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Garett Sloane

Tinder Shuts Down Gap's Pants Party Because Campaign Violated Terms of Service

Brand posted unauthorized marketing

Just as The Gap was about to launch a new marketing campaign on Tinder, the hot dating app announced that the retailer's plans were an unauthorized violation of its terms…

Instagram Videos Now Loop, and Here's Why Brands Are So Excited About It

The Gap releases a micro-series made for repeat

Instagram's new, endlessly repeating video loops make it easier for users to keep watching without having to click "play" over and over again. They're also giving brands a new way…

Facebook Opens Its Ad Awards to Instagram Campaigns

Starts taking submissions

Facebook is allowing a new ad type in its yearly awards: Instagram campaigns. The Facebook Awards started taking submissions last week, and for the first time, Instagram ads are up for…

Pot Marketers Must Get Creative as Digital Ad Networks Just Say No

Emerging industry looks to social instead

Weed-focused tech companies say they want to embrace digital advertising full throttle, but the industry is not quite ready for their business. Display ad networks, social networks and search companies present…

Twitter Finally Reveals Its Plan to Make Money From All Those Free Tweets Posted Everywhere

Ads will begin appearing in apps like Flipboard

Promoted tweets are going to show up outside of Twitter for the first time, the company announced today, revealing part of its strategy for increasing ad exposure that had been…

Here Is Why Twitter Still Beats Facebook for Super Bowl Brands

A sea of stats show how the huge platforms performed

So who won the Facebook-Twitter Bowl? Last night's game attracted a record number of viewers and became the most tweeted Super Bowl. It also was the most active on Facebook, where 65…

Seattle Seahawks' Chris Matthews Is Turning Out to Be a Great Super Bowl Ad for Foot Locker

Dominant wide receiver once sold sneakers

Foot Locker didn't have to buy an advertisement in this year's Super Bowl—it has one playing in the game. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews worked at Foot Locker before…

Lowe's Releases the First Instagram Video Ad Timed to the Super Bowl

'Pay attention' to top brands there on game day

Instagram video ads are new for Super Bowl marketers this year, and Lowe's is buying two spots focusing on how to play host for Sunday's Big Game. The 15-second clips were shot with…

Oreo and Ritz Mark First Super Bowl Ads to Be Purchased Programmatically

Regional Mondelez spots are game changers

Oreo is back to its old savvy marketing self with a plan for the Super Bowl that's sure to excite ad geeks. Its parent company, Mondelez, is the first to…

This Year's Most High-Stakes Super Bowl Showdown Is YouTube vs. Facebook

How both sites stack up in the battle for brands

If you visit YouTube during the Super Bowl, you likely won't miss Anheuser-Busch, which bought the masthead of Google's video site. But the brewer's also going big on Facebook, where it's…

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