Advertising & Branding



From Humor to Heartbreak, BuzzFeed Thrives by Stirring Emotions

New publisher Dao Nguyen on balancing laughs with hard news

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who Dao Nguyen New gig Publisher, BuzzFeed Old gig Vp of growth and data, BuzzFeed Age 41 Twitter @daozers What do you do as publisher? Publishing is literally the act of making information available…

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

Wearable Tech Is Poised for a Breakout Year in 2015, Forrester Survey Says

Apple Watch will stoke the trend

Wearable technology is going to be a hot-ticket item in the U.S. next year, according to new survey results from Forrester Research. The popularity of computers that you can wear is…

How Philips Hooked Young Men With a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Campaign

A guy needs to shave. It could go 1,296 ways

Engaging an audience online—especially the fickle millennial male—can be a tall order. To capture his attention and show off the versatility of the Click & Style electric razor, Philips decided…

Intel Will Reportedly Be Inside the New Version of Google Glass

Could increase battery life

Intel will craft the chip inside the next version of Google Glass, which could lead to a longer battery life and new workplace applications, according to The Wall Street Journal,…

5 Instagram Food Photographers Who Keep Fans and Brands Hungry for More

Getting shoppers to bite

Marketers hope they can make consumers hungry for their products from Instagram posts. And it's not just food brands getting in on the action—online services and retailers like Expedia and…

Is Vagueness Killing Advertising?

Let's drop meaningless phrases like 'digital advertising' and 'content marketing'

The rise in popularity of mobile advertising, content marketing, native advertising and the continued focus on digital leads me to one question: Does anyone really know what they are? I’ve never…

Jam3 Turns Crazy Marketer Ideas Into Digital Reality

Uses cutting-edge technology to help consumers tell brand stories

Specs Who (l. to r.) Mark McQuillan, co-founder and technical director; co-founders and creative directors Adrian Belina and Pablo Vio What Digital design and development Where Toronto When Publicis and Orange came up with…

Singapore Students Create App That Rewards You For Ignoring Your Phone

But is Apple Tree poison for digital ads?

An industry trade group in the city-state of Singapore is behind a new mobile phone app that will curl the toes of digital advertising companies. In an effort to get smartphone…

NYC Phone Booths Will Become Free WiFi Kiosks

In all five boroughs

The unused and faintly depressing husks of pay phones around the city will soon be re-animated as WiFi kiosks.  Called "Links," the kiosks will be fitted with touchscreens and charging stations…