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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…

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…

The 4 Major Digital Ad Formats Face Off

Plus a look at the best and worst verticals for each

Much has been said about the death of the traditional banner ad, and new benchmarking research from Adform highlights the format’s inability to compete with more dynamic digital offerings. Not…

Have We Entered the Age of Brand Terrorism?

Why foreign operatives have their sights set on America's famous brand names

In October, FBI director James Comey no doubt caused a sleepless night for many an executive when he told CBS' 60 Minutes that "there are two kinds of big companies in…

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