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YouTube Cannes Leaderboard Showcases Year’s Most Popular Video Ads

Jun 18, 2015 - Right before this year's Cannes Lions, YouTube has released its leaderboard celebrating the most popular global video ads from the last year. Comments

Can Snapchat Help McDonald's Combat its Millennial Problem?

mcdonalds-wifi-gratis Jun 18, 2015 - Snapchat is very popular with Millennials, while McDonald's is not. Could McDonald's glean some of that popularity, being the first brand to use the platform's geolocation filters? Comments

Amazon to Improve Shipping Efficiency With Uber-Like App

amazon-delivery Jun 17, 2015 - The e-commerce giant is reportedly working on a mobile app called “On My Way” to speed up delivery. Comments

Australia's Holden Partners With Periscope for Rugby Tweetcheers

holden-tweetcheer Jun 17, 2015 - Periscope's partnership with carmaker Holden for a rugby State of Origin Twitter campaign is giving the video live-streaming app huge exposure in Australia. Comments

Brands' Video Ads Focus on Fathers

fathers-day-2015 Jun 17, 2015 - Though Mother's Day generates much more money, brands like Toyota, Minute Maid and Oreo have launched heartfelt video campaigns celebrating dads in time for Father's Day. Comments

Save the Date: "One-Stop Digital" for Big Data & Analytics

cz-ct-big-data-analytics-badge Jun 16, 2015 - ClickZ is delighted to announce the latest topic in its Content Takeover series. Our next "One-Stop Digital" will be on Big Data & Analytics and will take place from June 30 to July 2, 2015. Comments

Twitter Follows Facebook With Autoplay Videos in Timeline

Twitter Logo Jun 16, 2015 - Twitter is officially rolling out autoplay video in a user’s timeline, taking on its biggest competitor Facebook. But you'll be able to switch it off. Comments

Pandora Adds Mobile to Programmatic

pandora-logo-two Jun 16, 2015 - Advertisers will be able to reach Pandora’s 80 million active listeners and automatically purchase the platform’s display inventory across both desktop and mobile. Comments

China's JD.com Adds Unilever to its Stable of Global Brands

unilever-logo-1 Jun 15, 2015 - Brands are the big winners as competition heats up between China's e-commerce platforms. Comments

YouTube Moves Back Into Gaming With Twitch Replica

youtube2 Jun 15, 2015 - YouTube is going to introduce YouTube Gaming this summer, a live streaming video game platform similar to Amazon-owned Twitch. Comments

UK Company Introduces Emojis for Password Protection Sites

Pile of poo emoji Jun 15, 2015 - UK technology company Intelligent Environments launches world's first emoji-only passcode. Is this a trend of things to come? Comments

Twitter CEO Steps Down As Direct Messaging Limits Increase

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Jun 12, 2015 - Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo will step down on July 1. Meanwhile, the confined 140 character limit for direct messages will be extended in coming weeks. Comments

UGC Is the Key to Instagram Success [Study]

instagram-icon-large Jun 12, 2015 - User generated content on Instagram is a goldmine that not nearly enough brands are utilizing, according to new research from digital think tank L2. Comments

Vodafone Gets Grannies Cooking on Facebook Using Smartphones

Angry granny Jun 12, 2015 - Facebook and smartphone use skyrocketed among Romanian seniors after an experimental campaign by UK telecommunications giant Vodafone connected them with hungry Millennials. Comments

Crowdsourcing Employee-Inspired Content Adds Brand Value [Study]

social-sharing-june Jun 12, 2015 - Engaging employees via digital channels can help companies deliver a unified, authentic and consistent customer experience, the CMO Council’s new study says. Comments

Millennial Dads Turn to Digital Devices in Their Moments of Need

Google Logo Jun 12, 2015 - As Millennial fathers become more involved in raising their kids, they are more likely to view the Internet, particularly from their phones, as a parenting resource, according to Google data. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Oreo Finds a Twitter BFF

twitter-logo Jun 12, 2015 - This week, Twitter was full of oddly depressing Lion King references, missed opportunities, and of course, platonic love for #NationalBestFriendsDay. Comments

Sprite Moves Online to Push Millennials In China Offline

sprite-u17-campaign-website Jun 11, 2015 - Sprite is hoping a multi-channel initiative to encourage young people to spend more time outdoors over the summer will drive brand awareness in China. Comments

Macy's and Whole Foods Bring Ad Powered Car Charging to the West Coast

electric-car-volta Jun 11, 2015 - In exchange for advertising and environmental credibility, brands like Whole Foods and Macy's are funding the electric car charging stations that will soon be all over the West Coast. Comments

MasterCard Tokenization Provides a Safe Space for Private Labels on Apple Pay

apple-pay-mobile-jcpenny-mastercard Jun 10, 2015 - MasterCard's tokenization services have made it possible for brands like JCPenney to offer checkout with private label credit cards on Apple Pay. Comments

Twitter Improves User Experience with New Block Tools

twitter-logo Jun 10, 2015 - The platform is going to enable users to block multiple unwanted accounts at the same time and share lists of accounts they have blocked. Comments

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