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Vodafone Gets Grannies Cooking on Facebook Using Smartphones

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

Facebook Lite Gives Advertisers Access to New Demographics in Asia

facebook-lite-fblite-hero Jun 8, 2015 - The global roll out of a new, less data-heavy Facebook for Android phones will help marketers better tap consumers across regions with limited Internet connectivity. Comments

Chrome Auto Pause on Adobe Flash Means Video Should Shift to Social

Adobe Flash Player logo Jun 5, 2015 - Google Chrome has introduced a feature that automatically pauses Adobe Flash videos deemed extraneous to the browsing experience, which will silence many auto play ads. Comments

Yahoo Allows Advertisers to Independently Validate Viewability and Fraud

yahoo-mobile-image Jun 3, 2015 - Yahoo is the first major digital publisher that lets brands fact-check viewability and ad fraud by themselves. Comments

Hotels.com's Silent Ads Poke Fun at Facebook's Rules

hotelsdotcom Jun 3, 2015 - Clever new ads from Hotels.com feature subtitles and an ASL interpreter. Meant to be watched without sound, the ads acknowledge the default silence of Facebook's news feed videos. Comments

WeChat Partners With Unicef HK to Showcase Payment Beyond Borders

unicef-wechat-qrcode Jun 2, 2015 - There are mutual benefits for both Unicef Hong Kong and WeChat after a micro-financing platform was launched on the Chinese social messaging app. Comments

Pinterest to Add Buy Button for Revenue Generation

pinterest-tablet-image Jun 2, 2015 - Pinterest has unveiled transactional pins. Will its “Buy Button" work better than Twitter’s and Facebook’s version? Comments

Instagram Beefs Up Ad Offerings

instagram-icon-large Jun 2, 2015 - In the next few days, Instagram will begin testing further calls-to-action for sponsored posts. The Facebook-backed platform also plans to expand its targeting capabilities. Comments

Facebook's PGP Email Encryption Will Anonymize Email

Facebook Jun 1, 2015 - Facebook has announced a new encryption feature that will secure email data from both hackers and government interference. Comments

Apple Is The World's Most Valuable Brand [Study]

Silver Apple logo May 27, 2015 - Having grown 67 percent from last year, Apple overtook Google for the top spot in WPP's annual ranking of the top 100 global brands, demonstrating technology's strong growth. Comments

Facebook's "Yelp Alternative" Blurs Lines Between Social and Search

facebook-restaurant-review May 26, 2015 - Facebook has begun testing a feature that offers reviews from publications like Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, and the San Francisco Chronicle to rival Yelp's crowdsourced reviews. Comments

Google to Add Buy Buttons in Sponsored Mobile Search Results

buybuttions May 18, 2015 - Google is going to hop on the buy button bandwagon, but will the tech giant be able to become an online marketplace like Amazon? Comments

Amazon Introduces App Advertising for Android and Fire

amazon logo May 14, 2015 - Amazon has created its own app advertising platform for Android and Fire to rival similar products from Google, Facebook, and Twitter Comments

It's Time to Experiment with Experiential Marketing

expe May 14, 2015 - Experiential marketing offers an opportunity to merge online and offline in a wholly immersive way. But in developing a campaign, where should brands begin? Comments

Are Facebook's Instant Articles the Next Wave in Branded Content?

facebook-automation May 13, 2015 - Facebook has partnered with nine different publications, including Buzzfeed, NBC News, and The New York Times to publish articles directly to its iPhone app. Comments

What Does the Growth of Mobile Payments Mean for Older Companies?

mobile-phone-promotion May 13, 2015 - As mobile payments become more commonplace, brands like Western Union and MoneyGram are forced to adapt. Can they keep up with digital native platforms like Paypal and Venmo? Comments

Facebook Becomes the Fastest Growing Global Media Company

Facebook thumbs up May 12, 2015 - Facebook has long been a dominant social media platform, but now the brand has grown to be one of the most profitable media companies in the world, according to ZenithOptimedia. Comments

Samsonite Turns to Paid Social for APAC Design Competition

samsonite-apac-japan-500 May 11, 2015 - Facebook and blogger outreach form the core of a Samsonite APAC suitcase design competition. Comments

Mothers' Day Marketing Is Not Just About the Brand

mothers-day-marketing May 8, 2015 - ClickZ spoke to Edible Arrangements, Minute Maid, and ADT about the best strategies for creating Mothers' Day conversations and driving brand engagement. Comments

New Snapchat Videos to Cost Advertisers $0.02

snapchat-logo May 8, 2015 - With the new offering, announced at The Daily Mail's NewFront event yesterday, Snapchat's publishing partners can run 10-second ads on Discover. Comments

Lessons From the High-Stakes World of Political Email

shutterstock-116259859 May 7, 2015 - ClickZ recently spoke with the teams behind both Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns. Here's how email marketers can win inboxes like the political pros. Comments

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