AOL Changes Email Security Policy To Fight A Wave Of Spoofing

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AOL Mail, battling a wave of email spoofing, Tuesday announced a security change to guard against unauthorized use of AOL email accounts. The move was a reaction to the recent proliferation of spam that appeared to originate from AOL accounts, many that hadn’t been used for years. You can see some of the anger — […]


At 20 Years Old, Email Spam Is Alive & Well & Proving Bill Gates Wrong

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It’s probably not the kind of anniversary anyone will celebrate. Commercial internet spam turned 20 years old this month. The industry uses April 12, 1994 as spam’s birthday — the day that a “Green Card Lawyers” solicitation was sent to more than 6,000 Usenet newsgroups across the web. Today, there’s plenty of spam on social […]


Twitter’s New Profile Page Is Now Available For Everyone

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Twitter’s redesigned profile pages are now available for everyone. To activate the new feature, sign on to Twitter and click the “Take a Look” button in the banner that should appear at the top of your screen. If it doesn’t, this link will take you to a page to get you squared away (and give […]



 

The Disconnect Between Transactional & Promotional Emails

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Many major retailers do not send their transactional emails from the same email service provider (ESP) as their promotional emails. In fact, transactional emails are often delivered via an in-house solution or via the company’s e-commerce platform. Brands cite a variety of reasons for this, including: Transactional and promotional emails typically originate from two distinct systems […]

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Face-Making Contest Calls Attention To Plight Of Children In Warzones

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Here’s a heartwarming campaign for a good cause. To call attention to the strife children experience while growing up in war zones such as Palestine, Right to Pay and War Child Holland — which both teach kids how to cope with their feelings through sports, games and other means — teamed with Amsterdam-based ACHTUNG to […]

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Choosing A Media Agency: Look Inside & Hold Up The Mirror

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In our industry, we are constantly evaluating the way we choose our vendors and agencies. Increasingly, we are applying the same scrutiny, inspection and even introspection to how we choose our clients. Matches made in heaven are rare and certainly not static. The landscape around us is constantly changing, so keeping the evaluation ongoing and […]

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Branded Content Leverages Young Love To Sell Ice Cream

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Taking a page from Greece’s Lacta Chocolate, Cornetto, a Unilever-owned European ice cream company, is out with the second episode of its Cupidity series, a collection of online films that explore young love. This most recent chapter, entitled Travellers, takes a look at a young man and a young woman and their missed connection. It’s […]

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Programmatic & Native: How Content & Data-Driven Marketing Can Co-Exist

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Advertising is always most effective when it is well integrated into the customer experience. Over this past year, programmatic buying and native advertising (both popular buzzwords in our industry) have taken two very different approaches in enabling marketers to create engaging and relevant experiences for their audiences — one by using data, and the other […]

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Coke Creates Giant Rainbows To Help South Africa Celebrate 20 Years Of Democracy

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Here’s some Happiness from Coke to brighten your day and your spirits. Twenty years ago South Africa held its first democratic election and Nelson Mandela was elected into office. And Bishop Desmond Tutu coined the term “the rainbow nation.” The rainbow, of course, represents the country’s diversity and its many achievements. To celebrate the 20th […]

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