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Ad Prices at Facebook More Than Doubled Last Quarter Brands compete to be seen

Facebook News Feed is getting more expensive. The price of an ad on the social network more than doubled last quarter, Facebook said today after delivering second-quarter results that impressed…

July 23, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

Office Depot Teams Up With R5 for Back-to-School Campaign Retailer layers social, video into augmented reality

Office Depot is the latest retailer to bet on augmented reality to target millennial back-to-school shoppers this year. The retailer is launching a mobile campaign for the second year that…

July 23, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

Alcohol Delivery Startup Expands to Denver’s Boozy Crowd Facebook app installs target Mile High City

Alcohol-delivery app Drizly is launching in Denver today, making it easier for people to get booze to their doorstep within one hour. The app is also available in the New…

July 23, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

Half of Smartphone Owners Don't Want Their Locations Tracked Study suggests mobile marketers should cool it

Attention retailers: shoppers are not as interested with beacons and in-store tracking as you think they are, according to a new report from digital marketing platform Punchtab. The findings come…

July 23, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

Hillshire Brands Sees 20% Jump in Purchase Intent With Beacons Sausage brand claims initial success with mobile

Hillshire Brands and IPG Mediabrands-owned agency BPN are announcing an interesting case study today about how beacons (the devices set up in brick-and-mortar stores to trigger location-based offers) increased purchase…

July 22, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

Target Mobilizes Back-to-School Print Campaign With Image Recognition Ties traditional with digital to target college students

Target wants to prove that traditional media like print and TV can drive e-commerce sales, highlighted in its new back-to-school marketing push. Target is launching a mobile app that works…

July 21, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Can Brands Ride the Next Wave of Fitness Apps and Wearables? Data reups branded health investments

A new set of investments from big-name brands Nike, The North Face and Tory Burch are bringing some much-needed utility and appeal to mobile apps that keep them afloat. Once considered…

July 20, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

Google's Ad Dollars Keep Rising Thanks to Smart and Stealthy Moves Shopping ads and text formats drive revenue

Advertiser spending was up about 20 percent at Google last quarter, and market experts said some of the company's strongest initiatives such as enhanced campaigns and shopping ads are helping—even…

July 18, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

New York Ice Cream Shop Sees 5% of Sales Via Mobile Payments Plans to boost buys for National Ice Cream Day

New York ice cream shop Van Leeuwen began rolling out mobile payments through PayPal earlier this year, and now makes roughly $200—or about 5 percent—through smartphone transactions at its East…

July 18, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT

Bonnaroo’s App Sent More Than 97,000 Push Notifications to Festivalgoers This Year Data helps set the 2015 agenda

Bonnaroo is the latest music festival to test location-based technology this year, and is now releasing some data tied to the 100 beacons that were placed on the concert's 700-acre…

July 16, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

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