Pinterest Reveals the Marketing Partners That Will Get First Dibs on Its Ads

Key step toward what could be 'unreal' sales

Pinterest today announced eight ad-tech partners that can help brands and agencies buy Promoted Pins on the site. Part of the San Francisco-based social media company's marketing developers program, they include…

Everything Marketers Need to Know About Apple Music and New Mobile Software

No windfall of ad data, for now

At its Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple launched its new Music service and new mobile software that takes on its top rival Google. But marketers interested in tapping Apple's potential…

How Drake's Vintage Jacket Nearly Stole the Apple Music Show

Hip-hop notable creates big buzz

One thing seems certain: Apple would be even richer if it mass-produced that jacket Drake wore today. The iTunes company launched its new music service with an assist from the…

Wendy's Joins the Pinterest Movement With These Cool Cinematic Pins

Fast food wants piece of future, too

Pinterest is all about the future. People pinning their digital desires—dream weddings, homes, vacations, wardrobes—give marketers a glimpse into their purchasing plans. Adweek responsive video player used on /video. …

Instagram Offers Big Data, but Pinterest Has Purchase Intent

Marketers weigh in on e-commerce upgrades

Social media platforms don't often roll out retail-based features or rush them to the forefront, because getting people to shop while they digitally interact with friends can be tricky. So,…

Instagram Unleashes a Fully Operational Ad Business

With shopping links and Facebook-powered targeting

Instagram's ad business is growing up fast thanks to a boost of new technology from Facebook. Today, the popular photo-sharing app with more than 300 million users and counting is…

Here's What Marketers Need to Know About Google's Mobile Upgrades

Now on Tap has ad potential

The future of marketing on Google devices is Now. The search giant held its annual developers conference today, providing a look at the future of its mobile operating system, the…

These Are the Digital Trends Everyone in Tech and Advertising Needs to Know

According to Mary Meeker's Internet report

One of the most-watched digital reports of the year is out—Mary Meeker's Internet Trends—and it shows just how much room mobile advertising has to grow. Meeker runs digital investments for…

Ad Tracking Platform Brings on New Investors

$21.9 million in Series B funding, which tracks national TV ads and correlates digital responses, announced $21.9 million in Series B funding. The 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…