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Despite Falling Display Ad Sales, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Maintains a 'Startup' Mentality Mobile, video, native and social start making money

During a call with analysts today announcing quarterly results, Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer remarked that if her company—founded in the mid-1990s—were a startup, it would be one of the best in…

January 27, 2015, 6:02 PM EST

Here's How Facebook Plans to Help Brands Find Out When Their Ads Actually Worked 'Lift' addresses a nagging industry problem

Facebook is looking for an answer to that age-old marketing question: Which part of your advertising is actually working? The social network is launching a new product today to help…

January 27, 2015, 1:07 PM EST

Snapchat Promises 'Gorgeous Advertising' With Its New Discover Channels Launch partners Cosmo and CNN are already selling ads

Snapchat has attracted a big lineup for the launch of its media service called Discover, which will host branded properties for Yahoo, People, Cosmopolitan, the Food Network, Daily Mail, Vice,…

January 27, 2015, 11:43 AM EST

Brands Are Already Shoveling Out Real-Time Marketing Around #Blizzardof2015 But as conditions worsen, social strategists warn to watch your tone

Brands are wasting little time tweeting around #Blizzardof2015 and #Snowmageddon2015, two hashtags already trending nationally. Toyota and GoToMyPC, a mobile app, are buying Promoted Tweets around the hashtag, while DiGiorno, Red…

January 26, 2015, 1:52 PM EST

Ad Student Hijacks Agency Hashtags on Instagram, Hoping for Job Interviews Max Kurstjens wants to negotiate

File this one under creative ways to get agencies' attention. In hopes of landing an internship at an ad agency, Dutch student Max Kurstjens, who's studying in Sweden, took matters into…

January 23, 2015, 10:48 AM EST

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

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