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Retailers Bumble Mobile As Parents Blow Off Back-to-School Shopping

Jul 28, 2015 - Back-to-school shopping is becoming less important to families in the U.S. How should retailers respond to this change? Comments

How to Engage Your Audience with Native Advertising #CZLSF

lauri-baker Jul 28, 2015 - In San Francisco, Lauri Baker, vice president of content partnerships at AOL, will discuss engagement as it relates to the line between sponsored and organic content. Comments

Pandora's Sponsored Listening: How Less Interruption Could Create More Engagement

pandora-logo-two Jul 27, 2015 - Pandora's Sponsored Listening ad offering has exited beta, giving listeners 60 minutes of uninterrupted music and allowing brands to target content to their ideal audience. Comments

David Jones Mixes Fashion With Music in a 100% Digital Push

david-jones-daniel-johns Jul 26, 2015 - Australian fashion retailer David Jones has partnered with former Silverchair front man Daniel Johns to target a Gen Y audience by releasing its latest catalog in a music video. Comments

VIDEO: Coca-Cola's Journey to Successful Content Marketing

interview-coke Jul 24, 2015 - In this video interview, Doug Busk, group director, Digital Communications and Social Media at Coca-Cola, talks about storytelling and how the company has used this strategy to engage consumers, create conversation, and drive sales. Comments

Snapchat and Univision Partner for an Innovative Approach to Sponsored Content

snapchat-logo Jul 24, 2015 - Snapchat and Univision are working together to curate a Live Story for the Gold Cup Final. If the content is successful, it could create advertising possibilities for the platform. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Sharks Take Over Twitter

tweets-of-the-week-sharknado3 Jul 24, 2015 - #Ramadan, #mickfanning, #Sharknado3 and #unexcitingvideogames dominated the week in Twitter. Comments

Are Playbuzz Flip Cards a Listicle Killer?

share Jul 24, 2015 - "Flipping" could be the new scrolling as quiz giant Playbuzz seeks to move beyond traditional content marketing to a new format optimized for mobile and social media. Comments

AOL Extends Premium Ad Solutions Into Video

new-aol-logo Jul 23, 2015 - Earlier today, AOL rolled out five premium video ad solutions that combine engaging visual content with data intelligence. Comments

Shell and PayPal Offer Mobile Payments at The Pump

shell-gas Jul 23, 2015 - Today, the gasoline conglomerate is rolling out its “Fill Up & Go” mobile payment service across hundreds of retail stations in the U.K. Comments

Will Twitter's Backgrounds Contain Ads?

Twitter Money Jul 23, 2015 - On Monday, Twitter removed all custom background images from user profiles. Marketers are divided on whether or not this move means that the white space will eventually be ad space. Comments

Forever 21 Recreates Instagram Snaps via a Giant Thread Screen

forever21manchine Jul 22, 2015 - Forever 21 has collaborated with Brooklyn-based agency Breakfast to build a thread screen that displays consumers’ Instagram images in real time. Comments

Only 2% of Marketers Have 'Very Effective' Content Strategy [Study]

cmo-council-logo Jul 22, 2015 - According to a new study by the CMO Council, content marketing is on the rise - but less than half of B2B marketers think their strategies are at least somewhat effective. Comments

TAG, Google Program to Block Invalid Data-Center Traffic

ad-fruad-image Jul 21, 2015 - Data center traffic is one of many types of nonhuman or illegitimate ad traffic. TAG’s new program will tap into Google’s internal data-center blacklist to filter bots that are ran in data centers. Comments

8 Good Reasons to Join Us at ClickZ Live San Francisco #CZLSF

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Jul 21, 2015 - With brands like Facebook, NASA, Dunkin' Brands, IKEA and Google speaking about such a broad range of topics, our San Francisco event promises to be a great one. Did you register yet? Comments

And the Winner of Social Media Is... Victoria's Secret [Study]

Social Media Sharing Jul 20, 2015 - Looking at 50 major brands in various industries, Victoria's Secret was the only one to score top marks across all eight social media platforms analyzed by Spredfast. Comments

Top 100 Brands Report: Insight into Brand Content on YouTube

youtube-logo Jul 20, 2015 - In this Q+A, YouTube-partner Pixability's CTO talks about the popularity of brands on YouTube and the strategies the successful ones are employing. Comments

How Brands Rode Out Uniqlo's Sex Tape Scandal on Weibo

uniqlo-beijing Jul 17, 2015 - Brands in China have been quick to capitalize on Uniqlo's misfortune after Chinese lovers released a sex video on social media taken in a Beijing store's changing room. Comments

Will Facebook Pose a Threat to Amazon and Google with Shoppable Pages?

shopping-images Jul 17, 2015 - Facebook is going to add a shop section to pages, so consumers can shop without leaving its app or site. Will the social network turn into an online marketplace like Amazon? Comments

World Emoji Day Illustrates Global Impact

tear-off-calendar Jul 17, 2015 - While some industry experts think emojis are an ephemeral trend, World Emoji Day demonstrates their valuable ability to transcend language barriers. Comments

Tweets of the Week: NASA, Amazon and ESPN Lead the Way

pluto-nasa Jul 17, 2015 - This week, Twitter cruised on the surface of Pluto, shopped on Amazon, celebrated the 2015 ESPY awards, and made a toast for Novak Djokovic’s big win at Wimbledon. Comments

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