It is the greatest advertising moment from TV's greatest advertising show, and now you can be a part of it. To help promote Man Men's upcoming final episodes, AMC has launched a Mad Men Carousel app on Facebook. The app pulls random photos from your Facebook galleries and drops them into Don Draper's pitch for the Kodak Carousel from Season 1's finale. It's a truncated version of the original scene, which you can watch below, but it's still a great way of reminding us how potent and touching Mad Men could be at its best.
Any attention is good attention, even if it's from Facebook looking to crush your fledgling startup. That's kind of how the founders of Yik Yak look at recent double-edged praise from a Facebook developer who said Yik Yak is on to something powerful among college kids.
Facebook is taking the wraps off its mobile ad network after saying the early results helped lead to big gains for apps like Shaza
Facebook wants to know why users decide to block certain sponsored posts in an effort to serve more relevant ads in the News Feed. The social network has always let users hide unwanted ads, but now the site will ask a series of questions about why.
Call it fast-food porn. Now that hyperlapsing is a thing, courtesy of Instagram, everyone’s videos can be seen at 12 times the normal speed. The Hyperlapse app is the latest gift to social media, allowing people to shoot footage at warp speed and share it on Instagram or Facebook.
Facebook's teasing of Bolt, a new app on Instagram, could mean that a new photo-sharing app is in the works, a new ad product is coming to Instagram or both. When Instagram users got the promotion for Bolt, the message looked like an ad that could easily be used by other app developers.
Facebook News Feed is getting more expensive. The price of an ad on the social network more than doubled last quarter, Facebook said today after delivering second-quarter results that impressed Wall Street.
Google’s Android makeover gives advertisers new canvasses to reach consumers from TV search to smartwatch notifications to shopping carts. The company is showing off its latest upgrades at its developers conference, Google I/O, this week.
Facebook’s new app isn’t a Snapchat clone; it’s more of a Look-alike. The core feature of Facebook’s Slingshot—the requirement to reply to unlock a photo—already appears on an iPhone app called Look.
Facebook’s mobile ad network seems like a clear threat to Twitter and its MoPub ambitions, but the relationship is complicated. In fact, MoPub has welcomed the Facebook Audience Network into its platform.