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Is Facebook Pulling the Plug on FBX?

Jan 26, 2015 - It seems the social media giant is keeping its real-time bidding ad exchange FBX for now, but will likely downplay the importance of the platform. Comments

Mazda Ad Pops Off Page With Parallax Effects

mazda-3d-ad Jan 23, 2015 - Using three-dimensional advertising technology by Cxense, Mazda Motors Norway is attempting to engage customers by deploying an ad that appears to move. Comments

Bud Light Offering Delivery Service Just in Time for the Super Bowl

bud-light-button-anheuser-busch Jan 22, 2015 - Beer company Anheuser-Busch is introducing a home delivery service for its popular Bud Light brand. The "Bud Light Button" is a new app that allows users to order drinks on their smartphones. Comments

Twitter Acquires ZipDial in Emerging Market Push

Twitter Zipdial logo Jan 21, 2015 - Twitter’s purchase of Indian mobile start-up ZipDial will offer marketers access to untapped consumers. Comments

YouTube Takes on NBC With Own Super Bowl Halftime Show

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Jan 21, 2015 - For the first time, YouTube will compete with NBC's halftime show. Do its stars like Freddie Wong and Tobuscus have enough draw to compete with the likes of Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz? Comments

Are Super Bowl Ads Worth the Price? Newcastle Says No

newcastle-super-bowl-aubrey-plaza Jan 14, 2015 - Newcastle's new pre-Super Bowl ad campaign encourages small brands to band together to create a game day commercial that will rival those of larger brands with bigger ad spend. Comments

Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks to Boost Video Delivery

Facebook buys QuickFire Networks in an undisclosed deal Jan 9, 2015 - Facebook strengthens is video marketing capabilities with the addition of yet another custom technology platform. Comments

Can Facebook Rival YouTube's Video Dominance?

mobile-video-view Jan 9, 2015 - Facebook’s video growth is surging, so is the social platform poised to take on Google-owned YouTube in the future? Comments

Google to Roll Out Viewability Reporting

google-logo-square Jan 8, 2015 - At CES in Las Vegas, the search giant announced that it will offer viewability reports across its ad platforms, and touted the early success of its programmatic video marketplace. Comments

Microsoft Opens Up Advertising on MSN Apps

shutterstock-193752605 Jan 8, 2015 - Shortly after Microsoft made its apps available on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices, the software company made it possible for marketers to advertise therein. Comments

Yahoo Pushes Further Into Mobile With Self-Service Platform

Yahoo Jan 7, 2015 - Yahoo will combine its mobile analytics platform Flurry and mobile ad buying platform Gemini next month, a move industry participants say could possibly give the company a competitive edge over Facebook and Google. Comments

McDonald's Revamps "I'm Lovin' It" With New Video Ad

mcds1218 Jan 6, 2015 - As the chain tries to revitalize its "I'm lovin' it" tagline, the "Archenemies" video, created by Leo Burnett, focuses on love, though ignores the elephant in the room: nutrition. Comments

TapSense Launches First Ads for Apple Watch

apple-watch-ad Jan 5, 2015 - San Francisco-based TapSense has introduced a programmatic ad platform for Apple's anticipated Apple Watch, which promises a seamlessly integrated ad experience tailored to wearables. Comments

5 Holiday Ads That Won Social in 2014

emoji-thumbsup Jan 2, 2015 - We've taken a look back at the five best holiday ads that took social media by storm at the end of 2014, spurring dinner table conversation and sales alike. Comments

Mobile Drives Online Sales on Christmas Day 2014

mobileholiday Jan 2, 2015 - IBM’s latest holiday benchmark data shows that mobile accounts for 57 percent of all online traffic and 35 percent of all online sales for Christmas 2014. Comments

Will Losing Starbucks Mean the End of Square?

starbucks-new-logo Dec 22, 2014 - With the impending discontinuation of the Wallet app, the world's largest coffee company will no longer take Square's payments, instead focusing on its own mobile payment solution. Comments

63 Percent of Global Digital Ad Spend Will Go to Mobile by 2018

shutterstock-152196302 Dec 19, 2014 - eMarketer predicts that next year, advertisers will spend $64.3 billion on mobile advertising, up 60 percent from 2014. And by 2018, mobile ad spend will reach $159 billion, or 63 percent of global digital ad spend. Comments

McDonald's Experiments With Geo-Marketing in Georgia

mcds1218 Dec 18, 2014 - As McDonald's struggles to capture the mobile Millennial demographic, the world's largest fast-food chain outfitted one city's franchises with beacon technology, with much success. Comments

IKEA Spain's Christmas Ad Creates Buzz Without Being Pushy

shutterstock-203878525 Dec 18, 2014 - IKEA Spain has released a holiday ad that uses an emotional Christmas experiment to create engagement and goodwill without heavy branding. Comments

Programmatic Ads Can Now Be Served on Your Wearable Device

smartwatches Dec 17, 2014 - A new wearables ad network initiative enables brands to deliver targeted ads to consumers' wrists. Comments

YouTube-Style Analytics Make Their Way to AdWords for Video

online-video-advertising Dec 15, 2014 - The new additions to AdWords for video will help marketers create ads that people choose to watch. Comments

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