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China's Ping An Leverages Social Data to Personalize Travel Insurance

Jul 30, 2015 - Chinese insurer Ping An is using data-driven technology from British startup Bought By Many to develop niche product offerings in the travel insurance market. Comments

What Produced Such Huge Gains for Facebook's Mobile Growth?

infographic-q2-2015 Jul 30, 2015 - In Q2, Facebook’s mobile ad revenue increased 74 percent from last year, driven by Autoplay Video Ads and Carousel Ads, according to industry experts. Comments

Digital Makes Brands Think About Back-to-School Shopping Sooner

shutterstock-201634802-china-shopping Jul 30, 2015 - As the Internet has people starting back-to-school shopping earlier than ever, Nordstrom and Forever 21 are two retailers whose clever campaigns stand out this summer. Comments

CBS to Move Super Bowl Ads Online: Can Iconic Brands Learn from Smaller Campaigns?

cbs-shutterstock-147256496 Jul 30, 2015 - Reports are circulating that CBS will stream this years' Super Bowl ads online, a space that has traditionally been dominated by smaller, more nimble brands. Comments

Domino's Urges Competitors to Make Basic Pizza with Online Classes

domino-s-pizza Jul 30, 2015 - Domino’s has built a virtual campus to teach its competitors how to make gimmick-free pizza. Will this campaign take off? Comments

The Social Commerce Fantasy

social-commerce-image Jul 30, 2015 - Using organic posts to get people to click, explore and then buy is difficult to optimize and scale. The Holy Grail is to build full buying experiences within the post itself. Comments

Retailers Bumble Mobile As Parents Blow Off Back-to-School Shopping

back-to-school-shopping Jul 28, 2015 - Back-to-school shopping is becoming less important to families in the U.S. How should retailers respond to this change? Comments

How to Engage Your Audience with Native Advertising #CZLSF

lauri-baker Jul 28, 2015 - In San Francisco, Lauri Baker, vice president of content partnerships at AOL, will discuss engagement as it relates to the line between sponsored and organic content. Comments

Pandora's Sponsored Listening: How Less Interruption Could Create More Engagement

pandora-logo-two Jul 27, 2015 - Pandora's Sponsored Listening ad offering has exited beta, giving listeners 60 minutes of uninterrupted music and allowing brands to target content to their ideal audience. Comments

David Jones Mixes Fashion With Music in a 100% Digital Push

david-jones-daniel-johns Jul 26, 2015 - Australian fashion retailer David Jones has partnered with former Silverchair front man Daniel Johns to target a Gen Y audience by releasing its latest catalog in a music video. Comments

VIDEO: Coca-Cola's Journey to Successful Content Marketing

interview-coke Jul 24, 2015 - In this video interview, Doug Busk, group director, Digital Communications and Social Media at Coca-Cola, talks about storytelling and how the company has used this strategy to engage consumers, create conversation, and drive sales. Comments

Snapchat and Univision Partner for an Innovative Approach to Sponsored Content

snapchat-logo Jul 24, 2015 - Snapchat and Univision are working together to curate a Live Story for the Gold Cup Final. If the content is successful, it could create advertising possibilities for the platform. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Sharks Take Over Twitter

tweets-of-the-week-sharknado3 Jul 24, 2015 - #Ramadan, #mickfanning, #Sharknado3 and #unexcitingvideogames dominated the week in Twitter. Comments

Are Playbuzz Flip Cards a Listicle Killer?

share Jul 24, 2015 - "Flipping" could be the new scrolling as quiz giant Playbuzz seeks to move beyond traditional content marketing to a new format optimized for mobile and social media. Comments

AOL Extends Premium Ad Solutions Into Video

new-aol-logo Jul 23, 2015 - Earlier today, AOL rolled out five premium video ad solutions that combine engaging visual content with data intelligence. Comments

Shell and PayPal Offer Mobile Payments at The Pump

shell-gas Jul 23, 2015 - Today, the gasoline conglomerate is rolling out its “Fill Up & Go” mobile payment service across hundreds of retail stations in the U.K. Comments

Will Twitter's Backgrounds Contain Ads?

Twitter Money Jul 23, 2015 - On Monday, Twitter removed all custom background images from user profiles. Marketers are divided on whether or not this move means that the white space will eventually be ad space. Comments

Forever 21 Recreates Instagram Snaps via a Giant Thread Screen

forever21manchine Jul 22, 2015 - Forever 21 has collaborated with Brooklyn-based agency Breakfast to build a thread screen that displays consumers’ Instagram images in real time. Comments

Only 2% of Marketers Have 'Very Effective' Content Strategy [Study]

cmo-council-logo Jul 22, 2015 - According to a new study by the CMO Council, content marketing is on the rise - but less than half of B2B marketers think their strategies are at least somewhat effective. Comments

TAG, Google Program to Block Invalid Data-Center Traffic

ad-fruad-image Jul 21, 2015 - Data center traffic is one of many types of nonhuman or illegitimate ad traffic. TAG’s new program will tap into Google’s internal data-center blacklist to filter bots that are ran in data centers. Comments

8 Good Reasons to Join Us at ClickZ Live San Francisco #CZLSF

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Jul 21, 2015 - With brands like Facebook, NASA, Dunkin' Brands, IKEA and Google speaking about such a broad range of topics, our San Francisco event promises to be a great one. Did you register yet? Comments

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