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Why Pharmaceutical Advertising Is Virtually Absent From the Web

Quick—think of the most recent digital ad you saw. Was it automotive? Retail? Most likely. Name almost any other category and the same probably holds true. Brad Weltman

Why Retail-Minded Marketers Are Intrigued by Pokemon Go’s Forthcoming Ads

Google Adwords, the digital giant's paid search offering, has long been a go-to platform for ecommerce players looking to increase sales. More recently, it has represented a lucrative source for direct-marketing retailers trying to drive mobile consumers into their stores.

YouTube Makes Video Games Easier to Find for Consumers and Advertisers

YouTube is launching an ad-supported mobile app and website dedicated to video game players, as gaming increasingly becomes popular among consumers and lucrative to marketers. More than 25,000 games will have their own Internet pages on the platform, which is called YouTube Gaming and will be available later this summer in the United States and United Kingdom. 

Amazon Sponsored Links Seen as Direct Threat to Google AdWords

Amazon is taking control of its own advertising. The e-commerce giant has developed Amazon Sponsored Links to deliver ads on its properties based on keywords users search while shopping online, and other data.

Facebook Is Beginning to Look Like a Bona Fide Online Ad Network

Now that Facebook will include users’ Web behavior to fine-tune targeting, it’s only a matter of time before it expands its ad network to outside publishers, according to marketing experts.

Google Expands Its Brand Plans With Real-Time Results

Google is expanding its Brand Lift program that measures how online campaigns influence consumers, and it is sharing results in real time to help advertisers adjust on the fly, Google’s display vp, Neal Mohan, told Adweek. Brand surveys are now offered on nearly all video and display ad campaigns through Google, he said.

Google’s $1,000 Stock Means Billions to Founders’ Bank Accounts

$1,000. Google’s stock price hit its all-time high today, making the rich founders even wealthier. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each saw their fortunes rise more than $250 million today as shares topped the four-figure threshold.

Study: Smaller Businesses Waste 25% of Google Search Cash

Small-to-medium-sized businesses waste 25 percent of their search advertising spend via Google Adwords, a WordStream study has found.

Google to Bolster Sales Measurement of Search Ads

Google wants to better demonstrate how its AdWords search promos drive sales on desktops and mobile devices.

Tide’s Shark Week Twitter Vine Is Bloody Good

When oceanic imagery is already built into your brand name—as with, say, Tide—you probably don't have to worry about jumping the Shark Week.