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The iPhone 6 Should Make Mobile Ads a Bigger Deal New features could also enhance the iBeacon

Marketers will keep close watch on Apple’s Sept. 9 event when it is set to introduce the iPhone 6, the next evolution of its phone that dominates the U.S. and…

August 31, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

Publicis Groupe Looking to Buy Ad Tech Firm Criteo Deal talk sends stock soaring

Publicis Groupe has its sights on an acquisition of ad tech firm Criteo, according to reports today. The media holding company’s interest helped propel Criteo’s stock up nearly 20 percent. Criteo…

August 29, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

Instagrammers, Including Jimmy Fallon, Are Rushing to Try Out Hyperlapse Hot app speeds up videos, offering new creative possibilities

Call it fast-food porn. Now that hyperlapsing is a thing, courtesy of Instagram, everyone’s videos can be seen at 12 times the normal speed. The Hyperlapse app is the latest…

August 26, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Snapchat's 'Crazy Engaged' Users Can't Resist a Message From Taco Bell Brands see success despite marketing in the dark

Taco Bell’s Nicholas Tran said Snapchat followers are “crazy engaged.” When the brand sends a Snap, 90 percent of friends who open a message view it in its entirety, and…

August 22, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Instagram Gives Brands Instant Access to Ad Campaign Data First time self-serve tools available

Brands are about to get a lot more help with their Instagram campaigns. For the first time, the photo-sharing service is giving its advertisers instant access to data about how…

August 21, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

MTV Launches Ariana Grande's New Album With a Little Help From Twitter Pepsi sponsors tweets to songs

Ariana Grande is amplifying her album release with a Twitter campaign starting today. The singer and MTV, along with their sponsor Pepsi, are using Twitter's Amplify advertising to debut four…

August 20, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

New Movie Promotion Asks You to Dish on Your Closest Relations Paramount taps Whisper app for marketing

There's nothing like a Whisper campaign for building movie buzz. The secret-sharing app is a key element for promoting the new Paramount Pictures film Men, Women and Children, asking people to…

August 19, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages 'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

August 18, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

Xaxis Fights Fraud With Money-Back Guarantee for Brands 95 percent of the traffic certified

Call it the resistance—advertisers against the machine. A new guarantee from WPP's Xaxis promises humans are viewing 95 percent of online ads, or your money back. The ad trading technology platform…

August 7, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

AOL's Ad Business Gets Boost From Adap.tv and Programmatic Sales up 20%

AOL's ad business was up 20 percent last quarter thanks to its programmatic push and Adapt.tv. CEO Tim Armstrong announced quarterly results today, posting $606.8 million in overall revenue, up 12…

August 6, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

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