Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Instagram No-Promo Policy

Bikini shots over brands

CANNES, France—Kim Kardashian West does Instagram her way, and that means no paid promotions and admittedly too many bikini shots. "But it's what I want and what I put out," Kardashian…

With Better Targeting, Alcohol Brands Bet Big on Digital

Annual budgets increase as much as 50 percent

For years, beer and spirits brands steered clear of digital marketing and social media because of challenges in making sure posts do not break strict regulations by pitching underage consumers.…

Twitter Unleashes Autoplay Video Ads With a 100% Viewability Promise

If not completely seeable, brands won't be charged

Twitter is now ready to serve autoplay video, which has the potential to change up the experience on the platform with richer and more engaging media. Autoplay video has become…

Here Are the 12 Best Facebook Marketing Campaigns From the Past Year

Winners show what works in social

The Ice Bucket Challenge was the past year's best use of Facebook marketing, according to the social network, which just announced its ad award winners. It's no surprise the viral…

Here's Why Twitter's CEO Swap Could Be Just What Its Ad Business Needs

Adam Bain seen as likely candidate

The ad industry is looking for whatever clues it can get about the future of Twitter after CEO Dick Costolo handed temporary authority to co-founder Jack Dorsey today and the company begins its…

Here’s Why Mobile Video Is Confusing and Scares Advertisers

Report finds opportunity, big concerns

There is a consensus in advertising that mobile video is the future, but that future is still hazy. Mobile video can run in apps like Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube or be…

Hey Retailers, Pinterest Just Got a Whole Lot More Shoppable

'Buy It' button unveiled

Instagrammers aren't the only social media users who are going to see new shopping options after Pinterest just showed off its Buyable Pins. Brands like Macy's, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Nordstrom and…

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…

Instagram's Creative Mastermind Gives This Advice on How to Make a Good Carousel Ad

Many images, one story

Brands are playing around with Instagram's new Carousel Ads, and Instagram's creative team is working directly with advertisers to come up with ways to use the slideshows. A carousel is simply one…

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…