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Could Google AMP Be Better Than Facebook Instant Articles?

Oct 7, 2015 - Google has initiated “Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)” to help articles load instantly. While it sounds just like Facebook Instant Articles, AMP will serve as an open source. Comments

Europe’s Highest Court: Safe Harbor Data Sharing Between EU, U.S. Invalid

eu-image Oct 6, 2015 - U.S. companies are not allowed to transfer the EU citizens' personal data to the U.S., a decision that will jeopardize both regions' digital advertising marketplaces, industry experts say. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: GE Has a New CMO

ge-image Oct 6, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during September of 2015. Comments

Personalization Helps Amazon Prevail

amazon Oct 6, 2015 - It's no secret that Amazon is the retail sector's biggest disruptor. As to why that is, BloomReach research found top-notch personalization to be the e-commerce giant's greatest strength. Comments

No Single Channel Excels in China as Consumer Touchpoints Expand

touchpoints Oct 5, 2015 - Marketers in China face an ongoing challenge when choosing and integrating the increasing number of touchpoints needed for a positive brand experience. Comments

Innovation, Data Integral to a High Digital IQ

innovative-ideas Oct 5, 2015 - Digital leaders share common attributes that are driving stronger financial performance, according to business consulting company PwC. Is your digital IQ high enough? Comments Sees Increased Engagement Despite Polarizing Redesign

thanksgiving-feast Oct 5, 2015 - launched a new look last month, when the site became more social. Many users were angry about the change, though the company has seen more search share and social activity. Comments

NYC Is Still the Place to Be for Agencies, Despite Its Difficulties

nyc-skyline Oct 2, 2015 - During Advertising Week's first-ever Periscope-streamed session, three marketers discussed the importance of moving an agency to New York, and the inherent obstacles and benefits of doing so. Comments

Google and Droga5: Tech Innovations Cannot Replace Storytelling

tech-and-creativity Oct 2, 2015 - Mobile provides many platforms for content creation and distribution, such as Instagram, Snapchat and Vine. But those channels are just canvases. Brands need to take a platform-agnostic approach and create content that matters, senior executive from... Comments

Tweets of the Week: Brands Cracked Up as Facebook Was Down

fbdown Oct 2, 2015 - Between Google's news and Facebook's outage, this week on Twitter was dominated by tech giants. However, National Coffee Day was also this week - we're calling Dunkin Donuts the winner. Comments

Your Brand Can Be as Famous as Sour Patch Kids

sour-patch-kids-twitter Oct 1, 2015 - During her presentation at Advertising Week, Farrah Bezner, marketing director of Halls and Candy at Mondelēz International, talked about how the brand captures the hearts of teens and millennials, and how you can do it too. Comments

There Is No Mobile Experience: The Key to Understanding Mobile Data

mobile-map-shutterstock-120085516 Oct 1, 2015 - An Advertising Week panel on mobilizing data agreed that the most important thing to keep in mind is that there is no mobile experience. Mobile is now so omnipresent that there are many different experiences. Comments

Should Your Brand Be on Snapchat?

snapchat-mobile Oct 1, 2015 - Snapchat has certainly gained in popularity as a marketing tool for Millennials but it isn't for every brand. Find out what industry participants think about the platform. Comments

Is Native Advertising Content Marketing?

nativeadvertising-contentmarketing Oct 1, 2015 - Industry leaders have different feelings on whether native advertising is content marketing, but maybe the answer lies in the middle: it can be, but more conditionally than as a rule. Comments

Social Content Helps Fast Food Brands Beat Stigma

Cheeseburgers Oct 1, 2015 - Fast food bucks today's healthier dining trends, but brands like Burger King and Taco Bell still get lots of love online. Are solid content strategies a factor? Some industry experts say yes. Comments

Jennifer Convertibles Comes Back with Influencer Content

Different coloured sofas Oct 1, 2015 - Reemerging from Chapter 11 as a more modern digital brand, Jennifer Convertibles partnered with content-creation platform SheSpeaks for its first foray into influencer-driven content marketing. Comments

Beverage Brands Illustrate Importance of Online Content for Offline Products

glass-of-cola Oct 1, 2015 - Soft drink and beer brands aren't exactly huge in the e-commerce space, but Coca-Cola, Bud Light and Mountain Dew demonstrate how important content is regardless because it's how they stay on consumers' minds. Comments

Standing out with Instagram: Q&A with Creative Lead, Eric Oldrin

eric-from-instagram Oct 1, 2015 - Eric Oldrin, creative strategy lead at Instagram speaks about the evolution of social photography as a content tool and how ad execs can leverage the platform for branding. Comments

How a Blasé Approach Helped Swedish Fish Reach Gen Z

swedish-fish Sep 30, 2015 - Swedish Fish candies have been around forever, but they're not especially popular with the younger generation. To change that, Mondelez abandoned the typical planning, instead creating quick, cheap video content, just to see how it resonated. Comments

Pandora and Spotify CMOs: Music Is Everything When It Comes to Millennials

pandora-and-spotify Sep 30, 2015 - Brands must unleash the power of music in this connected world. An effective music marketing strategy requires authenticity and personalization, according to chief marketing officers (CMOs) from Pandora and Spotify. Comments

Developing a Mobile Content Plan That Works

shutterstock-159153788 Sep 30, 2015 - Understanding your consumers' demographics and traits are important when planning your mobile content framework. Comments

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