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Spotlight On: Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Ivan Perez-Armendariz

Aug 12, 2015 - Ivan Perez-Armendariz, chief digital officer for CP+B, sees mobile-only experiences taking off, a trend that he sees in Domino's, a client whose emoji-ordering earned a Grand Prix in Cannes. Comments

Auto-Play Ads Coming to Facebook Audience Network

facebook-brand Aug 11, 2015 - Facebook has just made app advertising a little bit easier by offering new features to its Audience Network including carousel ads and desktop video app ads. Comments

Facebook Unveils Dynamic Retargeting Tools at #CZLSF

clickz-live-sf-facebook Aug 11, 2015 - During his keynote presentation at ClickZ Live San Francisco, Facebook's Matt Idema announced two Dynamic Product Ads updates to help marketers retarget shoppers within and beyond the Facebook ecosystem. Comments

Alphabet: What's Going to Happen to Google Advertisers?

Google Logo Aug 11, 2015 - Industry experts say Alphabet, which separates the profitable parts of Google's business, highlights the company's weaknesses but may also be good for branding and product development. Comments

American Girl Creates COPPA-Compliant Engagement Around Video Campaign

shutterstock-76737628 Aug 11, 2015 - Creating engagement for the under-thirteen set comes with major challenges, but American Girl dolls and Tongal are creating a kid-friendly, mom-approved campaign using crowd sourced video. Comments

Advertisers Should Think Vertically In the Age of Mobile Video

shutterstock-261082877 Aug 10, 2015 - Vertical video, once seen as amateurish and annoying has become de rigueur with the advent of Snapchat and Periscope. Marketers should take the trend seriously or be left behind. Comments

Does Instagram Outshine Pinterest?

instagram-mobile-pictures Aug 7, 2015 - With many brands bumbling Pinterest, will Instagram become a better platform for monetization? Comments

Tweets of the Week: Rapper Beefs, Jon Stewart and Underwear

twitter-logo Aug 7, 2015 - Two rappers' Twitter beef prompted Tweets from burger brands, Jon Stewart's Daily Show departure brought nostalgia, and National Underwear Day mostly just made brands get weird. Comments

Google May Not Give a F*** About Twitter, But Experts Say It Should

google-twitter Aug 6, 2015 - Twitter's falling share prices have, once again, sparked speculation that the time is right for Google to buy Twitter, but what benefits would the buyout really have? Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: July 2015 Roundup

business-people Aug 6, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during July of 2015. Comments

Q&A: Pinterest’s Kevin Knight #CZLSF

kevin-knight-czlive-pinterest-headshot Aug 6, 2015 - At ClickZ Live San Francisco, Kevin Knight, head of agency and brand strategy at Pinterest, will discuss the efficient functionality of native and the value of customizing creative in digital advertising. Comments

VIDEO: Brad Jakeman, The Man Behind PepsiCo’s Digital Culture

brad-jakeman-headshot-small Aug 5, 2015 - Brad Jakeman, president of PepsiCo Global Beverage Group, talks to ClickZ about how he helped build the company’s digital culture, as well as how Pepsi creates a consistent brand voice across different markets. Comments

Facebook Lets Users Send Businesses Private Messages

facebook-brand Aug 5, 2015 - Facebook is going to give businesses some social customer support power that is usually provided by external management tools. Comments

Women in Technology Flock to Twitter With #iLookLikeAnEngineer

twitter-logo Aug 5, 2015 - Because not all people in technology or marketing are created male, or treated equally. Comments

KIND Uses Stop Motion Video to Make Instagram Magic for Millennial Moms

instagram-rachel-ryle-kind-bar Aug 5, 2015 - Snack bar brand KIND has tapped Instagram star and artist Rachel Ryle to encourage moms to share their best summer photos for a chance to win a custom-made lunch box. Comments

Hootsuite Adds Instagram to Social Media Management Platform

HootSuite logo Aug 5, 2015 - The move should help over-worked social media managers track all information from one place. Comments

New York Times Capitalizes on 'Mobile Moments' for Tailored Ads

shutterstock-159153788 Aug 4, 2015 - To combat content overload on mobile, The New York Times is introducing a new ad product, Mobile Moments, to tailor branded content to user interest based on time of day. Comments

CMOs Value Visual Content, While Industry Remains Unprepared [Study]

social-content-template Aug 4, 2015 - A new study by the CMO council shows that while marketers see the value of visual content, especially video, there are few systems in place to organize and distribute that content. Comments

Could Microsoft and AOL Take on Google and Facebook?

battleroyale Jul 31, 2015 - To compete with Google and Facebook, Microsoft and AOL are training one another on their respective strengths: content and programmatic. Comments

Tweets of the Week: #CecilTheLion Inspires Outrage, Activism

shutterstock-171498323 Jul 31, 2015 - This week, Twitter mourned the death of Cecil the Lion, Kraft Dinner changed its name, and brands celebrated #FriendshipDay. Comments

Instagram In and Twitter Out? Not So Fast, Say Experts

shutterstock-189356840 Jul 31, 2015 - After an eMarketer forecast predicted Instagram's revenue soon outpacing Twitter, and Twitter's disappointing Q2 reports, many marketers may shy away, which could be a big mistake. Comments

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