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Twitter Sharing Outpaces Other Platforms as Email Falls

Apr 19, 2014 - In the first quarter of 2014, Twitter sharing is up by 43 percent, while email falls 25 percent. Comments

LiveRail Serves the Most Video Ads in March, Takes Top Spot in Ad Ranking

video-shutterstock-92000435 Apr 18, 2014 - In the most recent report from comScore, LiveRail overtook AOL, Inc. to solidify its position at the preferred sell-side video advertising technology provider. Comments

Twitter Strengthens Ad Reach Through App-Install Ads

twitter-image-app-card-screenshots-5 Apr 18, 2014 - The ad product, which mimics a Facebook strategy, gives advertisers the ability to run on-Twitter app promotion via Promoted Tweets while running off-Twitter advertising via the MoPub Marketplace. Comments

Nielsen Launches Final Test in Mobile Ad Measurement

nielsen18 Apr 18, 2014 - Nielsen kicks off its final pre-launch test as it moves into mobile as measurement. Comments

Cadbury’s #CremeEggBake on Google+ Boosts Organic Reach

cadbury-google Apr 17, 2014 - Cadbury created a Google+ community asking consumers to submit recipes using its Crème Egg product. The campaign resulted in a fivefold increase in organic reach. Comments

Mitsubishi Plays Emotive Card in #FirstRide Videos

mitsubishi-first-ride Apr 17, 2014 - The brand seeks to communicate the safety features of its 2014 Outlander model by making an emotional connection with viewers in a branded video series. Comments

Twitter UK Creates Interactive Calendar to Assist Real-Time Marketers

calendar Apr 16, 2014 - Twitter UK has created a calendar to help marketers seize the moment. Comments

Twitter Brings Data Back With Gnip Acquisition

twitterimage Apr 16, 2014 - Twitter's latest acquisition is Gnip, a Colorado-based start-up that has worked closely with the social network for several years. Comments

Display Ad Revenue Modest in Yahoo Q1 2014 Earnings

Yahoo Apr 16, 2014 - Search revenue increased by 5 percent in the first quarter of 2014, while display ad revenue saw a modest uptick of 2 percent. Comments

Smirnoff’s "The Party" Video Series Showcases Accessibility

smirnoff-party Apr 16, 2014 - A video series from Smirnoff, "The Party," embraces inclusiveness and seeks to appeal to 21- to 29-year-old drinkers with fun, lighthearted content. Comments

Is Bitcoin the Future of E-Commerce?

bitcoin2-5 Apr 16, 2014 - These days, virtual currencies are the playthings of techies - do they have a mainstream future in e-commerce? Comments

Facebook Prepping e-Money Transfer Service in Europe

facebook-like Apr 15, 2014 - Facebook is reportedly planning an e-money service in Europe, which would allow users to make transactions directly through the social network. Comments

Twitter Faces User Interaction and Retention Problems

Twitter Logo Apr 15, 2014 - New research shows that Twitter is facing user interaction and user retention problems, with news that 44 percent of users have never sent a single tweet. Comments

Reflecting on the Success of ClickZ Live New York and a Fond Farewell to Mike Grehan

Mike Grehan Apr 15, 2014 - Following the success of the first ever ClickZ Live New York, we bid a fond farewell to Mike Grehan, group publishing director. Comments

Clorox Reenacts Parents' Posts in Real-Time Improv Ick Awards

clorox-ick-awards Apr 15, 2014 - Clorox is appealing to parents with a real-time improv video event inspired by social media posts about their kids' messes. Viewership numbers, however, remain somewhat low, indicating the brand might have missed an opportunity with user-generated... Comments

U.S. Internet Ad Revenues Soar to a Record $42.8 Billion

internetmarketing Apr 14, 2014 - An new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau reveals a record high for U.S. Internet ad revenues in 2013. Comments

Americans Spent Almost 18 Hours in February Watching Online Video

video-shutterstock-92000435 Apr 14, 2014 - While the number of Americans watching online videos saw modest growth in the last year, the big news is the nearly 50 percent growth in the number of online content videos viewed each month and the nearly 150 percent growth in the number of video... Comments

HowAboutWe Campaign Shows Twitter Maturity

Twitter Logo Apr 14, 2014 - Online dating site HowAboutWe's geo- and interest-targeting on Twitter has been shown to improve results, while a great offer doesn't hurt, either. Comments

Facebook Seeks to Clean Up News Feeds by Targeting Like-Baiting Posts

facebook-f-2013 Apr 11, 2014 - In an effort to tidy up users' News Feeds, Facebook is targeting brand Pages that explicitly ask for likes, shares, and comments to promote their posts. Comments

Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons to Its Freebie Offers

groupon-macy-s Apr 11, 2014 - Groupon says the addition of in-store coupons will bring 1,100 coupons from more than 250 retailers across 245,000 locations. Comments

Segmented Social Marketing Grows MGM Revenues by 300 Percent

mgm-grand-hotel Apr 11, 2014 - Segmented social advertising, boosted by sub-campaigns created for Facebook and Twitter Custom Audiences, has grown MGM Resorts International revenues 300 percent over the last three years. Comments

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