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Twitter/Foursquare Partnership Could Be Game Changer for Marketers

Dec 18, 2014 - Earlier this week, rumors began to circulate that Twitter and Foursquare are on the verge of partnering to improve Twitter's location services. Comments

McDonald's Experiments With Geo-Marketing in Georgia

mcds1218 Dec 18, 2014 - As McDonald's struggles to capture the mobile Millennial demographic, the world's largest fast-food chain outfitted one city's franchises with beacon technology, with much success. Comments

IKEA Spain's Christmas Ad Creates Buzz Without Being Pushy

shutterstock-203878525 Dec 18, 2014 - IKEA Spain has released a holiday ad that uses an emotional Christmas experiment to create engagement and goodwill without heavy branding. Comments

10 Worst Social Media Fails of 2014

shutterstock-156456158 Dec 18, 2014 - We've consulted with ClickZ's experts to pick the year's worst brand fails across social media. Did your choice for biggest misstep make the cut? Comments

Buy Buttons to Soar in Asia in 2015

shutterstock-234409663-buy-buttons Dec 17, 2014 - Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram began trialing Buy buttons in the U.S. this year, but the real promise could be in Asia. Comments

Programmatic Ads Can Now Be Served on Your Wearable Device

smartwatches Dec 17, 2014 - A new wearables ad network initiative enables brands to deliver targeted ads to consumers' wrists. Comments

Bloomingdale's Focuses on Instagram Community With New Holiday Campaign

bloomies2 Dec 17, 2014 - The Zoomingdales campaign, named for the act of zooming in, features large Instagram photo mosaics made up of smaller photos, which link back to the Bloomingdale's website. Comments

Pinterest Is Now Shoppable, But Will Google Be?

fathers-day-mobile-shopping Dec 17, 2014 - Google may be speaking to retailers about a Buy button, shortly after its chief rival pushed harder into search with Amazon Travel. Meanwhile, Pinterest adopts something similar. Comments

IAB: 100% Viewability "Unreasonable"

viewability Dec 16, 2014 - The trade body says in its new statement that it’s "unreasonable" to achieve 100 percent viewability due to the limitations of current technology. So what measurement challenges do advertisers have? Comments

Lowe's Uses Vine and Instagram to Showcase DIY

lowes1214 Dec 16, 2014 - In addition to a new set of Vine videos, the home improvement chain is using Instagram videos as trailers for its DIY projects that are popular posts on its Pinterest page. Comments

Facebook Drops Microsoft's Bing to Do Its Own Search Thing

facebook-f-2013 Dec 15, 2014 - Facebook's relationship status with Microsoft's Bing has changed to "it's complicated." Comments

YouTube-Style Analytics Make Their Way to AdWords for Video

online-video-advertising Dec 15, 2014 - The new additions to AdWords for video will help marketers create ads that people choose to watch. Comments

Looking Good While Doing Good: Cause Marketing and the Holidays

shutterstock-230887741 Dec 15, 2014 - Many brands give back to their favorite causes during the holidays. WestJet and UPS explain how companies can generate goodwill while sharing their good deeds. Comments

Instagram Overtakes Twitter With 300 Million Users

instagram-icon-large Dec 12, 2014 - The image-sharing platform is also launching verified badges and vowing to kick out spammers. Comments

Amazon Challenges eBay With a Deeper Dig Into E-Commerce

amazonimage Dec 11, 2014 - The company is expanding its e-commerce business through a new pricing feature called "Make an Offer" and an ad training program. Will these moves help Amazon triumph over eBay? Comments

Kevin Bacon Hawks Local Goods in New Ad Generator

kevin-bacon-commercial-generator-2 Dec 10, 2014 - Nonprofit organization Shop for Good has launched a Kevin Bacon Commercial Generator, which puts the actor in silly, personalized ads to raise money for schools and local charities. Comments

Proactiv Partners With YouTube to Let Vloggers Shine

proactiv-still Dec 10, 2014 - Proactiv's advertising is best known for its star-studded television spots, but as the company moves into the digital space, it's leaning on YouTube bloggers to deliver the brand's message. Comments

#SparkMyParty Gets Users Party Favors From Heineken

heineken129 Dec 9, 2014 - Following a successful real-time campaign in New York, where Heineken brought favors to tweeters' parties, the beer brand is doing the same in eight other cities. Comments

Brands Will Lose Billions to Bots in 2015 [Study]

shutterstock-115174939 Dec 9, 2014 - According to research by White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers, 11 percent of display ad impressions, 23 percent of video ad impressions, and 52 percent of sourced traffic is fraudulent. Comments

Yahoo Gemini Moves Into App Install Ads

yahoo-logo-for-thumbnail Dec 9, 2014 - Following Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Yahoo has also jumped on the app install ads bandwagon. Will this move help Yahoo reverse its ad slide? Comments

What Were the Top 10 YouTube Videos, Ads, and Collaborations for 2014?

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Dec 9, 2014 - As we near the end of the year, here's a look at what topped the list of the most popular advertisements, videos, and collaborations on YouTube for 2014. Comments

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