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How Is Data Changing Programmatic Buying?

Jan 28, 2015 - As programmatic media buying grows, the increasing availability of user data has helped the process evolve to become more efficient and cost-effective for marketers. Comments

ClickZ Is Not as Fun as Katy Perry

katy-perry-stage-costume Jan 28, 2015 - A company that turns language into data files, Relative Insight, analyzed ClickZ's Twitter feed and then compared it to that of the platform's most-followed person: Katy Perry. Comments

Obama's Privacy Policy Might Be Bad for Marketers

shutterstock-133773500 Jan 28, 2015 - In last week's State of the Union address the president introduced a plan to create a consumer privacy bill of rights, but customers' rights might come at the expense of brand marketing. Comments

Twitter Adds Mobile Video Capability, Private Group Messaging

Twitter Zipdial logo Jan 27, 2015 - Twitter users are now able to send messages to a select group of people, and create video content directly within the platform, moves that will likely help the platform catch up with Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram. Comments

What Does Big Data Mean for the Internet of Things?

mobile-iot Jan 27, 2015 - As the Internet of Things grows, so does the amount of data that comes with it. Is there too much data? Absolutely not, say industry experts who believe marketers can utilize all of it. Comments

How Can You Make Your Big Data "Smarter"?

intelligence Jan 27, 2015 - Data specialists from Vizeum, Havas, and DigitasLBi share their advice on how to segment and test big data in order to make better-informed marketing decisions. Comments

Spotlight On: Jason Kodish, Global Data Scientist, DigitasLBi

digitas-lbi-logo Jan 27, 2015 - We sat down with DigitasLBi's foremost expert on all things data to hear his thoughts on big, data, analytics, and what the Golden Globes taught marketers about search. Comments

Are Consumers Gaming You? Let Them, Says Mindshare Study

consumer-gaming-system Jan 27, 2015 - A new study from Mindshare indicates that almost half of respondents have tried to get better deals and offers by walking away from shopping carts or carefully selecting online shopping days. Comments

The Home Depot Rocks Social Media [Study]

home-depot-social-media Jan 27, 2015 - Sprinklr analyzed data from 18 retailers' social feeds, and ranked them based on impressions and engagement. The Home Depot was the clear winner, beating out brands like Macy's and Target. Comments

YP Data Helps National Brands Go Local

yp Jan 27, 2015 - YP is using search data to deliver real-time, cross-device ads based on local search history. The ads will appear on mobile even if customers search on desktop and vice versa. Comments

Big Data and the CMO: Only the Tech-Savvy Survive

cmo-purchase-funnel-big-data Jan 27, 2015 - As chief marketing officers (CMOs) spend more of their budgets than ever before on data and technology, the line between CMO and chief intelligence officer (CIO) is beginning to blur. Comments

ClickZ Content Takeover Day One: A Look at What's Coming Up

data-cloud Jan 27, 2015 - ClickZ is hosting its inaugural Content Takeover on data-driven marketing from Tuesday, January 27 to Thursday, January 29. See you there! Comments

Is Facebook Pulling the Plug on FBX?

storyimage-facebook Jan 26, 2015 - It seems the social media giant is keeping its real-time bidding ad exchange FBX for now, but will likely downplay the importance of the platform. Comments

Twitter Warns Its Users to Stop Sharing Instagram Links

Twitter Logo Jan 23, 2015 - The social platform is urging its high-profile users to ditch the Facebook-owned app and instead use its own photo service. Comments

Mazda Ad Pops Off Page With Parallax Effects

mazda-3d-ad Jan 23, 2015 - Using three-dimensional advertising technology by Cxense, Mazda Motors Norway is attempting to engage customers by deploying an ad that appears to move. Comments

Bud Light Offering Delivery Service Just in Time for the Super Bowl

bud-light-button-anheuser-busch Jan 22, 2015 - Beer company Anheuser-Busch is introducing a home delivery service for its popular Bud Light brand. The "Bud Light Button" is a new app that allows users to order drinks on their smartphones. Comments

Twitter Acquires ZipDial in Emerging Market Push

Twitter Zipdial logo Jan 21, 2015 - Twitter’s purchase of Indian mobile start-up ZipDial will offer marketers access to untapped consumers. Comments

YouTube Takes on NBC With Own Super Bowl Halftime Show

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Jan 21, 2015 - For the first time, YouTube will compete with NBC's halftime show. Do its stars like Freddie Wong and Tobuscus have enough draw to compete with the likes of Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz? Comments

Facebook Dominates Social Sharing While Twitter Sees a Decline

social-sharing-group Jan 21, 2015 - ShareThis’s new report shows that Facebook overtook Pinterest, Twitter, and Reddit in terms of sharing activity during the fourth quarter of last year, garnering a whopping 81 percent of shares. Comments

Data, Data, Data: January 27-29 - Editorial Schedule Revealed

czct14logo-ddm-horiz Jan 20, 2015 - Over the course of three days, ClickZ will bring you in-depth analysis, exclusive interviews, and expert commentary on the current state and future outlook of data-driven marketing. Comments

Tiffany & Co.’s First LGBT Ad Misses Mark

tiffany-spring2015campaign-gaycouple Jan 16, 2015 - For the first time, the jewelry brand is featuring a same-sex couple in its engagement campaign. Comments

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