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Brands Will Lose Billions to Bots in 2015 [Study]

Dec 9, 2014 - According to research by White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers, 11 percent of display ad impressions, 23 percent of video ad impressions, and 52 percent of sourced traffic is fraudulent. Comments

Yahoo Gemini Moves Into App Install Ads

yahoo-logo-for-thumbnail Dec 9, 2014 - Following Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Yahoo has also jumped on the app install ads bandwagon. Will this move help Yahoo reverse its ad slide? Comments

What Were the Top 10 YouTube Videos, Ads, and Collaborations for 2014?

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Dec 9, 2014 - As we near the end of the year, here's a look at what topped the list of the most popular advertisements, videos, and collaborations on YouTube for 2014. Comments

WeChat Strengthens SE Asian E-Commerce Capabilities With Easy Taxi Partnership

taxiiamge Dec 8, 2014 - Through a recent collaboration with cab-booking app Easy Taxi, WeChat is diving deeper into e-commerce outside of its native Chinese market. Comments

Starbucks UK Debuts Location-Based Mobile Ads; Beacons Meet Shoppers on Regent St.

starbucks-new-logo Dec 8, 2014 - Starbucks has seen an increase in foot traffic since the company started geo-marketing, a growing trend in the U.K. highlighted by the beaconed app of one shopping district. Comments

Could Aaron Paul's Off-Color Parody of the Yo App Entice Brands?

yo-logo Dec 5, 2014 - Actor Aaron Paul, of "Breaking Bad" fame, released his own app modeled after this year's controversial Yo app, but instead of sending a simple "Yo," the new app sends a version of Paul's catchphrase. Comments

Fruit of the Loom Shares Rules of Underwear Giving

shutterstock-179623226 Dec 5, 2014 - Banner ads and pre-rolls for Fruit of the Loom's new holiday campaign link to a quiz that helps customers decide which of their friends and family should receive underwear for Christmas. Comments

Fox Strengthens Video Ad Capabilities With LiveRail Partnership

mobile-video-view Dec 4, 2014 - Fox Television Stations has partnered with Facebook-owned LiveRail to deliver better and more relevant video ads across its owned-and-operated properties. Comments

Coca-Cola China Partners With eYeka for Creative Crowdsourcing

2dec14-coca-cola-eyeka-campaign-video-pic Dec 4, 2014 - Coca-Cola is using crowdsourcing platform eYeka to find fresh content and test brand awareness in China. Comments

Travel-Related Shares Drive 40% More Engagement Than Other Content [Study]

travelstory Dec 4, 2014 - ShareThis’ new consumer sharing behavior report reveals that travel shares generate more click-backs than other types of content. Comments

HSBC Leads Hong Kong Bankvertising Sector With Animated Video Campaign

28nov14-hsbc-campaign-pic Dec 3, 2014 - HSBC has taken a leap into mobile and video content with an interactive video offering. Comments

Ted Baker Increases Holiday Engagement With Instagram Game

shutterstock-176547326 Dec 3, 2014 - For its new holiday campaign, the British fashion label invites consumers to follow a series of clues to find hidden elves in a "choose your own adventure" game on Instagram. Comments

Adblock Plus Now Blocks Facebook Read Receipts

Facebook Likes Vending Machine Dec 3, 2014 - Users can now prevent Facebook from telling senders that they saw their messages. Comments

Facebook Partners With ESET to Fight Malware

security risk management Dec 3, 2014 - Facebook has joined forces with antivirus firm ESET to offer users the ability to scan for viruses and malware. Comments

Twitter Enhances Controls to Lock Out Trolls and Stop Abusive Posts

twitter-logo Dec 3, 2014 - Twitter users have been given quicker and easier options for blocking offensive content on the social network. Comments

Shazam Brings Targeted Ads In-Store

shutterstock-187402832 Dec 2, 2014 - Partnering with Mood Media, a company that sends digital watermarks to mobile devices from retailers' sound systems, Shazam allows brands to use the popular app as a marketing tool. Comments

AOL Acquires Vidible, Strengthening Its Position as YouTube Alternative

aol-logo-eraser-red Dec 2, 2014 - AOL's acquisition of video content syndication platform Vidible boosts its ability to effectively compete with the likes of YouTube and Facebook in the digital video space. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: November 2014 Roundup

group-shutterstock-101877301 Dec 2, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during November of this year. Comments

Girl Scout Cookies Go Digital and Become Even More Irresistible

shutterstock-181102415 Dec 1, 2014 - For the first time in the organization's 100-year history, the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. will make its cookies available online through individualized, invitation-only websites. Comments

Online Holiday Shopping Sales Crush Last Year's

shutterstock-160880582 Dec 1, 2014 - Looking at online shopping trends from Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Adobe and IBM found a significant jump from last year, particularly in mobile. Comments

Beacon-Triggered Offers Drive 60% More Engagement In-Store

shutterstock-152196302 Dec 1, 2014 - A new study from Swirl reveals that 73 percent of shoppers surveyed said that beacon-triggered content and offers increased their likelihood to purchase during their store visit. Comments

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