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Is Google+ Finally Cooked for Good? Agency Execs Aren't So Sure

Marketers weigh in as tech giant pivots social strategy

Google yesterday admitted it was wrong to require Google+ account holders to use the company's other digital products, marking a significant policy departure for its struggling social media hub that…

Instagram's Ad Sales Are Expected to Top $2 Billion by 2017

It will outsell Google and Twitter for display, eMarketer says

Instagram will generate almost $600 million in ad sales this year, according to eMarketer's first report on the photo-sharing mobile app. The research firm also predicted Instagram will earn $2.81…

Does YouTube See Facebook as Real Competition?

It's 'an all-boats-rise kind of situation,' content director says

Jamie Byrne is a bridge builder. As director of content commercialization, the YouTube veteran is charged with pairing creators with the brands he hopes will bring advertising dollars to the…

Twitter's New Event Targeting Lets Brands Plan Months Ahead for Live Campaigns

Real-time marketing enhanced

Twitter is already a go-to place for brands when it comes to special events and important days. It's a place where the conversation naturally gravitates during, say, the Super Bowl…

Yahoo's Best Ad Growth in Years Comes With Costs

Revenue up 15 percent in Q2

Marissa Mayer reported Yahoo's best revenue growth in nearly a decade, but the company is spending a lot of money and actually took a loss, overall. Yahoo announced second-quarter results today…

These Digital Stats Show Exactly Why Google Fears Facebook Ads

Report reveals changes in the industry

Facebook continues to apply pressure to Google's ad business, showing that the social network's boldness is paying off, according to new research from Adobe. Adobe looked at the last three months…

Millennial Marketing Tips From 4 of the World's Biggest Digital Platforms

Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Pandora execs weigh in

A quartet of executives from Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Pandora gave advertisers tips on how to reach millennials during a panel at ZenithOptimedia Group's Mobile Day in New York on…

'Nude' Baristas Take Over a Coffee Shop for Nestlé's New Creamer Campaign

Body painting for buzz

For Nestlé's Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss all-digital campaign that launches today, the brand's marketers wanted to do something with a little shock value. So they took over an Irving Farm Coffee Roasters…

This Creepy Ad Brings an Old Political Tactic to Twitter After Iran Deal

And 'Death to America' drops from trending topics

The Iran nuclear deal is a top trend on Twitter today, and so was "Death to America," at least for a brief time this morning. The historic deal between longtime enemies…

Here Are 9 Snapchat Images That Opened Mecca to the Rest of the World

App gets inside holy city

Snapchat is giving the world a look at Mecca today with its first live story from Islam's holiest city. "Mecca live" is even trending on Twitter. The push to get a…

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