Facebook’s Reactions Feature Is the Latest Sign It’s an Emoji World

Facebook has rolled out its much-anticipated "Reactions" feature, which allows users to hover over the "Like" button to choose another visually formatted expression to use in a post. The emoji-like expressions include "love," "haha," "wow," "sad" and "angry."

Lexus’ Super Bowl Ad Boosted Kelley Blue Book Searches for One Car by 1,800%

Lexus, which last night advertised its RC 350 during Super Bowl XLIX's third quarter, saw searches on Kelley Blue Book's website skyrocket by 1,820 percent for that model.

Q&A: Why McCann’s Rob Reilly Still Gets Excited for Super Bowl Ads

Specs Who: Rob Reilly New gig: Global creative chairman, McCann Worldgroup Old gig: Worldwide chief creative officer, Crispin Porter + Bogusky Age: 45

Toyota Sees 45% Boost in Traffic Through Targeted Mobile Ads

The automotive industry has long been viewed as the sweet spot for location-based marketing, with campaigns that track all parts of the car-buying process. But brands have been reluctant to publicize results tied to these efforts, especially when they include geo-conquesting—the tactic of poaching shoppers from the lots of competing dealers.

What’s the Most American Brand? [Video]

In the midst of a super-charged patriotic week—between the USA's World Cup game yesterday and Independence Day on Friday—Adweek wanted to ask people a few questions about American brands. So we descended on a landmark New York gathering place, Union Square, to find out how Americans feel about their native brands—and if they even know them. 

Dick Clark Productions Is Dramatically Increasing Its Output

This year, dick clark productions will present some 100 televised musical performances, most of them live and in prime time.

NPR Is Running Voice Recognition-Enabled Ads

What you say out loud may soon be marketing data, and here’s why: Voice recognition-enabled ads are fast becoming a tool of mobile advertisers who want to ramp up response rates that often fall well short of 1 percent.

5 Things We Learned at SXSW

South by Southwest Interactive is winding down today, so the brand activations that have taken up parking lots around Austin, Texas, are being disassembled and ultimately will give way to the Music section of the festival running through this weekend. 

Olympics Help Propel Videos for Samsung, Chevy and Liberty Mutual

The last time we checked in with the VideoWatch/VidIQ YouTube brand chart, it was all about the Super Bowl.

GM Bookends Facebook’s Comeback Story

General Motors' return to Facebook advertising may as well as put a bow on what's turned out to be a comeback story for the social giant in the last year.