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Ad Tracking Platform iSpot.tv Brings on New Investors

$21.9 million in Series B funding

iSpot.tv, which tracks national TV ads and correlates digital responses, announced $21.9 million in Series B funding. The iSpot.tv platform shows where and when national TV ads are running in real…

By Watching How Customers Shop in the Store, Crate & Barrel Lifts Web Sales 44%

The e-commerce, brick-and-mortar link

Crate & Barrel found a way to increase its Web sales conversion rate by 44 percent—and it wasn't through the meticulous, oft-employed procedure that e-retail wonks call multivariate testing. Instead, the home-decor…

Twitter Hatches a Google Deal Amid Disappointing Earnings

Brands can now buy ads seamlessly from both digital companies

On the same day it released disappointing first-quarter earnings and watched its stock tumble 18 percent, Twitter announced a new deal with Google that it hopes will lift the business.…

Has Google Perfected the Retail Search Ad With Its Local Inventory Offering?

Sears Hometown store visits jumped 122 percent

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, a retailer fighting for every sale, has evidently found a weapon in Google's Local Inventory Ads that it says works to drive consumers to its…

Facebook Buys a Company That Could Solve an Annoying Online Ad Problem

No more messages about products you already bought

Facebook is buying a company that could help it solve an age-old online advertising problem—the one that keeps showing people the same ad even after they bought the product. It's…

Daily Mail Launches Its Fashionable E-Commerce Platform in the U.S.

Popular service lets readers buy celeb-inspired outfits

While many fashion publications are still struggling to develop e-commerce platforms to bolster their bottom lines, Britain's Daily Mail Online claims to have found a successful formula with its Femail…

This New Website Wants to Be an Etsy for Artists

One-week-old Ziibra already has JetBlue cherry-picking its creative work

Can Ziibra be to artists what Etsy is to artisans? Indeed, Ziibra, which launched last week, wants to be the destination for painters, musicians and designers to promote and sell their…

Here's How Facebook Plans to Help Brands Find Out When Their Ads Actually Worked

'Lift' addresses a nagging industry problem

Facebook is looking for an answer to that age-old marketing question: Which part of your advertising is actually working? The social network is launching a new product today to help…

Woody Allen Will Create His First TV Show for Amazon, but Not Everyone Is Thrilled

Online video exclusive sparks dark mockery on Twitter

Woody Allen is headed to the small screen. Amazon said Tuesday that it has green-lit the first season of a new television series created by the Academy Award-winning director and…

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

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