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Lauren Johnson

Google Rolls Out New Tools to Drive Mobile App Installs

Enticing gamers with video promos and more

App-install ads continue to be a lucrative business for Facebook and Twitter, and now Google wants a bigger piece of the market. Today Google is rolling out two new tools aimed…

National Baseball Hall of Fame's App Pings You With Location-Based Facts

76-year-old museum tests mobile check-ins

With Major League Baseball season less than a week away, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is tapping into sports fans' addiction to their smartphones this year. Today, the Hall of…

The Participation Agency Builds Crazy Out-of-Home Campaigns

Boutique shop mixes digital and experiential

Specs Who Ruthie Schulder (l.), president; Jessica Resler, creative director What Experiential marketing firm Where New York Even people who don't live in New York know that New Yorkers have no living space. So…

IAB Study: Mobile Marketers Are Gung-Ho About Programmatic, But Few Are Using It

Only 27 percent of execs have bought automated ads

Despite the massive shift toward programmatic buying for online ads over the past few years, only a small group of mobile marketers are using the media-buying tactic, according to a…

4 Ways Brands Are Already Using Twitter's Periscope App

Red Bull and Mountain Dew are among early adopters

One day after debuting as a competitor to red-hot streaming app Meerkat, Twitter-owned Periscope has already gotten the attention of brands, which are testing out what they can do with…

This Vodka Brand's App Uses Beacons to Light Up Bottles With Custom Messages

Tech's new gift is more than a novelty

Beacons have been a buzzy topic for digital marketers in the past year, but mostly, brands have just used them to push out offers and coupons. Now, Medea—a maker of…

Marketers Weigh In on Periscope vs. Meerkat

Twitter's app is more polished, but Meerkat's got the buzz

Twitter released its live-streaming mobile app, Periscope, today, and media, agency and brand players agree it's well positioned to challenge South by Southwest darling Meerkat. Meerkat made waves at the Austin,…

5 Big Things Marketers Need to Know From Facebook's Developer Conference

Social giant unveils intriguing mobile and video innovations

Facebook is revealing its latest technology to the world this week at its annual Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. And while the show is geared at developers, a good…

Should Brands Book a .Sucks or .Porn Domain?

For some, it's a question of creativity, not caution

Could the new .sucks and .porn Web domain options be a public relations nightmare for brands? Should companies buy these new URLs to preempt pranksters? Should they even consider actually…

With Turn-by-Turn Directions, Google's Waze App Wants to Win Mobile Advertising

Dunkin' Donuts, Panera Bread target drivers

Nearly two years after Google acquired Waze for more than $1 billion, new research and prolonged advertising deals from brands show that the mapping app is making a dent in…

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