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Topic: Google

Pinterest Poaches Google Sales Vet to Ramp Up Its Advertising Business

Jon Kaplan worked at search giant since 2004

Pinterest wants to build out its ad products to compete with digital heavyweights like Facebook and Google, so the site has hired Google's vp of U.S. sales, Jon Kaplan, to head…

iCrossing’s New Chief Strategy Officer Says Advertising Should ‘Feel Native’

Anne Bologna on infusing creativity into ad tech

Specs Current gig Chief strategy officer, iCrossing Previous gig Brand strategy vp, TripAdvisor Twitter @bologniac Age 58 Adweek: You've been in the industry now for more than 25 years. What is technology in advertising…

More E-Commerce Brands Are Turning to Television Ads. Is It Money Well Spent?

Not everyone thinks so

Amazon, Apartments.com and online lender SoFi all announced their first Super Bowl ad buys last week, joining returning advertisers Esurance and website makers Wix and Squarespace. The moves shed light…

Taco Bell's CMO on the Brand's Big Super Bowl Reveal and Taking It 'Beyond One TV Commercial'

Marisa Thalberg wants the buzz to last after the Big Game

Taco Bell has created plenty of pregame buzz around its Super Bowl spot without revealing very much at all. The Yum! Brands fast-food chain teased its first appearance since 2013…

Google Search Leads the Way, as Alphabet Beats Earnings Expectations

Ad revenue soars while moonshot projects lose billions

Google still makes up most of the Alphabet. In its first report that separates the advertising business from special projects like self-driving cars and package-delivering drones, the Google parent company's fourth-quarter…

4 Social Platforms That Could Steal Big Super Bowl Bucks Away From Twitter

Advertisers look for the next Oreo moment

While Twitter will likely remain marketers' go-to platform to build Super Bowl social buzz, Snapchat, Facebook, Google and Instagram are all hustling this year to grab a greater share of…

Here Are the 8 Most Annoying Types of Ads That Google Blocked in 2015

780 million bad promos got the boot

If you spent one second looking at every single bad ad that Google saved you from viewing last year, it'd take around 25 years to get through them all.  How many…

Google Hopes Super Bowl Advertisers Choose It Over Twitter for Real-Time Marketing

Wix will test out YouTube's instant ads

Brands are notorious for pulling out all the digital marketing bells and whistles during the Super Bowl, and Google hopes to take a bite out of Twitter's reputation as brands'…

Meet the Former Google Exec Responsible for Building Up PHD’s Technology Marketing

Ben Samuel is working to make the shop tech savvy

Specs Current gig Marketing technology director at PHD Previous gig Head of platform for agencies at Google Age 38 Twitter @ben_samuel77 Adweek: This is a new role for PHD. Can you tell us a bit…

Why Google and Facebook Are Uniquely Positioned to Control How Marketing Evolves

Bloomberg sales chief notes measured approach, for now

brightcove.createExperiences(); As the drum beat on media personalization grows louder and more urgent, Keith Grossman, head of sales, Americas for…

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