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Topic: Microsoft

This Is What Brands Need to Know About Mobile Safety

Kargo CMO Terri Walter talks fraud, creativity and ad blocking

Specs Current gig CMO of Kargo Previous gig CMO of PubMatic Age 45 Adweek: You've worked for Microsoft and Razorfish, and most recently at PubMatic. What have you learned about building digital brands that…

When Tech Brands Pivot, Marketers Must Sell the Changes With Aplomb

Just Dance is the latest challenged by disruption

The wand-waving and arm-flapping that defined a Wii-inspired generation of gamers are going out of vogue—and that's a problem for Just Dance. The video game built up a following of…

Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is in the 'Best Position' to Fight Ad Blocking

String of acquisitions will keep it ahead

With the proliferation of ad blockers threatening to wipe out not only ads but also content from publishers' sites, AOL chief Tim Armstrong has every reason to be concerned. But during an…

This Bicoastal Shop Takes Digital Into the Real World for Brands

Guild has done experiential work for Nars and Microsoft

Specs Who From left: Partner Sam Ewen and partners and co-founders Jeffrey Hatfield and Peter Brown What Digital creative agency Where New York, Portland, Los Angeles After studying art in college and working together to…

For Consumers, Microsoft's HoloLens Is Still About 5 Years Away

But brands may get to use it sooner

Microsoft's HoloLens technology blends real life with holographic virtual reality, but it still may not be available as a consumer product until 2020. "This is going to be a five-year journey,"…

Former Account Exec Returns to CP+B to Help the Agency's Biggest Office Handle Growth

Devin Reiter now part of managing director tandem

A former account executive at Crispin Porter + Bogusky is rejoining the company as managing director in Boulder to help the agency's largest office handle additional growth. Devin Reiter is returning…

How Spongecell Helps Agencies Navigate the World of Automated Advertising

Injecting creativity into programmatic

Specs Who CEO, co-founder Ben Kartzman (l.); chief product officer, co-founder Anthony Yam What Programmatic creative specialist Where New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, London Speed is king at Spongecell, which takes the…

Here's a Look at How Microsoft Makes Its Money in the Post-PC Era

Hint: it's in the cloud

Microsoft had to absorb a $7.5 billion loss because its plan to buy Nokia and then grab a bigger share of mobile devices mostly failed. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has…

Microsoft Gives a Nod to Boyhood With New Windows 10 Ads Featuring Ethan Hawke

An OS for the next generation

Ethan Hawke is helping Microsoft introduce the new Windows 10 to the world. The Boyhood star is the voice of the new TV campaign that launches today ahead of the…

Microsoft Now Leans on AOL for Display, Mobile and Video Ad Sales

MSFT streamlines dramatically

Microsoft will reportedly lay off 1,200 people as it hands over display, mobile and video ad sales to AOL and AppNexus. Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft and AOL revealed a multifaceted deal…

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