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Garett Sloane

Why Google Should Fear Facebook's New Product Ads

Social network's targeting threatens retail search dominance

Anything Google can do Facebook wants to do better. And with the latter's new product ads, it has a data advantage that could lead to big revenue for the social…

Essential Tips for Turning Employees Into Social Media Ambassadors

Hootsuite's HR guru says it's time to rewrite corporate policies

While you might not need an expert to tell you your staff is spending time on Facebook and Twitter, Ambrosia Humphrey, vp of talent at Hootsuite, says too many companies…

JCPenney's 4 Cent Video Ads on Twitter Could Threaten YouTube's Longtime Dominance

Retailer shows how social is changing

JCPenney says Twitter was behind its most successful social program—not Facebook or YouTube—and credited the platform's new video creation and viewing capabilities. The retailer only paid 4 cents for every…

Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers

Merchants like Target can upload catalogs and then zero in on consumers

Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart…

Twitter Eyes 500 Million Unregistered Users to Keep Up With Facebook

The social media site's plan to get more people on board

It's no secret that Twitter is experiencing growing pains. Last quarter, the messaging service added only 4 million new users, giving it 288 million monthly active users—versus Facebook's 1.4 billion…

Apple Lets Weed Apps Into Its Store After Petition from Pot Companies

'Rare' reversal following ban

Apples and pot have long been a popular combo—pot pipes fashioned out of apples are a thing—and now iPhones are a more versatile tool for enterprising marijuana fans. The company…

This New Agency Uses Old-Fashioned Spectacle With a Futuristic Twist

Magnetic Collaborative's larger-than-life stunts

Specs Who (From left) Jessica Reznick, managing director; Glenn Marck, partner, design; Brian Schultz, partner, production; Rick Rathe, partner, operations; Gary Johnson, director of strategy What Experiential and promotional marketing agency Where New York Even…

Facebook Brings New Partners Into Its Ad Network of the Future

Publicis, Mediaocean and Merkle join Atlas

Facebook is opening its ad tech to more agencies and brands after making a round of new deals with big holding companies and advertising software firms. Publicis and its tech arm,…

Here Is the Captivating Ad Format Facebook Hopes Will Wow Its Users

Subtly animated cinemagraphs are practically hypnotic

What if there were an ad that you just couldn't draw your eyes from? It's oddly captivating, almost hypnotic, and it would halt your thumb from scrolling farther down your…

Twitter Now Has 288 Million Users, But Its Growth Rate Is Under Scrutiny

Investors and brands want the social player to scale faster

OK, don't freak out. Twitter's growth appears to be slowing, according to a quarterly earnings call today, but the social network says it's actually gained nearly twice as many users…

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