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Havas and NewsCred Partner to Source Content From Major News Publications

Feb 18, 2015 - Havas Media Group has partnered with NewsCred to gain access to thousands of heavy-hitting publications, including CNN, Al Jazeera, and the BBC. Comments

ANZ Australia Creates Digital GAYTMs for Mardi Gras

anz-only-gaytm-in-the-village-pic Feb 17, 2015 - In a first for Australia's banking industry, ANZ has reinvigorated its 2014 GAYTM initiative with a digital-only media campaign and online voting element. Comments

Facebook to Boost Businesses' Sales With New Ad Unit

facebook-brand Feb 17, 2015 - The social media giant introduced a new ad solution called "product ads" today, which was created specifically to help businesses sell their products on the platform. Comments

How Should YouTube Celebrate Its 10th Birthday This Coming May?

Cupcake with birthday candles Feb 17, 2015 - The Internet video juggernaut technically rang in its 10th birthday this past weekend, but the official celebration will take place in May. How should the company mark 10 successful years in business? Comments

Tic Tac Turns to Digital to Lure SE Asian Millennials

tic-tac-indonesia Feb 15, 2015 - Tic Tac is drawing on celebrities in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines to target Millennials in a design-your-own packaging contest. Comments

Hallmark Tugs at Consumers' Heartstrings in Valentine's Day Video Campaign

shutterstock-245244253 Feb 13, 2015 - Greeting card company Hallmark has created a microsite featuring emotionally charged video content to drive social sharing and encourage customers to "Put Their Hearts to Paper." Comments

Social Media & Storytelling: An Interview With Tim Goudie, Coca-Cola

coca-cola-bus Feb 13, 2015 - In advance of his day-one keynote at this year's ClickZ Live New York, Coca-Cola's Tim Goudie chats with us about social media and storytelling. Comments

Alibaba Pushes Into Indonesian E-Commerce Market

shutterstock-163502138-online-payment Feb 12, 2015 - China's AliExpress is working with local Indonesian e-payment and logistics service providers for a major push into Southeast Asia's e-commerce market. Comments

Pinterest Teams Up With Apple to Promote App Pins

pinterest-log-in Feb 12, 2015 - App Pins will let Pinterest users download external apps without leaving the platform. Comments

Brands Love Twitter's #WhatIsLoveIn4Words

whatislovein4words-petco-twitter-hashtag-pug Feb 12, 2015 - The hashtag #WhatIsLoveIn4Words trended on Twitter in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, and many brands got in on the fun, though some were more successful with content than others. Comments

Brands Not Showing Enough Love for Valentine’s Day

valentinesday Feb 12, 2015 - Across the board, brands aren’t doing enough to capitalize on Valentine’s Day this year. What’s the reason behind the lack of attention to this holiday? Comments

Weibo Boosts User Numbers With Chinese New Year Cash Giveaway

chinese-new-year-hongbao Feb 11, 2015 - Weibo has partnered with Alipay to launch a Chinese New Year lucky gift campaign in a bid to recruit users back to the site, and offer greater exposure for brands. Comments

Advertisers Gain New Weapon to Fight Piracy

tag-image Feb 11, 2015 - The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has created the Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy to help advertisers and their agencies deal with piracy concerns. Comments

#SESLON: Consistency Is Key for Optimizing Marketing

ses-london Feb 11, 2015 - Consistency can be achieved by having a clear brand voice and not confusing it with uniformity, according to a panel of executives from Facebook, Lego, Microsoft, and Mindshare. Comments

Twitter Sees 40% Rise in Government Data Requests

Twitter Feb 11, 2015 - Twitter's latest transparency report shows government requests for user data and tweet removal have seen a sharp increase. Comments

Adidas Connects Fans With Soccer Stars via Twitter’s New Group DM

adidas-logo Feb 10, 2015 - The sports company is the first major brand to use Twitter’s private group messaging for marketing. Will more follow suit soon? Comments

Pizza Hut Australia Pulls Vegemite Ad in PR Blunder

pizzahut-australia-promotion-image Feb 9, 2015 - Pizza Hut has pulled a YouTube ad after failing to gain approval from Kraft for its Australia Day Vegemite and cheese stuffed crust pizza promotion. Comments

Facebook Videos Pull Upset Over Favored YouTube at Super Bowl 2015

facebook-mobile-blue Feb 9, 2015 - Super Bowl ads run through the Facebook player generated more shares than those launched on YouTube this year. Comments

Twitter Wins Advertisers But Fails to Draw Users

twitter-logo Feb 9, 2015 - Twitter reports record earnings for 2014, but the company has been slow to draw in new users, leaving some to wonder if all these ads are finding an audience. Comments

Coca-Cola Duped Into Tweeting Racist Content

coca-cola-coke-soda Feb 5, 2015 - Pop culture site Gawker built a bot that fed passages from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf into the brand's #MakeItHappy tweet generator, which then turned the quotes into cartoon characters. Comments

Are Mobile Games the Next Big Space for Advertisers?

mobilegames Feb 5, 2015 - This year’s Super Bowl featured commercials from three mobile gaming companies, a sign that the industry is going mainstream. So how can marketers leverage the medium as an effective advertising platform? Comments

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