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Garett Sloane

Tumblr's Creatrs Network Shares Its First Marketing Results

Horror movie tapped new influencer program

The movie Ouija was a digital marketing phenomenon, with a campaign that took to almost every available channel and even blazed new ones. The Universal movie was the first to…

Can Kik Beat Snapchat With New Targeting Capabilities for Brands?

Pick a country, gender and device

A hot messaging app is starting to get more targeted with its fledgling ad business. Kik said today that it is giving brands the ability to deliver promoted messages based…

Ad Industry Launches Effort to Combat Rampant Fraud

Facebook, Google and AOL join the Trustworthy Accountability Group

A new group designed to combat industry-wide ad fraud is up and running with a host of big-name companies on its board. Top brands, agencies, Internet and ad tech companies…

Instagram Unveils New Features for Advertisers, From Carousel-Style Photos to Web Links

Now, it's more than a billboard for brands

Instagram ads are getting the carousel treatment along with links, the photo-sharing app announced today. These crucial new ad features signal a maturing Instagram, which has been slowly increasing its…

Tinder Puts Limits on Daters If They Don't Pay for New Premium Service

Also, older users must pay more

How many likes does it take to get to your new Tinder limit? About 100, and after that you're out of swipes for 12 hours. That's just one of the…

10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

The Dress, llama drama and Oscars cause a social eruption

Last week felt like a year in Internet time because there was so much happening online. It started with the Oscars and ended with escaped llamas and the dress. There…

On the Eve of Turning 30, AOL Dials Up Mobile and Video

CEO Tim Armstrong tells us what the future holds

AOL is about to turn 30 years old. In May, the company that basically invented Web surfing hits this milestone—and yet somehow, despite its adulthood, finds itself at the very…

Now With 2 Million Advertisers, Facebook Is Gaining a Foothold With Small Businesses

It's added a half million paying brands in the past year

Facebook now has 2 million advertisers, a milestone CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today in a video post on the social network. Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg thanked small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs)…

Here's How Google Instantly Built Real-Time Ads to Promote Oscar-Winning Movies

Data showed interest in winners lasts just 15 minutes

Google hit the Oscars with a rare real-time marketing campaign, one that quickly began promoting links to buy and stream the winning films moments after stars accepted their awards. Google said…

Quiznos Hopes to Scare Up New Business With Killer Lobsters

Uses ad tech to claw its way out of bankruptcy

Sandwich chains can serve fancy food, too. Just check out Quiznos' lobster roll offering, which—like many fish-sandwich pitches this week—is back in the Lental limelight, along with the company out…

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