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Instagram Unleashes a Fully Operational Ad Business

With shopping links and Facebook-powered targeting

Instagram's ad business is growing up fast thanks to a boost of new technology from Facebook. Today, the popular photo-sharing app with more than 300 million users and counting is…

Mobile-Ad Shop Kargo Hires Its First CMO to Better Convey Why It's Unique

Revenue was up 150 percent in 2014

As more brand advertising moves to smartphones and tablets, mobile-ad shop Kargo has hired a CMO for the first time. The New York-based company tapped Terri Walter, the former CMO of…

Bud Light Will Test Snapchat's Age-Gated Ads as the App's First Alcohol Brand

Whatever, USA, comes to social media all weekend

After running the first ad on Tinder last month, Bud Light has locked down a partnership with the other hottest app for millennials—Snapchat. As part of this weekend's Whatever, USA, event…

Instagram's Creative Mastermind Gives This Advice on How to Make a Good Carousel Ad

Many images, one story

Brands are playing around with Instagram's new Carousel Ads, and Instagram's creative team is working directly with advertisers to come up with ways to use the slideshows. A carousel is simply one…

Here's What Marketers Need to Know About Google's Mobile Upgrades

Now on Tap has ad potential

The future of marketing on Google devices is Now. The search giant held its annual developers conference today, providing a look at the future of its mobile operating system, the…

Want to Party With Tinder? Swipe Right on Its Sponsored Post

Marketing gives a plug to its paid service

Tinder may be coy about its advertising plans for brands, but it certainly is playing with lots of sponsored posts lately as it gears up for a bigger monetization push. The…

These Are the Digital Trends Everyone in Tech and Advertising Needs to Know

According to Mary Meeker's Internet report

One of the most-watched digital reports of the year is out—Mary Meeker's Internet Trends—and it shows just how much room mobile advertising has to grow. Meeker runs digital investments for…

Redefining Mobile: Smartphones, Tablets Increasingly Have Separate Ad Budgets

Consumer habits are changing as larger phones gain popularity

As the Samsung Galaxy and iPhone 6 have introduced larger smartphone screen sizes to the masses, folks don't seem to be lugging their tablets around as much. But often a…

7 Ways to Get People to Share Your Snapchat Messages, Even Ads

How to prompt users to spread the word

Snapchat has been a lot more ad friendly of late. It still lacks some features brands love—giving users an easy way to follow their accounts and like their content, for…

How Pop-Tarts Dramatically Improved ROI With Pandora Ads

Smarter data targeting was key

How many mobile ads can actually be attributed to a store purchase? Most brands probably don't know, but Kellogg at least has a bit of data on how its promos…

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