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Which Connected Device Is the Next Big Thing in Mobile? Marketers split on winning platform

Despite all of the hype around connected homes, cars, TVs and smartwatches, a series of discussions today at the Mobile Media Summit in London underscores the challenges that brands will…

July 1, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy One of three recent additions to the network's TVE group

NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere…

June 26, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

Heineken Runs Instagram Campaign for Gay Pride Month Takes 'likes' up a notch

Heineken posted a series of photos on Instagram this morning that makes creative use of the photo-sharing app for a Gay Pride Month campaign. The "Like for Love" campaign (which Heineken…

June 25, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

MMA Expands Award Categories to Include Wearables Marketers capitalize on Internet of Things

The Mobile Marketing Association has added wearables as a category for its annual Smarties Awards, which celebrates the best mobile campaigns each year during New York’s Advertising Week. MMA is grouping…

June 24, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

McDonald’s Plays With Mobile Payments in Georgia Adoption in Columbus is apparently slow

Over the past four months, McDonald’s has been testing mobile payments within a branded app in the Columbus, Ga., market after several years of experimenting with efforts in other pockets…

June 24, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

Oracle Buys Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion Latest in a long string of acquisitions

Oracle is purchasing Micros Systems for $5.3 billion as part of a bigger push into retail and hospitality marketing. Oracle’s acquisition comes out to $68 a share, making it one…

June 23, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

SI.com Gets a Big League Redesign Trying for a hit

Following Time Inc.’s overhaul in recent months of the Time, Fortune and Money websites, now it’s Sports Illustrated’s turn. This week, SI rolls out a radically redesigned site plus a fantasy-gaming…

June 22, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

Why Amazon's New Phone Threatens Retailers Built-in showrooming spells trouble for bricks-and-mortar stores

Amazon today unveiled its highly anticipated smartphone—dubbed Amazon Fire Phone—that will give the e-commerce giant yet another piece of ammunition against retailers in its goal to own online shopping through…

June 18, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

Baja Fresh Plays Up Mobile Coupons for First Digital Promo Aims to quantify online impact

Baja Fresh is running its first digital promotion in 65 Los Angeles locations to understand which types of digital ads are most effective in driving in-store traffic. While the fast…

June 18, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

San Francisco 49ers Target Year-Round Football Fanatics With Rewards Program Plans for more digital in-stadium activations

The San Francisco 49ers are betting that sports fans will have a big appetite for digital year round with the launch of a new rewards program today. Fans rack up points—or…

June 17, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

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