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Wearables Market Up 40% Globally in Q3

Nov 21, 2014 - The wearables market increased 40 percent globally in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period a year prior. Comments

VIDEO: Proactive Crisis Management Begins Before the Crisis [#CZLBKK]

20nov14-czlbkk-starwood-pic Nov 21, 2014 - In this video interview, Starwood's Yingrekha Langulasena shares her key points for crisis management on social media. Comments

Holiday Deals Start Early for Amazon

amazon Nov 21, 2014 - To get a running start on dominating holiday shopping dollars, Amazon will be counting down to Thanksgiving and Black Friday next week with steep discounts on electronics and tech gadgets. Comments

VIDEO: Attribution Testing Is Everything, Says SAP [#CZLBKK]

20nov14-czlbkk-crispin-sheridan-pic Nov 20, 2014 - In this video interview, SAP's Crispin Sheridan shares the importance of testing for ad optimization of multichannel advertising. Comments

Salesforce Bolsters Social Studio for Integration Across Departments

Social Media Sharing Nov 20, 2014 - Sales, marketing, and customer service teams will be able to make use of social data from more than 1 billion sources. Comments

What Are the Most Shared Ads of 2014?

online-video-advertising Nov 20, 2014 - A new report from Unruly shows the most shared ads of the past year, with several spots from the World Cup leading the pack. Comments

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word at a Time

spritz harpercollins Nov 20, 2014 - To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins "spritzed" it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London's busiest train stations. Comments

Twitter Lets Users Search for Every Public Tweet Ever Sent

New Twitter logo Nov 19, 2014 - Twitter's new search engine means that you can now search for any tweet ever sent. And there are half a trillion of them now available to view. Comments

[VIDEO] Spotlight On: Dana Anderson, "Ad Person of the Year 2014"

mondelez Nov 19, 2014 - In an exclusive interview with ClickZ, Dana Anderson, senior vice president (SVP) and chief marketing officer (CMO) at Mondelēz International, talked about innovation and shared the snack and candy giant’s advertising and marketing plans for 2015. Comments

Snapchat Partners With Square for Peer-to-Peer Payments

snapchat-logo Nov 18, 2014 - To allow users to snap money to each other, Snapchat has partnered with another company to create a feature for the first time, though some experts question the pairing. Comments

Swarovski Seeks "Blonde Bartender" on Craigslist in Fun Marketing Ploy

shutterstock-213092572 Nov 18, 2014 - To remind consumers that Swarovski makes jewelry for everyday wear, the crystal company's creative agency posted clever bracelet ads in the form of Craigslist Missed Connections. Comments

User Motivation Is Key to Social Engagement for Brands in China [Study]

engagement-consideration-seo Nov 17, 2014 - OMD China's "Dive Social" report takes a deeper look at the motivations behind social media usage among users in China. Comments

Facebook to Ban Overly Promotional Posts in News Feed

facebook-like Nov 17, 2014 - Starting next year, marketers who post overtly promotional content will see a significant drop in their organic reach. So how should industry participants respond to the ban? Comments

Uber and Spotify Partnership Lets Consumers Play DJ

uber-spotify Nov 17, 2014 - Starting Friday, Uber users in 10 cities across the world will be able to sync the app with their Spotify accounts, controlling the music during their rides. Comments

Will Coupons.com Partnership With Samsung Help Mobile Wallets Become Mainstream?

coupons Nov 17, 2014 - Coupons.com will deliver card-linked offers to more than 20 million Samsung devices in the U.S. Will this move help mobile wallets become a mainstream digital payment method in the coming year? Comments

Target and TOMS Partner to Give Back This Christmas

toms-target-logo Nov 14, 2014 - To allow consumers to give as well as get, Target and TOMS will donate food and clothing to those in need with every purchase from their collaborative line of clothing and home goods this holiday season. Comments

Twitter Unveils Instant Timeline to Woo New Users

Twitter Logo Nov 14, 2014 - The social network also plans to enhance native video sharing and Direct Messages next year. Comments

Mozilla Begins Displaying Ads in Firefox 33.1

Mozilla Firefox web browser logo Nov 14, 2014 - The ads, or "enhanced tiles," only appear in new tabs for now, and users can turn them off. Comments

Burberry and Printemps Team Up for Digital Holiday Display

burberry-logo Nov 14, 2014 - Burberry is going digital this holiday season with an interactive window display at the iconic Paris department store. Comments

Rebecca Minkoff and eBay Bring Digital Shopping to the Offline World

minkoff-smart-store-opening-pic Nov 13, 2014 - Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff's new flagship shore is equipped with touchscreens that allow customers to find merchandise, request additional sizes, and pay for purchases with the press of a button. Comments

Miami Dolphins Embrace Yo App - Will Other Brands Follow Suit?

yo-logo Nov 13, 2014 - By adopting Yo into their social strategies, brands can offer content through push notifications delivered directly to users' locked home screens, which is very valuable marketing real estate. Comments

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