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Tinder Founder Says More Than 20% of Users Swipe Right on Brands

Sean Rad looks to hook up with advertisers at Cannes

CANNES, France—Sean Rad, co-founder of Tinder, is the face of modern dating. His app is responsible for billions of potential love matches, all based on a rather simple concept: swiping…

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Reveals How He Went From Startup Failure to Tech Star

Ad players get to know young CEO at Cannes

CANNES, France—Snapchat is not afraid to make decisions quickly and turn on a dime when it comes to changing directions, says its CEO Evan Spiegel. Today, at the Cannes Lions International…

Nestlé Will Be the First Brand to Run a Sponsored Periscope Stream

Work-around effort enlists social stars this weekend

Since Twitter-owned Periscope launched in March, brands have been curious about how to turn livestreaming video into ads. Twitter doesn't offer Periscope ads yet, but a campaign from Nestlé this…

Twitter Has 6 Helpful Periscope Hints for Brands, and Most Involve Buying Ads

Promote the heck out of them

Twitter is encouraging brands to promote their Periscope videos with paid tweets, a win-win that could draw more attention to the new app and lift advertising on Twitter. In a…

3 Ways in Which the Electric Daisy Carnival Is All About Mobile Branding

Bud Light, 7Up and Snapchat are in the mix

The Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals of the summer, spanning three days and attracting hundreds of thousands of partiers. It's also a breeding ground for…

Pinterest Reveals the Marketing Partners That Will Get First Dibs on Its Ads

Key step toward what could be 'unreal' sales

Pinterest today announced eight ad-tech partners that can help brands and agencies buy Promoted Pins on the site. Part of the San Francisco-based social media company's marketing developers program, they include…

Tap This Apple Watch App at Cannes, and Someone Will Bring You a Glass of Rosé

VIP perk shows potential of beacons

Sometimes you need to drink rosé right now, and leaving the beach to fetch it sounds like far too much work. At least, that's the idea behind Rosé Time, a…

Google Launches Key Ad Tech Tools for Publishers and Marketers

Hello cross-screen, native and programmatic

Google is bringing a clearer picture of advertising to the mobile world with three tech advancements it announced at a company conference in the Florida Keys today. With Neal Mohan…

More Autoplay Ads Are Coming to Mobile, but That Could Be a Good Thing

Virool and Rubicon offer alternative to takeovers

Ad-tech companies Virool and Rubicon Project today are taking their nascent mobile video advertising partnership into the programmatic arena. Chiefly, Virool's InLine video promos, which automatically play between paragraphs of copy as…

Snapchat CEO Explains His App to Parents With a Ridiculously Low-Budget Video

Kids are all about photo messaging, he says

If you have no idea how Snapchat works, then this video might help. It comes straight from the CEO's mouth, even if it was done in a distinctly low-budget fashion. Snapchat's…

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