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Social Sharing Reaches Peak Within 24 Hours of Major Events [Study]

Oct 20, 2014 - A new report from ShareThis shows that consumer engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit is highest in the days surrounding big events. Comments

[#SESDENVER] Is LinkedIn a Solution for Brands Tapped Out on AdWords?

linkedinnewlogo Oct 17, 2014 - Could LinkedIn advertising be an answer for brands that are "tapped out on Bing and AdWords"? According to founder of Righteous Marketing Robert Brady, when used correctly, the platform has the potential to be a powerful marketing tool. Comments

Frito-Lay Turns to Social Media to Pick New Chip Flavor

frito-lay-do-us-a-flavor Oct 17, 2014 - In the second "Do Us a Flavor" campaign, consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada submitted potential chip flavors, and used hashtags to vote for their favorite finalists. Comments

Embracing Technology Leads to Business Success [Study]

Success Oct 17, 2014 - After surveying marketers and rating their businesses, Forrester Consulting found that those who qualify as modern marketers are more likely to exceed their revenue goals and become industry leaders. Comments

[#SESDENVER] Mapping Behavior Lets Advertisers Predict the Future

ses-denver-2014 Oct 17, 2014 - Keynote speaker John Gagnon says that turning up first in mobile search is more important than ever before, and businesses that want to stay competitive will have to utilize better tools to predict demand. Comments

What Can Marketers Take Away From New Research on Movie Trailers?

movie-trailers Oct 16, 2014 - Using findings from a study on movie trailers, marketers in other industries can learn how to outsmart their competition, maximize online buzz, and boost sales. Comments

Q&A: Cisco’s Brendan O’Brien

cisco-headquarters Oct 16, 2014 - In advance of his session at ClickZ Live Chicago, Cisco's Brendan O'Brien talks about how marketers should be thinking about location-based services as the world becomes more and more mobile. Comments

Think Outside the Box: 3-D Mobile Ads Can Boost Engagement

shutterstock-152196302 Oct 15, 2014 - Advertising technology company Amobee has initiated dynamic 3-D mobile ads for better engagement, but are 3-D ads suitable for every brand? Comments

Avon Adds Content, Social Capabilities to eStore

avon-ecommerce Oct 15, 2014 - The beauty brand’s new e-commerce site seeks to improve both the representative and consumer experience. Comments

Sour Patch Kids "Breaks Out" a YouTube Series to Lure Teenage Fans

shutterstock-216142318 Oct 14, 2014 - "Breaking Out" is a scripted YouTube series by Mondelez International's Sour Patch Kids candy. The company hopes to use the popularity of its YouTube stars to appeal to its teenage audience. Comments

eBay Invites Customers to "Shop the World" for the Holidays

shutterstock-209983411 Oct 13, 2014 - eBay has launched a multiscreen holiday campaign to highlight its diverse relationships with global sellers by connecting inspirational moments with its instantly shoppable inventory. Comments

Mobile, the Ultimate Shopping Assistant, Says Google

fathers-day-mobile-shopping Oct 13, 2014 - The holiday shopping season has already begun. Who needs an in-store sales assistant when you can have your mobile?! Comments

Advertisers Seek Sleeker Alternatives to YouTube

video-streaming-shutterstock-99918575 Oct 13, 2014 - Video strategists from Story Worldwide, eMarketer, and A&E Network agree that YouTube is king when it comes to video marketing, but continue to search for opportunities on newer platforms. 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

Amazon to Open Its First Physical Store

unhappy-amazon Oct 10, 2014 - Amazon is reportedly expanding from online to offline with a 34th Street location in Manhattan, right in time for the holidays. It's still being very secretive about the rumors, though. Comments

BlackBerry Expands Mobile Money Functionalities in Indonesia

blackberry-indonesia-shutterstock-145212790 Oct 9, 2014 - BlackBerry is bulking out its BBM Money offerings in Indonesia, which will be available at the beginning of 2015. Comments

Can Ello Dethrone Facebook?

shutterstock-162169583 Oct 9, 2014 - Brands are welcome to join Ello, but sponsored posts are out of the question, since the hottest new social network is adamantly against advertising. Comments

Square Order Uses Mobile to Offer Coffee on Demand

shutterstock-192636923 Oct 8, 2014 - Square is enabling customers to pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive at the shop. Comments

Pepsi's CMO Talks Mobile

shutterstock-186918995 Oct 8, 2014 - Frank Cooper discusses Pepsi's mobile growth and engagement, some of his favorite mobile campaigns, and why he and Snapchat are kindred spirits. Comments

Facebook to Give PayPal and Venmo a Run for Their Money

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 8, 2014 - Will Facebook add its own payment service? If the rumors are true, it could be happening sooner rather than later. Comments

Facebook Clamps Down on Fake "Likes" to Protect Businesses

A desktop monitor with 'Beware Fraud' on the screen Oct 8, 2014 - The social network is tackling scammers who seek to produce fake Likes. Comments

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