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20 Years of Digital Advertising: From Banner Ads to Sponsored Snapchats A landmark birthday

AT&T ran the first banner ad two decades ago today via the then-popular Web browser Netscape, which offered a palette of 16 colors—a fraction of what modern digital designers have…

October 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Telecoms Put 77% of Their Mobile Spend in Video and Rich Media Study tracks the decline in banner ad spending

When it comes to U.S. mobile ad budgets for telecommunications companies, 77 percent of the spending is in video and rich media, according to Vdopia's latest cross-client study.  The Silicon Valley-based…

October 9, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

How Mobile Ads Found 53,000 Uninsured Leads for Healthcare Provider Nonprofit Enroll America gets 40% click-through rate

Nonprofits and health insurance companies rarely reveal their marketing strategies. But Enroll America—a nonprofit involving a coalition of groups supportive of the Affordable Care Act—has given Adweek an interesting, results-based…

July 8, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

Bad Grammar Are Bad for Branding Why is marketing becoming increasingly illiterate?

Just in case you haven’t checked in a while, the English language continues a steady slide into the ditch—and it’s not just texting that’s to blame, it’s marketing. Whether online…

May 9, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT

Reinventing the Banner Ad Interactivity encourages users to pay attention

It’s hard to ignore banner ads. But whether your eyes linger—or if you even remember what the ads were promoting—is a different story. In order to get that much-desired attention,…

March 26, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

Awkward: NYT Runs Underwater iPad Ad Above News of Airline's Ocean Crash Odd placement removed after 2 hours

Well here's a truly unfortunate ad placement. Right above the headline "Malaysia Says Jet Went Down in Ocean" on today's New York Times homepage, readers saw a large animated ad…

March 24, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

LG's Bottom-of-the-Page Ads Are Getting a 2.1% Click-Through Rate Appliance firm has been testing new GumGum unit

Top-of-the-page banner ads don't have the greatest reputation in terms of moving the sales needle, so why not see if they work better affixed at the bottom of the screen?…

December 6, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

The New York Times Reinvents the Boring Banner Ad Just don't call it 'native'

An obscure piece on The New York Times’ website about Picasso repurposing his canvases by painting over older, abandoned projects was fascinating, at least insofar as stories about master artists…

May 20, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

Vice CEO Punches Back at Critics of North Korea Trip Shane Smith discusses new HBO show

Specs Who Shane Smith Age 43 New gig Host of new HBO newsmagazine, Vice Continuing gig Co-founder, CEO, Vice Media Vice got a lot of criticism when your new HBO show went to North Korea…

March 24, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

Oh, the Humanity! When Brands Become Publishers Social publishers urge brands to be 'more human'

The banner ad appears to be on life support. Or at least that is what social publishers are trying to convince audiences and advertisers at every available opportunity. Nick Denton…

May 15, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

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