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Fanta Creates All-Vine Comedy Show to Engage Teens

Aug 20, 2014 - The Coca-Cola brand has partnered with influential young Vine comedians to co-create a series of comedic Vine videos for teens and will release one new episode every Friday for six weeks on CollegeHumor.com. Teens can follow the funny at @FantaFun and share the videos with the hashtag #FantaForTheFunny... Comments

Starwood’s New Robotic Butler Accepts #MeetBotlr Tweets as Tips

botlr-upclose-lr Aug 19, 2014 - Starting on August 20, a robotic butler will serve guests at Starwood’s Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California. Different from a human bellhop, the robot will accept tweets as tips. Comments

ClickZ Live Demonstrates Feverish Pace of Digital Marketing

ClickZ Live Mobile App Aug 19, 2014 - A look back at last week's ClickZ Live San Francisco and one of its key takeaways: proper collaboration between human and machine is the key to many aspects of digital marketing. Comments

TV Is Not Dead - It Has Moved to Different Platforms

As Seen on TV Aug 18, 2014 - Two speakers at ClickZ Live San Francisco discuss the inherent differences between mobile and television content, and how understanding apps is the way for the U.S. broadcasting market to catch up with its European counterpart. Comments

New Balance Connects Online and Offline Sales With Live Interactive Video

880v4-collection-01-1-1 Aug 18, 2014 - Through a partnership with real-time product communication platform Brandlive, New Balance is looking to convert interested online consumers into offline, in-store buyers. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Winning Consumer Attention: Amazing Content + True Native Distribution

content-marketing-megaphone Aug 18, 2014 - According to a session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, in order to win over consumers, marketers must produce quality, engaging content and utilize a true native distribution strategy. Comments

630% ROI: A Stat Worth Caring About [#CZLSF]

roi-shutterstock-180528335 Aug 15, 2014 - At their session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, the Portland Trail Blazers' Dewayne Hankins and Sq1's Gabe Winslow explained how they improved digital ticket sales to achieve a 630 percent return on investment. Comments

Social Engagement Comes in Many Forms [#CZLSF]

Social Media Sharing Aug 15, 2014 - At her session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, IBM's social business strategist discussed the ways in which several brands have excelled at engagement. Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

MMA's Greg Stuart: Why Mobile Matters [#CZLSF]

czlsf-greg-stuart-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video interview, Greg Stuart, CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association, talks about the huge opportunities that exist for marketers in mobile. Comments

Mondelez's Bonin Bough on Marketers and the "Hackonomy" [#CZLSF]

bonin-bough-czlsf-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video, Bough discusses the meaning of the term "hackonomy" and explains how brands that disrupt the norm will come out on top, as well as what this means for future generations of marketers. Comments

Facebook Leads Way In In-store Sales for SMBs [Study]

facebook-homepage Aug 14, 2014 - A new study from digital marketing company G/O Digital shows that compared to Twitter and Pinterest, Facebook is better at driving offline sales for small businesses, with 84 percent of respondents saying that local deals or offers on Facebook heavily... Comments

Variation in Content Creation Is Trick to Winning Social [#CZLSF]

content Aug 14, 2014 - A look at the day two keynote panel at ClickZ Live San Francisco, a fireside chat with Facebook, Hootsuite, Ghirardelli, YouTube and the Online Marketing Institute's Aaron Kahlow. Comments

Mastering the PPC Challenge: Break-Even CPC and More [#CZLSF]

PPC Aug 14, 2014 - At the "Mastering the PPC Challenge" session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, we covered one of the biggest challenges for PPC marketers: getting on top and staying there. Comments

Influencing the Influencer Is Key to Effective Content Marketing [#CZLSF]

ClickZ Live Mobile App Aug 13, 2014 - Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, speaks about the co-creation of content and how it can truly "influence" the overall marketing message. Comments

Twitter Promoted Video Will Boost Engagement Data

Twitter Money Aug 13, 2014 - The micro-blogging service has been beta testing a new feature, Promoted Video, which allows advertisers to upload and distribute video ads on the platform. Industry insiders believe that Promoted Video will add another layer to Twitter’s ad business... Comments

Oreo Mini Delivery Thinks Small

oreo-mini-wonderfilled Aug 13, 2014 - Oreo’s Mini Delivery campaign, in which 500 personalized parcels a day are up for grabs for two weeks, highlights the concept of scarcity as a marketing tool and should generate a small number of highly qualified consumer recipients, experts say. Comments

MMA Emphasizes the Importance of Mobile in Marketing Mix [#CZLSF]

czlsf-stuart-speaking Aug 13, 2014 - At the afternoon keynote at ClickZ Live San Francisco on Tuesday, Greg Stuart of the MMA stressed the importance of mobile in the marketing world. Here is a recap of his presentation, including his thoughts on the core components of mobile. Comments

Meow Mix Taps Nostalgia in Jingle Remix Effort

meow-mix-2 Aug 13, 2014 - Like many brands, Meow Mix hopes nostalgia for an old brand asset will help drum up interest in its latest campaign. But experts say the challenge for any such effort is making sure the right people get their hands on it, which remains to be seen. Comments

Unruly Offers Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings Guarantee

unruly-nielsen-ocr-guarantee Aug 12, 2014 - Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings, a hybrid video metrics system, is now backed by a 100 percent audience guarantee from Unruly in order to assure advertisers that their ads were not only viewed but were also seen by their desired audience. Comments

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