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WeVideo Moves Video Creation to the Cloud for Small-Business Marketers

Jul 16, 2014 - The video creation platform allows small businesses to create effective video marketing content in the cloud without the expensive, complicated hassle of other products. Comments

Sequencing Ads More Effective Than Call-to-Action Messages [Study]

sequencingads Jul 15, 2014 - A joint study by Facebook, Adaptly, and Refinery29 shows that sequencing ads result in more conversions than call-to-action (CTA) messages. So how can marketers improve their sequencing ad strategy? Comments

Twitter’s New Activity Dashboard Helps Advertisers Measure Organic Tweets

Twitter Money Jul 15, 2014 - The platform has released a new analytics dashboard that offers advertisers measurable insights into how their organic, aka not-paid-for, tweets are performing. Comments

In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road

chevrolet-4g-lte-campaign-04 Jul 15, 2014 - A recent announcement from Chevrolet about built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi furthers the availability of in-car functionality, which could bring opportunities for advertisers and allow marketers to eventually deliver much more targeted experiences by tapping... Comments

Banana Boat Videos Target "Regular" Guys at the Gym and Baseball Games

banana-boat-men-hed-2014 Jul 14, 2014 - The humorous "Defy the Sun" series is tied to the brand’s Triple Defense for Men sunscreen and has so far also racked up a combined 4.1 million views on YouTube. Comments

Can WeChat’s New Ad Service Rival Facebook and Twitter in APAC?

wechatimage Jul 14, 2014 - WeChat's new ad service allows registered companies to place ads on other corporate WeChat pages. Will this solution help the messaging service evolve into a major ad platform in the Asia-Pacific region? Comments

IHOP’s #SongsSecretlyAboutPancakes Showcases Shazam as a Marketing Tool

ihop Jul 11, 2014 - IHOP says it decided to use Shazam because it wanted to engage with consumers longer than it can in a TV spot and notes the Shazam icon is more of a draw than Facebook or Twitter logos. Comments

4 of the 10 Most Shared Video Ads of 2014 Are From World Cup

activa Jul 11, 2014 - The latest data from Unruly shows that World Cup video ads have done extremely well, taking four of the top 10 spots. Meanwhile, only one ad from this year's Super Bowl cracked the top 10. Comments

Twitter and Pinterest Lead Mobile Sharing Growth as Desktop Declines

sharethislogo Jul 10, 2014 - In Q2 of 2014, shares from smartphones and tablets increased by approximately 31 percent, while desktop shares declined by 6 percent. Twitter and Pinterest were the biggest drivers of mobile sharing growth. Comments

Pinterest Adds New Follow Button to Boost Brand Discovery

pinterest-log-in Jul 10, 2014 - An upgraded Follow button with a pop-up window makes it easier for customers to keep track of their favorite companies' Pinterest activity. Comments

Brands on Yo: Cheap Move for Press or Legit Marketing Maneuver?

yo Jul 10, 2014 - While brands begin to try out the single-tap communication app for themselves, experts remain pessimistic about its potential as a marketing tool. Comments

Tablet Magazine Advertising Adds Impact to Print Campaigns

digitalmagazine Jul 9, 2014 - A new study shows that ads in digital magazines are just as effective as print magazine ads, with household products earning the highest average reader recall scores in both formats. Comments

Mobile Retail Traffic Spiking, Sales Not So Much

mobile commerce Jul 9, 2014 - While mobile commerce continues to grow, consumers' conversion behavior is still a bit of a mystery to researchers and marketers. Comments

GoPro - Combining the Perfect Blend of 'Vint'Age and New Age

gopro-prospectus-1 Jul 9, 2014 - GoPro's mix of high-quality footage with a first-person aesthetic makes its videos irresistible to the Millennial audience. How can marketers take advantage of this new tool? Comments

Cookie Run Boosts Messaging Apps' Revenue in Asia

cookierun Jul 8, 2014 - Mobile game Cookie Run has been working closely with messaging apps to generate revenue for both its messaging partners and its parent company Devsisters. Will its strategy prevail in the U.S.? Comments

Americans Spend More Time Than Ever on Mobile Apps [Study]

nielsen18 Jul 8, 2014 - A Nielsen report shows that while adult U.S. smartphone users are spending 65 percent more time using apps compared to two years ago, the average number of apps used per month has only seen a slight increase. Comments

AutoTrader.com Helps Influencers Find Cars

laina12 Jul 7, 2014 - The campaign, which includes the Internet's Overly Attached Girlfriend and a technology vlogger, underscores the importance of choosing relevant partners and supporting influencer-based activations, insiders say. Comments

Vine Your Way to ClickZ Live San Francisco

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge from below Jul 7, 2014 - ClickZ wants to bring out your inner child, by launching a Vine competition that encourages you to show off your favorite action figure. The winner will be whisked away to San Francisco for our upcoming event. Comments

Is the CMO Dead?

chief-marketing-officer Jul 7, 2014 - A chief digital officer could add digital chops to a company. Should he or she kick the chief marketing officer (CMO) out of his seat? Comments

Can Facebook Rival Google With LiveRail Acquisition?

facebook-brand Jul 3, 2014 - The social network has agreed to purchase video ad-tech start-up LiveRail, a move indicating the company is expanding its ad business outside its own properties. Will Facebook now be able to rival Google in terms of video advertising? Comments

Facebook Creates New Ad Solutions in High-Growth Countries

cellphones Jul 3, 2014 - The social platform is creating new local ad solutions on mobile (primarily feature phones) in high-growth countries, so that marketers can tailor the way they serve their ads to international destinations. Comments

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