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Sprint’s Frobinson Framily Hits the Road in a Digital Content Initiative

Aug 8, 2014 - Sprint has partnered with Roadtrippers to plot a summertime road trip for its Frobinson framily, but experts say the campaign's goals and ROI potential are unclear. Comments

LinkedIn Sales Tool Paves Way For Warmer Leads

linkedin22 Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn says its Sales Navigator tool will help sales professionals get away from cold outreaches and build better connections with buyers. Comments

Pop Princess Defeats Pint-Sized Darth Vader in Video "Share Wars"

activa Jul 31, 2014 - Shakira's ad for Activia has just become the most shared video ad of all time - showing a growing trend in the rise of "trackvertising." How can marketers capitalize on this? Comments

How to Make Funny Videos Without Becoming the Laughing Stock of the Internet

shutterstock-161305277 Jul 31, 2014 - Humor is a potentially powerful weapon in a brand’s arsenal, but they must be savvy when they wield it in video form. That means in part creating relatable content that isn't too long and tells a brand’s story. Comments

A Social Media Presence Isn’t Enough – Brands Need Engagement [Report]

Social Media Manager Jul 30, 2014 - A new report from Sprinklr finds that simply developing social media platforms isn't enough for brands — conversing with customers is to the key to avoiding alienating them. Comments

Will Facebook Launch Another Snapchat Clone Within Instagram?

instagram-icon-large Jul 28, 2014 - Facebook-owned Instagram seems set to release a new "one-tap photo messaging" app called Bolt, a product that sounds just like Snapchat. Comments

7 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at ClickZ Live San Francisco

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Jul 28, 2014 - This year's ClickZ Live includes exciting and informative sessions on a range of topics, from data-driven marketing and display advertising to social innovation and next-generation search. Comments

Mobile Is the Message for Facebook Q2 Earnings

facebook-mobile-blue Jul 24, 2014 - Mobile ad revenue surpasses desktop in Facebook's Q2 earnings, driven by m-commerce, an industry that is expected to generate $500 billion by 2017. Comments

LinkedIn Unveils Direct Sponsored Content for Better Targeting and Testing

linkedin22 Jul 24, 2014 - The new feature will not only help marketers with A/B testing, but industry participants say it also indicates a big move for native advertising. Comments

Facebook Claims More Than Half of Social Logins [Study]

social-login Jul 24, 2014 - Social infrastructure company Gigya's quarterly social login report finds that Facebook accounts for more than half of social logins, and a whopping 64 of social logins on mobile. Comments

Yahoo Looks to Catch Up in Mobile With Flurry Acquisition

yahoonewspaper Jul 22, 2014 - Through the acquisition of Flurry, Yahoo will gain access to data from hundreds of thousands of apps and more than 1 billion mobile devices, a move that will empower the company to compete with Facebook and Google. Comments

Facebook Experiments With Buy Button

facebook-brand Jul 21, 2014 - The new feature will allow users to purchase items without ever leaving Facebook, and perhaps alludes to the broader future of e-commerce. Comments

Emirates Airline Asks Social Shutterbugs to Say #HelloChicago

hellochicago-landing Jul 21, 2014 - The brand's new photo-sharing initiative celebrates Chicago as its ninth U.S. destination. And, after the first day, hundreds of submissions had been received, according to an agency rep. Comments

Sequencing Ads More Effective Than Call-to-Action Messages [Study]

sequencingads Jul 15, 2014 - A joint study by Facebook, Adaptly, and Refinery29 shows that sequencing ads result in more conversions than call-to-action (CTA) messages. So how can marketers improve their sequencing ad strategy? Comments

Can WeChat’s New Ad Service Rival Facebook and Twitter in APAC?

wechatimage Jul 14, 2014 - WeChat's new ad service allows registered companies to place ads on other corporate WeChat pages. Will this solution help the messaging service evolve into a major ad platform in the Asia-Pacific region? Comments

IHOP’s #SongsSecretlyAboutPancakes Showcases Shazam as a Marketing Tool

ihop Jul 11, 2014 - IHOP says it decided to use Shazam because it wanted to engage with consumers longer than it can in a TV spot and notes the Shazam icon is more of a draw than Facebook or Twitter logos. Comments

4 of the 10 Most Shared Video Ads of 2014 Are From World Cup

activa Jul 11, 2014 - The latest data from Unruly shows that World Cup video ads have done extremely well, taking four of the top 10 spots. Meanwhile, only one ad from this year's Super Bowl cracked the top 10. Comments

Pinterest Adds New Follow Button to Boost Brand Discovery

pinterest-log-in Jul 10, 2014 - An upgraded Follow button with a pop-up window makes it easier for customers to keep track of their favorite companies' Pinterest activity. Comments

Brands on Yo: Cheap Move for Press or Legit Marketing Maneuver?

yo Jul 10, 2014 - While brands begin to try out the single-tap communication app for themselves, experts remain pessimistic about its potential as a marketing tool. Comments

AutoTrader.com Helps Influencers Find Cars

laina12 Jul 7, 2014 - The campaign, which includes the Internet's Overly Attached Girlfriend and a technology vlogger, underscores the importance of choosing relevant partners and supporting influencer-based activations, insiders say. Comments

Can Facebook Rival Google With LiveRail Acquisition?

facebook-brand Jul 3, 2014 - The social network has agreed to purchase video ad-tech start-up LiveRail, a move indicating the company is expanding its ad business outside its own properties. Will Facebook now be able to rival Google in terms of video advertising? Comments

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