Marketing Day: March 26, 2012

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • FTC Issues Final Report On Online Privacy Recommendations

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized its recommendations for protecting consumers’ online privacy, using public input and new developments to build upon its preliminary staff report of December. The report is aimed at outlining how it thinks Internet companies should be protecting consumers’ privacy, mostly via self-regulation but legislative measures are also called for. [...]

  • Microsoft, Nokia Invest $24M In App Development To Help Close The Windows Phone App-Gap

    As Nokia and Microsoft ready their US push for Windows Phones (Nokia Lumia handsets) in earnest, a number of things stand in the way of this “third ecosystem.” Among them lukewarm consumer interest and a lack of apps. Microsoft and Nokia hope that aggressive pricing and marketing will address the former problem. To address the [...]

  • Self-Serve Twitter Ads Open Up To Select SMB American Express Cardholders

    Twitter’s small business self-serve ads are arriving today for a limited number of advertisers. Announced last month, Twitter small business ads will be opening up for 10,000 American Express cardholders – they just won’t all be receiving access today. According to Twitter the planned roll-out will take a few weeks : Today, American Express will begin to notify eligible [...]

  • 21 Unexpected Ways Brands Can Use Pinterest

    As Pinterest grows into a top 30 US website, brands are joining the image-sharing social network by the boatload. But not all Pinterest strategies are created equal. A new medium requires some creativity, so I set out to find some of the most creative uses of Pinterest out there today. If you’re planning your own [...]

  • Pinterest TOS Changes Remove Their Right To Sell Content, Hint At API & Private Pinboards

    Pinterest’s terms of service are changing, and changing for the better. A very straightforward email was sent out to Pinterest users today notifying them of upcoming changes to the terms that will become effective on April 6th. Some of the language changes were implemented due to two big feature changes, private pinboards and a Pinterest [...]

  • Instagram For Android: Now Accepting Sign-Ups

    The world’s most popular photography app, Instagram, is coming to Android. The part photography/part social networking app has been iOS only until the Android version was previewed back at SXSW ’12 earlier this month. Today’s announcement came from Instagram’s official Twitter account: Want to be first in line for @instagram on #Android? Sign up here [...]

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