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Testing How Personalized Content Improves Customer Experience [#CZLNY]

Mar 31, 2015 - In his session at ClickZ Live New York, Jake Sapirstein of SAP discussed the importance of testing how personalization can improve the customer experience. Comments

Coca-Cola Shares Story of Sustainability Across Paid Social [#CZLNY]

coca-cola-coke-soda Mar 31, 2015 - In his keynote at ClickZ Live New York, Coca-Cola's Tim Goudie shared the company's strategy for success on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter: pushing compelling sustainability stories to highly targeted audiences. Comments

Showtime Networks: Brands Can Do More Than Banner Ads on Mobile

showtime-networks Mar 30, 2015 - Premium cable network Showtime has forged a strong presence in the mobile space. How does it leverage mobile in a creative way to engage with its TV show viewers? Comments

Industry Isn't Quite Ready for Mobile Measurement, Says MRC

mobile-measurement Mar 30, 2015 - While discussing mobile measurement at the IAB Marketplace, George Ivie, CEO of the Media Rating Council, said standards regarding viewability haven't yet caught up to mobile technology. Comments

Mountain Dew and Spotify Among First to Experiment With Twitter's Periscope

periscope-logo Mar 30, 2015 - As most brands plan ahead for Twitter's new livestreaming app, Mountain Dew and Spotify tried Periscope on its first day and say initial response was primarily positive. Comments

5 Tips to Make Your Marketing Stand Out Like a Purple Cow [#SESMiami]

purple-cow-marketing Mar 27, 2015 - In the spirit of Seth Godin's principle that good marketing should stand out like a purple cow, marketers from Home Depot and the Miami Marlins baseball team shared their insights on how to make your marketing "purple." Comments

U.S. Digital Display Ad Spend Shifting Toward Facebook and Twitter

facebookandtwitter Mar 27, 2015 - New research from eMarketer shows that Facebook and Twitter together will account for approximately 34 percent of U.S. digital display ad revenues by 2017, while Google and Yahoo’s share will decline. Comments

Twitter Opens Jakarta Office to Grow User Base and Engagement

twitter-logo Mar 27, 2015 - The launch of a new Twitter office in Jakarta will give brands and advertisers in the area better access to product offerings. Comments

VIDEO: Developing a Mobile-First Strategy to Reach Indonesia's Masses [#CZLJKT]

sophie-ari-interview Mar 27, 2015 - In this video interview, Ari Fadyl, head of digital transformation and innovation at AXA Indonesia, shares his insights on the consumer journey in Indonesia and the need to use mobile. Comments

"Tell Us Your Story" Ribs Brands for Nonsensical Tweets

tell-us-your-story-header Mar 26, 2015 - Advertising copywriter Brian Eden's humorous Tumblr, "Tell Us Your Story," mocks brands that invite ill-advised user-generated content on Twitter. Comments

Twitter Debuts Periscope to Rival Meerkat

twitter-logo Mar 26, 2015 - Immediately following Facebook’s embedded video player announcement yesterday, Twitter introduced a new livestreaming video app this morning. Why are these major social media platforms looking to win the video space? Comments

Facebook Messenger Adds E-Commerce Capabilities

facebook-messenger-mobile-image Mar 25, 2015 - One of the Messenger features introduced on the first day of Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco is specially designed for commerce and shopping. How can brand marketers leverage it to improve their campaigns? Comments

Facebook Offers Free Analytics for Apps Tool

facebook-app-analytics Mar 25, 2015 - At today's F8 conference Facebook unveiled a new developer tool that will help app marketers segment and target audiences as well as understand consumer path to purchase and in-app pain points. Comments

Acura Targets Millennials With Musical Tumblr Campaign

acura-logo Mar 25, 2015 - Honda's luxury division features a Tumblr playlist, with each song's tempo corresponding with a gear on the ILX, the kind of entry-level luxury car that's popular among Millennials. Comments

Air Wick Leverages QR Codes in New Way

air-wick-new-logo Mar 24, 2015 - As marketers become more visually conscientious, QR codes are becoming a less desirable mobile tool. But Air Wick is using the technology in a smart way to engage with its target audience. Comments

New Facebook Features Provide Training for Marketers

Facebook Like button on a keyboard Mar 24, 2015 - Because training resources are Facebook's top request from its advertisers, the social media giant launched a series of courses on everything from how to create an ad to digital buying. Comments

Century 21 and Hootsuite Partner to Simplify Social

century-twenty-one-logo Mar 24, 2015 - Two new products from Century 21 and Hootsuite will train Century 21 brokers and agents in best practices for social selling and give individual realtors access to exclusive branded content. Comments

Little Fanfare as Yahoo Leaves China

yahoo-logo-purple-1 Mar 23, 2015 - The announcement that Yahoo will close its Beijing office has had almost no impact on the digital community in China. Comments

Twitter-Foursquare Partnership Will Allow for Better Location Targeting

twitter-mobile-image Mar 23, 2015 - Twitter is partnering with local search and discovery service Foursquare to integrate precise locations into tweets. How can this partnership benefit marketers? Comments

Why the #TwizzlerChallenge Won't Become Another #IceBucketChallenge

twizzlers Mar 23, 2015 - The cause marketing "Twizzler Challenge" is sweet and fun, but what’s holding it back from becoming as successful as last year’s "Ice Bucket Challenge"? Comments

Tostitos Gives Free Dip to Everyone Named Chip

tostitos-logo Mar 23, 2015 - With National Chips and Dip Day in mind, Tostitos is sending coupons for free dips to anyone named Chip, a clever way to get consumers in-store. Comments

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