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With Jawbone Partnership, AmEx Offers Another Nifty Payment Option

4 wacky ways cardholders can pay for things

Want to buy a latte with your fitness tracker? If you use an American Express credit card, now you can. Today, AmEx announced a partnership with Jawbone that it claims…

The North Face Wants to Own the Athlete Market and Beat Big Names Like Nike and Adidas

'Four-season, year-round brand' launches new campaign

Gone are the days when sports retailers specialized in one thing. While Nike, Adidas and Under Armour are starting to look more like tech brands, The North Face is making…

Foursquare Unleashes Location Data for Cross-Mobile Ad Targeting

Early partners include Samsung, AT&T, Coors Light, FedEx, Land Rover

Foursquare has taken its share of lumps from industry watchers in recent years about its slow user growth, but critics have never rolled their eyes at the promise of the…

This Startup Plans to Sell Advertising in Uber and Lyft Cars

Viewswagen will work one-on-one with drivers

As ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft gain national traction, many have speculated about how brands will tap into the transportation companies' advertising potential. Already, marketers like Starwood Hotels and…

These 3-D Mobile Ads Are Grabbing Brands' Attention

Smartphones become the launching pad for virtual reality

What if there were a mobile ad that made viewers feel like they were inside a smartphone instead of just looking at one? What if the ad seemed to jump…

This Ad Campaign Starts With Cool Cinemagraphs on Instagram, Then Follows Up on Facebook

Stuart Weitzman puts the latest marketing tools to the test

Instagram and Facebook are more entwined than ever, especially for advertisers, who now have a potentially powerful new marketing strategy—using video ads on one to drive sales on the other.…

As Ad Blocker Usage Explodes, Can YouTube Win Back Scofflaws With a Subscription Model?

Users revolt against pre-roll

It's not a mystery why YouTube is considering offering an ad-free version of its site to paying subscribers. Thanks to ad blocking software, there already are millions of potential viewers…

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…

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