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Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Form of In-Bar Entertainment?

Jim Beam and Dos Equis have been quick to embrace the trend

Would you strap on an Oculus Rift headset at your favorite bar? In the latest example of how marketers are embracing virtual reality, alcohol brands are taking branded entertainment to…

SoulCycle Spins Into the Growing Mobile Fitness Market With Its New App

Book your classes, then disconnect and ride

SoulCycle is known—and often parodied—for making spin classes a national craze. Until now, the buzz mostly came from word-of-mouth. But today, the brand launches a mobile app, supported by one…

Square Is Using Customer Data to Create Targeted Email Campaigns for Brands

Leaping from mobile payments to marketing

Linking up online and offline marketing is the ultimate challenge for bricks-and-mortar retailers these days. And after years of powering credit card transactions and mobile payments for small businesses, Square…

This X-Rated Snapchat Account Disappeared After Exposing the Wild Side of College Life

But the students who ran it are back

Snapchat's gone wild. College kids have turned one of the app's most popular features—My Story—into a crowdsourced stream of public debauchery. Last week, the campus newspaper at San Jose State…

Coke Zero Made a Drinkable Billboard That Is Actually Serving Soda to NCAA Fans

Thirsty, Indiana?

Here's a fun way for brands to dole out product samples. As part of its sponsorship of this weekend's NCAA Men's Final Four competition, Coke Zero and Ogilvy & Mather…

How to Win the Moments That Matter With Mobile Video

Meet the new captive audience

When I began my career in digital media, the term "captive audience" was routinely used to refer to TV viewers. In one evening, brands could reach nearly 100 percent of…

Movie Studio Is the First to Live Stream a Trailer Premiere With Twitter's Periscope

STX Entertainment promotes The Gift

Newly formed movie studio STX Entertainment is the first advertiser to work with Twitter on a campaign that incorporates the live-streaming app Periscope. STX premiered the trailer for its debut film The…

4 Things You Need to Know to Market to Millennials

Warped Tour founder dishes decades of advice

If anyone understands the millennial mind (or that of Gen Z, coming up right behind it), it's Kevin Lyman. Since founding the live music event and brand strategy firm 4Fini…

4 Legal Issues Brands Need to Understand Before Livestreaming on Periscope or Meerkat

It's easier than ever to create video—and headaches

Social marketing has always seemed dangerous for brands, and that's simply because things can go badly in real time. We've all seen the #fails. And now enter two live-streaming video apps that…

Google Rolls Out New Tools to Drive Mobile App Installs

Enticing gamers with video promos and more

App-install ads continue to be a lucrative business for Facebook and Twitter, and now Google wants a bigger piece of the market. Today Google is rolling out two new tools aimed…

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