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Shell Shows More Gas Brands Could Fuel Up on Social Media

Viral effort led to 385 percent jump in chatter

While BP has garnered attention in recent years for its use of social media, not many of its competitors have been notably active in the space. But then there's Shell,…

AOL Says 92% of Marketers Use Programmatic Despite Persisting Challenges

Half of publishers are still figuring it out

AOL announced last week that ad revenues were up 20 percent for the quarter, due in large part to the growth of its programmatic business. To get a better handle…

Burger King Pulled Pricey Twitter Ad When Robin Williams News Broke

Real-time reaction to Hollywood tragedy

When Robin Williams' sudden passing began circulating in social media early Monday evening, Burger King marketers quickly placed a call to Twitter headquarters to pull a Promoted Trend. The national ad,…

What Foursquare's Looming Data Mean to Advertisers

As it targets Yelp's mobile-local lead

So now that Foursquare Labs Inc. has two mobile apps, the newest version of the Foursquare namesake and the two-month-old Swarm, what do the moves mean to advertisers? Quite a…

Instagram Marketing Is Quickly Catching Up to Facebook

Data show the gap is closing

How close is Instagram to Facebook when it comes to brand activity? Probably closer than you think. Social media shop Shareablee pulled the following numbers, which illustrate that marketers—while most of…

Big Brands Are Driving Facebook and Twitter's Mobile Ad Explosion

CPG and automotive jump aboard

Twitter and Facebook are killing it with mobile ad sales right now chiefly because they are expanding their customer base from smaller direct-response and app-install players to big brands, according…

3 Twitter Ad Trends for USA Vs. Germany World Cup Face-Off

Surprisingly, no Promoted Tweets on a big page

Today's USA vs. Germany World Cup match has already garnered a few interesting developments in terms of brands buying Promoted Tweets. 1. #USAvsGermany is not (totally) for sale.  When you click…

Local Instagram Photos Spike Coffee Chain's Facebook Ad Performance

Service repurposes consumer and brand pics

MomentFeed is debuting a service that lets retail marketers systematically repurpose Instagram photos as creative for locally targeted Facebook ads. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has been testing the…

Toyota Is Using Instagram Videos in Its Facebook Ads

Carmaker pushes Tundra model with new Moontoast tool

Well, it's not the video ads on Facebook that everyone (in the marketing world, at least) is waiting to see, but give props to Toyota for taking social-media-generated spots on…

Google's New Ads Will Include Familiar Faces

Search giant follows a Facebook tactic that has alarmed privacy advocates

Meet the new face of Google advertising: You. The search giant, in the grand tradition of social advertising pioneered by Facebook, will plaster users’ profile photos from Google+  next to brands…

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