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Tinder Founder Says More Than 20% of Users Swipe Right on Brands

Sean Rad looks to hook up with advertisers at Cannes

CANNES, France—Sean Rad, co-founder of Tinder, is the face of modern dating. His app is responsible for billions of potential love matches, all based on a rather simple concept: swiping…

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Reveals How He Went From Startup Failure to Tech Star

Ad players get to know young CEO at Cannes

CANNES, France—Snapchat is not afraid to make decisions quickly and turn on a dime when it comes to changing directions, says its CEO Evan Spiegel. Today, at the Cannes Lions International…

Twitter Has 6 Helpful Periscope Hints for Brands, and Most Involve Buying Ads

Promote the heck out of them

Twitter is encouraging brands to promote their Periscope videos with paid tweets, a win-win that could draw more attention to the new app and lift advertising on Twitter. In a…

Pinterest Reveals the Marketing Partners That Will Get First Dibs on Its Ads

Key step toward what could be 'unreal' sales

Pinterest today announced eight ad-tech partners that can help brands and agencies buy Promoted Pins on the site. Part of the San Francisco-based social media company's marketing developers program, they include…

Wendy's Enlists YouTube Stars Rhett & Link to Put a Twist on Livestreaming

Will it work like Meerkat and Periscope?

Thanks largely to Meerkat and Periscope, livestreaming has been a red-hot tactic for social media marketers in recent weeks. And today, Wendy's is putting a YouTube twist on the buzzy…

With LinkedIn's Powerful Backing, Can Lynda.com Dominate the Digital-Skills Market?

Free 30-day offer underscores potential

Digital know-how is vital for most job seekers these days, and LinkedIn wants in on the growing online skills market. After acquiring education site Lynda.com in April for $1.5 billion,…

Mountain Dew Shows Us What Twitter Looks Like With Autoplay

Lots of cool GIFs, in this case

Twitter unleashed its autoplay videos earlier today, and Mountain Dew wasted little time demonstrating what the development might mean, visually speaking. The PespiCo-owned soda brand put together five GIF-based clips…

Snapchat CEO Explains His App to Parents With a Ridiculously Low-Budget Video

Kids are all about photo messaging, he says

If you have no idea how Snapchat works, then this video might help. It comes straight from the CEO's mouth, even if it was done in a distinctly low-budget fashion. Snapchat's…

Twitter Unleashes Autoplay Video Ads With a 100% Viewability Promise

If not completely seeable, brands won't be charged

Twitter is now ready to serve autoplay video, which has the potential to change up the experience on the platform with richer and more engaging media. Autoplay video has become…

Here Are the 12 Best Facebook Marketing Campaigns From the Past Year

Winners show what works in social

The Ice Bucket Challenge was the past year's best use of Facebook marketing, according to the social network, which just announced its ad award winners. It's no surprise the viral…

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