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IAB’s Definition of "Illegitimate Activity" in "Anti-Fraud Principles" Needs Clarification

Sep 23, 2014 - The principles could help form an industry-wide standard of what illegitimate traffic is, but experts say the definition of "illegitimate activity" requires further explanation. Comments

Digital Tops Marketing Priorities for Retailers This Holiday Season [Study]

in-store-retail Sep 22, 2014 - Only 32 percent of retailers plan to invest in mobile commerce this holiday season, despite it being defined as a "competitive weakness." Comments

Macy's Brings Location-Based Deals Nationwide With Expansion of iBeacon

shutterstock-77841820 Sep 19, 2014 - Implementation of location technology is just one example of Macy's new omni-channel improvements, which also include smart fitting rooms and enhanced apps. Comments

Amazon and Google: Friends, Enemies or Frenemies?

shutterstock-140244619-1 Sep 18, 2014 - Reports show Amazon is Google's biggest search advertiser, but the online retailer is reportedly developing its own ad program to rival Google AdWords. Comments

SMBs Allocate More Budget to Social Than Other Channels

facebook-like Sep 18, 2014 - BIA/Kelsey’s new study shows that small and medium businesses now use social more than any other media platform for business purposes. Comments

Twitter Updates Tailored Audiences for New Targeting Capabilities

Twitter logo Sep 18, 2014 - Twitter has added a few new features to its tailored audiences tool, making it easier for advertisers to target mobile and find new customers. Comments

Will Microsoft's Acquistion of Minecraft Lead to Another Marketing Platform?

games Sep 17, 2014 - The popular game has always been ad-free. Could Microsoft's recent acquisition change this? Industry participants are divided. Comments

YouTube Drives More Sales Than Other Social Media Platforms [Study]

youtube-logo Sep 16, 2014 - A recent study of paid social media finds that YouTube is more effective at both introducing customers to products and converting sales than any other social platform. Comments

Why Do Brands Have Such Small Mobile Advertising Budgets? [Study]

mobilesmartphones Sep 16, 2014 - Forrester research shows that brands shy away from investing in mobile advertising because it's difficult to track performance. Comments

What Marketers Can Learn From McDonald's "Millennial Problem"

mcdonalds460 Sep 15, 2014 - McDonald's was once a staple for for 18-33 year olds, but lately the company has seen sales slip. What can marketers learn from McDonald's miscommunication with millennials? Comments

Bing Ads Enhances Geo-Targeting and Ad Scheduling

Bing Ads Sep 15, 2014 - Bing Ads' updates to its location targeting tools will help advertisers deliver more relevant ads. Comments

EBay to Serve In-App Ads on Mobile Devices

shutterstock-186020420 Sep 12, 2014 - The e-commerce giant will start running ads within its mobile shopping app in the fourth quarter of this year. Comments

Facebook Asks for User Feedback On Ads

facebook-brand Sep 11, 2014 - Facebook will now ask users why they hid ads in an effort to deliver advertisements that are both relative to the user and appropriate for the platform. Comments

TotallyHer Launches as Native-Only Site for Brands

totallyher Sep 11, 2014 - Evolve Media launches TotallyHer.com, a display ad-free native-only platform that is dedicated to content discovery. Comments

Fox Takes Leap Into Programmatic

foxtv Sep 11, 2014 - Fox has signed a programmatic partnership with Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange and Vindico to monetize both display and video impressions. Comments

Unruly Launches Mobile-First Native Video Ad Format

adidas-unruly Sep 10, 2014 - The new technology allows advertisers to deliver native video ads that adapt to any website's layout and design, giving users a flexible, seamless experience. Comments

Apple Pay to Revolutionize Digital Payment Solutions

apple-pay Sep 9, 2014 - After much anticipation, Apple has introduced its digital payments service that is usable with the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Comments

Nielsen: Older Adults Embracing Digital Video Viewing

nielsen18 Sep 9, 2014 - A new report from Nielsen shows that older viewers are spending significantly more time watching video on digital devices as opposed to traditional TV screens. Comments

IKEA Mocks Apple in Hilarious Ad for Its New Catalog

shutterstock-188619830 Sep 9, 2014 - Because of its good-natured humor, IKEA's commercial has been watched almost 9 million times on YouTube since last week. Comments

Yahoo Purchases Luminate to Boost Ad Business

Yahoo Sep 9, 2014 - Yahoo has recently acquired photo ad company Luminate, which means that soon advertisers might be able to overlay Yahoo ads with mouseover text and shopping links. Comments

Twitter Delves Further Into E-Commerce With Buy Button

Twitter Money Sep 8, 2014 - Following a summer of social commerce initiatives, Twitter is taking the opposite of Facebook's approach and testing its new Buy button on accounts with large followings. Comments

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