William Shatner Boldly Goes Into Facebook Mentions App For Celebrities, Calls It “Ill Conceived”

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Actor William Shatner is exactly the type of celebrity Facebook is catering to with the launch of the Mentions app last week. Active, engaged and social media savvy, Shatner has a Facebook Page with nearly 800,000 likes. He even seems to run the page and his other outspoken social media efforts himself, unlike many celebs […]


IAB Study Highlights Brand Awareness And Context For Native Ad Success

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As publishers make more in-feed (also known as in-stream or native ads) inventory available, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Edelman Berland conducted a study to look into what tends to make these ad campaigns successful. Many of the findings aren’t particularly surprising, but the study reinforces the importance of context that advertisers need to […]


Bad Data: Gaps In Tag Implementation Hinders Top Retailer Sites [Study]

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Despite the fact that half of Internet Retailer 100 companies use a tag management system compared to just 18 percent of those ranked 501-600 on the list, their tag deployment rates — and thus, data quality — were slightly worse than those of the latter group. The key reason? Faulty implementations. Several of the elite […]



 

Email Deliverability: 4 Horrible Myths On The Rise

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As email deliverability continues to evolve, the myths surrounding it continue to persist: confusing “delivered” with “inbox placement,” insisting that the best time to send is at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and avoiding the word “free” in all caps are oldies, but still goodies. Here are some other myths I hear more and more today. […]

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Opening Mobile Wallet Opportunities For Marketers

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There is a lot of buzz about mobile wallets — mostly, the challenges facing mass adoption of mobile payments. This has left many marketers to wonder how they will be able to implement innovative mobile payment technologies into their mobile/brand strategies. While the industry focuses its attention on m-payments (and lack thereof), marketers who want […]

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Coffee Bean Debuts New #PurpleStrawCam Instagram Filter

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is out with a cross media campaign to tout the brand’s iced beverages, notably, the Original Ice Blended drink which promises customers they will “keep cool and summer on.” The campaign includes outdoor, radio, social, mobile, video and online media. The campaign’s video, directed by The Real McCoys, has a […]

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Tracking Intent Data Across Channels For B2B Marketers

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Savvy digital marketers have learned that by now, when it comes to boosting results and efficiency, you can’t beat intent data for the ability to reach and engage users who are “in market.” For B2B marketers, where the buying process is more intricate and collaborative, intent is an even more important factor in building and […]

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LEARN: Lucy The Movie’s Web Site Teaches You To Speed Read Scarlett Johansson-Style

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Movie websites, more than any other type of marketing site, seem to span every point of the scale between horrifically lame and ingeniously brilliant. Far over on the ingeniously brilliant end of the scale is this promotional area within the Lucy web site, the new movie starring Scarlett Johansson movie, Lucy. Lucy is written and directed […]

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The Fundamental Checklist For Website Navigation Design & Architecture – Part 1

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People make assumptions about website navigation, often to the detriment of findability. We assume that the web designer or developer is naturally knowledgeable about effective site navigation. Does the designer’s or developer’s home page have a jquery homepage slider that takes up the majority of the screen? Or cool drop-down and fly-out menus? Granted, any […]

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