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Beats by Dr. Dre’s CMO: We’re Moving at the Speed of Culture

Apr 15, 2015 - Omar Johnson, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Beats by Dr. Dre, shares how the brand stays hyper-creative in order to meet the needs of the transforming entertainment industries. Comments

Foursquare Unveils Pinpoint for Location-Based Ad Targeting

foursquarelogo Apr 14, 2015 - Foursquare is monetizing its location-based data with the introduction of Pinpoint. The new ad-targeting product will work across Web and mobile. Comments

Disney, Samsung Among Instagram Carousel Ad Pioneers

instagram-icon-large Apr 14, 2015 - Shortly after Instagram launched carousel ads, which give advertisers more flexibility on the platform, brands like Banana Republic, Showtime, and L'Oreal are driving users to product pages. Comments

AOL ONE Aims to Simplify Programmatic

aol-logo-eraser-red Apr 14, 2015 - AOL's ONE, an open, unified programmatic platform, will allow advertisers to optimize against various screens, formats, and inventory types. Comments

American Express Testing Facial Recognition, Wearable Tech

american-express-image Apr 14, 2015 - The financial services corporation is trying to simplify digital payments with emerging technologies. Comments

'Love Has No Labels' Tops YouTube's March Leaderboard

digital-award Apr 14, 2015 - The video platform has released its March leaderboard and taking the lead is The Ad Council’s video "Love Has No Labels," followed by Durex’s ad "#Connect." Comments

Clinton's Social Candidacy: A Sign of the Times

The White House Apr 13, 2015 - Social media played a big role in President Obama's campaign four years ago. Hillary Clinton announcing her candidacy via YouTube shows that trend will likely continue. Comments

VIDEO: Weather Data Shines on Programmatic Ad Buys

weather-data Apr 13, 2015 - The Weather Channel's Jeremy Hlavacek explains how a combination of big data and programmatic can maximize spend for marketers. Comments

Twitter Ditches DataSift to Bring Data Reselling In-House

Twitter Logo Apr 13, 2015 - Twitter-owned Gnip will tighten its grip on the data gleaned from the social network. Comments

Marketing Departments to Move Majority of Apps to Cloud in 2 Years

Cloud computing Apr 10, 2015 - Forty-seven percent of marketing departments will have 60 percent of their apps on a cloud platform within two years. Comments

YouTube Stars Are Not Themselves When They're Hungry

snickers Apr 10, 2015 - For a clever twist on an old campaign, Snickers enlists 13 YouTube personalities from around the world to post bad how-to videos, demonstrating that they can't perform as well when they're hungry. Comments

Toyota Shares Manufacturing Process With Consumers

shutterstock-56973193-car Apr 10, 2015 - Bringing consumers behind the scenes at an American Toyota factory, the automaker's Gifony website features 45 GIFs, which can be mixed together into shareable music videos. Comments

VIDEO: Taking a JSwipe at Millennials in a Social World

david-yarus-jswipe Apr 10, 2015 - "Jewish Tinder" founder David Yarus speaks to ClickZ about how JSwipe leverages its Millennial audience on social media. Comments

Facebook Brings Messenger to Desktop

facebook-f-2013 Apr 9, 2015 - The social media giant has debuted a Web page for its Messenger mobile app. Comments

YP Partners With Uber to Bring Cars to Your Door

yp-logo-big-data Apr 9, 2015 - In the platform's first API integration with a local search site, Uber is now featured on the directory listings in YP's app, allowing users to order a car to the business with one click. Comments

iHeartMedia Brings the Programmatic Marketplace to Radio

radio-digital-image Apr 8, 2015 - The radio powerhouse has teamed up with ad-tech company Jelli to enable programmatic buying for more than 800 radio stations. Does this initiative reflect a bigger in the digital marketing industry? Comments

'Jewish Tinder' Founder Gives 10 Tips to Make Social a Match for Marketers

social-sharing Apr 8, 2015 - Ten tips to make social work for your business, from JSwipe founder David Yarus. Comments

YouTube Celebrates 5 Years of TrueView Ads

youtube-logo Apr 8, 2015 - YouTube looks back at the most popular videos of 2010 on the anniversary of the skippable TrueView ads, while also introducing "Cards." Comments

McDonald's, Nike, Sprint Among March Madness Ad Winners

nba-basketball Apr 7, 2015 - Post-tournament research found that McDonald's was the most-consumed brand, while luxury automakers like Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz saw more brand lift than during the Super Bowl. Comments

Hulu’s GIF Search Engine Offers TV Fans Tumblr-Based Experience

hulu-gifgenerator Apr 7, 2015 - The online streaming service has released a GIF search engine to engage with TV fans through a Tumblr-based platform. Comments

Square Helps SMBs Track Sales With New Email Marketing Tool

square-payments Apr 7, 2015 - The mobile payment brand expands its business to email marketing in an effort to help brick-and-mortar companies track in-store sales. Comments

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