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Christopher Heine

7 Intriguing Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

Including Instagram and WeChat's latest numbers

From Instagram and WeChat to Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, the past several days have revealed numerous marketing stats that should interest digital players. Below are seven data points that…

As iAd Shuts Down, Apple May Be About to Get a Shot of Advertising Redemption

Marketers predict success for new app-install ads

Apple's iAd App Network, which debuted in 2010 as an ads developer platform for the company's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices, is officially shutting down on Thursday. Taking its…

Instagram Distinguishes Itself in Social Commerce by Touting Product Discovery

Platform shies away from 'buy now'

Retailers seem to love Instagram, which is now drawing 300 million daily users and 500 million monthly users. The vast majority of its 200,000 advertisers, per the social media platform,…

8 Data Points That Marketers Need to Know About China's Biggest Mobile Player

A peek under the hood of WeChat owner Tencent

Tencent, which owns the huge Chinese messaging apps WeChat and QQ, has a mountain of mobile data that brands are just starting to get a glimpse of. Considering the Chinese…

Facebook Is Now Recommending Events Based on Human Opinions, Not Algorithms

Will work with machine-based suggestions

Facebook is debuting featured events, which will offer recommendations—think rock shows, biking meetups, museum exhibition openings, etc.—based on human curation rather than an algorithm. Previously, the digital giant only made event…

This Radio Industry Legend Is Now Transforming the Podcasting Scene

Norm Pattiz brings his pitch to the Croisette

CANNES, France—Norm Pattiz has been called the Prince of Podcasts, but after a quick survey of his four-decade career, the Wizard of Wireless may be a more apt nickname. The Los…

Amazon, Google and Volvo Want to Seamlessly Integrate the Internet of Things Into Your Life

HackerAgency chief explains the calm design revolution

CANNES, France—The internet of things (IoT), as a topic, has had marketers buzzing for a few years now. As it slowly becomes a reality in the lives of average people,…

Why Hasbro's Transformers Cartoon Reboot Represents Social Data's Stairway to Heaven

Optimus Prime is back

CANNES, France—Maybe Jimmy Page, with those double-neck guitars, and Optimus Prime, part robot and part semi truck, stoke the same kind of fandom in pop culture. Rock Geek, meet Cartoon…

Twitter Is Bullish on Periscope as Brands Adapt to Livestreaming's Growing Popularity

Gun-control sit-in shows its value

  CANNES, France—If it wasn't clear whether Twitter was recoiling its emphasis on livestreaming app Periscope in light of Facebook…

Cannes Lions Attendees Are Crying Foul Over Wi-Fi Woes Along the Croisette

Stalling content creation and social

CANNES, France—The industry's most innovative minds have descended on the French Riviera as they do for a week every June. It's the crème de la crème of advertising and tech,…

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