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Messaging App Line Seeks U.S. Ad Agencies to Help Spread the Word Plans to invest more than $10 million in marketing

Messaging app Line is in the midst of hiring advertising agencies to expand its distinctly Asian flavor of communication into the U.S., Adweek has learned. The Japan-based mobile company has met…

April 8, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT

Is WhatsApp's 'No Ads' Policy Already Starting to Loosen? Report says brands could pay to reach users

WhatsApp is exploring a way to let brands message its 450 million-plus user base after all, according to a report today. The largest text messaging platform, which Facebook is buying…

March 4, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

Facebook's New Message: Email Is Dead Kills unpopular service after WhatsApp deal

Facebook is so over email. The social network is shutting down its unpopular email service in yet another sign of the supremacy of mobile messaging. Facebook has all but declared the…

February 24, 2014, 6:11 PM EST

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16B Pending regulatory approval

Facebook has a deal to buy the messaging platform WhatsApp for $16 billion, the company announced. WhatsApp has more than 450 million users, according to the latest numbers from the…

February 19, 2014, 6:13 PM EST

Are Your Text Messages Too Boring? Here Come Branded Virtual Stickers to Save the Day Pulp Fiction, Wiz Khalifa and more

Stickers may seem like child’s play but in the mobile messaging world they’re big business. They’re also a way for brands to get in the texting conversation. Third-party messaging app Line…

February 12, 2014, 12:43 PM EST

The Branding Potential Behind Some of Mobile Messaging’s Big Players Marketers, take note (before this message disappears)

There are currently about 1.3 billion smartphones in use globally. By 2017, it’s expected that 2.5 billion users will connect through messaging-based apps. Snapchat. Line. Whisper. Tango. These are just some…

February 2, 2014, 10:07 PM EST

One Direction Unveils Best Kik Campaign Ever Boy band is latest to put toe in water of messaging trend

One Direction, the UK boy band with perfectly mussed hair, got the message about messaging apps. The group and its label Sony Music are reaching fans through a new campaign on…

November 26, 2013, 5:21 PM EST

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