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Advertisers Seek Sleeker Alternatives to YouTube

Oct 13, 2014 - Video strategists from Story Worldwide, eMarketer, and A&E Network agree that YouTube is king when it comes to video marketing, but continue to search for opportunities on newer platforms. Comments

IAB Highlights Best Campaigns From All Over the World

shutterstock-111655109 Oct 10, 2014 - In its first "What Works & Why Global Insights Report," the Interactive Advertising Bureau focuses on 18 award-winning advertising campaigns and what they did well. Comments

Amazon to Open Its First Physical Store

unhappy-amazon Oct 10, 2014 - Amazon is reportedly expanding from online to offline with a 34th Street location in Manhattan, right in time for the holidays. It's still being very secretive about the rumors, though. Comments

BlackBerry Expands Mobile Money Functionalities in Indonesia

blackberry-indonesia-shutterstock-145212790 Oct 9, 2014 - BlackBerry is bulking out its BBM Money offerings in Indonesia, which will be available at the beginning of 2015. Comments

Can Ello Dethrone Facebook?

shutterstock-162169583 Oct 9, 2014 - Brands are welcome to join Ello, but sponsored posts are out of the question, since the hottest new social network is adamantly against advertising. Comments

Square Order Uses Mobile to Offer Coffee on Demand

shutterstock-192636923 Oct 8, 2014 - Square is enabling customers to pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive at the shop. Comments

Pepsi's CMO Talks Mobile

shutterstock-186918995 Oct 8, 2014 - Frank Cooper discusses Pepsi's mobile growth and engagement, some of his favorite mobile campaigns, and why he and Snapchat are kindred spirits. Comments

Facebook to Give PayPal and Venmo a Run for Their Money

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 8, 2014 - Will Facebook add its own payment service? If the rumors are true, it could be happening sooner rather than later. Comments

Facebook Clamps Down on Fake "Likes" to Protect Businesses

A desktop monitor with 'Beware Fraud' on the screen Oct 8, 2014 - The social network is tackling scammers who seek to produce fake Likes. Comments

Sophisticated Cyber Criminals Cost Brands Billions

shutterstock-115174939 Oct 8, 2014 - During an Ad Week presentation last week, Michael Tiffany, chief executive of White Ops, explained ad fraud and the bots that make it possible. Comments

Spotlight On: Jennifer Kasper, Macy's

shutterstock-153911642 Oct 8, 2014 - The group vice president of digital media and multicultural marketing at Macy's speaks to ClickZ about social media, in-store marketing, and more. Comments

Facebook’s Audience Network Goes Global

facebook-like Oct 7, 2014 - The platform’s Audience Network is available to marketers worldwide, and supports link ads. Comments

Groupon Pays Customers to Grocery Shop With Snap App

snap-screen Oct 7, 2014 - Groupon users can now download Snap to get cash back on everyday grocery purchases just by uploading pictures of their receipts. Comments

VIDEO: Building an Influential Brand

Influence Oct 7, 2014 - In these two video interviews, Mark O’Brien, president of DDB North America, and Rob Horton, vice president of marketing at Glidden Paint, give their insights into how brands can become or stay influential in their industry. Comments

Wearables: Bridging Digital to the Real World

shutterstock-191190722 Oct 7, 2014 - Digital strategists from GE, Waze, Thinaire, and PwC came together to discuss using data and wearables to create real-world engagement with customers. Comments

Mondelez Inks Deal With Google to Accelerate Online Video Investment

online-video-1 Oct 7, 2014 - The agreement is the company's largest in digital media so far, and will allow media buying, content production, data, and analytics to work together in real time. Comments

RID Amazon Challenge Takes Digital to the Jungle

rid-facebook-homepage-jpg Oct 6, 2014 - Australian insect repellent brand RID has teamed up with Publicis Mojo for a digital competition that seeks to take the Facebook winner to the real Amazon jungle. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: September 2014 Roundup

self-promotion Oct 6, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during September of this year. Comments

Big Organizations Need to Have a Start-Up Mindset [Ad Week]

startups-lightbulbs-waters-0814 Oct 6, 2014 - Nigel Morris, CEO of Americas and EMEA at Dentsu Aegis Network, and Dana Anderson, SVP and CMO at Mondelez International, shared their insights into how legacy businesses can change in the transforming digital world. Comments

Mobile Native Advertising Yields the Biggest Wins [Ad Week]

shutterstock-211893502 Oct 2, 2014 - Experts from Rubicon Project, InMobi, Business Insider, and Heineken discuss the native advertising opportunities around mobile and how these can lead to increased conversion. Comments

Video Marketing Must Be Tailored to Devices [Ad Week]

mobile-video Oct 2, 2014 - Global marketing executives from Facebook, Coca-Cola, Starcom MediaVest, and NBC discussed strategies for creating video content across devices and engaging audiences. Comments

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