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Contently Buys Analytics Startup That Tells B2B Marketers How Well Their Downloads Work

Contently has purchased Docalytics for an undisclosed sum to ramp up its data offerings for publishing-minded, business-to-business clients. In the increasingly competitive content marketing space, Contently hopes to offer customers better actionable results. 

Smile, Wink, Pray: Brands Decode the Enigma of Emojis

Marketers want to decode one of the social Web's most cryptic languages: emojis.

Percolate Raises $40 Million to Build the Ultimate Marketing Machine

This marketing company may be a CMO's secret weapon. It reportedly helped Unilever save millions of dollars in marketing costs, and GE uses it to get more social on places like Snapchat and Instagram.

Pinterest Opens Up to Brands With New Ways to Plan Posts and Buy Ads

Pinterest is making advertising more accessible with new software for ad-tech companies and their brands. Today, the social bulletin-board site revealed that it built its first ads API for tech partners. It's also launching a marketing program to help brands increase the amount of unpaid posts.

Bitly Announces Certified Partners

Bitly doesn't just want to be the site that crops your URLs—it wants to be your one-stop portal for digital data, too.

LinkedIn Opens Ad Platform

LinkedIn is opening its ad business with two new offerings. One plugs advertising partners directly into the platform so they can sell ads in users' feeds, and the other helps marketers sponsor high-quality content. LinkedIn unveiled the new programs today, launching a Sponsored Updates API and a program called Content Partners.

Brands Sitting on Secret Army of Marketers

Every brand and organization is sitting on a secret social media weapon—employees. New ad technology and software helps plug these workers into marketing strategies, according to ad industry experts.

Helping Brands Manage Social in a New Way

Social media marketing is part science—and if there is a secret formula to creating content, then surely marketers equipped with the latest data tools will find it.

Percolate Raises $24 Million From Investors, Including WPP

Percolate, a social media management firm for brands to track online conversations, announced a $24 million fundraising round today.

Social Media Reach Helps, but Quality Counts More

Quality trumps quantity. That was the key take-away from a discussion about social media today at the 4A's Transformation conference in New Orleans. In other words, it's great for a brand to have a lot of fans on Facebook, but it's even better if they're actively sharing your brand's content in the News Feed.