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How Facebook Became a Proving Ground for Hyper-Targeted Super Bowl Ad Tactics Brands like Toyota selectively message each group

Facebook always says it has a Super Bowl-size audience to advertise against every day—1.3 billion users—but this year for the Big Game it's not just about hitting the whole audience,…

January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

GoPro Shows How a Cool Soundtrack (and Adorable Dog) Makes Instagram Video Better A canine's trip to the beach

Four out of the 10 best-in-category branded Instagram videos from Jan. 12 through Jan. 18 didn't include sound. And while the social platform is inherently visual first and foremost, GoPro…

January 21, 2015, 4:41 PM EST

Weed Apps Are Dazed And Confused Over Apple's Unpredictable Policies Petition asks iPhone gatekeeper to chill out

Weed tech companies have an Apple problem. They face uncertain rules when navigating its App Store policies, and now a petition is circulating asking the iPhone maker to lighten up. These…

January 16, 2015, 9:28 AM EST

Here's a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of a Today Show Promo for the Super Bowl Selfies, music, even a slice of pizza for Al Roker

It was a chilly 28 degrees outside 30 Rockefeller Center, but Today Show hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales were all smiles as they walked down…

January 15, 2015, 7:18 PM EST

Buffalo Wild Wings Turns Your Tweets (Emojis Included) Into Fun NFL Sportscasts Brand turns around quick videos for playoffs and Super Bowl

Buffalo Wild Wings is not a Super Bowl advertiser but has a clever plan to chime in on social chatter during the game. Last week, the brand started asking its Twitter…

January 15, 2015, 9:45 AM EST

Beauty Video Marketers Are Finding a Second Home on Instagram It's not just about YouTube anymore

How-to beauty videos, which have been wildly popular on YouTube for years thanks to the likes of Michelle Phan, are increasingly finding a home on Instagram. The platform's 15-second limitation…

January 15, 2015, 7:46 AM EST

Snapchat Is Asking Brands for $750,000 to Advertise and Won't Budge Some brands balk at paying top dollar for one day of disappearing ads

Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 a day for its new ads, according to multiple industry sources who have heard the pitch, and some say that's too expensive for the…

January 14, 2015, 3:21 PM EST

Avengers Trailer Is the Ultimate Test for Facebook Video Versus YouTube Marvel's college championship ad drove millions of views

When the new Avengers trailer debuted this week, it revealed that there is a huge battle going on—but not between The Hulk and his frenemy Iron Man. Instead, it pits…

January 13, 2015, 6:33 PM EST

Here's One Way to Promote a Class on Digital Effects: Fool the World With a Fake Meteor Digital-Tutors used its own VFX tips to trick millions

The Oklahoma City meteor phenomenon, which has been viewed millions of times online, started when a YouTube account called JamesWest posted a cell phone video of an object shooting across…

January 13, 2015, 12:17 PM EST

How 4 Brands (and Bob Newhart) Made the Most of College Football's First Playoff Championship Butterfinger, Arby's among the social notables

There weren't a ton of brands that treated Monday night's first college football playoff championship like it was a worthy of the kind of real-time marketing efforts normally seen for…

January 13, 2015, 6:58 AM EST

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