Ethan Hawke is helping Microsoft introduce the new Windows 10 to the world. The Boyhood star is the voice of the new TV campaign that launches today ahead of the big Windows 10 rollout starting July 29.
Kik has launched a new video ad experience—and it appears to really get people watching by offering rewards for their time. The millennial-minded messaging app is letting users choose which ads to watch in exchange for points, and one of the first major brands to try a campaign is K-Swiss, a footwear marketer looking for a resurgence.
Facebook has built a "call" button people can tap to call businesses directly from an ad. More than 40 million businesses have Facebook pages, and now they can add the instant call button in marketing campaigns.
Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart from rivals like Google because it can harness the social network's popularity and behavioral and location data on consumers.
Foursquare has a new ad product that invites users to tweet marketing messages when they check into businesses. The product is called Tap to Tweet and will be available in early April, Adweek learned via a memo obtained from an industry source. The development was later confirmed with Foursquare.