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Century 21 and Hootsuite Partner to Simplify Social

Mar 24, 2015 - Two new products from Century 21 and Hootsuite will train Century 21 brokers and agents in best practices for social selling and give individual realtors access to exclusive branded content. Comments

Little Fanfare as Yahoo Leaves China

yahoo-logo-purple-1 Mar 23, 2015 - The announcement that Yahoo will close its Beijing office has had almost no impact on the digital community in China. Comments

Twitter-Foursquare Partnership Will Allow for Better Location Targeting

twitter-mobile-image Mar 23, 2015 - Twitter is partnering with local search and discovery service Foursquare to integrate precise locations into tweets. How can this partnership benefit marketers? Comments

Why the #TwizzlerChallenge Won't Become Another #IceBucketChallenge

twizzlers Mar 23, 2015 - The cause marketing "Twizzler Challenge" is sweet and fun, but what’s holding it back from becoming as successful as last year’s "Ice Bucket Challenge"? Comments

Tostitos Gives Free Dip to Everyone Named Chip

tostitos-logo Mar 23, 2015 - With National Chips and Dip Day in mind, Tostitos is sending coupons for free dips to anyone named Chip, a clever way to get consumers in-store. Comments

VIDEO: Will Bigger Smartphones Push Tablets to the Sidewalk?

interview-joemartin-adobe Mar 20, 2015 - As larger screens and smartphones gain in popularity, cost-per-click mobile ads may also become more valuable. Comments

VIDEO: How Wendy’s Leverages Social and Native to Target Millennials

brandon-wendys-image Mar 20, 2015 - In this video interview, Brandon Rhoten, vice president of digital and social media at Wendy's International, talks about the brand’s approach to social and native advertising for its 6,500 locations worldwide. Comments

Cellarmaster Wines Trials Virtual Pop-Up Store in Hong Kong Subway

cellarmaster-wines-tst Mar 19, 2015 - Online wine retailer Cellarmaster Wines has used a virtual pop-up store in a Hong Kong subway station to test engagement and mobile commerce capabilities. Comments

Twitter Experiments With Carousel Ads

twitter-logo Mar 19, 2015 - Following Instagram's recent foray into carousel ads, Twitter jumps on the bandwagon, promoting apps with a new unit. But is Twitter hurting itself with large, intrusive ads? Comments

AmEx to Launch First Multi-Brand Loyalty Program

loyalty-cards Mar 19, 2015 - American Express is partnering with brands like Macy's, AT&T, ExxonMobil, and Hulu for Plenti, an upcoming loyalty program that works across a variety of stores and payment methods. Comments

Top 7 Reasons You Need, Nay, You Must Be at ClickZ Live New York

7reasons-clickz-live Mar 19, 2015 - ClickZ Live is just two weeks away! Check out the top reasons why you should be attending our premier marketing event. Comments

Best of South by Southwest Interactive 2015

sxsw-2015 Mar 19, 2015 - ClickZ met with brands and agencies at South by Southwest 2015 and asked about their favorite panels and discussions along with exciting new trends in the digital marketing world. Comments

FTC Workshop to Focus on Cross-Device Tracking

FTC Logo Mar 18, 2015 - The FTC's upcoming workshop will focus on the potential benefits and privacy issues surrounding marketers' practice of tracking consumers on their mobile devices. Comments

Facebook Integrates Mobile Payments Into Messenger

image-facebookmessenger Mar 18, 2015 - The social media giant has unveiled a mobile payment feature for its Messenger app. Will this new product help Facebook conquer the peer-to-peer payment space? Comments

Is Your Marketing Budget Mobile Enough? [Study]

Budget Mar 18, 2015 - Reviewing campaigns from Coca-Cola, MasterCard, Walmart, and AT&T, the Mobile Marketing Association measured mobile's impact scientifically, and found that a bigger mobile budget will lead to greater ROI. Comments

VIDEO: Thomson Reuters Sees 240% Conversion With Revamped Content Strategy

interview-caseyhall-reuters Mar 17, 2015 - At the recent Adobe Summit, ClickZ caught up with Casey Hall at Thomson Reuters to find out why a content strategy focused on thought leadership and conversion was so important. Comments

IBM Teams Up With Twitter for Social Media Data Analysis

Twitter and IBM have announced a big data social media analytics partnership Mar 17, 2015 - The collaboration between IBM and Twitter will allow brands to incorporate Twitter's social data into other data sources in an effort to improve marketing decision-making. Comments

Is Ex Machina’s Tinder Tactic Clever or Deceptive?

ex-machina-tinder-sxsw Mar 16, 2015 - The movie "Ex Machina," which premiered this weekend at South by Southwest, tricked Tinder users in Austin with its promotional campaign. Is this marketing ploy smart or sneaky? Comments

YouTube Video Series Shows Branded Content's Success

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Mar 16, 2015 - After successfully rebranding itself through YouTube, Johnson & Johnson skincare company Clean & Clear is the subject of Google's new behind-the-scenes series about creating compelling video content. Comments

SXSW 2015: Shazam Partners With Brands to Simplify Search

shazam-mobile Mar 16, 2015 - Shazam's chief product officer, Daniel Danker, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about a new feature on the brand's app that will use images and audio for search. Comments

SXSW 2015: Pinterest Tackles Users' Fear of Missing Out

pinterest-logo Mar 16, 2015 - Raashi Bhalla, creative strategist at Pinterest, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about how the Internet has hardwired our brains to leave us constantly in search of something better. Comments

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