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Google Testing New Way to Catch Up in Mobile

Aug 12, 2014 - The tech giant is trying out a new way of targeting both mobile Web visitors and mobile app users, something they should have done much earlier in the mobile space, say industry participants. Comments

Under Armour Uses Star Power to Boost Content Marketing Efforts

video-monetization Aug 11, 2014 - The brand’s five-part video series starring NFL quarterback Cam Newton demonstrates how an athlete's popularity can propel a brand's content marketing strategy even if they don’t explicitly promote a product. Comments

Shoppable Levi's Video Tells Fan Stories

levisshop Aug 11, 2014 - Levi’s has unveiled a new campaign, the Live in Levi’s Project, which combines storytelling with social media and e-commerce in an interactive video. Comments

Twitter Unveils Objective-Based Ad Campaigns

shutterstock-154181867 Aug 8, 2014 - The social platform says its new tools will allow advertisers to select objectives and see recommended formats, as well as only pay for actions aligned to their objectives. Comments

Pinterest Updates 'Send a Pin' to Boost Interaction. Is E-Commerce Next?

pinterest-alt Aug 8, 2014 - Now, when users receive a pin, they can reply with a message or send a pin back. Industry insiders say this feature adds another layer to Pinterest’s Guided Search and brings more opportunities to online businesses. Comments

Kimpton Hotels Uses CRM to Confer Karma on Guests

shutterstock-159960029 Aug 8, 2014 - Salesforce and ExactTarget Marketing Cloud form the basis of a loyalty program that aims to surprise guests with unexpected treats and rewards, all in an effort to grow the hotel chain's customer base. Comments

Sprint’s Frobinson Framily Hits the Road in a Digital Content Initiative

publisher-roadmap Aug 8, 2014 - Sprint has partnered with Roadtrippers to plot a summertime road trip for its Frobinson framily, but experts say the campaign's goals and ROI potential are unclear. Comments

Mobile Coupons to Reach More Than 1 Billion Consumers: Study

shutterstock-154121621 Aug 7, 2014 - British research firm Juniper found that while mobile coupons are already popular, their frequency of use will explode in the next five years. That could mean big opportunities for brands, particularly with geolocation technology. Comments

PayPal: Online Shopping in Singapore to Hit $3.5B Despite Security Fears

paypallogo Aug 7, 2014 - In a recent survey, PayPal found that while online shopping continues to grow in Singapore, 57 percent of consumers hesitate to make online payments due to security concerns. Comments

Foursquare Releases Social Search-Centric Redesign

foursquare Aug 6, 2014 - The network is now more focused on allowing users to tailor the network to their personal preferences, which, conveniently, opens new opportunities for brands. Comments

Touchable Crystal Light Posters Play Music at Miranda Lambert Concerts

crystal-light Aug 6, 2014 - The surprise-and-delight effort gives fans a new way to interact with Lambert’s music and a new way for the brand to engage with women ages 18 to 44. Comments

MRC to Issue Guidelines for Non-Human Traffic

internetfraud Aug 6, 2014 - The Media Rating Council has plans to issue guidelines that will help digital marketers identify vendors and platforms to better combat fraudulent non-human traffic. Comments

How to Become a Top-Performing Content Marketer on LinkedIn

linkedinimage Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn has issued content marketing tips based on the practices of some of the most influential brands on the platform. Comments

LinkedIn Sales Tool Paves Way For Warmer Leads

linkedin22 Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn says its Sales Navigator tool will help sales professionals get away from cold outreaches and build better connections with buyers. Comments

MediaCom and Google Collaborate to Develop a Mobile-First Mindset

mobile-video-view Aug 5, 2014 - Global media agency MediaCom has teamed up with Internet giant Google to create a mobile-oriented training program for the agency’s employees. This move indicates the growing importance of mobile advertising. Comments

Twitter's Mitro Acquisition Could Yield Better Targeted Ads

twittermusic Aug 4, 2014 - A few years after the purchase of location-aware app maker Mixer Labs, Twitter has acquired password-security start-up Mitro to collaborate on geo-related projects. Comments

StrongView Leads the Way for Email Marketers

emailcampaign Aug 4, 2014 - After analyzing nine of the top email marketing vendors in its most recent Wave, Forrester Research found StrongView to be the strongest. Comments

Champs Speaks to High School Athletes in 15-Second Instagram Snippets

adicolortv Aug 4, 2014 - The TV-esque series "AdicolorTV" enables Adidas and Champs to tell a longer story than they could otherwise and it could also be the first series of its kind on Instagram. Comments

Pinterest Adds to Its Functionality With Icebergs Acquisition

pinterest-alt Aug 1, 2014 - Pinterest has purchased Icebergs, a company that allows creatives to collaborate on projects online. This acquisition, along with a number of new features Pinterest has launched lately, will change how content is curated and utilized within the platform... Comments

Digital Marketing Performance Increasingly Affects CMO Compensation [Study]

business-people Aug 1, 2014 - The Chief Marketing Officer Council’s new CMO Compensation Report suggests that CMO base compensation tends to increase as a company’s digital marketing performance improves. More than one-third of CMOs who earn $350,000 a year or more responded that... Comments

Content Bubble II: What Metrics Matter?

content-shutterstock-153628586 Aug 1, 2014 - In part two of this series on how to effectively measure content marketing, a look at whether attention or engagement are good enough indicators of return on investment (ROI)? Comments

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