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10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Week: Dec. 15-19 Facebook video explodes while Star Wars uses the social force

Here are this week's 10 most intriguing numbers from the digital marketing space, including data about what's currently on the minds of brand marketers and a few eyebrow-raising social media…

December 19, 2014, 3:54 PM EST

Here Are the Brands Whose Follower Counts Were Hit Hardest in Instagram's Spam Purge Nike, Forever 21 and Ellen lose fake fans by the hundred thousand

The great Instagram purge of the past 24 hours hit Justin Bieber hardest—3.5 million lost followers—but some of social media's biggest brands felt the sting of loss, too. National Geographic, Nike, Adidas…

December 19, 2014, 2:58 PM EST

Condoms, Horse Heads, Handcuffs and 11 Other Things Amazon Will Now Deliver in an Hour New Prime app promises weirdness without the wait

Amazon's whole mission is to get people what they want as fast as possible, a pledge the retailer took to an extreme new level with today's debut of a one-hour delivery…

December 18, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

Google's Making It Easier to Figure Out if Online Ads Actually Drive In-Store Traffic Famous Footwear, Office Depot are initial testers

Google wants to prove to advertisers that there's a direct correlation between someone seeing a search ad and then going into a brick-and-mortar store.  The tech giant is rolling out a…

December 18, 2014, 4:01 PM EST

Can BMW's Snapchat-Inspired Campaign Attract Young Drivers? Ads disappear after being shared

Today's younger consumers are known for having seconds-long attention spans—but that's fine for BMW, which only needs five seconds. Catering to that short marketing window, the automaker (with the help of…

December 18, 2014, 2:01 PM EST

This Beautifully Simple Site Makes It Easy to Create the Right Digital Color Palette Made for app designers, it's handy for all

For the most talented designers, creating a palette of complementary colors comes easy. For the rest of us, not so much. Enter Material Palette, a site launched this week by European…

December 18, 2014, 12:32 PM EST

Why This Fashion-Minded Digital Agency Is Hungry for Food Clients The next big e-commerce sector?

After cranking out high-tech projects for fashion and retail brands since 2008, Gin Lane Media is bullish on the food industry as the next big market to rise with ecommerce…

December 18, 2014, 7:04 AM EST

Snapchat Quietly Bought a Smartglass Startup Owned by the CEO's Friend Sony hack also reveals Evan Spiegel's outlook on advertising

It's not just Sony whose corporate secrets are being outed by an ongoing leak of hacked documents. Emails released today also reveal Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel green-lit the $15 million…

December 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST

5 Reasons Why Sony Should Still Release 'The Interview' Online No theaters, no problem for this Seth Rogen and James Franco flick

While many people were expecting The Interview to be the goofball stoner comedy of the holiday season, it's turned into a headache for film executives as they struggle to stem…

December 17, 2014, 5:35 PM EST

Video Startup Revamps Space Contest After Virgin Galactic Crash Virool pivots campaign

After Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in October, causing multiple delays to the launch of its commercial flights, video startup Virool is reworking a contest intended to send marketers to space. Instead of offering…

December 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EST

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