Google Is Now Publishing Holiday Store Hours for Maps and Search

The feature is available for shoppers worldwide

We've all been there: Drive all the way to a store to buy a last-minute gift...only to find your lifeline has already locked its doors. Google is trying to cut down…

6 Ways Google's Artificial Intelligence Could Impact Search Engine Marketing

Digital players weigh in on RankBrain

Google is now using artificial intelligence (AI) to better understand search queries, so what implications will machine learning have for marketing? Last week, Google told Bloomberg News that a "very large fraction"…

Why Offering Self-Service Carousel Ads Could Attract More Marketers to Instagram

Lift in ad recall looks promising

Touting strong early performances of its Carousel ads, Instagram has opened up the option to buy the multiphoto campaigns through its self-service interface. Carousel lets marketers use up to five…

Snapchat's First Sponsored Lens Stars 'Peanuts' and a Stream of Candy Corn

Hollywood movie pitches Halloween-themed ads

Brands are now sponsoring your Snapchat selfie. Twentieth Century Fox is the first marketer to buy the app's Sponsored Lens format to promote The Peanuts Movie, which premieres on Nov.…

Why Adblock Plus Is Meeting Publishers and Agencies in New York Next Week

Digital media disruptor extends olive branch

Adblock Plus is hosting an event with publishers on the evening of Nov. 3, the night before the ad:tech conference kicks off in New York. Eyeo GmbH, the company that makes…

Stoli's Mobile Ads Let You Actually Feel a Cocktail Being Made in Your Hand

Haptic technology is getting brands' attention

Stoli is trying to get a better feel for mobile advertising—literally. Today, the brand and Horizon Media are launching a campaign with mobile ad network Opera Mediaworks and technology company Immersion…

BuzzFeed and Vox Call Off SXSW Plans After Conference Cancels Anti-Harassment Panels

Unusual stand-off around tech event

On Monday, South by Southwest Interactive decided to pull the plug on two gaming panels planned for the 2016 tech festival, citing "numerous threats of on-site violence related to this…

How the MRC Is Transitioning From Measuring Desktop Viewable Ads to Mobile

6 questions with the media watchdog

Advertisers are starting to demand chargeable mobile impressions from the Media Rating Council after it announced plans in May to address the issue. But with smaller screens and fast-scrolling fingers,…

The New James Bond Movie Is the First to Purchase a Snapchat Discover Channel

Sony offers behind-the-scenes looks at Spectre

Sony Pictures is taking over Snapchat today to promote the upcoming James Bond: Spectre film. The movie studio is the first paying marketer to nab a channel in the app's Discover section,…

Infographic: For Moms, Mobile Is Now a Vital Part of the Shopping Experience

Smartphones help them through the entire purchasing process

Today's moms are finding that mobile devices are becoming an integral part of their shopping experience, starting well before stepping into a store. BabyCenter talked to over 1,000 moms about…