Topic: Real-time

How 4 Brands (and Bob Newhart) Made the Most of College Football's First Playoff Championship

Butterfinger, Arby's among the social notables

There weren't a ton of brands that treated Monday night's first college football playoff championship like it was a worthy of the kind of real-time marketing efforts normally seen for…

Madden Game Uses Google to Create Gif Ads in Real Time

Ads will mimic action on the field

EA Sports: It's in the meme. To promote its flagship Madden football game, EA Sports is trying out a new Google advertising program that allows the game maker to quickly…

Twitter Is Surprisingly Low on This List of World Cup Fan Plans

Comes in fifth for news

Twitter looks like an underdog in the World Cup, according to a survey by RadiumOne. It was in just fifth place in a ranking of sites consumers would tap for…

Pretty Little Liars and Audi Test Real-Time Snapchat Content

And PLL gets sixth and seventh seasons

Fans of Pretty Little Liars should be stoked right about now: Hours ago, the ABC Family show got renewed for a sixth and seventh season, and the Season 5 premiere…

Strategic Planning Builds Brands Through Real-Time Multitasking

Big ideas still rule

Planners today need to be more like conductors able to decipher and orchestrate meaning, understanding and actionable plans from a discordant mix of tactile inputs, digital signals and cultural trends. Illustration:…

A Lesson in Real-Time Marketing From SXSW

A few notes from the Cap'n

The real-time marketing landscape is a difficult space to understand—especially if you're not working with millennials. After all, when is the precise moment to say anything via social media? Of…

Retailers Hope to Bag Rivals' Customers on Twitter

Poaching purchasers via social 'conquesting'

Google “conquesting” has long been an e-commerce practice where marketers buy ads targeted at consumers searching for other brands’ products. But for holidays 2013, ’tis the season for poaching customers…