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Pinterest Opens Its APIs to Brands to Generate More Ad Revenue

Apr 27, 2015 - The visual discovery platform has opened up its Content Publishing API to brands and their ad-tech partners, and is also introducing an ads API to help brands buy ads on the platform. Comments

Is Monetization the Next Step for Virtual Reality?

virtual-reality-image Apr 24, 2015 - A number of brands have tested out virtual reality (VR) on a small scale, but few have monetized it. Now, tech companies have started collaborating with ad agencies to envision a role for VR in e-commerce. Comments

Uber Lets Consumers Fly High in Shanghai With #UberChopper

uberchopper-shanghai-image Apr 24, 2015 - Uber's latest on-demand stunt to introduce helicopter trips to its portfolio in Shanghai is part of a strategic push to grow its profile in China. Comments

Facebook 'Hello' Brings Local Search to Calls

facebook-f-2013 Apr 24, 2015 - Facebook is testing an app called "Hello" that will allow users to see names and images of incoming callers on mobile regardless of whether or not they are saved as contacts. Comments

Could Facebook's Video Growth Steal YouTube's Limelight?

facebook-f-2013 Apr 23, 2015 - Not even a year after Facebook made its algorithm more video-friendly, the social media giant has 4 billion daily views, posing the biggest threat to YouTube's dominance to date. Comments

YouTube Unveils New Research and Insights Before NewFronts 2015

YouTube logo Apr 23, 2015 - Ahead of next week's Digital Content NewFronts, YouTube is sharing some key research about Google Preferred users and mobile video viewers. Comments

Mobile to Represent More Than 11% of U.S. Local Media Revenue by 2019

shutterstock-160559990-mobile Apr 23, 2015 - A new study from BIA/Kelsey shows that local media spend is steadily shifting toward digital, with mobile representing 11.5 percent of overall ad revenue by 2019. Comments

IAB: Mobile Ad Revenues Soared 76% in 2014

new-iab-logo Apr 22, 2015 - The digital advertising space grew 16 percent last year to a total of $49.5 billion in sales, driven by a surge in mobile ad revenues. Comments

Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads for Indonesian SMBs

twitter-mobile-2015 Apr 22, 2015 - Indonesia joins 31 other global markets with access to Twitter Ads for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a move welcomed by the country’s digital marketing industry. Comments

Toyota Celebrates Earth Day by Harnessing the Power of Marketing Manure

toyota-fueled-by-everything-logo Apr 22, 2015 - In order to celebrate Earth Day and promote the fall launch of the hydrogen-powered Mirai, Toyota and Droga5 released a "Fueled by Bulls**t" video directed by Morgan Spurlock. Comments

Facebook's News Feed Changes Could Hurt Brands

facebookvspinterest Apr 22, 2015 - Traffic referrals could decrease as the platform plans more News Feed changes. Comments

Save the Date: 'One-Stop Digital' for Email Marketers

cz-content-takeover-email-marketing-badge Apr 21, 2015 - ClickZ is delighted to announce the latest topic in its Content Takeover series. Our next "One-Stop Digital" will be on all things email marketing and will take place from May 5 to 7, 2015. Comments

ClickZ, SEW, ClickZ Live, and SES Acquired by Blenheim Chalcot

blenheim-chalcot Apr 21, 2015 - ClickZ, SEW, ClickZ Live, and SES have been bought by Blenheim Chalcot in a move that is guaranteed to create a stronger brand that is bigger and better than ever before. Comments

Google 'Mobilegeddon' Has Officially Arrived

Google Logo Apr 21, 2015 - Nearly two months after its announcement, Google has changed its algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites. Brands like Ryanair and American Apparel are already suffering in the search rankings. Comments

Twitter Now Offers Ability to Send Direct Messages to Anyone

Twitter Apr 21, 2015 - The move could benefit brands and businesses by improving interaction with customers on the platform. Comments

Are Dating Apps the Next Big Thing in Marketing?

dating-apps Apr 20, 2015 - Dating apps are growing in popularity among older Millennials, who are generally single, employed, and attractive to brands. Is Tinder's first video ad a sign of what's to come? Comments

HBO and Uber Partner to Deliver Iron Thrones to App Users

hbo-uber-rideofthrones 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

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