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Report: Viacom Ad Sales Chief Jeff Lucas Is Headed to Snapchat

His departure would throw Viacom's upfront into disarray

Viacom's situation—in which its founder, CEO and board of directors are all engaged in a bitter legal battle over the company's future—just might have gone from bad to worse. Just a…

Instagram Is Now Giving Small Businesses a Dashboard Full of Data About Their Posts

Free tools could serve as gateway to paid ads

For years, small and medium-size businesses have had as little insight about their Instagram posts as the average user. But soon, they'll be able to see how photos and videos…

Brands Can Now Measure the Social Media Impact of Their Wendy Williams Show Integrations

4C bolsters Twentieth Television's upfront pitch

As TV syndicator Twentieth Television looks to line up new brand integrations during the upfront, it has partnered with data science player 4C to measure their social impact—and find new…

New Snapchat Ads From Mike's Hard Lemonade Imagine a Memorial Day BBQ Trapped in GIFs

These people need to be saved

If you are 21 years or older, on Snapchat and looking forward to Memorial Day weekend, Mike's Hard Lemonade has a story for you—about a group of friends barbecuing that become…

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its Desktop-Based Ad Retargeting Exchange

Social platform redirecting advertisers to mobile

Facebook is shutting down Facebook Exchange and moving advertisers to newer products in a coordinated effort to focus more heavily on the social network's mobile-first advertising products. Per Facebook's vp of…

Twitter Is Improving 4 Features to Make Tweeting Easier and More Efficient

Minor tweaks could make a big difference

Twitter is making a number of changes to how people tweet, adding several updates that users should welcome, especially to the most avid tweeters. In a blog post today, Twitter said…

Threesome Dating App 3nder Responds to Tinder's Lawsuit With a Smelly Campaign

Called #Tindersuckmysocks

Tinder is suing threesome dating app 3nder over the potential for marketplace confusion around their names. Though, 3nder isn't taking the news lying down while inviting others to join in.  On…

A Sexbot Hacked the Late David Carr's Twitter, Underscoring Our Digital Vulnerability After Death

The account was quickly restored

One of the truly new things born from the social media age involves "digital death." People who pass away leave behind Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and their friends and…

5 Takeaways for Marketers From the First Day of Google I/O

Virtual reality, virtual assistants and video messaging

Google kicked off its annual Google I/O conference today at an outdoor amphitheater in sunny California, showcasing for the first time major hardware and software debuts happening throughout the rest of the…

Wells Fargo Is Building a Twitter-Powered Conveyor Belt to Dole Out Tech Gifts for Grads

Tablets, smart watches and fitness trackers

To celebrate the annual time of year when students trade in their backpacks for the much heavier shackles of college debt, Wells Fargo is building a Twitter-powered conveyor belt to…

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