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Will business consulting companies become a big threat to agencies?

Oct 21, 2015 - Business consulting companies are scaling back their digital arms by aggressively hiring creative talent and acquiring agencies. Will they displace companies on Madison Avenue? Comments

Hashtag hijacking doesn't have to live and die on Twitter

pirateflag Oct 19, 2015 - Brands tweet about trending topics all the time, but they don't always use the platform's powerful reach in order to promote themselves beyond a Twitter conversation. Comments

Ads of the week: Toyota goes 'Back to the Future'

delorean-ads Oct 16, 2015 - These are our favorite ads from this week because they use creative storytelling to communicate brands' messages while effectively engaging consumers via nostalgia, candid humor, and honesty. Comments

Facebook’s new emoticons: the good, the bad and the future

facebook-new-emojis Oct 16, 2015 - Facebook unveiled six emojis last week. What challenges and opportunities will the emoticons bring to brand marketers? Comments

Instant Articles reflect a changing publishing landscape

magazines-image Oct 15, 2015 - Publishers used to get 100 percent of their ad revenue. But now, they have to share it with Facebook, Google and Apple. The opportunity cost is ad revenue, but the gain is user experience. Comments

How can marketers combat the mobile ad viewability issue?

obama-binoculars Oct 15, 2015 - The amount of money mobile marketers lose due to a lack of viewability is substantial, but unsurprising. Awareness of the imperfections within current industry standards can help limit losses. Comments

How to come back from venomous virality

slip-banana-peel Oct 14, 2015 - Whether it's a big scandal or a social media slip-up, companies are always having their mistakes go viral. Here's a step-by-step guide for dealing with the fallout. Comments

Yahoo Gemini slows down Q3 paid search growth

yahoo-image Oct 13, 2015 - Yahoo migrated part of its search traffic to its own properties at the end of Q2 of this year. The shift is believed to have caused a decline in paid search budgets but is this just an interim trend? Comments

Spotlight on: Adam Tucker, president, Ogilvy NYC

ogilvy-logo Oct 12, 2015 - As one of the top agencies in the world, Ogilvy & Mather specializes in campaigns that engage consumers in unique ways - something New York president Adam Tucker believes is the future of storytelling. Comments

Tweets of the week: from #AllDayBreakfast to #GreenPoop

mcdonald-s-alldaybreakfast-twitter Oct 9, 2015 - Green poo was one of many colorful ways brands celebrated on Twitter this week, alongside smiles, teachers, and all day breakfasts. Comments

How will the IoT affect CPG brands?

mobile-iot Oct 8, 2015 - Bud Light is officially selling smart fridges that let you know when you're almost out of beer. Is this a fun novelty item, or does it show how CPG brands will be impacted by the IoT? Comments

Could Google AMP be better than Facebook Instant Articles?

news-story Oct 7, 2015 - Google has initiated “Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)” to help articles load instantly. While it sounds just like Facebook Instant Articles, AMP will serve as an open source. Comments

Europe’s highest court: safe harbor data sharing between EU, U.S. invalid

eu-image Oct 6, 2015 - U.S. companies are not allowed to transfer the EU citizens' personal data to the U.S., a decision that will jeopardize both regions' digital advertising marketplaces, industry experts say. Comments

Digital marketing people on the move: GE has a new CMO

ge-image Oct 6, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during September of 2015. Comments

Personalization helps Amazon prevail

amazon Oct 6, 2015 - It's no secret that Amazon is the retail sector's biggest disruptor. As to why that is, BloomReach research found top-notch personalization to be the e-commerce giant's greatest strength. Comments

No Single Channel Excels in China as Consumer Touchpoints Expand

touchpoints Oct 5, 2015 - Marketers in China face an ongoing challenge when choosing and integrating the increasing number of touchpoints needed for a positive brand experience. Comments

Innovation, Data Integral to a High Digital IQ

innovative-ideas Oct 5, 2015 - Digital leaders share common attributes that are driving stronger financial performance, according to business consulting company PwC. Is your digital IQ high enough? Comments Sees Increased Engagement Despite Polarizing Redesign

thanksgiving-feast Oct 5, 2015 - launched a new look last month, when the site became more social. Many users were angry about the change, though the company has seen more search share and social activity. Comments

NYC Is Still the Place to Be for Agencies, Despite Its Difficulties

nyc-skyline Oct 2, 2015 - During Advertising Week's first-ever Periscope-streamed session, three marketers discussed the importance of moving an agency to New York, and the inherent obstacles and benefits of doing so. Comments

Google and Droga5: Tech Innovations Cannot Replace Storytelling

tech-and-creativity Oct 2, 2015 - Mobile provides many platforms for content creation and distribution, such as Instagram, Snapchat and Vine. But those channels are just canvases. Brands need to take a platform-agnostic approach and create content that matters, senior executive from... Comments

Tweets of the Week: Brands Cracked Up as Facebook Was Down

fbdown Oct 2, 2015 - Between Google's news and Facebook's outage, this week on Twitter was dominated by tech giants. However, National Coffee Day was also this week - we're calling Dunkin Donuts the winner. Comments

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