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Why IBM Won’t Be Ad Tech's Sleeping Giant for Much Longer

Agency purchases have caught marketing world's attention

For the past few years, IBM has been quietly ramping up its ad tech play, but a recent shopping spree really had digital marketers take notice. Big Blue last week…

Kohl's Will Livestream on Periscope During Oscars' Red Carpet and Commercial Breaks

Retailer goes big on social

Kohl's is kicking off its Oscars exclusive sponsorship on social media today with the hashtag #AllTheGoodStuff. At the heart of the effort is the retailer's partnership with comedian Vanessa Bayer and Mindy…

Here's How Buzzy the Super Bowl's First Half Ads Were in 7 U.S. Cities

Doritos did great everywhere but San Diego

Chicagoans seemed to love Mountain Dew's #puppymonkeybaby Super Bowl ad, while Californians apparently thought Skittles' Big Game spot was cool, according to Geofeedia. The tech vendor also said Doritos' commercial was…

6 Big Stats That Show Which Super Bowl Ads Really Resonated

'Puppymonkeybaby' and constipation spots created chatter

From ads about constipation to Beyoncé Knowles stealing the limelight during halftime, Super Bowl 50 was full of intriguing social data. Adweek collected digital stats throughout the game Sunday night. Here…

Here's How Much Twitter Users Preferred Beyoncé Over Coldplay and Bruno Mars

Super Bowl halftime show got her 147,000 tweets a minute

With an eclectic lineup, the Super Bowl halftime show was as buzzy as one might imagine during the game Sunday night. But in terms of which performer stole the show…

These Super Bowl Trackers Will Help You Follow the Hashtag Horserace

Avocados From Mexico and Pepsi are blowing up

       Who will win the Super Bowl? The Broncos or Budweiser? The Panthers or Pokemon?  Social insights platform BrandWatch has created a dreamy way to keep up with which brands are dominating the…

Esurance's Super Bowl Pregame Ad Helped Generate 9,000 Tweets a Minute

Cash giveaway garnered huge Twitter chatter

The first quarter of the Super Bowl wasn't even over yet, and Esurance already appeared to be miles ahead of competitors when it comes to social chatter. The insurance brand ran…

Facebook's Sports Stadium Is Having a Rough Super Bowl

And users are airing frustrations on Twitter

The Carolina Panthers are down 13-7 at halftime of Super Bowl 50, but Facebook might have had a worse first half. The social giant launched Sports Stadium a couple weeks ago…

7 Brands Already Running Super Bowl Campaigns on Snapchat

Before the NFL's 'Live Story' starts

Snapchat's grabbing attention—and ad dollars—from big Super Bowl advertisers like Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch this year. Both brands will run pricey ads within the NFL's "Live Story" on the platform later…

Check Out Gatorade's Super Bowl Snapchat Ad With Serena Williams

Tennis star gets 'dunked' in sponsored lens

  The Gatorade dunk—or "shower" or "bath," depending on the TV announcer—is a Super Bowl tradition. And the sports drink is playing that up for its Big Game ad campaign on…

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