Is It Worth $5 a Month to See a Lock-Screen Ad When You Open Your Phone?

Unlockd and Boost Mobile aim to find out

Unlockd has a pitch that resonates with advertisers nowadays: Your mobile promos will not be blocked on our platform. The Australian startup, which is backed by News Corp. founder Rupert…

Facebook Is Expanding Its Burgeoning Ad Network to the Mobile Web

Makes it available outside of native apps

Facebook is expanding its ad network from just third-party apps to the mobile Web. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company will begin making its Facebook Audience Network available for publishers and advertisers…

Periscope Is Now Livestreaming GoPro Footage

Just in time for the X Games

Action-oriented videographers now have a new venue for broadcasting their daring footage in real time: Periscope.  In a post this morning on Medium, the livestreaming app owned by Twitter announced the…

This Deal Will Make It Easier for Brands to Connect With Buyers on All Screens

Linear TV leader invests in mobile video company

With mobile usage expected to continue its upward trajectory in 2016, it's more imperative than ever for marketers to be able to reach consumers on any, and every, screen available. And…

5 Tips For Executing Cross-Device Targeting

Experts share how to get the most from data-heavy campaigns

Cross-device programmatic advertising is expected to grow out of its infancy stage this year, as the technology and data capabilities give marketers more chances than ever to holistically target consumers…

How the Hugely Popular Kik App Is Ramping Up Its Ad-Tech Game

Offering emojis in exchange for viewing ads

There are a whole lot of kids on Kik, which is getting increasingly serious about its advertising technology. With 40 percent of U.S. teens on the mobile messaging app, according to…

Two of the Most-Used Apps at CES This Year? Tinder and Grindr

Looking for new romance as well as new tech

While the Consumer Electronics Show is all about the latest in tech innovation, even geeks are on the lookout for love connections. Especially geeks, perhaps.  This week, Vector Media offered CES…

Here Are 4 Reservations Agencies Still Have About VR as a Viable Marketing Tool

Medium is growing, but doubts remain

From Oculus finally announcing its long-awaited price and shipping date to GoPro CEO Nick Woodman saying that "there's nothing gimmicky about VR," virtual reality was one of the biggest draws at…

Marketers Can Now Run Studies to See How People Respond to Their Mobile Ads

Pairing targeting technology with brand-lift surveys

Outside of juggernauts like Facebook, marketers have struggled for years to deem mobile advertising effective, largely because smartphone-size campaigns lack the same measurement and targeting capabilities desktop advertisers expect. "What marketers…

Q&A: Why This Former Agency Exec Is Betting on Augmented Reality

MediaCom's Mark Fortner joins Blippar

American psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote about the "Paradox of Choice" in 2004, wherin he argued that the abudance of choices for consumers was leading to increased anxiety. One could argue…