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Whole Foods' Experiential Campaign Educates and Engages Consumers

Oct 31, 2014 - SapientNitro's Second Story installed four interactive displays at the newest Whole Foods Market to teach consumers about the food they buy, and about the people who provide it. Comments

Fake Twitter Profile Reveals Consumer Engagement Levels [Study]

The Twitter bird logo in blue on white Oct 31, 2014 - Using a fictional fashion brand's Twitter profile as a case study, Isobar found consumers' perceptions of the brand were altered by number of followers and tone of voice. Comments

Instagram Is the Latest Social Platform to Dive Into Native Video

instagram-icon-large Oct 31, 2014 - Instagram has unveiled its own native video advertising platform, which will introduce auto-playing 15-second sponsored videos to users' feeds. Comments

Twitter and IBM's Partnership Means Better Data Solutions for Marketers

Twitter Money Oct 30, 2014 - Twitter and IBM have partnered to combine Twitter's firehose of social data with IBM's analytics in an effort to offer business solutions to marketers overwhelmed by social data. Comments

How Would a Subscription-Based Model Affect YouTube?

YouTube logo Oct 30, 2014 - YouTube may adopt a subscription-based model in the future, but industry experts don't expect it to change the platform in a significant way. Comments

Q&A: Walgreens’ Seth Meisel

walgreens-clickzlive Oct 30, 2014 - In advance of his session at ClickZ Live Chicago, Walgreens’ Seth Meisel shares his best remarketing and prospecting strategies. Comments

Mobile "Wake-Up Call" for Digital Marketers as Asia Leads Smartphone Use

mobilephone77 Oct 29, 2014 - Asia’s fast-growing mobile consumer base represents a huge opportunity for digital marketers, making an effective mobile Web presence critical. Comments

Tumblr Leaps Into Native Video With Auto-Play Ads

shutterstock-208578283 Oct 29, 2014 - As Tumblr continues to grow its audience, the blogging site also hopes to grow its advertising revenue by rolling out auto-playing video content to users' dashboards. Comments

Facebook Touts Search in Q3 Earnings: Is Zuckerberg Aiming to Out-Google Google?

Mark Zuckerberg TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 Oct 29, 2014 - The platform's search initiative could increase usage and bring in more ad revenue. Comments

Taco Bell's New App Lets You Order From Your Phone

shutterstock-216709294 Oct 29, 2014 - To draw attention to its app, which was just released nationwide after a beta-test in five California locations earlier this year, Taco Bell blacked out its social media accounts. Comments

Facebook, Pinterest Drive Social Traffic, Clipping Twitter's Wings

Social Media Sharing Oct 28, 2014 - Facebook accounts for the year's largest share of referral traffic, and Pinterest is a distant second. Meanwhile, Twitter has seen its referral traffic slip drastically in the past year. Comments

Can Social Media Save "Old, White, and Male" Baseball?

shutterstock-225279382 Oct 28, 2014 - As World Series viewership declines, SapientNitro's CMO Bill Kanarick urges baseball to go digital in order to stay relevant to a younger, plugged-in audience. Comments

Are Paid Platforms the Future of Social?

shutterstock-86924398 Oct 27, 2014 - Believing that content published on social belongs to the creators, tsū and Bubblews share ad revenue with their users, though some believe the payments are too small to make a splash. Comments

Spotlight On: Tribal Worldwide's Rich Guest

tribal-logo-oranger Oct 27, 2014 - Get to know the president of U.S. operations at Tribal Worldwide as he discusses his all-time favorite campaigns, his next Netflix fixation, and his dislike of "technoecstasy." Comments

Google Inbox Could Make It Easier to Ignore Email

google-logo-square Oct 27, 2014 - As content marketers anticipate the widespread adoption of Google Inbox, they must also prepare to personalize content so that it doesn't get pushed aside. Comments

FireChat Aims to Heat Up Mobile Marketing in Emerging Regions

firechat-icon Oct 26, 2014 - Crisis has fuelled FireChat's success across Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the app's creator is looking to India as the key market entry point for Asia as a new channel for brands to reach large, unconnected audiences. Comments

Twitter's Digits Ditches Passwords

Twitter Logo Oct 24, 2014 - Digits, a new app development tool from Twitter, makes it possible to sign in to an app with a phone number instead of a username and password, opening up global possibilities for app marketers. Comments

Pandora "AMPs" Audience Analytics to Boost Musician-Listener Engagement

pandora-logo-two Oct 24, 2014 - Internet radio service Pandora is offering its listener data to its artists in an attempt to help struggling musicians better target audiences. Comments

Businesses Understand Value of Social Data But Few Know How to Use It

social-data-understand Oct 24, 2014 - A Hootsuite survey found that most businesses see the value in social media data but many struggle to organize that data into a successful social media strategy. Comments

Mobile Ad Revenues Soar as Search and Directories Flatten Out

new-iab-logo Oct 23, 2014 - The IAB's half-year ad revenue report shows record growth, mostly due to the rise of mobile advertising. Meanwhile, search and directory advertising have stayed at the same levels since last year. Comments

Q&A: Tribune Publishing's Carolyn Shelby

SEO Tips Oct 23, 2014 - In advance of her session at ClickZ Live Chicago, Tribune Publishing's Carolyn Shelby talks about how marketers should be thinking about SEO in the coming year. Comments

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