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MasterCard Invites U.S. Workforce to Take #OneMoreDay of Vacation

Sep 30, 2014 - The global payment company has launched a new travel-centric cross-channel campaign to persuade Americans to take their well-earned time off. Comments

Does Facebook’s Atlas Solve the "Cookie Problem"?

Facebook Logo Sep 29, 2014 - Facebook kicked off Ad Week with the launch of Atlas. The ad platform will avoid tracking cookies by taking a "people based" marketing approach. Comments

British Newspapers Embrace Native Advertising

advertising-words Sep 29, 2014 - Following on the heels of the Guardian and Metro UK, News UK has developed a Creative Content Unit to focus on native advertising for the digital versions of three of its publications. Comments

Budweiser Serves Up Digital Drinks Through Facebook

shutterstock-195244577 Sep 26, 2014 - Until mid-October, Facebook users will be able to send Bud and Bud Light beers to friends in Chicago or Denver using Facebook, email, or text messages. Comments

Adobe EchoSign Campaign Goes Retro to Attract Print-Reliant Businesses

es-social-paper Sep 26, 2014 - The new Goodby Silverstein campaign is taking over business media with spooky graphics in an effort to attract businesses to its e-signature software EchoSign. Comments

Brands Adopt Programmatic Buying While Agencies Lag Behind

adaptv-cover Sep 25, 2014 - Brands are allocating 60 percent of their video spend to programmatic buying, while agencies spend more than 20 percent less, leaving brands to purchase programmatic in-house. Comments

BitTorrent Seeks to Revamp Its Image With Bundle

bittorrent-bundle Sep 25, 2014 - BitTorrent has long been associated with Internet piracy, but the company hopes to rehabilitate its image and lure advertisers with Bundle, its new publishing platform. Comments

Land Rover Hits 15% in Digital Sales With Cross-Channel Marketing

land-rover-multichannel Sep 25, 2014 - By utilizing a multichannel strategy and forming strategic partnerships with YouTube and the Google Display Network, Land Rover has managed to boost its digital sales significantly. Comments

Insights, Tricks, Mistakes, and Future Trends Digital Marketers Should Know [Video]

ClickZ Live Mobile App Sep 25, 2014 - In these video interviews from ClickZ Live San Francisco, you will glean insights, get tips, and hear about future trends from leading digital marketers at Yahoo, Amazon, Hootsuite, and more. Comments

Diet Coke’s New Campaign Taps Social Media to Amplify Its Message

shutterstock-200091398 Sep 24, 2014 - The soda brand will use social channels to spread the message of its "Get a Taste" campaign, engaging the soft drink's biggest fans in areas where they go to express themselves. Comments

Millennials More Likely to Purchase What They Share on Social

sharethis Sep 24, 2014 - A new consumer report from ShareThis suggests that Millennials’ sharing activity on social media is directly connected to their buying behavior. Comments

Mr Kipling Boosts Social Media Engagement With Cake Deliveries

frenchfancies Sep 24, 2014 - This past weekend, the British cake manufacturer launched a contest on its social channels that rewards winners with a cake delivered in time to watch "The X-Factor" at home. Comments

Sears Aims to Boost Business by Keeping Customers at the Curb

shutterstock-189193784 Sep 23, 2014 - Sears' Shop Your Way allows customers to make returns and exchanges from inside their vehicles by integrating the company's website, mobile app, and brick-and-mortar stores. Comments

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

shutterstock-178139075 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

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