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Fewer Than a Quarter of Marketers Have Used Programmatic Buying

They don’t understand enough about it to feel comfortable

In spite of programmatic buying's popularity as a buzzword, only 23 percent of the marketers surveyed by Forrester and the Association of National Advertisers said they understand how programmatic works…

The iPhone 6 Should Make Mobile Ads a Bigger Deal

New features could also enhance the iBeacon

Marketers will keep close watch on Apple’s Sept. 9 event when it is set to introduce the iPhone 6, the next evolution of its phone that dominates the U.S. and…

Back-to-School Shopping Has Changed Forever

Nielsen, Retale studies show seasonal shift—and the dominance of digital

For decades, back-to-school shopping used to mean heading off to the mall (or, increasingly, Walmart) to fill the cart with the usual haul of spiral notebooks and backpacks. The digital…

Inventor of the Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Helping to Ruin the Internet

Ethan Zuckerman calls for revenue reform

If you were looking for someone to blame every time a pop-up ad mars your Web-browsing experience, here's a guy who'd like to nominate himself—and offer his apologies. Ethan Zuckerman, Internet…

CPG Marketers Are Going Digital With Loyalty Programs

Use third-party data efforts to connect with consumers

Not long ago, packaged-goods brands were accused of being slow movers in digital. Now, that reputation is changing as more marketers enlist social media and mobile to link loyalty programs…

CMOs Are Preparing for Digital to Grow to 75% of Marketing Budgets

But almost half are worried about managing this change

A survey of CMOs shows they understand the industry is going digital, but they are still resisting the "digital" label for their companies. Infographic: Carlos Monteiro

Lollapalooza Goes Cashless With Digital Wristbands

Pushes millennials to tap and pay

Lollapalooza is rolling out a new initiative this week called Lolla Cashless that claims to be the first effort from a major U.S. music festival to use radio frequency identification…

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community

Is supporting gay rights good for business?

Many major brands have been vocal on both sides of the gay rights issue. It’s not advertising—and for that reason, it may be the best kind of marketing. YouGov BrandIndex found…

Thrillist Goes Offline With Best Day of Your Life

Experiential marketing takes over New York's East Village

On the longest day of the summer, Thrillist wants to make sure you’re going to have a good time. The online content-meets-commerce publisher is hosting the second annual Best Day…

Canal+ Lets You 'Be the Bear' in Fun Interactive Sequel to Famous TV Spot

Your turn to be a diva

I'm roaring with approval for this interactive sequel, of sorts, to "The Bear," the 2012 Grand Prix-winning commercial from BETC Paris and French movie channel Canal+. In the original, an ursine…

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