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Yahoo Style Takes a Splash at Native Advertising

Sep 5, 2014 - The latest in a series of online magazines with which Yahoo is rebranding itself, Yahoo Style has ads that blend in with its fashion features. Comments

Will the Proposed Twitter Algorithm Be the Death of "Real Time" on the Social Platform?

Twitter IPO Sep 5, 2014 - Twitter CFO Anthony Noto recently said Twitter could be getting a new algorithm, but the question is: Will the new feed improve or harm the Twitter experience? Comments

Apple Payments Set to Give Google Wallet a Run for Its Money

silver-apple-logo-apple-picture Sep 5, 2014 - Multiple sources report that Apple is set to launch mobile payments for iPhone on September 9. Will the prospective move knock Google off its throne? Comments

Nielsen: Narrower-Targeted Ad Campaigns Perform Better

norms-wirepost-graphic1a Sep 5, 2014 - The number of ad campaigns that reached their intended targets declined across the board, particularly among the Gen X demographic. Comments

Bing and Google Are Ready for Some Football

cortana-nfl Sep 4, 2014 - As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest. Comments

Callouts for AdWords Offer More Space for Advertisers

google-paid-search Sep 4, 2014 - The new feature gives marketers more space to promote their products and separate themselves from competitors. Comments

Saks Beefs Up Social Commerce With the Shoppable Selfie

saksstyle Sep 4, 2014 - The department store launched #SaksStyle, a shoppable hub curated by customers who contribute their pictures from social media sites. Comments

SMBs to Represent More Than One-Third of Local Ad Spend in 2015

shutterstock-163296683 Sep 4, 2014 - BIA/Kelsey predicts that SMBs will spend more than $50 billion on local media in 2015. Additionally, they will continue to allocate even more ad dollars to digital. Comments

Like2Buy Simplifies Shopping on Instagram

instagram-icon-large Sep 4, 2014 - The new platform makes Instagram shopability easier for companies and consumers alike, but is one link enough? Comments

Groupon Reveals Time-Based Booking for Businesses Accepting Reservations

groupon-logo Sep 3, 2014 - Groupon's time-based booking allows businesses to offer deals that act as reservations, allowing merchants to fill off-peak hours and lure new customers. Comments

Ads and Videos May Make Their Way to Snapchat

snapchat logo Sep 3, 2014 - The mobile messaging app known for its vanishing photos is reportedly leaning toward monetization for the first time. Comments

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Looks to iBeacon Technology to Boost Tourism

graceland-logo-blue Sep 2, 2014 - The museum has set up beacons to deliver location-based content on its iPad tour, a move that has been largely welcomed by visitors. So how could you incorporate iBeacon technology into your marketing plan? Comments

Best Practices for Turning Back-to-School Searches Into Purchases

fathers-day-mobile-shopping Sep 2, 2014 - A recent survey shows that 73 percent of back-to-school shoppers are using mobile Internet for nearly every part of their back-to-school shopping process. Comments

AdWords' New HTML5 Feature Makes It Easier to Create Mobile Content

manytablets Aug 29, 2014 - Now, Google AdWords users can create HTML5 content for mobile using Google Web Designer and upload directly to Google Display Network campaigns. Comments

Facebook Boosts Event Visibility With New Ad Format

facebook-homepage Aug 29, 2014 - The new format is designed to help brands bring awareness to their events within Facebook’s network. How can business marketers get the most out of this offering? Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: August 2014 Roundup

self-promotion Aug 29, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during August. Comments

Mozilla Introduces Sponsored Tiles on Firefox Nightly

Mozilla Firefox web browser logo Aug 28, 2014 - As Mozilla prepares to launch Sponsored tiles across Firefox channels, the company also says it remains committed to trust and transparency. Comments

Rovio Tests New Direct Programmatic Capabilities

angry-bird-icon Aug 28, 2014 - The company behind Angry Birds gets on board with the programmatic media buying trend, allowing advertisers to choose which inventory they want to place their ads against. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Strives to Improve Customer Stays With App Upgrade

ritzcarlton Aug 27, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton is looking to bring its signature luxury to mobile users by making it easier for them to check in and out with mobile check-in, among other enhancements to its app. Comments

Facebook Unveils New Bandwidth Targeting Capability

facebook-video Aug 27, 2014 - Advertisers can now target Facebook users based on mobile device and connection type. Comments

Twitch + Extra Data = One Potentially Powerful Amazon Ad Network

shutterstock-185427179 Aug 27, 2014 - Amazon is reportedly developing an ad network, which, coupled with its recent acquisition of Twitch, could make it a competitor to watch out for. Comments

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