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Meet the Former Google Exec Responsible for Building Up PHD’s Technology Marketing

Specs Current gig Marketing technology director at PHD Previous gig Head of platform for agencies at Google Age 38

Did Google and Red Robin Just Make a Banner Ad That’s Actually Cool?

Banner ads are pretty much the bane of every digital consumer's existence. So, it's no small measure that Red Robin just launched—through a partnership with Google—an interactive display campaign that could actually turn sci-fi fans into patrons of the fast-casual burger chain. 

Car Brands Are Starting to Get the Marketing Data They’ve Always Wanted

The car industry isn't slowing down when it comes to employing more data for everything from vehicle malfunctions to marketing.

A Robot Butler and Martha Stewart Are Proof That Not Every Marketing Stunt Goes Viral

Robot butlers just didn't quite catch on this week, even after one took a picture with Martha Stewart. It's a dream concept, and it seems ripe for a social explosion—a humanoid robot that can serve your home and discover your "deepest, darkest fears," according to the manufacturer, which constructed an elaborate digital campaign for the service droid.

Madden Game Uses Google to Create Gif Ads in Real Time

EA Sports: It's in the meme. To promote its flagship Madden football game, EA Sports is trying out a new Google advertising program that allows the game maker to quickly create gif ads and customize the message based on what is happening on the field.

TotallyHer.com Joins the Ranks of Sites That Don’t Use Display Ads

If you head over to TotallyHer.com, you'll notice one notable difference: a lack of display ads. Instead, the only way to advertise brand on Evolve Media's latest site—which launched on Thursday—is through native content.

AOL Says 92% of Marketers Use Programmatic Despite Persisting Challenges

AOL announced last week that ad revenues were up 20 percent for the quarter, due in large part to the growth of its programmatic business.

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Is Disappointed In Ad Revenue

CEO Marissa Mayer is not happy with ad revenue at Yahoo, as the display advertising business shrank last quarter. But there was also good news: the company is hanging on to a little more of China's Alibaba Group, which has become a cash cow for Yahoo.

Google and ABC Build a Programmatic Ad Exchange That Only Buys Mastheads

Google's private programmatic exchanges can now book premium ad space like mastheads for brands. It is working with ABC to promote the new show Rising Star using an exchange that only places ads in prominent positions, ones that are not typically associated with automated buying.

Comcast, Rubicon Project Partner for Programmatic Digital Display Ads Sales

Comcast's advertising sales division, Comcast Spotlight, and programmatic technology provider Rubicon Project are working together to allow marketers to bu