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How Facebook Became a Proving Ground for Hyper-Targeted Super Bowl Ad Tactics Brands like Toyota selectively message each group

Facebook always says it has a Super Bowl-size audience to advertise against every day—1.3 billion users—but this year for the Big Game it's not just about hitting the whole audience,…

January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

Reddit's Pick for New Ad Leader Shows the Site Is Getting Serious About Mobile Hires Zubair Jandali away from Google

Reddit's ad team has a new leader as the "Front Page of the Internet" forges ahead with a mobile and marketing push. The company hired Zubair Jandali from Google, who…

January 22, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

Weed Apps Are Dazed And Confused Over Apple's Unpredictable Policies Petition asks iPhone gatekeeper to chill out

Weed tech companies have an Apple problem. They face uncertain rules when navigating its App Store policies, and now a petition is circulating asking the iPhone maker to lighten up. These…

January 16, 2015, 9:28 AM EST

If You Search Google, It's Painfully Easy to See Why Google Glass Needs a Reinvention Gadget couldn't shake 'Glasshole' reputation

A simple Google search for "glass wearer" makes it abundantly clear why Google Glass as we know it is no longer available in the marketplace and is being moved under…

January 15, 2015, 9:28 PM EST

Snapchat Is Asking Brands for $750,000 to Advertise and Won't Budge Some brands balk at paying top dollar for one day of disappearing ads

Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 a day for its new ads, according to multiple industry sources who have heard the pitch, and some say that's too expensive for the…

January 14, 2015, 3:21 PM EST

Wedding Site Lover.ly Launches First Ad Units, Just in Time for Peak Bridal Planning Season Donna Morgan and more are signed up

The period between Christmas and Valentine's Day is traditionally a prime marketing time for wedding brands due to the spike in engagements. To capitalize on that, David's Bridal, Donna Morgan and Dessy…

January 13, 2015, 7:01 AM EST

Brands' Next Big Celebrity Deals May Be With Social Media Stars But how long will they last?

Marketers have long been paying social media stars to crank out branded photos, videos and tweets, and now, some of those personalities are gaining celebrity status thanks to their brand…

January 12, 2015, 9:46 AM EST

Apple Watch Isn't Even Out Yet, But Some Retailers Will Be Ready on Day 1 Marsh Supermarkets is an early tester

In terms of the burgeoning smartwatch industry, Apple already seems fairly well positioned to own the space, even though its watch won't go on sale until later this spring. But that's not…

January 12, 2015, 12:01 AM EST

Twitter Will Launch Autoplay Video, but Here's How It Will Differ From Facebook Marketers have 6 seconds to entice users to click

Twitter is about to give marketers new ways to share videos with a feature the ad world has been asking for: autoplay. Twitter has been working on its built-in video…

January 9, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

Can Apple Do for Wearable Ads What Facebook Did for Mobile? Marketers predict brands will latch onto smartwatches

TapSense this week unveiled what its programmatic ads for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch will look like, exhibiting a buy-one-get-one-free mock offer from Starbucks. It's at least the second tech company…

January 6, 2015, 1:23 PM EST

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