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7 Intriguing Digital Marketing Stats From This Week

Here are seven digital marketing data points this week that got our attention, including news about how brands may spend online next year, numbers around freshly successful video efforts, what some folks do wrong in emails, and a Russian ring of ad crooks.Check them out:

Mondelez Bets Big on E-Commerce With Shoppable Ads and ‘Buy Now’ Buttons

Mondelez International—the makers of Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolate and Trident gum, among other treats—quietly started becoming an e-commerce brand with a a small test in Europe earlier this year. Now, Mondelez plans to convert all its digital media in 25 countries into shoppable ads with "buy now" buttons to drive sales through retailers like Walmart and Amazon.

Is BuzzFeed Worth $1 Billion?

Murmurs were heard across Web when the rumor came out that Disney attempted to buy BuzzFeed earlier this year, but then backed away after the viral purveyor asked for about $1 billion.

Facebook Video Ads Could Bite Into Twitter’s Social TV Dominance

Facebook’s auto-play video ads will certainly attract marketing niches that are already invested in online video—from entertainment (movies, particularly) to automotive to consumer-packaged goods to retail.

Forrester Analyst Calls Angela Ahrendts’ Move to Apple ‘Baffling’

Apple made waves this morning by poaching Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, tapping the 53-year-old for a newly created role of senior vice president of retail and online stores. Essentially, the new exec will commandeer Apple's strategy for bricks-and-mortar and e-commerce.