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Siam Commercial Bank Turns to Stickers for Brand Engagement

Jul 7, 2015 - A cute purple monkey has little to do with a major financial institution. However, Siam Commercial Bank has seen success on Line with its playful Nong Easy stickers. Comments

Doritos Moves From 'Mobile-First" to "Mobile-Only"

bowlofdoritos Jul 7, 2015 - Doritos' first mobile-only campaign centers on 3D social media influencer videos consumers can access by scanning chips, meaning that the promotion requires a purchase to participate. Comments

Instant Messaging to Overtake Email as Biggest Digital Communication Platform

Instant messaging apps Jul 7, 2015 - Over 160 trillion instant messages will be sent by 2019, according to research from Juniper. Comments

Nike Takes the Women’s World Cup with #NoMaybes

nike-soccer Jul 6, 2015 - Nike’s #NoMaybes campaign has caught lots of attention during the Women’s World Cup. What can other brands learn from the Nike's success? Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: June 2015 Roundup

image-business-professionals Jul 3, 2015 - A roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during June. Comments

Tweets of the Week: #CanadaDay Win and #UrbanOutfittersBeLike Fail

twitter-logo Jul 3, 2015 - This week, consumers took to Twitter to make fun of Urban Outfitters, brands got cheesy for #InternationalJokeDay, and Tim Horton's scored a major emoji win on #CanadaDay. Comments

Pandora on the Power of Music in a Connected World

heidi-browning-pandora Jul 2, 2015 - In this video interview, Heidi Browning, senior vice president of strategic solutions for Pandora, talks about how marketers can leverage music to build brands. Comments

Spotlight on Matt Britton: How I Built a Youth Marketing Empire

mry-color-logo Jul 2, 2015 - Known in the industry as pioneer of youth culture and marketing, Matt Britton has rapidly grown his ad businesses by marketing to Millennials. Comments

PacSun and The Hunt Engage Consumers Using Intent Data

global-strategy-e-commerce Jul 2, 2015 - Shopping app The Hunt recently created a week of sponsored shopping in which users relied on PacSun stylists to dress them for summer. The result was increased intent to buy. Comments

Marketers Who Ignore Connected TV May Be Left in the Dust

tv-everywhere Jul 2, 2015 - Right now, connected TVs don't offer much user data, but as more and more Americans adopt them, vendors will rise to meet the challenges of provided hyper-targeted TV advertising. Comments

Toyota Partners with Google Places for Local Targeting

toyota-logo Jul 2, 2015 - Toyota has paired up with Google Places to create a local search API that enables banner ads to suggest geo-targeted activities to consumers. Comments

Data Keeps YP Relevant in the Digital World

yp-logo-big-data Jul 2, 2015 - While many phonebook companies failed to translate to the digital age, YP is still going strong, in part because the platform realized the value of big data early on. Comments

Cross-Device Targeting: A Fairy Tale Idea

multiple-devices-june Jul 2, 2015 - Cross-device targeting is evolving but still remains in its early stages. Comments

Merging Data and Creative in Programmatic

programmatic-and-creative Jul 2, 2015 - Data has an indispensable role to play in the fusion of programmatic and creative. Comments

Venturing into a New Market? Ask These Questions Before Analyzing Your Data

asia-globe- roll-out Jul 2, 2015 - Modern marketers embrace analytics as critical to their business operations - that's a given. Comments

Unilever Hunts for Top 50 Marketing Startups at Cannes

interview-jeremy Jul 1, 2015 - In this video interview, Jeremy Basset, head of Unilever Foundry, speaks about how Unilever collaborates with startups to shape the marketing industry. Comments

Why Budweiser's "Lost Dog" Ad Was a Brand Flop After Super Bowl

super bowl Jul 1, 2015 - The Super Bowl's most popular ad was a hit on social media, but there was a lack of relevance that didn't translate to a brand lift, according to recent research. Comments

Consumers 'Resigned' to Giving Up Data, But Many Fear Consequences [Study]

data-breach-shutterstock-135704429 Jul 1, 2015 - A new study out of the University of Pennsylvania has found that consumers feel they have no choice but to give up data, and that brands may use data to hurt them. Comments

SapientNitro Brings Downtown Manhattan to Cannes Via Virtual Reality

interview-sapient Jul 1, 2015 - In this video interview, senior marketing executives from SapientNitro discuss the current state and the future of virtual reality. Comments

Social Data Boosts Brands, Even If Marketers Ignore It

social-data-understand Jul 1, 2015 - While 39 percent of of marketing executives say that social media data isn't useful, some industry insiders believe that social media is the best way to measure campaign success. Comments

What Can Data Do to Stop Cybercrime?

shutterstock-115174939 Jul 1, 2015 - The people behind ad fraud are so sophisticated, it's impossible to stop them completely. However, the availability of data gives companies a greater chance to head them off. Comments

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