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Horizon Media Can Now Buy Programmatic Ads Based on Engagement Forget CPMs, thanks to True[X] deal

Horizon Media is working with True[X] to programmatically buy ads for its clients where engagement metrics—such as video views, social media likes/shares, clicks, submitted survey forms, etc.—are the "currency," in…

June 12, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

Why Microsoft Is Wrapping Location-Based Ads Around Retail Stores Tests significantly lifted foot traffic

Microsoft plans to open five stores this month to get to its 100th North American location since getting into retail game a few years ago. The tech brand has dramatically…

June 9, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

The Story Lab Taps Lisa Eisenpresser, Shannon Pruitt to Lead Agency President Angela Courtin is stepping down

The Dentsu Aegis Network's branded content agency, The Story Lab, has two new leaders. Lisa Eisenpresser, co-founder and head of development, and Shannon Pruitt, evp of strategy and brand partnership,…

June 2, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

IPG Mediabrands Retools Management Team North American CEO exits Mediabrands

North American CEO Jacki Kelley has left IPG Mediabrands after just 15 months in the position for a new role at parent company Interpublic Group. Kelley's move swiftly follows Microsoft's decision…

May 23, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

National CineMedia Buys Screenvision for $375 Million Could dominate in-cinema advertising

National CineMedia (NCM) is buying its largest competitor, Screenvision, for $225 million in cash and $150 million in stock, the companies announced late on Monday. Once the transaction closes, the…

May 5, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

Rating the 2014 NewFronts Highlights and headscratchers from some of this year's big events

The Digital Content NewFronts are here, and this time we’ve got multimillion-dollar-an-episode series, lots of unduplicated viewership and serious inventory scarcity. Wait, no, that’s traditional TV. On the digital side…

May 4, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

Microsoft Splits Its Global Ad Business Between IPG and Dentsu Total account revenue is estimated at $100 million

Microsoft began its global advertising review with the aim of consolidating its business within a single ad holding company. In the end, however, the business was split between two: Interpublic…

April 30, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

Microsoft NewFront: Halo Eventually, Humans Next Year, World Cup This Summer Garett Sloane reviews the X Box world

Steven Spielberg, ET and the Robot Chicken gang all seem ready to play Xbox. Eventually.

April 29, 2014, 7:46 AM EDT

Microsoft Tells Advertisers It's Committed to Content With Xbox Shows Interactive key to viewing

Microsoft’s Xbox studio arm is getting ready to churn out shows. The company rolled out a lineup of new entertainment projects at today’s NewFronts presentation to pitch the ad world…

April 28, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

Microsoft Creates a Surprisingly Amusing Game to Help Wean Us Off Windows XP Evade IE6 icons and the dreaded Clippy

With millions of Windows XP users clinging desperately to the reliable but officially obsolete operating system, Microsoft has created a surprisingly fun new game to nudge us all into the…

April 10, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

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