Facebook Is Now Recommending Events Based on Human Opinions, Not Algorithms

Will work with machine-based suggestions

Facebook is debuting featured events, which will offer recommendations—think rock shows, biking meetups, museum exhibition openings, etc.—based on human curation rather than an algorithm. Previously, the digital giant only made event…

Why Some of Instagram's Most Popular Food Accounts Are Fleeing to Snapchat

#Foodporn is coming to your snaps

Instagram's long-awaited algorithm has finally started rolling out, and food influencers and sites that built their brands on the Facebook-owned app are already feeling the squeeze and moving to Snapchat. Food…

Twitter Introduces Searchable, Emoji-Like Stickers for Photos

Adding another layer of visual engagement

Twitter seems to be betting on the universal language of stickers to spur more engagement on the platform. In the next few weeks, Twitter will begin letting users add stickers to…

YouTube Is Beefing Up Its Live Video Game to Compete With Facebook and Periscope

Online video giant playing catch up

YouTube may have been first in the online video space, but as the digital ecosystem explodes, the online video giant has fallen behind in one of the newest trends: live…

This Radio Industry Legend Is Now Transforming the Podcasting Scene

Norm Pattiz brings his pitch to the Croisette

CANNES, France—Norm Pattiz has been called the Prince of Podcasts, but after a quick survey of his four-decade career, the Wizard of Wireless may be a more apt nickname. The Los…

This California Marijuana Dispensary Is Using Bots to Understand Customers' Preferences

Can serve personalized deals and offers

You can already read a news article and order a cab from a bot, so it was only a matter of time until you could place a weed order through one. Over…

The Inside Story of 'Van Gogh BnB,' One of the Treasures of This Year's Cannes Lions

Leo Burnett creatives take us through their mini masterpiece

  brightcove.createExperiences(); CANNES, France—There's no shortage of delightful and exquisitely crafted ads at Cannes Lions. But one particular favorite this year,…

Amazon, Google and Volvo Want to Seamlessly Integrate the Internet of Things Into Your Life

HackerAgency chief explains the calm design revolution

CANNES, France—The internet of things (IoT), as a topic, has had marketers buzzing for a few years now. As it slowly becomes a reality in the lives of average people,…

Why a Country Fell in Love With the Night Watchman From This Grand Prix-Winning Ad

Leo Burnett's Mark Tutssel explains 'Justino' and 'Van Gogh BnB'

  brightcove.createExperiences(); CANNES, France—Leo Burnett's Spanish lottery Christmas commercial "Justino" won a Cyber Grand Prix here at the Cannes Lions festival…

How Under Armour's Great Michael Phelps Ad Evolved Into a Pared-Down Masterpiece

Droga5's Ted Royer dissects the agency's recent work

  brightcove.createExperiences(); CANNES, France—Everyone loves the spare, haunting beauty of Droga5's Michael Phelps ad for Under Armour, a strong contender for…

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