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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

Bob Newhart Won Twitter During the College Football Championship's First Half Most brands turn in a real-time snoozer

Despite the predictions that tonight's college football championship on ESPN would be the highest-rated cable program of all time, there has been little real-time marketing by brands during the first…

January 12, 2015, 10:51 PM EST

Brands' Next Big Celebrity Deals May Be With Social Media Stars But how long will they last?

Marketers have long been paying social media stars to crank out branded photos, videos and tweets, and now, some of those personalities are gaining celebrity status thanks to their brand…

January 12, 2015, 9:46 AM EST

Infographic: Who's Really Using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram in 2015 Social's biggest network isn't dying, but it is getting grayer

How will the social landscape change over the next two years as social sharing and communication technologies continue to evolve? Exclusive data from eMarketer show which networks will continue to…

January 12, 2015, 12:02 AM EST

Twitter Will Launch Autoplay Video, but Here's How It Will Differ From Facebook Marketers have 6 seconds to entice users to click

Twitter is about to give marketers new ways to share videos with a feature the ad world has been asking for: autoplay. Twitter has been working on its built-in video…

January 9, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

For Golden Globes, L'Oreal Turns the Red Carpet into Real-Time Marketing With Shoppable GIFs Awards show is 'our Super Bowl,' social team says

When Golden Globe nominee Julianne Moore walks down the red carpet during Sunday's award show, social media will blow up about what she's wearing. And alongside the chatter, Twitter users…

January 9, 2015, 7:08 AM EST

Reported.ly Wants to Be the First Truly Social News Service Instead of driving readers to a site, Andy Carvin flips the formula

The problem with the way journalists deliver news in social media, according to Andy Carvin, is that they're not actually delivering the news. Instead, the former NPR social media strategist says,…

January 9, 2015, 7:01 AM EST

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