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Christopher Heine

Tragedy Strikes Cannes as Google Exec Dies in an Accident

Details are currently few, though

An accident took the life of a Google executive at the Cannes Lions festival this week, though the individual's name hasn't been released and other details about the incident are…

Amazon Will Pull Confederate Flag Merchandise

E-commerce giant follows in Walmart's footsteps, per Reuters

If you searched "Confederate flag" on Amazon on Tuesday afternoon, you found pages upon pages of products that feature the unquestionably controversial stars-and-bars symbol of Southern rebellion. But that probably won't be the…

Instagram's New Trending Tags and Places Search Have Real Ad Potential

Now based on user content, they'll interest brands

Instagram announced two updates today designed to allow users to more easily find content that interests them, and it's not hard to imagine advertising getting tucked into the features.  The mobile app…

Crocs Bets Big on Interactive Twitter Videos With 'Funway Runway' Effort

Leans heavily on the social platform

Summer just started, so Crocs, the maker of lightweight sandals and other beach-friendly footwear, is gearing up for its big sales season with an interesting Twitter push today.  Working with agency…

Fears About Innovation Will Impact 87% of Global Consumers' Purchase Decisions

Privacy is on shoppers' minds

An extensive report about attitudes toward innovation suggests that global brands should think twice about taking consumers' privacy for granted—even in a big-data era in which consumers seemingly are giving…

14 Interesting Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

Airbnb continues its ride toward big revenues

The past week has been filled with great data points. Here are 14 of the more intriguing numbers we came across: 1. Airbnb is on track to make $900 million this…

This Interactive Cartogram Shows How Countries Have Done at Cannes in the Last Decade

A visual history of the big winners

A bit of national pride will be at stake when advertisers from around the world converge at Cannes Lions in France this week. Sure, it will be every agency for itself,…

Twitter Just Made a Stronger Case for Retailers to Buy Ads

It can now be about a lot more than direct response

Twitter today revealed that it's testing product pages that take the social site's marketing capabilities a couple steps forward—especially for retailers. The microblogging platform debuted a "buy now" button nearly…

Harriet Tubman Is Clearly the Internet's First Choice to Be on the $10 Bill

But other heroines garner notable buzz

Word came down Wednesday that the Treasury planned to replace Alexander Hamilton as the main image on the $10 bill with an important American female. The move commemorates the upcoming…

3 Ways in Which the Electric Daisy Carnival Is All About Mobile Branding

Bud Light, 7Up and Snapchat are in the mix

The Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals of the summer, spanning three days and attracting hundreds of thousands of partiers. It's also a breeding ground for…

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