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Mozilla Introduces Sponsored Tiles on Firefox Nightly

Aug 28, 2014 - As Mozilla prepares to launch Sponsored tiles across Firefox channels, the company also says it remains committed to trust and transparency. Comments

Rovio Tests New Direct Programmatic Capabilities

angry-bird-icon Aug 28, 2014 - The company behind Angry Birds gets on board with the programmatic media buying trend, allowing advertisers to choose which inventory they want to place their ads against. Comments

Twitch + Extra Data = One Potentially Powerful Amazon Ad Network

shutterstock-185427179 Aug 28, 2014 - Amazon is reportedly developing an ad network, which, coupled with its recent acquisition of Twitch, could make it a competitor to watch out for. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Strives to Improve Customer Stays With App Upgrade

ritzcarlton Aug 27, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton is looking to bring its signature luxury to mobile users by making it easier for them to check in and out with mobile check-in, among other enhancements to its app. Comments

Facebook Unveils New Bandwidth Targeting Capability

facebook-video Aug 27, 2014 - Advertisers can now target Facebook users based on mobile device and connection type. Comments

Facebook Cracks Down on Click-Baiting Posts in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Aug 26, 2014 - The social media giant is looking to curtail posts with click-baiting headlines, and many in the industry say this update could have a huge impact on sites like Upworthy and BuzzFeed. Comments

Pinterest Upgrades Analytics Tool

pinterest-logo Aug 26, 2014 - Pinterest increases its value to marketers by allowing them to analyze engagement by seeing which impressions their audience is clicking, liking, and repinning the most. Comments

Things Are Looking Up, According to the CMO Council

marketing-game-plan Aug 25, 2014 - After several disappointing years, chief marketing officers (CMOs) are finally seeing marked improvement within the industry. Comments

Facebook Remains Top Engagement Platform in Hong Kong

facebook-automation Aug 25, 2014 - A TNS study reveals that Facebook is the most popular digital platform in Hong Kong, with video a key growth channel. Comments

Chocolate and Social Media: A Deliciously Perfect Marketing Mix

chocolate-social-media Aug 25, 2014 - In this video, Chris Pemberton, digital brand manager for Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, gives insights into the brand's marketing strategy and how important social media is to the mix. Comments

Why Don't People Click on Mobile Advertisements?

mobileads Aug 25, 2014 - In a recent Nielsen study that explored why people choose not to click on a mobile ad, users cited apathy as the number one reason. What can marketers do to change this? Comments

What the Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About Engagement

ice-bucket Aug 21, 2014 - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been the viral event of the summer, but what can it teach social media marketers about engagement? Comments

Fanta Creates All-Vine Comedy Show to Engage Teens

twitter-cast Aug 20, 2014 - The Coca-Cola brand has partnered with influential young Vine comedians to co-create a series of comedic Vine videos for teens and will release one new episode every Friday for six weeks on CollegeHumor.com. Teens can follow the funny at @FantaFun... Comments

Starwood’s New Robotic Butler Accepts #MeetBotlr Tweets as Tips

botlr-upclose-lr Aug 19, 2014 - Starting on August 20, a robotic butler will serve guests at Starwood’s Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California. Different from a human bellhop, the robot will accept tweets as tips. Comments

ClickZ Live Demonstrates Feverish Pace of Digital Marketing

ClickZ Live Mobile App Aug 19, 2014 - A look back at last week's ClickZ Live San Francisco and one of its key takeaways: proper collaboration between human and machine is the key to many aspects of digital marketing. Comments

TV Is Not Dead - It Has Moved to Different Platforms

As Seen on TV Aug 18, 2014 - Two speakers at ClickZ Live San Francisco discuss the inherent differences between mobile and television content, and how understanding apps is the way for the U.S. broadcasting market to catch up with its European counterpart. Comments

New Balance Connects Online and Offline Sales With Live Interactive Video

880v4-collection-01-1-1 Aug 18, 2014 - Through a partnership with real-time product communication platform Brandlive, New Balance is looking to convert interested online consumers into offline, in-store buyers. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Winning Consumer Attention: Amazing Content + True Native Distribution

content-marketing-megaphone Aug 18, 2014 - According to a session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, in order to win over consumers, marketers must produce quality, engaging content and utilize a true native distribution strategy. Comments

630% ROI: A Stat Worth Caring About [#CZLSF]

roi-shutterstock-180528335 Aug 15, 2014 - At their session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, the Portland Trail Blazers' Dewayne Hankins and Sq1's Gabe Winslow explained how they improved digital ticket sales to achieve a 630 percent return on investment. Comments

Social Engagement Comes in Many Forms [#CZLSF]

Social Media Sharing Aug 15, 2014 - At her session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, IBM's social business strategist discussed the ways in which several brands have excelled at engagement. Comments

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