CANNES, France—Maybe Jimmy Page, with those double-neck guitars, and Optimus Prime, part robot and part semi truck, stoke the same kind of fandom in pop culture. Rock Geek, meet Cartoon Geek.
Advertising Week XII, the Lollapalooza of marketing and media, brought with it a trove of data illustrating the growing mobile reach of social platforms Facebook, Google, Instagram and Snapchat.
Between 1 million and 2 million people will watch the return of Mad Men on Sunday night, but based on digital buzz, it seems only die-hard fans and not newcomers will be tuning in.
South by Southwest 2015 (more known nowadays for fostering buzzier, futuristic narratives around topics like wearable devices and robots) has offered attendees interested in the nuts and bolts of digital ad targeting plenty of information to chew
Social media monitoring company Brandwatch just raised $22 million. The company specializes in social "listening," tracking conversations online and giving data to brands to influence their strategies.
Social media marketing firms Spredfast and Mass Relevance announced a merger today. Spredfast, whose CEO Rod Favaron will lead the joint company, helps brands manage their social content and plan engagement with their fans and followers.
Apple raised eyebrows yesterday with its curious acquistion of the social analytics firm Topsy. While many have wondered what the deal is all about, many experts believe it points in one direction: the social television space.
Amazon continues to socialize itself. The e-commerce giant announced today that it has acquired bibliophilic social platform Goodreads.