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Spredfast, Mass Relevance Unite Social Marketing Systems Industry consolidating into all-in-one players

Social media marketing firms Spredfast and Mass Relevance announced a merger today. Spredfast, whose CEO Rod Favaron will lead the joint company, helps brands manage their social content and plan…

April 2, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

NBC Buys Big Twitter Ad for USA-Canada Hockey Webcast, but Why Is It Stopping There? #FAILs to purchase Promoted Tweets

NBC probably made a wise choice in buying Twitter's prominently featured Promoted Trend ad to alert folks about the USA vs. Canada hockey match today. Computer-tethered people tend to lose…

February 21, 2014, 12:24 PM EST

GE Gazes at Its Wondrous Inventions Through the Eyes of a Child Inside BBDO's lovely ad

IDEA: Here's one little girl who's going to lose her mind on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. The 6-year-old narrator of GE's striking new 60-second ad weaves fantastical stories…

February 20, 2014, 11:37 AM EST

NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales

NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but if history is any guide, the network is all but certain to recoup the…

January 23, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

Nielsen's Own Mitch Barns Will Succeed Outside Hire David Calhoun as CEO Company vet will take over Jan. 1

Sixteen-year Nielsen veteran Dwight "Mitch" Barns will become CEO of the company in 2014, succeeding David Calhoun, who will become executive chairman of Nielsen's board of directors, the company announced.…

November 6, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

Michael Kors' Huge 'Likes' Tally Provides Flipside to Rocky Instagram Ads Debut First advertiser on the platform has a lot to dissect

The debut of Instagram ads today seems like an emerging social media case study in the power of the consumer voice—in this case, it's a battle between Instagram's low-threshold Like…

November 1, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

Michael Kors' First Instagram Ad Gets Instant Complaints High-end watch promo puzzles users

The first brand to run an Instagram ad is Michael Kors, which rolled out a promo for a high-end watch late this morning. And so far, users who are taking…

November 1, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

M&C Saatchi Makes a Change in Strategy N.Y. shop recruits Graceann Bennett to lead strategic planning

Jeff Brooks enjoys project work but craves retainer relationships. To that end, Brooks, the CEO of M&C Saatchi, New York, is making a change in his leadership team. Sveta Doucet, who…

October 18, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

GE Gets 30% Better Returns Through Smart Content Marketing CMO Beth Comstock on her brand's five-year comeback

General Electric's popularity dipped during the 2008 recession, but the massive brand has since more than recovered. How big has content marketing been in the company's comeback? "We've done some research…

October 4, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

Apple Ousts Coca-Cola as Top Brand in Historic Shift Soda slides to 3rd, per Interbrand, after 13 years on top

Apple has ousted Coca-Cola as the world's most valuable brand, per Interbrand, as the soda giant dramatically fell from first to third place and Google landed in the second slot. It…

September 30, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

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