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The Internet of Things Could Wreak Havoc on Industry Standards

Jan 29, 2015 - The recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured more connected devices than ever before, but the industry doesn't yet have much insight into how to standardize and measure the new data. Comments

Revenue Jump Reflects Facebook's Mobile Mojo

facebook-mobile-blue Jan 28, 2015 - Facebook Q4 2014 and year-end earnings show increased contribution of mobile, while execs pump measurement. Comments

WeChat Launches Sponsored Moments

wechat-1000 Jan 28, 2015 - BMW is one of the first brands to test paid ads on WeChat's Moments feed, paving the way for new advertising channels in China. Comments

Discover Gives New Advertising Opportunities to Brands on Snapchat

snapchat logo Jan 28, 2015 - With Discover, news sources such as CNN and ESPN will appear in users' Snapchat Stories. The ad-integrated feature lets brands reach the platform's fast-growing young user base. Comments

Pinterest to Focus on "Intent" Data

pinterest-log-in Jan 28, 2015 - Pinterest is enhancing its Promoted Pins offering by broadening its data pool. The move is hoped to provide better targeting options for advertisers. Comments

VIDEO: Data Has Transformed Marketing Into Era of Engagement, Says Marketo

data-numbers-analysis-man Jan 28, 2015 - ClickZ speaks with Marketo's senior director of marketing, Anastasia Pavlova. Comments

Wearables: A Double-Edged Sword

wearables-fitness Jan 28, 2015 - Wearable devices offer marketers another data layer to deliver more personalized messages. But if advertisers fail to use the data properly, they will interrupt the consumer experience. Comments

Data's Role in Music and Marketing

music-streaming Jan 28, 2015 - Platforms like Pandora, Spotify, and Shazam know a lot about their millions of users. How does this vast amount of data impact the relationship between marketing and music? Comments

IAB: Marketers Eager to Optimize Data Tools [Study]

shutterstock-116408224 Jan 28, 2015 - A new study by the IAB shows that the majority of marketers are using many different tools to analyze data, and most feel that harmony between toolsets would result in better data use. Comments

How Is Data Changing Programmatic Buying?

real-time-bidding-programmatic Jan 28, 2015 - As programmatic media buying grows, the increasing availability of user data has helped the process evolve to become more efficient and cost-effective for marketers. Comments

ClickZ Is Not as Fun as Katy Perry

katy-perry-stage-costume Jan 28, 2015 - A company that turns language into data files, Relative Insight, analyzed ClickZ's Twitter feed and then compared it to that of the platform's most-followed person: Katy Perry. Comments

Obama's Privacy Policy Might Be Bad for Marketers

shutterstock-133773500 Jan 28, 2015 - In last week's State of the Union address the president introduced a plan to create a consumer privacy bill of rights, but customers' rights might come at the expense of brand marketing. Comments

Twitter Adds Mobile Video Capability, Private Group Messaging

Twitter Zipdial logo Jan 27, 2015 - Twitter users are now able to send messages to a select group of people, and create video content directly within the platform, moves that will likely help the platform catch up with Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram. Comments

What Does Big Data Mean for the Internet of Things?

mobile-iot Jan 27, 2015 - As the Internet of Things grows, so does the amount of data that comes with it. Is there too much data? Absolutely not, say industry experts who believe marketers can utilize all of it. Comments

How Can You Make Your Big Data "Smarter"?

intelligence Jan 27, 2015 - Data specialists from Vizeum, Havas, and DigitasLBi share their advice on how to segment and test big data in order to make better-informed marketing decisions. Comments

Spotlight On: Jason Kodish, Global Data Scientist, DigitasLBi

digitas-lbi-logo Jan 27, 2015 - We sat down with DigitasLBi's foremost expert on all things data to hear his thoughts on big, data, analytics, and what the Golden Globes taught marketers about search. Comments

Are Consumers Gaming You? Let Them, Says Mindshare Study

consumer-gaming-system Jan 27, 2015 - A new study from Mindshare indicates that almost half of respondents have tried to get better deals and offers by walking away from shopping carts or carefully selecting online shopping days. Comments

The Home Depot Rocks Social Media [Study]

home-depot-social-media Jan 27, 2015 - Sprinklr analyzed data from 18 retailers' social feeds, and ranked them based on impressions and engagement. The Home Depot was the clear winner, beating out brands like Macy's and Target. Comments

YP Data Helps National Brands Go Local

yp Jan 27, 2015 - YP is using search data to deliver real-time, cross-device ads based on local search history. The ads will appear on mobile even if customers search on desktop and vice versa. Comments

Big Data and the CMO: Only the Tech-Savvy Survive

cmo-purchase-funnel-big-data Jan 27, 2015 - As chief marketing officers (CMOs) spend more of their budgets than ever before on data and technology, the line between CMO and chief intelligence officer (CIO) is beginning to blur. Comments

ClickZ Content Takeover Day One: A Look at What's Coming Up

data-cloud Jan 27, 2015 - ClickZ is hosting its inaugural Content Takeover on data-driven marketing from Tuesday, January 27 to Thursday, January 29. See you there! Comments

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