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Taco Bell Buys Its First Instagram Ads to Push Waffle Tacos Big millennial appeal includes Vine, too

Taco Bell's "Wake Up Live Mas" campaign entails a clever TV push, radio ads, in-store point-of-purchase and earned social media—all common marketing fare nowadays. At the same time, the Irvine,…

March 27, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

Lithium Calls Klout Acquisition a 'Relaunch' All-stock deal valued at $200 million

Lithium Technologies paid $200 million for Klout, the social media scorekeeper, in a deal made official today. Lithium CEO Rob Tarkoff said the addition of Klout signifies a relaunch for…

March 27, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

Facebook Algorithm Tweaks Hurt Viral Sites More Than Other Publishers Organic reach suffering for Viral Nova, others

Publishers are claiming that content they share on Facebook pages isn't reaching as many readers as it used to. Adweek reached out to comScore to find out how referral traffic through…

March 27, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

Foursquare's New Ads Tap Twitter and Require $100K Commitment Memo to agencies reveals check-in-and-tweet promos

Foursquare has a new ad product that invites users to tweet marketing messages when they check into businesses. The product is called Tap to Tweet and will be available in…

March 26, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

Guys Post 'Cock in a Sock' Selfies Online for Cancer Awareness Upping the ante

Listen, before you scroll down, please be advised that all of the photos below are NSFW, unless you work for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Yesterday we discussed how British women…

March 25, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

Zuckerberg's Grip Already Causes Rift With Oculus Fans Virtual reality backers dismayed by Facebook acquisition

Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clearly excited about the virtual reality future, but not everyone is excited to have him in the close-knit Oculus VR community. Zuckerberg just announced that…

March 25, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT

Facebook Buys Oculus for $2 Billion Sees future in virtual reality headset

Facebook has just announced a $2 billion deal to buy Oculus VR, the immersive virtual reality headset maker. In the announcement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his company's mobile-first focus while…

March 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

BlackBerry Messenger Debuts Slate of Ad Products Sponsored content emerges

BlackBerry is introducing ads and virtual stickers into its messenger app as it tries to squeeze value from its core communication service. BlackBerry executives were in New York last week…

March 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Helping Brands Manage Social in a New Way ‘It’s boom times for data and marketing’

Social media marketing is part science—and if there is a secret formula to creating content, then surely marketers equipped with the latest data tools will find it. Companies like Percolate, fresh…

March 25, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

PHD's Millennials Talk About Their Generation on Vine Inside the media agency's smart program

The marketing world desperately wants to know how to reach millennials, so it seems ingeniously simple that media shop PHD partners with the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism…

March 25, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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