Brands Fight Ad Blindness With Interactive Experiences

Jun 2, 2015 - Brands like Target, Shazam, and The Home Depot are increasingly making interactive mobile ads, while also taking decreasing user attention spans into consideration. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: May 2015 Roundup

business-people Jun 2, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during May of 2015. Comments

What Challenges Do Agencies Face in 2015?

agency-innovation May 29, 2015 - According to some agency higher-ups, the quickly-growing digital space calls for constant innovation. Comments

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

Silver Apple logo 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

German KFC Debuts Smart Fast Food Trays

kfc-logo May 21, 2015 - Consumers can now text without getting their smartphones dirty, thanks to the Bluetooth-enabled trays KFC Germany premiered during the chain's new location openings. Comments

Data and Analytics Make Way For "Customer-to-Business" Marketing

customerfirst-ibm-hanes-markandspencer May 14, 2015 - Brands are leveraging data and more sophisticated analytics to do C2B marketing, a term referring to marketing plans driven by customers' established likes and behaviors. Comments

Brands Use GIFs to Make Their Emails Pop

animated-email-2 May 6, 2015 - As people's inboxes become fuller and fuller, brands like Dell, ASOS, and eBay Enterprise are standing out by including animated elements, like GIFs and videos, in their marketing emails. Comments

Less Is More: Simple Data Serves Killer Email Marketing

email-data-marketing May 5, 2015 - Though marketers have access to a wealth of consumer data, many of them leverage the most basic data sets, such as birthdays and purchase histories, for the best email campaigns. Comments

YouTube Stars Are Not Themselves When They're Hungry

snickers Apr 10, 2015 - For a clever twist on an old campaign, Snickers enlists 13 YouTube personalities from around the world to post bad how-to videos, demonstrating that they can't perform as well when they're hungry. Comments

YouTube Celebrates 5 Years of TrueView Ads

youtube-logo Apr 8, 2015 - YouTube looks back at the most popular videos of 2010 on the anniversary of the skippable TrueView ads, while also introducing "Cards." Comments

Real-Time KFC Campaign Offers Chicken During Website Crashes

kfc-logo Mar 11, 2015 - While Apple's iTunes Store and App Store were down, Romanian consumers were able to get free KFC meals as part of the chicken chain's new "Don't panic, man" campaign. Comments

Could Liquor Bottles Be the Next Big Thing in Advertising?

johnnie-walker-nfc Mar 4, 2015 - At the Mobile World Congress, Diageo unveiled the first smart bottle: a Johnnie Walker Blue Label that can use NFC to send targeted ads to smartphones. Is this ingenious or invasive? Comments

Expedia Turns to Twitter to Promote Netherlands Tourism

netherlands-windmills Mar 3, 2015 - To show there's more to the country than Amsterdam, the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Expedia are utilizing the social platform to reveal Van Gogh paintings - and chances to win - with retweets. Comments

British Attractions Given Mandarin Makeovers to Lure Chinese Visitors

london-great-names-for-great-britain Feb 25, 2015 - The U.K.'s most iconic spots have been given Chinese names in a digital campaign aimed at luring China's 100 million outbound tourists. Comments

Romanian KFC Campaign Taps UGC to Parody Rich Kids of Instagram

kfc-logo Feb 5, 2015 - To promote KFC Romania's value meals, MRM Worldwide launched a user-generated content (UGC) campaign based on Millennials mocking a famous Instagram feed full of photos flaunting wealth. Comments

New Havas Brand to Drive More Than $70M in Data-Related Revenue

havas-theheliagroup Jan 29, 2015 - The ad network has consolidated its full-service global agency Havas EHS and data intelligence agency Havas Discovery into one new brand called Helia. Comments

ClickZ Is Not as Fun as Katy Perry

katy-perry-stage-costume Jan 28, 2015 - A company that turns language into data files, Relative Insight, analyzed ClickZ's Twitter feed and then compared it to that of the platform's most-followed person: Katy Perry. Comments

Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Restructures by Clustering Markets

saatchi-and-saatchi Jan 8, 2015 - The change is the first reorganization of the network after the appointment of Robert Senior as its chief executive. Comments

63 Percent of Global Digital Ad Spend Will Go to Mobile by 2018

shutterstock-152196302 Dec 19, 2014 - eMarketer predicts that next year, advertisers will spend $64.3 billion on mobile advertising, up 60 percent from 2014. And by 2018, mobile ad spend will reach $159 billion, or 63 percent of global digital ad spend. 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

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word at a Time

spritz harpercollins Nov 20, 2014 - To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins "spritzed" it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London's busiest train stations. Comments

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