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Cannes Lions Attendees Are Crying Foul Over Wi-Fi Woes Along the Croisette

Stalling content creation and social

CANNES, France—The industry's most innovative minds have descended on the French Riviera as they do for a week every June. It's the crème de la crème of advertising and tech,…

ComScore Is Working With xAd to Measure Foot Traffic From Online Ads

Will focus on location lift and eventually revenue

ComScore and xAd (a location-based mobile ad network) are beginning to measure how effective xAd's mobile campaigns are for driving in-store visits.  Today, the companies introduced a new tool called comScore Location Lift…

How Hearst's New Trend-Predicting Platform Will Benefit Advertisers

Editors can better distribute the best performing stories

For the past two years, Hearst has been quietly developing its own hit predictor. Called Buzzing@Hearst, the analytics-driven platform analyzes thousands of articles across Hearst's vast array of properties, from newspapers…

This Company Is Partnering With Facebook Canvas for Faster Mobile Ads and Better Targeting

Pharma, tech brands trying it out through Undertone

Undertone is plugging into Facebook Canvas to let brands running campaigns with the New York digital ad company begin including faster mobile-first, cross-device retargeting. Through Undertone parent company Perion's MakeMeReach platform,…

Condé Nast, The Times and Forbes Tap Into New Location-Based Programmatic Platform

Blis offers Moat viewability and attention data

CANNES, France—Location data company Blis today is announcing a private marketplace designed—among other things—to help media buyers understand whether their ads are served in a geographically accurate fashion. Condé Nast,…

How the Ad Council Used Facebook's Atlas to Drive Donations and Volunteers

Its successful Feeding America campaign could be the first of many

A recent campaign success story for Feeding America could shed light on how consumers are using devices and which publishers are actually driving traffic. Working with the Ad Council and Facebook's Atlas…

AOL Has Named Tim Mahlman President of AOL Platforms

He effectively replaces former AOL president Bob Lord

Looking to further merge the advertising and publishing sides of its business, AOL has named Tim Mahlman president of AOL Platforms. His first day is today. Mahlman—who will lead a team…

Pinterest Takes a Page From Facebook's Playbook and Steps Up Its Ad-Targeting Game

Creating more sophisticated campaigns

Today, Pinterest is launching three new types of targeting aimed at helping brands fine-tune their Promoted Pins, the site's two-year-old ad product. Up until now, brands have primarily used Pinterest's…

Infographic: Kik Reveals That Users Spend More Than an Hour a Day on the App

New attention metric will help advertisers

How much time do users spend in messaging apps? At least an hour a day on Kik alone, according to the messaging app. With its new "Attention Metric," Kik can look…

Facebook Will Track Whether Ads Lead to Store Visits and Offline Purchases

Retailers will receive real-time data on conversions

Facebook is introducing ways to measure just how effective online ads are at increasing in-store visits and offline sales while also making it easier for users to find businesses closest…

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