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How 5 Major Publishers Plan to Use Snapchat's New Channels 'Discover' service opens door to new audiences and sponsors

With Snapchat Discover launching earlier this week, publishers now have a new way to tease their content on social media and find backing from brands. The new offering allows marketers…

January 30, 2015, 4:47 PM EST

Lowe's Releases the First Instagram Video Ad Timed to the Super Bowl 'Pay attention' to top brands there on game day

Instagram video ads are new for Super Bowl marketers this year, and Lowe's is buying two spots focusing on how to play host for Sunday's Big Game. The 15-second clips were shot with…

January 30, 2015, 4:27 PM EST

You Don't Need to Buy a Super Bowl Spot to Advertise During the Big Game Digital media boosts brands on a budget

When it comes to advertising, New England-based Nutri Ninja, which makes professional blenders, is mostly known for its infomercials. But after finding out that New England Patriots wide receiver Julian…

January 30, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

What $4.5 Million Could Buy If Spent on Social Ads Instead of Super Bowl Spots Digital's premium placements look like a bargain compared to TV

With NBC charging a record-setting $4.5 million for 30-second ads, it's no wonder brands are using digital media to either complement or replace a Super Bowl spot this year.  But how…

January 30, 2015, 7:08 AM EST

Here Are the Week's Top Brands for Instagram Videos The NBA once again rules the sports category

The Golden State Warriors are currently basketball's best team with a record of 36-7. But ask any NBA fan, and they'll tell you that the Bay Area squad is also…

January 29, 2015, 3:46 PM EST

Oh, Snap! Burger King Tweets a Little Snark About Outgoing McDonald's CEO It's unusual to see references to executives in rivals' social streams

One day after McDonald's revealed that CEO Don Thompson was stepping down after a bad year for the fast-food chain, its chief competitor went there. We always welcome everyone. pic.twitter.com/KTmwCARsky — Burger…

January 29, 2015, 2:17 PM EST

Watch This Video and Learn How to Turn Your Child Into the Next Social Media Superstar It's not rocket science

If you're a parent trying to make sense of this social-media-soaked world, you might feel a little bit lost and intimidated—not quite clear on how you can turn your child…

January 29, 2015, 1:10 PM EST

How 6 Advertisers Are Taking Twitter to the Next Level During the Super Bowl Custom-made tweets and videos are changing the game

Twitter will look different during this year's Super Bowl, with a new video design and in-game highlights posted live by the NFL. There's also more build-up from brands that now…

January 29, 2015, 12:39 PM EST

Facebook Just Shared Insane Q4 Mobile Numbers and Ad Sales Its smartphone promos alone did $2.5 billion

Facebook's mobile sales continue to skyrocket, now accounting for 69 percent of its advertising business, according to results it shared today. During the 2014 fourth quarter, Facebook did $3.6 billion in…

January 28, 2015, 5:21 PM EST

Despite Falling Display Ad Sales, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Maintains a 'Startup' Mentality Mobile, video, native and social start making money

During a call with analysts today announcing quarterly results, Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer remarked that if her company—founded in the mid-1990s—were a startup, it would be one of the best in…

January 27, 2015, 6:02 PM EST

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