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Instagram Unveils New Features for Advertisers, From Carousel-Style Photos to Web Links Now, it's more than a billboard for brands

Instagram ads are getting the carousel treatment along with links, the photo-sharing app announced today. These crucial new ad features signal a maturing Instagram, which has been slowly increasing its…

March 4, 2015, 12:57 PM EST

Instagram Videos Now Loop, and Here's Why Brands Are So Excited About It The Gap releases a micro-series made for repeat

Instagram's new, endlessly repeating video loops make it easier for users to keep watching without having to click "play" over and over again. They're also giving brands a new way…

February 4, 2015, 5:48 PM EST

Here Are the 10 Most Innovative Digital Ad Products of 2014 Google, Snapchat, Facebook and the rest reshape the industry

It wasn't long ago when social media advertising just meant Facebook and digital advertising only reached desktop computers. Well, 2014 saw an explosion in the Internet ecosystem, which has become…

December 26, 2014, 7:08 AM EST

Instagram's CEO Tells Us Who His Favorite Users Are Now That There Are 300 Million of Them Kevin Systrom on the future of his platform

Kevin Systrom is presiding over the next-generation of social media, an era he helped spark with Instagram, and now the highly stylized sharing app has 300 million users, many of…

December 11, 2014, 2:25 PM EST

Here's a Look at Instagram's First Beer Ads From Stella Artois Anheuser-Busch brand markets to millennials

Stella Artois is turning to Instagram during its holiday marketing kick, hoping to appeal to millennial beer drinkers. The Anheuser-Busch brand is the first beer maker to buy ads on…

December 1, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

Instagram's Video Ads Are Finally Live, and Here Are 4 From Major Brands Disney, Activision and Banana Republic among early buyers

After six months of testing, Instagram's video ads are officially here. Instagram, owned by Facebook, has deals to show 15-second autoplay spots from Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW. The…

October 30, 2014, 3:00 AM EDT

Instagram Gives Brands Instant Access to Ad Campaign Data First time self-serve tools available

Brands are about to get a lot more help with their Instagram campaigns. For the first time, the photo-sharing service is giving its advertisers instant access to data about how…

August 21, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

How HotelTonight’s First Instagram Ad Came Together Moves from direct response to branding

The interest in Instagram’s advertising business only continues to grow for marketers outside of the pool of the social mobile app's initial brand partners, and a new look into HotelTonight’s…

August 13, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

Experts: McDonald’s Needs Better Grip on Millennials Before Moving Social Strategy Forward Social feedback shows marketing disconnect

When it comes to brands charged with spearheading a social media strategy, McDonald’s brand managers have it rough. The burger slinger routinely gets beat up on social media with negative…

August 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

McDonald’s Gets Super-Sized Backlash With Instagram Ads People aren’t loving it

Just as marketers expect for Instagram to open its advertising platform to the masses soon, a new McDonald’s promo underscores the challenges that marketers may have in nailing ads on…

August 4, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

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