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Topic: ad targeting

Instagram Unleashes a Fully Operational Ad Business

With shopping links and Facebook-powered targeting

Instagram's ad business is growing up fast thanks to a boost of new technology from Facebook. Today, the popular photo-sharing app with more than 300 million users and counting is…

Pinterest Puts Its Own Spin on Video Ads With These Cinematic Pins

And gives brands a way to target based on interests

Pinterest ads are now more on point. The social network has started letting brands target audiences, and it has a new kind of Promoted Pin—one that's animated. The ad updates come…

Brands Ask for It, and Twitter Hits Fast Forward on Autoplay Video

New format ready by summer

Twitter is close to unveiling its autoplay video, finally giving marketers the format they say is a must for branded content. Twitter has been heavily promoting autoplay in its latest…

How the Digital Music Industry Can Spin Your Listening Habits Into Ad Dollars

Spotify and iHeartMedia embrace targeted advertising based on musical tastes

What do your listening habits say about you? That's one of the most important questions the digital music industry is asking as it develops new technology for highly targeted advertising. The…

It May Not Be a Robot or 'Smart Gear,' but Data-Driven Advertising Still Plays at SXSW

Unacast and Ninja Metrics pitch targeting innovations

South by Southwest 2015 (more known nowadays for fostering buzzier, futuristic narratives around topics like wearable devices and robots) has offered attendees interested in the nuts and bolts of digital ad targeting…

How Facebook Targets Ads Globally Based on Users' Phones

Coca-Cola, Durex and Nestlé adjust for slower devices

How do you get the word out about Durex in Indonesia or Coca-Cola in Kenya? How does Nestlé target consumers in rural India? The challenges of serving ads in emerging countries…

Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers

Merchants like Target can upload catalogs and then zero in on consumers

Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart…

How Facebook Became a Proving Ground for Hyper-Targeted Super Bowl Ad Tactics

Brands like Toyota selectively message each group

Facebook always says it has a Super Bowl-size audience to advertise against every day—1.3 billion users—but this year for the Big Game it's not just about hitting the whole audience,…

PopSugar Set to Launch a Nifty Social Shopping App This Month

Will the publisher's data push it past the competition?

PopSugar, the leading indie women's lifestyle publisher, knows a ton about millennial women, and it’s now layering its data atop its shopping-based ShopStyle network to create Fave, a social commerce…

This Marketing Pro Practiced His Facebook Ad Targeting by Making His Roommate Completely Paranoid

A lesson in niche marketing

Roderick Russell was a bit shocked by just how personalized the ads on his Facebook page were becoming. In the right-hand rail he started seeing messages for cures to a…

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