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Mobile Ads Could Make or Break the Yahoo-Tumblr Marriage Will marketers buy in?

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer's $1 billion bet on Tumblr is undergoing a fresh wave of scrutiny thanks to a disgruntled investor as well as persistent questions from marketers. And later…

October 21, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Buzzfeed chief business operations officer Eric Harris
BuzzFeed to Retain Seat Among IAB's Advertising Elite Blog-born publishers gain clout

BuzzFeed is back at the digital advertising adult dinner table. On Monday, the company announced in an internal memo that Eric Harris will become chief business operations officer and also…

October 20, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT

Portland's Coffee Addicts Will Be First to Test Starbucks' Order-Ahead App Rolling out at 150 stores

Starbucks is preparing to field-test a mobile app that lets customers preorder their lattes from a smartphone before even walking into the store, avoiding long lines at the counter. In a…

October 20, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

YouTube Stars Plunge Into The Hunger Games' Fictional Universe to Market Latest Film Google and Lionsgate blur fact and fiction

Google and Lionsgate have teamed up for an innovative marketing campaign to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. Using YouTube Space LA and Google's Art, Copy & Code project—which…

October 20, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

How Four of America’s Top Marketers Use Data Walmart's CMO notes strides in just the past year

A panel of four c-suite marketers at last week’s ANA Masters of Marketing conference agreed that although there are still significant obstacles in understanding big data, some are surprisingly closer…

October 20, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

Foursquare's First Brand Campaign Takes a Foodie Approach Mobile app looks to build on its 55 million users

For the next six weeks, New Yorkers and Chicagoans will see ads from Foursquare on their commutes as well as in their smartphone-based social media streams. The multimillion-dollar effort is…

October 20, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

March Madness Case Study Shows How to Get Viewers to Ignore That Second Screen Time Warner MediaLab found custom ads brought viewers back to the game

A March Madness case study by Time Warner MediaLab found that customized ads got viewers to "snap back" to the TV from distracting second-screen devices. Infographic: Carlos Monteiro

October 20, 2014, 7:21 AM EDT

16 Months After Acquisition, Yahoo Hasn't Made Tumblr Uncool Exec says his team has been able to 'maintain our independence'

There's a large portrait of wild horses in the elevator lobby at 35 East 21st St., Tumblr's home in New York. And 16 months after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer frankly…

October 20, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

Brands Give Out One Hour of Free Music With New Pandora Ads Fox and Sony Playstation are first to ink deals

Pandora’s new ad product, dubbed Sponsored Listening, lets you skip audio promos for an hour if you click on a video ad. The music service is beta testing with Fox,…

October 20, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

New Facebook Tool Lets Marketers Host Real-Time Chats With Celebs But will organic reach issues force more spend?

Twitter has long had a reputation as a real-time marketing platform, making it a go-to site for brands to host Q&A sessions with celebrities and personalities. But Twitter may be…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

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