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As Ad Blocker Usage Explodes, Can YouTube Win Back Scofflaws With a Subscription Model?

Users revolt against pre-roll

It's not a mystery why YouTube is considering offering an ad-free version of its site to paying subscribers. Thanks to ad blocking software, there already are millions of potential viewers…

Which Big Brands Have the Most Twitter Followers in Common?

Only 1% of users follow 4 or more companies, so crossover is rare

Which marketers tend to attract the same Twitter followers? To find out, Simply Measured recently analyzed the 100,000 newest followers of the social network's 10 most-followed global brands. Here is a…

Infographic: Gen Z and Millennials Want Different Things From Brands

The younger generation is more tolerant of digital ads

Millennials believe email marketing is more acceptable than do their Gen Z counterparts, according to the latest edition of Deep Focus' Cassandra Report. But Gen Z—the younger of the two so-called…

Marketers Are Eager to Tap Into Snapchat's Treasure Trove of Millennials

Even if they have to go around the messaging app to do it

Brands salivating over Snapchat as an engaging influencer marketing tool are all too often put off by costly campaigns and inconclusive results. But given the messaging app is insanely popular…

Infographic: a Glimpse Into the Millennial Mind

Their preferred tech, products and ways to engage with brands

Examining the millennial mindset first requires a look into the history of this coveted demo. For most, digital tech has always, or almost always, been a part of life. They lived…

Check Out This Sweet 16 Bracket for March Madness Brands

Can Chick-fil-A upset McDonald's?

College basketball's Sweet 16 bracket tips off on Thursday night. And while hoops fans watch to see if West Virginia can pull off a miracle and upset favorite-to-win-it-all Kentucky, the…

Kal Penn Is Bringing Big Data to the Masses With New Nat Geo Show

The actor (and former politico) talks binge watching and Trivia Crack

Specs Who Kal Penn Age 37 Claim to fame Host and producer of National Geographic Channel's The Big Picture with Kal Penn (premieres March 30 at 9 p.m.); star of Battle Creek on CBS…

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…

4 Important Tips for Making Your Instagram Videos Stand Out

Straight from the app itself

Video is a top priority for some of the biggest brands, who want to get the most out of posts and ads on social networking sites. So on Monday, when…

It May Not Be a Robot or 'Smart Gear,' but Data-Driven Advertising Still Plays at SXSW

Unacast and Ninja Metrics pitch targeting innovations

South by Southwest 2015 (more known nowadays for fostering buzzier, futuristic narratives around topics like wearable devices and robots) has offered attendees interested in the nuts and bolts of digital ad targeting…

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