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Happy Thanksgiving From the ClickZ Team

Nov 27, 2014 - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at ClickZ! Comments

Tumblr Expands Sponsored Capabilities With Mobile App Install Ads

tumblrlogo1 Nov 26, 2014 - The social blogging platform has added an "install app" button to its sponsored posts. What other ad formats can we expect from Tumblr in the future? Comments

What Can DDoS Attacks Mean for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

shutterstock-115174939 Nov 26, 2014 - This weekend's huge number of online shoppers could result in an influx of cyber crime. Two experts discuss how DDoS attacks can affect retailers and how marketers can prevent them. Comments

UNICEF #IMAGINEs a Better World for Children

unicef-imagine-thumbnail Nov 26, 2014 - UNICEF has created an interactive holiday campaign that allows fans to edit themselves into a video of celebrities singing John Lennon's classic anthem "Imagine." Comments

Nikon Gives Cameras to Consumers With #IAmGenerationImage

shutterstock-179811038 Nov 26, 2014 - Nikon gave several people one of its cameras to document their passions. Executed by McCann Erickson, the campaign also allows consumers to contribute their pictures with a hashtag. Comments

Twitter CFO Hints at Acquisition With Accidental Public Tweet

New Twitter logo Nov 26, 2014 - Direct message accidentally posted to public timeline by Twitter's CFO, may involve Snapchat. Comments

Mobile Ads Drive Differing In-Store Visits Depending On Sector

shutterstock-152196302 Nov 25, 2014 - A recent study by Nielsen commissioned by xAd reveals that the best location-based mobile marketing tactics differ greatly depending on the industry vertical. Comments

Benetton and United Nations Aim to UNHATE Women

unhate-screenshot Nov 25, 2014 - United Colors of Benetton has teamed up with the United Nations to combat violence against women through a new video and contest that aims to fund human rights projects from all over the world. Comments

Google Contributor Lets Users Pay to Remove Ads From Websites

google logo search engine seo Nov 24, 2014 - Google is running an ad-free Internet experiment that could challenge its own ad-funded business model. Comments

Wearables Market Up 40% Globally in Q3

smartwatch1 Nov 21, 2014 - The wearables market increased 40 percent globally in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period a year prior. Comments

VIDEO: Proactive Crisis Management Begins Before the Crisis [#CZLBKK]

20nov14-czlbkk-starwood-pic Nov 21, 2014 - In this video interview, Starwood's Yingrekha Langulasena shares her key points for crisis management on social media. Comments

Holiday Deals Start Early for Amazon

amazon Nov 21, 2014 - To get a running start on dominating holiday shopping dollars, Amazon will be counting down to Thanksgiving and Black Friday next week with steep discounts on electronics and tech gadgets. Comments

VIDEO: Attribution Testing Is Everything, Says SAP [#CZLBKK]

20nov14-czlbkk-crispin-sheridan-pic Nov 20, 2014 - In this video interview, SAP's Crispin Sheridan shares the importance of testing for ad optimization of multichannel advertising. Comments

Salesforce Bolsters Social Studio for Integration Across Departments

Social Media Sharing Nov 20, 2014 - Sales, marketing, and customer service teams will be able to make use of social data from more than 1 billion sources. Comments

What Are the Most Shared Ads of 2014?

online-video-advertising Nov 20, 2014 - A new report from Unruly shows the most shared ads of the past year, with several spots from the World Cup leading the pack. Comments

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word at a Time

spritz harpercollins Nov 20, 2014 - To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins "spritzed" it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London's busiest train stations. Comments

Twitter Lets Users Search for Every Public Tweet Ever Sent

New Twitter logo Nov 19, 2014 - Twitter's new search engine means that you can now search for any tweet ever sent. And there are half a trillion of them now available to view. Comments

[VIDEO] Spotlight On: Dana Anderson, "Ad Person of the Year 2014"

mondelez Nov 19, 2014 - In an exclusive interview with ClickZ, Dana Anderson, senior vice president (SVP) and chief marketing officer (CMO) at Mondelēz International, talked about innovation and shared the snack and candy giant’s advertising and marketing plans for 2015. Comments

Snapchat Partners With Square for Peer-to-Peer Payments

snapchat-logo Nov 18, 2014 - To allow users to snap money to each other, Snapchat has partnered with another company to create a feature for the first time, though some experts question the pairing. Comments

Swarovski Seeks "Blonde Bartender" on Craigslist in Fun Marketing Ploy

shutterstock-213092572 Nov 18, 2014 - To remind consumers that Swarovski makes jewelry for everyday wear, the crystal company's creative agency posted clever bracelet ads in the form of Craigslist Missed Connections. Comments

User Motivation Is Key to Social Engagement for Brands in China [Study]

engagement-consideration-seo Nov 17, 2014 - OMD China's "Dive Social" report takes a deeper look at the motivations behind social media usage among users in China. Comments

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