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Android Overtakes iOS for Mobile Ad Traffic

Apr 23, 2014 - Data shows more impressions from devices that are running from the Google Android operating system. Comments

#NYPDFail - Social Media Marketing Goes Terribly Wrong

nypd Apr 23, 2014 - An New York Police Department social media campaign that asked New Yorkers to tweet photos of themselves with officers has backfired. Comments

Twitter's Redesigned Web Profiles Are Here and Ready to Go

twitter-web-profile Apr 23, 2014 - Twitter's new Web profile design is here and now available to all. Comments

Starwood Hotels Testing Google Glass App, but Is It Too Early?

starwood-spg-app-glass Apr 23, 2014 - Starwood Hotels is preparing to launch a version of its SPG app for Google Glass, which, per the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), is one of the first of its kind for the device. Comments

Facebook to Launch Mobile Ad Network

facebook-mobile-blue Apr 22, 2014 - According to published reports, Facebook is preparing to disclose its plans for a mobile ad network later this month. Comments

Facebook Still Tops for Advertisers, Adobe Says

Facebook thumbs up Apr 22, 2014 - Facebook remains dominant, as click-through rates and impressions increase yet again, according to a new report from Adobe. Comments

WWF’s #LastSelfie Reaches Millennials, Underscores Snapchat Constraints

lastselfie-big-dk-gorilla-better-web Apr 22, 2014 - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is capitalizing upon the popularity of Snapchat and selfies to raise awareness of its conservation efforts among Millennials, but the execution of a branded effort on the platform also highlights some of its challenges. Comments

LinkedIn Reaches 300 Million Members Amid Mobile Push

linkedin-logo Apr 21, 2014 - The professional social network has reached more than 300 million users worldwide, as mobile remains a key focus. Comments

Lancôme Gives Points for Social Media in New Loyalty Program

lancome-lipsticks-phone Apr 21, 2014 - Lancôme Elite Rewards provides multichannel engagement and gives points for sharing on social media. Comments

Interactive Pepsi Video Tells a Good Story, But Misses Opportunities

pepsi-football Apr 21, 2014 - Pepsi has created an interactive video as part of its campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Brazil in June. While the asset allows viewers to click through for additional content, experts say it may have missed some engagement opportunities... Comments

Twitter Sharing Outpaces Other Platforms as Email Falls

sharethis-hi-res-logo Apr 19, 2014 - In the first quarter of 2014, Twitter sharing is up by 43 percent, while email falls 25 percent. Comments

LiveRail Serves the Most Video Ads in March, Takes Top Spot in Ad Ranking

video-shutterstock-92000435 Apr 18, 2014 - In the most recent report from comScore, LiveRail overtook AOL, Inc. to solidify its position at the preferred sell-side video advertising technology provider. Comments

Twitter Strengthens Ad Reach Through App-Install Ads

twitter-image-app-card-screenshots-5 Apr 18, 2014 - The ad product, which mimics a Facebook strategy, gives advertisers the ability to run on-Twitter app promotion via Promoted Tweets while running off-Twitter advertising via the MoPub Marketplace. Comments

Nielsen Launches Final Test in Mobile Ad Measurement

nielsen18 Apr 18, 2014 - Nielsen kicks off its final pre-launch test as it moves into mobile ad measurement. Comments

Cadbury’s #CremeEggBake on Google+ Boosts Organic Reach

cadbury-google Apr 17, 2014 - Cadbury created a Google+ community asking consumers to submit recipes using its Crème Egg product. The campaign resulted in a fivefold increase in organic reach. Comments

Mitsubishi Plays Emotive Card in #FirstRide Videos

mitsubishi-first-ride Apr 17, 2014 - The brand seeks to communicate the safety features of its 2014 Outlander model by making an emotional connection with viewers in a branded video series. Comments

Twitter UK Creates Interactive Calendar to Assist Real-Time Marketers

calendar Apr 16, 2014 - Twitter UK has created a calendar to help marketers seize the moment. Comments

Twitter Brings Data Back With Gnip Acquisition

twitterimage Apr 16, 2014 - Twitter's latest acquisition is Gnip, a Colorado-based start-up that has worked closely with the social network for several years. Comments

Display Ad Revenue Modest in Yahoo Q1 2014 Earnings

Yahoo Apr 16, 2014 - Search revenue increased by 5 percent in the first quarter of 2014, while display ad revenue saw a modest uptick of 2 percent. Comments

Smirnoff’s "The Party" Video Series Showcases Accessibility

smirnoff-party Apr 16, 2014 - A video series from Smirnoff, "The Party," embraces inclusiveness and seeks to appeal to 21- to 29-year-old drinkers with fun, lighthearted content. Comments

Is Bitcoin the Future of E-Commerce?

bitcoin2-5 Apr 16, 2014 - These days, virtual currencies are the playthings of techies - do they have a mainstream future in e-commerce? Comments

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