Marketing Day: New Facebook Ads, Mobile App Usage Rising & Android Smartwatches Compared

mday240pxHere’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:

  • Powerful New Multi-Product Ads & Retargeted Custom Audiences Arrive On Facebook Remember back when Facebook went public and the stock dropped due to the lack of any significant monetization plans? Nope, me either. Today Facebook has unloaded two potent new tools for Facebook advertisers: Multi-Product Ads and better audience creation For Custom Audiences (including solid retargeting options). This catches Facebook up to Twitter on the retargeting forefront […]
  • Twitter Expands Certified Program With 5 Internationally Focused Partners Pushing forward with its global efforts, Twitter announced today that is has added five internationally focused companies to its Twitter Certified Program. The companies — Luxembourg-based Talkwalker; Conversocial, with offices in London and New York; SocialBro, launched in Spain, now based in London; Argentina-based Socialmetrix, and New York-based Unmetric — specialize in the European, Latin […]
  • Comscore: Apps Now Account For Half Of All Digital Media Time Even if you never looked at a single survey or piece of data you’d know that time spent with smartphones and tablets is growing dramatically, just from anecdotal experience. However, there are multiple studies that have reported mobile devices drive more than 50 percent of internet time. Digital metrics firm comScore now says that mobile […]
  • Restaurant Chain Asks Customers to Punk Competitors On Facebook And Instagram In a new marketing campaign, health-conscious restaurant chain Muscle Maker Grill, with help from Pittsburgh-based agency Brunner, is sending its clientele “Behind Enemy Lines.” It’s asking its customers to head over to any of its competitors’ fast food restaurants and engage in a little Facebook/Instagram foolery. Through July 28, Muscle Maker Grill fans, which the brand […]
  • 5 Key Trends To Watch (And Use) In Mobile/Location-Based Marketing Mobile is quickly becoming one of the most important (if not the most important) channels for marketers to focus on. As more and more users do more and more on their smart phones and tablets, understanding the needs and wants of prospects and customers is critical. On the heels of mobile/internet analyst extraordinaire Mary Meeker’s now famous […]
  • VIDEO + SLIDESHOW: The Future Of A Brand Today’s marketers are expected to understand what makes a beautiful brand, how to build one, and grow brand loyalty. Tomorrow’s consumers do not want to buy “products.” They want to buy experiences from brilliant brands. What does that mean for our everyday roles as marketing practitioners? It’s time to rethink your brand marketing strategies to […]
  • Ride The Tides Of Your Website To Make More Money With A/B Split Testing In medieval London, pirates were often punished by chaining them to a wall near the Thames River (you pronounce it “ˈriv-ər”) at low tide. For most rivers, this wouldn’t be a problem. The pirate would simply get wet. However, the Thames, being an estuary, rises 15 feet, 20 feet or more at high tide. These […]
  • Buffer Launches A Hot-Or-Not Content Discovery & Sharing App For iOS Buffer wants to make your content discovery and sharing routine dead simple with Daily by Buffer, officially released today in the iOS app store. The free app strips the process down to basics, serving a full screen view of one story at a time and giving you three choices: Click a button to read the […]
  • Android Wear Smartwatches Compared: Samsung Gear Live, LG’s G Watch & Moto 360 Google’s Android Wear smartwatches are here! Well, almost. Those from Samsung and LG are available for pre-order now, with delivery early next month. A third from Motorola arrives later this summer. Should you go for one of the July releases and if so, which one? Or should you wait on Motorola? Here’s our guide that […]
  • Check Out The SMX East Agenda – Register Now & Save $300 The Search Marketing Expo – SMX East agenda is now posted! Check out the agenda and register for the lowest-offered Super Early Bird rates. The SMX East agenda features 60+ sessions on paid search, SEO, local and mobile search, analytics and more. Couldn’t get a ticket for the sold out SMX Advanced back in June? […]
  • Twitter Wins Real-Time Marketing Smackdown; Agency Strategist Declares Facebook Organic Reach 100% Dead It looks like the perfect A/B test of real-time marketing. One tweet, one Facebook post for all the marbles. Snickers, like many a brand yesterday, joined the bite-jacking fray after Uruguay’s Luis Suarez appeared to sink his teeth into an Italian defender during a FIFA World Cup soccer match. Snickers posted similar messages on both […]
  • Google I/O Big Takeaway: Android Will Be Everywhere The big theme of the Google Keynote at its developer conference was “Android everywhere.” That wasn’t an official slogan or mantra, but it was the ambition behind the many announcements: Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV. Google wants to put Android powered screens on your wrist, in your car and on your TV, everywhere you’re […]

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