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Topic: Marketing

Google OKs Images on Sponsored Search Results Moves past text-only format

Google will allow advertisers to include images alongside sponsored search results, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday. Until now, the ads that allow businesses to display their websites…

June 6, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

Shopper Marketing Is Going Mainstream Retail is the center of gravity

Shopper marketing may not be sexy, but it gets results. More evidence of this: Grey Group is setting up a new shopper marketing operation to work for client Procter &…

May 19, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

Nearly Half of Second-Gen Hispanics Feel Like Ads Don't Target Them Ethnicity influences brand decisions

By now, it’s obvious that targeting Hispanics in the U.S. means more than just translating an ad into Spanish and casting ethnic stereotypes as spokespeople. For one thing, the first…

May 15, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

The Terrifying Slowdown for New Creative Business First quarter unusually sluggish

The quiet is deafening. Where are the creative new-business opportunities out there? While media reviews continue apace, significant creative-only reviews have been relatively scarce this year in what agency leaders and…

April 29, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

Jenny Craig's New CMO Dishes on Leading 'Challenger' Brand Leesa Eichberger emphasizes social engagement

Leesa Eichberger last month became cmo of Jenny Craig and now looks to bolster the brand in the healthy eating niche. Eichberger's two-decade marketing resume entails a dozen years in…

April 19, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

Brands Buy Real-Time Mobile Ads Based on the Weather Ace Hardware, Taco Bell, Seamless

This past winter, Ace Hardware tested location-based mobile ads before and after snowstorms to pitch items like shovels and de-icers. Buoyed by the results—and underscoring how brands have begun using…

April 8, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

Big Beer Brands Are Fooling Us With Their Crafty Looks Indie brewers want transparency

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon, and here we sit in a Whole Foods quaffing pints of creamy craft beer—Old No. 38 Stout from North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, Calif.,…

March 31, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

Shoppers Prefer Easy Returns Over Quick Shipping Instant gratification isn’t everything

In the ongoing battle for customers, more and more merchants (Nordstrom, eBay and Walmart among them) have been dangling the carrot of same-day delivery. It’s an enticing idea—and one that…

March 25, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

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