands Are Using Paid Search Ads

ppc Apr 9, 2014 - A look at how five of the world's most valuable brands are utilizing pay-per-click (PPC) search strategies, and what you can learn from their successes and shortcomings. Comments

The Importance of Risk Communication for Search Marketers

risk-versus-reward Apr 7, 2014 - When you rely on search to drive conversions, it's important to convey to your clients to expect the unexpected, both the good and the bad. Comments

Thismoment Lets Brands Create Content Playlists

thismoment-playlist-content-cloud Mar 28, 2014 - Thismoment's new Content Cloud offering lets marketers mix owned, earned, and user-generated content into scrollable card decks, or playlists, as the company calls them. Comments

Gmail Leads the Charge: Email Marketers Could Be in for Another Wild Ride in the Year of the Horse

gmailbygoogle Mar 5, 2014 - If you're like many email marketers, you may be on the fence about whether or not Gmail is a friend, foe, or frenemy. Many new changes in the past year, including the Tabbed Inbox, Quick Action buttons, and the prominent unsubscribe button, have marketers... Comments

Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email

social-network-shutterstock-152259065 Feb 11, 2014 - Given the increase in millennial tech-savvy employees in the corporate world, enterprise social networks, such as Yammer and Chatter, will proliferate in the workplace. Comments

Super Bowl 2014 Advertisers: Did They Win the Search Game?

football-shutterstock-157525877 Feb 7, 2014 - A look at which brands managed to capture search and meet the expectations of potential customers arriving at their landing pages, and which ones did not. Comments

Notes on CEOS, Super Bowls, and Fashion Vloggers

notes-shutterstock-142417732 Feb 7, 2014 - A grab bag of thoughts about Microsoft's new chief executive, the Super Bowl ads, and the push in fashion and beauty advertising and publications to get real. Comments

Google and Microsoft Collaborate with IAB to Tackle Programmatic Trading

real-time-bidding-1 Feb 5, 2014 - Google, Microsoft, and other companies will work closely with the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) to provide education and solve issues regarding programmatic trading. Comments

Foursquare Scores Microsoft Double Whammy: Licensing Deal and $15 Million Investment

4sq-deals-rec Feb 5, 2014 - Though somewhat overshadowed by Microsoft's appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO, the news of the company's $15 million investment in Foursquare, alongside a licensing deal, is still a big deal. Comments

Satya Nadella Named New Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella is expected to be the next CEO of Microsoft Feb 4, 2014 - Microsoft has named Nadella as the company's third chief executive in its history. Additionally, Bill Gates will step down as chairman and move into a new position as technology advisor. Comments

Google Buys Nest -- What Does It Mean?

nest-thermostat Jan 23, 2014 - After CES, the tech world is buzzing with opinions about what the $3.2 billion acquisition means for Google's future -- but is it safe to speculate? Comments

Microsoft to Review Ecosystem of Agencies: What Are We Looking At?

skitch-iphoto Jan 16, 2014 - Microsoft is set to review contracts it has with agencies across the board, as part of its overhaul into “One Microsoft,” the initiative launched by Steve Ballmer last summer. Comments

No.4 Most Read Article of 2013: 5 Best Practices for a Great B2B Website

square-image Dec 30, 2013 - When executed well, a great B2B website can do the job of 100 salespeople, scaling your message to the masses and helping drive loads of revenue. Comments

No.10 Most Read Article of 2013: 5 Free Excel Add-Ins to Help Digital Marketers Decipher Big Data

geoflow-excel-visuals Dec 25, 2013 - As the volume of data grows by the hour, take comfort in knowing "big data" can be sifted through an interface that you're already familiar with - Excel. Comments

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