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YouTube Video Series Shows Branded Content's Success

Mar 16, 2015 - After successfully rebranding itself through YouTube, Johnson & Johnson skincare company Clean & Clear is the subject of Google's new behind-the-scenes series about creating compelling video content. Comments

SXSW 2015: Shazam Partners With Brands to Simplify Search

shazam-mobile Mar 16, 2015 - Shazam's chief product officer, Daniel Danker, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about a new feature on the brand's app that will use images and audio for search. Comments

SXSW 2015: Pinterest Tackles Users' Fear of Missing Out

pinterest-logo Mar 16, 2015 - Raashi Bhalla, creative strategist at Pinterest, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about how the Internet has hardwired our brains to leave us constantly in search of something better. Comments

SXSW 2015: Esurance Uses Big Data to Drive Engagement

sxsw-2015 Mar 15, 2015 - Esurance chief marketing officer Alan Gellman and vice president of advertising Nancy Abraham sat down with ClickZ at South by Southwest to talk about using data to personalize the user experience. Comments

SXSW 2015: Pandora Reaches Moment of Critical Mass With Audience Targeting

sxsw-2015 Mar 15, 2015 - Pandora sat down to speak with ClickZ at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, about connecting with Millennials through better audience targeting. Comments

SXSW 2015: Mazda Focuses on Community to Generate Brand Awareness

m-photo-fh2-xbox360-mazdacontest-team-dtf Mar 15, 2015 - Mazda's vice president of marketing, Russell Wager, sat down with ClickZ at South by Southwest to talk about how the car brand focuses on its close-knit community of fans to create word-of-mouth buzz. Comments

Instagram Followers Don't Equal Engagement [Study]

instagram-icon-large Mar 13, 2015 - A new study by digital think tank L2 found that Instagram content, rather than audience size or posting frequency, helps brands like Nike and Starbucks maintain strong engagement. Comments

Alibaba Bets on Social Commerce With Snapchat Investment

snapchat logo Mar 13, 2015 - The largest e-commerce company in China plans to invest $200 million in Snapchat. How will the Alibaba-Snapchat relationship evolve in the future? Comments

Revamped Pepsi Challenge Aims to Attract Millennials

shutterstock-186918995 Mar 13, 2015 - Bringing back a classic marketing campaign, Pepsi targets Millennials with pop culture, social media, and philanthropy. But is the soft drink brand trying to do too much at once? Comments

ClickZ's South by Southwest Industry Preview

sxsw-l Mar 12, 2015 - ClickZ has rounded up a team of experts from SapientNitro, TBWA, Mondelez, DDB, and Isobar to tell us what will be trending at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, from March 13 to 17. Comments

VIDEO: Lifecycle Marketing and Data Are at Core for HD Supply

interview-kevinjacobson-hdsupply Mar 12, 2015 - In an interview with HD Supply, Kevin Jacobson discusses the importance of lifecycle marketing and why using data to influence business decisions is so crucial to the company. Comments

The Internet of Things & the Future of Digital Experience Management

Internet of Things Mar 12, 2015 - A new product from Adobe lets marketers connect a customer's digital shopping habits with their offline ones, bringing all parts of the consumer journey together. Comments

Air Wick's Scent Decorator Campaign Pairs Hard Science With Gamification

air-wick-logo Mar 12, 2015 - Air Wick's new Scent Decorator microsite helps users search products by offering an interactive, BuzzFeed-style quiz to sort consumers by scent personality. Comments

90 Percent of Goldman Sachs' Marketing Is Digital

goldman-sachs-building-image Mar 12, 2015 - Amanda Rubin, managing director and global co-head of brand and content strategy at Goldman Sachs, says the company has been active in the world of digital marketing, with an emphasis on content and social. Comments

Real-Time KFC Campaign Offers Chicken During Website Crashes

kfc-logo Mar 11, 2015 - While Apple's iTunes Store and App Store were down, Romanian consumers were able to get free KFC meals as part of the chicken chain's new "Don't panic, man" campaign. Comments

Gigaom’s Demise: What’s the Future of Digital Publishing?

publishers Mar 11, 2015 - The tech blog's shutdown is a wake-up call for the industry. What challenges do digital publishers face today, and what can they do to survive? Comments

Your Social Media Images Can Now Be Turned Into Facebook Ads

social-media-image-sharing Mar 11, 2015 - A new ad format enables brands to turn user-generated images into sponsored Facebook posts. Comments

VIDEO: BlackRock's Thoughts on Marketing in a Digital World (Part 2)

matt-van-dalsem-blackrock Mar 11, 2015 - In part two of our video interview with Matt Van Dalsem, director of global media planning at BlackRock, he shares his insight into social media. Comments

Twitter Opens Hong Kong Office to Tap China's Outbound Brands

twitter-logo Mar 10, 2015 - Although the platform is banned in China, Twitter's new Hong Kong office will target Chinese advertisers who are broadening their international horizons. Comments

Facebook Lets Marketers See What Users Talk About With Topic Data

facebook-f-2013 Mar 10, 2015 - In collaboration with DataSift, which can access and scale Facebook's pipeline of data, the social media giant can provide marketers with insights about specific topics users are posting about. Comments

Indonesia Leads Penetration of Global Mobile Facebook Users

facebook-mobile-indonesia Mar 10, 2015 - Mobile is a key channel for accessing social media platforms in Indonesia and other emerging Asian markets – especially for Facebook. Comments

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