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Buffalo Bills Combine Social Media and Fantasy Football to Find New Fans Tech helps the team market outside their region

In early October, the Buffalo Bills and Independent Health issued a six-week competitive diet and exercise challenge for the football team's fans. Housed on a custom Spark People website, the…

October 24, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

What Is Snoop Dogg Going to Do With Reddit? Marketing himself on 'the front page of the Internet'

In early October, it was revealed that Snoop Dogg—alongside other investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway and Jared Leto—purchased a portion of Reddit through a…

October 22, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

XoJane Moves to TypePad Creators' Newest Platform: Will Traffic Follow? Opens door for more publications to come on board

Four years and $50 million later, SAY Media believes its internally developed content management system (CMS) Tempest is ready for prime time. The company migrated its largest site, xoJane, to…

October 21, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

Top 10 Web Series Videos: Professional Vine Twerker Says She Makes 6 Figures Teacher turned social media dance star

Don't tell Jessica Vanessa the twerking craze is over. The 22-year-old Vine star recently revealed on Barcroft TV that she makes six figures through her twerking videos and sponsored appearances. Vanessa…

October 21, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT

Buzzfeed chief business operations officer Eric Harris
BuzzFeed to Retain Seat Among IAB's Advertising Elite Blog-born publishers gain clout

BuzzFeed is back at the digital advertising adult dinner table. On Monday, the company announced in an internal memo that Eric Harris will become chief business operations officer and also…

October 20, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT

AOL’s Bob Lord Says the Yahoo Rumor 'Validates That We Have a Good Strategy' Platforms chief believes multi-touch attribution can go beyond click analytics

When AOL Platforms global CEO Bob Lord started at the company 13 months ago, 3 percent of its ad revenue came from programmatic buys. It's now at 34 percent, with 45…

October 16, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

Is Def Jam Pulling Away From YouTube? Publishers turned off by lack of revenue, ad control

It's impossible to deny that YouTube is the dominant online video platform, but as competitors offer better terms, publishers are considering other partnerships. Def Jam and video platform Playwire, for…

October 15, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

How DramaFever Turned Subtitles Into a Multimillion Dollar Business SoftBank buys Asian streaming site for up to $140 million

DramaFever knew it had a hit when it started its business of streaming international TV shows even though the majority of its audience didn't yet know about the Asian dramas…

October 14, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

Top 10 Web Video Series: BuzzFeed Scores With Kittens and Puppies Sponsored hit series Dear Kitten returns

BuzzFeed knows that if ain't broke, don't fix it. The publisher returned with a new Dear Kitten video with Friskies this week, though threw the cat’s mortal enemy—the dog—into the…

October 14, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

Upworthy Claims It Can Deliver Its Positive Spin for Brands Says ads improve perception up to 25%

At some point, you've probably come across a post from Upworthy, the publisher known for its emotional stories that make readers feel pumped up about the world. While this tactic has…

October 13, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

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