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If You Block an Ad, Facebook Now Wants to Know Why Says feedback improves News Feed

Facebook wants to know why users decide to block certain sponsored posts in an effort to serve more relevant ads in the News Feed. The social network has always let…

September 11, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Budweiser Lets You Buy Beer for Your Facebook Friends But will it catch on?

Brands have been testing social commerce for quite some time, despite the fact that initiatives have been notoriously slow to catch on. Now, Budweiser is getting into the game with…

September 9, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

Facebook Video Views Spiked 50% Between May and July Site rolls out better tracking, targeted algorithms this week

If you use Facebook, you've probably noticed your newsfeed is now filled with autoplaying videos. That's no accident. Video views on Facebook jumped 50 percent between May and July with an…

September 8, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

Clorox Enters Brand Fray at Fashion Week Sets up a digitally-connected booth to tout new bleach

New York Fashion Week is in full swing but among the hoards of glitzy brands showing off new lines for fall, you may be surprised to find Clorox. The brand is…

September 5, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

Madden Game Uses Google to Create Gif Ads in Real Time Ads will mimic action on the field

EA Sports: It's in the meme. To promote its flagship Madden football game, EA Sports is trying out a new Google advertising program that allows the game maker to quickly…

September 4, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

State Department Trolls ISIS With Horrifically Violent Anti-Recruitment Video Part of ongoing 'Think again' effort

The U.S. Department of State has come up with a novel way to deal with the Internet-savvy recruitment strategy undertaken by the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS). Troll them on YouTube. In…

September 4, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

Snuggle Doubles Down on Social Media Bringing a 30-year-old mascot into the digital age

Snuggle aims to bring its long-time Snuggle Bear mascot into the digital age with the help of social media. The brand has launched a campaign on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram…

September 3, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

Frito-Lay Uses Thursday Night NFL Games to Add Facebook Fans 'Click-Off' promo returns for second year

Frito-Lay is counting on NFL fans to drive its Facebook effort for the potato chip brand Stax with a promotion that ties into Thursday Night Football games this fall. Starting Sept.…

September 3, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

How the Girl Scouts Do Real-Time Social Marketing Pop culture events widen social graph

Long gone are the days when the Girl Scouts relied on word of mouth and door-to-door cookie selling to build brand buzz. Now, the organization enlists Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and…

September 3, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

Starwood Bets Big on LinkedIn as Part of $30 Million B-to-B Campaign Digital fuels new loyalty program

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is pouring $30 million into a new advertising campaign to expand its Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program into the business-to-business market. The SPG Pro program, which…

September 3, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT

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