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Garett Sloane

How Halting Pitches and Improving Morale Paid Off for Organic’s New CEO

David Shulman settles in

Specs Current gig CEO of Organic Previous gig President at Wunderman Twitter @organicinc Age 47 Adweek: What were the challenges you faced when you joined Organic three years ago? David Shulman: The company needed a…

How Sullivan NYC Connects Blue-Chip Marketers to the Masses

But don’t call them an agency

Specs Who (partners, from left:) Executive director of strategy Nancy Schulman; CFO Valentine McGovern; founder and managing partner Barbara Apple Sullivan; ecd John Paolini; and executive director of strategy Nicole Ferry What…

How Advertisers Are Getting on Board With Imgur, a Pinterest for the Millennial Male

75% of audience is under age 35

Here's the story of another Web destination popular with a hardcore audience of millennials but struggling with the question of how to introduce digital advertising to users critical of almost…

Facebook's Mobile Base Is 1 Billion Users Bigger Than All of Twitter

Social network is growing faster, too

Facebook now counts more than 1.3 billion mobile users, putting its smartphone-based audience at a billion more people than Twitter attracts as a whole. That is one of the most…

Here's How Yahoo's New Messaging App Silently Combines Texting and Video

Users will express themselves without sound

Yahoo just released a messaging app, Livetext, which lets people chat on their phones while viewing each other on video. Here's the kicker: The video app doesn't offer sound. So, users…

Twitter's Ad Sales Jump 63%, but the Platform Still Needs a Lot More Users

Interim CEO Jack Dorsey addresses growth problem head-on

Twitter saw ad sales rise last quarter, leading to better-than-expected revenue, but the interim CEO Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the company, said user growth is still too slow. The San Francisco…

Instagram's Ad Sales Are Expected to Top $2 Billion by 2017

It will outsell Google and Twitter for display, eMarketer says

Instagram will generate almost $600 million in ad sales this year, according to eMarketer's first report on the photo-sharing mobile app. The research firm also predicted Instagram will earn $2.81…

AOL's Branded Skip Lets You Avoid Ads If You Take a Quick Survey First

Builds 5 new video formats

AOL's new skippable video ads come with the option to view them or take a brand survey. The Web company is calling its new format Branded Skip ads, and it…

Twitter's New Event Targeting Lets Brands Plan Months Ahead for Live Campaigns

Real-time marketing enhanced

Twitter is already a go-to place for brands when it comes to special events and important days. It's a place where the conversation naturally gravitates during, say, the Super Bowl…

Here's a Look at How Microsoft Makes Its Money in the Post-PC Era

Hint: it's in the cloud

Microsoft had to absorb a $7.5 billion loss because its plan to buy Nokia and then grab a bigger share of mobile devices mostly failed. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has…

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