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Facebook Tweaks Cause Concern Among Marketers, but Not Necessarily Panic

News feed algorithm changes have publishers on their toes

Facebook today unveiled changes to the way its news feed algorithm distributes page posts, giving more credence to posts by users' friends than from publishers. For instance, news articles with…

Groupon Employees Read Their Favorite Sexual Comments About the Nonsexual Banana Bunker

Follow-up to famous Facebook thread

For Groupon, it's the Bunker that keeps on bunking (but not bonking). The Banana Bunker, that famously suggestive-looking banana holder, is back "by popular demand" on the Groupon site this week.…

Trolli Hopes to Win Over Teens With Quirky, Offbeat Spots and a Big Boost Online

'A little bit of WTF factor' can't hurt either

Candy brands are known for some truly bizarre advertising. Skittles' Super Bowl spot featured a small town where people had enormous biceps from arm wrestling for the lemon ones. Sour Patch…

Here's How Europe Is Stifling the Ad Business for Google, Facebook and Others

Regulators, consumers fight some of their best tactics

Regulators squeezing Google. Privacy watchdogs eyeing Facebook. Consumers flocking to ad blockers. It all adds up to a chilling climate in Europe that could get in the way of digital…

Tumblr Debuts New Ad That Sits at the Top of Users' Dashboards for 24 Hours

Nike is the first brand to buy in

Tumblr today is releasing an ad product called Sponsored Day that allows marketers to appear at the top of viewers' dashboards for a 24-hour period. Nike is the first brand to…

Snapchat and Univision Deportes Partner to Bring Soccer to Millennials

Platform allows USA-Mexico match to reach Hispanic audience on social media

Want to tune in to tonight's USA vs. Mexico soccer match? Head to Snapchat. The social media platform and Univision Deportes are working together to share highlights from tonight's game, which…

Real-Time Perverts and Trolls Pose Challenges for Periscope Marketers

Chat feature makes it easy for jerks to pollute video streams

Brands like Red Bull and Mountain Dew began using Periscope immediately after the real-time mobile video streaming app was released on March 26. We've already addressed the possible legal pitfalls…

Ikea Is Replying to Questions on Facebook With Comical, Pun-Filled Memes

The Shelf Guru is here to help

The viral success of Groupon's Banana Bunker post on Facebook appears to be rubbing off on other brands. See, for example, Ikea Singapore—which has started a whole new Facebook thread…

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.…

Mountain Dew Turns Tweets Into Online Ads With the Return of Baja Blast

The soda brand goes user-generated for its latest campaign

We've already seen brands like Dunkin' Donuts and West Elm pull social media posts into ads, and now Mountain Dew wants in on the user-generated craze. Earlier today, Mountain Dew announced…

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