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CMOs to Invest More in Brand Experience with Content Marketing

Aug 28, 2015 - New research from The CMO Club and IBM shows that 57 percent of CMOs expect their marketing budgets to increase over the next two to three years, and content generation will be their biggest expenditure. Comments

Tweets of the Week: McDonald's Says No; Everyone Else Says Woof

Dogs Aug 28, 2015 - Brands typically steer clear of the hard news trending on Twitter, preferring to use the platform to celebrate things like National Dog Day... or snarkily shut down peace offerings from competitors. Comments

Tencent Opens WeChat Moments to All Advertisers

wechat-1000 Aug 27, 2015 - Any brand can now advertise on a WeChat user's private Moments feed, in a move Tencent will be hoping balances advertising revenue with user expectations. Comments

GroupM to Be Another Agency Partnering with BuzzFeed

buzzfeed-image Aug 27, 2015 - The global partnership will provide GroupM’s and WPP’s agencies and clients with access to BuzzFeed’s creative and data assets for the first time. Comments

Hulu to Test Programmatic with Facebook and Oracle

hulu-image Aug 27, 2015 - Through a partnership with Facebook and Oracle, Hulu is going to make its premium video inventory available programmatically for the first time. Comments

Tumblr Helps Mobile Developers Distribute Content with In-App Sharing

yahoo-tumblr-annoucement Aug 26, 2015 - At Yahoo's first-ever mobile developer conference today, Tumblr unveiled In-App Sharing, a new feature supported by mobile analytics platform Flurry, to help app developers distribute content. Comments

Tommee Tippee Turns Parenting Advice Into Baby Wipes With #ParentOn

tommee-tippee Aug 25, 2015 - In its new global ad campaign #ParentOn, Tommee Tippee is turning unsolicited parenting advice into baby wipes that are actually useful. Comments

Multicultural Marketing to Become Mainstream in a Millennial World

multicultural-marketing Aug 24, 2015 - As African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic Millennials gain greater spending power, brands that embrace multicultural marketing will stand out from the competition. Comments

Google's Alphabet: A Welcome Move in Asia

android-one-device-lava-pixel Aug 24, 2015 - For markets in Asia Pacific, Google's move to restructure itself under Alphabet will give products more autonomy to expand in the region. Comments

Twitter Develops Audience Platform for Better Engagements and Video Views

twitter-mobile-2015 Aug 21, 2015 - Twitter Audience Platform is designed to drive video views and Tweet engagements, both of which are now available for the first time in beta to all managed clients globally. Comments

It’s Go Time for Facebook GIF Ads

gif-images Aug 21, 2015 - Wendy’s and Coca-Cola's Brazilian brand Kuat are the first companies experimenting with the new GIF ad format Facebook is featuring on its business pages. Comments

IAB UK Provides Solutions to Five Major Industry Challenges

digital-marketing-challenges Aug 21, 2015 - The IAB UK is committed to tackling five major industry issues: brand safety, ad viewability, ad fraud, ad blocking and user privacy. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Visual Splendor as Twitter Celebrates #WorldPhotographyDay

tweets-of-the-week-nasa Aug 21, 2015 - Thailand's bombing tragedy led the week on Twitter, divorce lawyers were a central theme of the Ashley Madison leaks, and #WorldPhotographyDay gave the Twitter community much to celebrate in beautiful pictures. Comments

Amazon to Abandon Adobe Flash Next Month

amazon-image-laptop Aug 20, 2015 - Amazon is going to ditch Adobe Flash, a move driven by recent browser-setting updates from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. Comments

IAB: HTML5 to Be New Industry Standard

html5-image Aug 17, 2015 - Advertisers have long used Flash to make interactive ads online, but the IAB is going to ditch Flash for HTML5 as the new industry standard. Comments

VIDEO: Context Is Our Kingdom, Says MasterCard

contextual-awareness Aug 17, 2015 - Move over, content. Context is the new kid in town! MasterCard’s VP of Global Digital Marketing reveals the company's five-tier approach to mobile and why context is at the center of it all. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Tinder Meltdown and #HappyWomensDay Fail

twitter-logo Aug 14, 2015 - After a Vanity Fair article suggested that Tinder is contributing to "hookup culture," the brand created a very public fuss. Meanwhile, Bic managed to accidentally insult women yet again. Comments

How Shoes.com Became Visually Searchable

Shoes Aug 13, 2015 - When consumers take pictures of any pair of shoes, whether in-person or on a billboard, Shoes.com's visual search partner Slyce scans the site and presents its closest pairs. Comments

VIDEO: NASA Unveils the Social Media Mystery Behind #PlutoFlyby

nasa-space Aug 12, 2015 - How does NASA make space exploration a personal journey for everyone? John Yembrick, social media manager for the space agency, answered this question at ClickZ Live San Francisco. Comments

How American Apparel Is Moving to Value-Driven Data Analytics

american-apparel Aug 12, 2015 - At ClickZ Live San Francisco, American Apparel's CDO says marketers need a more nuanced definition of data value because not all of it delivers insights. Comments

Spotlight On: Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Ivan Perez-Armendariz

crispin-porter-bogusky Aug 12, 2015 - Ivan Perez-Armendariz, chief digital officer for CP+B, sees mobile-only experiences taking off, a trend that he sees in Domino's, a client whose emoji-ordering earned a Grand Prix in Cannes. Comments

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