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Starwood's Crazy Facebook ROI and 5 Other Surprising Brand Reveals Marketers show off tactics and data at I-Com confab

The mid-morning session of the 5th I-Com Global Summit was a bit of a beauty contest in Seville, Spain, as marketers shared case studies for the event's Data Creativity Awards. Here…

April 1, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

Are Brand Rivalries Like the Taco Bell-McDonald's Dust-Up Good Marketing? I-Com attendees weigh in

Taco Bell and McDonald's last week had an epic exchange after the former debuted its "Ronald McDonald" TV spot. And Ford took on Cadillac in what has been a late…

March 31, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

NPR Is Running Voice Recognition-Enabled Ads Will listeners talk back?

What you say out loud may soon be marketing data, and here’s why: Voice recognition-enabled ads are fast becoming a tool of mobile advertisers who want to ramp up response…

March 30, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

This Startup Agency Counts Michelle Obama Among Its Clients Catch New York rapidly grows from 6 employees to 35

Specs Who (L. to r.) Joe Perello, co-founder and managing partner; Doug Spitzer, partner and CCO; Arie Kovant, co-founder and managing partner What Full-service agency Where New York office While most of the ad…

March 26, 2014, 10:09 PM EDT

Does Foursquare Offer Enough to Woo Advertisers Long Term? Some stats on the social-mobile company

During this year’s mercilessly cold winter, Foursquare managed to reignite its business, scoring a $15 million funding round from Microsoft as well as a three-month integrated campaign with Heineken. The…

March 23, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

Social Signals Guide CPG Product Development, Says General Mills Vet Gayle Fuguitt talks future and past

Gayle Fuguitt spent 32 years working on General Mills' consumer-packaged-goods prowess before switching executive gears to lead the Advertising Research Foundation in 2012. She took a break from getting ready…

March 21, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT

Trulia's First National Campaign Focuses on Mobile-Minded Women Digital real estate brand spends $45 million

Home buying brand Trulia is launching its first national ad campaign this week, aiming to drive viewers—particularly women—to download the digital real estate brand's mobile app.  "Women have 96 percent of…

March 16, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

Agency's Speakeasy Aligns With SXSW's 'Dark Austin' Digital shop Huge goes small

While South by Southwest Interactive lit up Central Texas, some folks in Austin simply wanted to go dark. GSD&M, a marketing services firm, even launched a Web app to help…

March 11, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

Dell, Pennzoil and 3M Execs Talk SXSW C-suite set shows up big in Austin

One of the themes already emerging from South by Southwest Interactive has centered on how big-brand execs have come to see what all the fuss is about this year. So…

March 7, 2014, 3:55 PM EST

Arby's Buys Pharrell Williams' Hat for $44,100 Cool branded social play

Arby's is paying Pharrell Williams $44,100 for his Vivienne Westwood designer hat, which achieved Twitter fame when the pop artist wore the eye-catching lid during the Grammys on Jan. 27. The…

March 3, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

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