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HBO and Uber Partner to Deliver Iron Thrones to App Users

Apr 17, 2015 - To promote its new content streaming service, HBO Now, HBO and Uber will spend two days in New York City delivering Iron Thrones based on the one in the series "Game of Thrones" to Uber users. Comments

Tumblr Lets Brands Run Ads in Users’ Dashboards for 24 Hours

tumblr-landing-page-image Apr 16, 2015 - Nike is the first company to test out Tumblr's new ad offering, which allows marketers to serve ads in users’ dashboards for a full 24 hours. Comments

UNICEF Turns to Snapchat to Advocate Awareness of Missing Childhoods in Nigeria

unicef-logo Apr 16, 2015 - In UNICEF's latest campaign, Snapchat's disappearing messages represent missing childhoods as a way to remind Millennials that the violence in Nigeria is still going on. Comments

Spotify's Playlist Targeting Takes Behavioral Marketing to the Next Level

shutterstock-200035424 Apr 16, 2015 - Today, Spotify introduced its new Playlist Targeting feature that lets brands factor users' moods, needs, and activities into cross-device sponsored content. Comments

Woolworths Pulls #FreshInOurMemories Picture Generator Amid Consumer Backlash

woolworths-fresh-in-our-memories-image Apr 15, 2015 - Iconic Australian brand Woolworths has closed a website commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Australia's World War I involvement, after social media users accused it of profiting from war. Comments

Beats by Dr. Dre’s CMO: We’re Moving at the Speed of Culture

beats-by-dr-dre Apr 15, 2015 - Omar Johnson, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Beats by Dr. Dre, shares how the brand stays hyper-creative in order to meet the needs of the transforming entertainment industries. Comments

Foursquare Unveils Pinpoint for Location-Based Ad Targeting

foursquarelogo Apr 14, 2015 - Foursquare is monetizing its location-based data with the introduction of Pinpoint. The new ad-targeting product will work across Web and mobile. Comments

Disney, Samsung Among Instagram Carousel Ad Pioneers

instagram-icon-large Apr 14, 2015 - Shortly after Instagram launched carousel ads, which give advertisers more flexibility on the platform, brands like Banana Republic, Showtime, and L'Oreal are driving users to product pages. Comments

AOL ONE Aims to Simplify Programmatic

aol-logo-eraser-red Apr 14, 2015 - AOL's ONE, an open, unified programmatic platform, will allow advertisers to optimize against various screens, formats, and inventory types. Comments

American Express Testing Facial Recognition, Wearable Tech

american-express-image Apr 14, 2015 - The financial services corporation is trying to simplify digital payments with emerging technologies. Comments

'Love Has No Labels' Tops YouTube's March Leaderboard

digital-award Apr 14, 2015 - The video platform has released its March leaderboard and taking the lead is The Ad Council’s video "Love Has No Labels," followed by Durex’s ad "#Connect." Comments

Clinton's Social Candidacy: A Sign of the Times

The White House Apr 13, 2015 - Social media played a big role in President Obama's campaign four years ago. Hillary Clinton announcing her candidacy via YouTube shows that trend will likely continue. Comments

VIDEO: Weather Data Shines on Programmatic Ad Buys

weather-data Apr 13, 2015 - The Weather Channel's Jeremy Hlavacek explains how a combination of big data and programmatic can maximize spend for marketers. Comments

Twitter Ditches DataSift to Bring Data Reselling In-House

Twitter Logo Apr 13, 2015 - Twitter-owned Gnip will tighten its grip on the data gleaned from the social network. 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

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

Toyota Shares Manufacturing Process With Consumers

shutterstock-56973193-car Apr 10, 2015 - Bringing consumers behind the scenes at an American Toyota factory, the automaker's Gifony website features 45 GIFs, which can be mixed together into shareable music videos. Comments

VIDEO: Taking a JSwipe at Millennials in a Social World

david-yarus-jswipe Apr 10, 2015 - "Jewish Tinder" founder David Yarus speaks to ClickZ about how JSwipe leverages its Millennial audience on social media. Comments

Facebook Brings Messenger to Desktop

facebook-f-2013 Apr 9, 2015 - The social media giant has debuted a Web page for its Messenger mobile app. Comments

YP Partners With Uber to Bring Cars to Your Door

yp-logo-big-data Apr 9, 2015 - In the platform's first API integration with a local search site, Uber is now featured on the directory listings in YP's app, allowing users to order a car to the business with one click. Comments

iHeartMedia Brings the Programmatic Marketplace to Radio

radio-digital-image Apr 8, 2015 - The radio powerhouse has teamed up with ad-tech company Jelli to enable programmatic buying for more than 800 radio stations. Does this initiative reflect a bigger in the digital marketing industry? Comments

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