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AT&T’s Hackathons Help Foster Digital Innovation Providing solutions by tinkering with ideas and tech

The word hacker may have a negative connotation, but AT&T wants to show the world how it can lead to positive innovation. "That's the old connotation," said Carlton Hill, vp of…

July 11, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

Marriott Tests In-Hotel Beacons With Loyalty Program Perks Also gets into the flash deal space

Marriott International is giving its loyalty program a heavy-duty revamp with new digital and on-site activations. Marriott Rewards has added two features—LocalPerks and FlashPerks—that build on a program called PlusPoints…

July 10, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

Digital to Pass 25% of Global Media Spend for First Time Growth in U.S. and U.K. is greatest

Marketers will continue to pour more money into mobile and digital this year. According to a new report from eMarketer, spending on digital advertising globally will swell 16.7 percent this year to…

July 9, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

Nielsen Exec: Don't Expect to Be Impressed by Impact of Mobile TV Ratings Starts tracking viewing on devices

Nielsen has declared itself "open for business" in terms of tracking TV viewing on smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets. But don’t expect those numbers, which will be available for…

July 9, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

How Mobile Ads Found 53,000 Uninsured Leads for Healthcare Provider Nonprofit Enroll America gets 40% click-through rate

Nonprofits and health insurance companies rarely reveal their marketing strategies. But Enroll America—a nonprofit involving a coalition of groups supportive of the Affordable Care Act—has given Adweek an interesting, results-based…

July 8, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

The Top 10 Messaging Apps by User Base and Revenue Still big marketing opportunity though

A new report from Forrester Research gives marketers an interesting perspective on the quick growth of messaging apps in the past year. Whether or not that translates into solid revenue…

July 7, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

YP CEO: We Were 'Mobile First' Before It Was Cool David Krantz on why his company is a digital power player

David Krantz took the reins as YP CEO in 2012, when the listings directory spun away from AT&T Interactive, which was his former employer and the brand's former parent. Since then, he's been…

July 4, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

Digital Video Ads That Make You Want to Click Format continues to get more interactive

Kraft, Nike, Target and Walmart are trialing new video technology that makes ads interactive. In the case of Kraft, a 15-second clip comes with pop-up information on the brand and…

July 3, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

Who Says There Are Too Many Facebook Ads? Developing World Says More Brands, Please Global users find unique marketing

Kelly MacLean’s job as Facebook’s lead ad planner in emerging markets is to watch people watch ads. She travels to places like Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa to study the local…

July 2, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

Facebook Buys LiveRail to Grow Its Video Ad Business Platform serves publishers like MLB, A+E

Facebook is buying video ad platform LiveRail and giving it control of a network that powers advertising for high-profile publishers—online and on mobile. LiveRail delivers video ads to websites and…

July 2, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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