There was a time when shopping consisted of traveling to a store, picking out some items and bringing them home. Choices were limited, but that didn’t really matter to the happy customers who had much lower expectations than today’s consumer. Choices now are virtually endless, and tech-savvy shoppers know their way around search engines as if keywords were their native language. This 21st century
By Maryann Tobin on Oct 23, 2014
While the ad:tech name may suggest a heavy technology focus, the annual digital marketing event caters just as much to creatives. At ad:tech New York 2014, there are five sessions (including three keynotes) that are essential for mobile creatives. Here is a preview of each. 1. The Modern CMO and the Evolution of Agency Relevancy (Nov. 5, 1 p.m.). The opening day of ad:tech features a lunchtime key
By Eric Schaal on Oct 22, 2014
“Over the top” TV is evolving at a head-spinning pace. On Oct. 16, CBS said it would offer a streaming service called CBS All Access. “With video consumption habits changing all the time, it is very important that we continue to provide the best local news, entertainment and sports via a service like CBS All Access,” said Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations. A day earlier, HBO said it
By John Egan on Oct 23, 2014
The ALS Association raised $115 million in donations this summer for research to discover new treatments and a cure for ALS through their clever Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge asks people to film themselves dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads. The campaign combined several key societal trends to entertain and educate participants and the community at-large about the work
By Christa Avampato on Oct 20, 2014
Facebook has changed since you first created your company page. More times than you probably realize. Change is good, you may think. Updates in technology usually equate to higher efficiency and better results. But when it comes to these Facebook developments, many marketers have seen adverse outcomes. According to Social@Ogilvy and their analysis of over 100 brand pages in February 2014, organic
By Ashtyn Douglas on Oct 20, 2014
There are only a few weeks left for ad:tech New York 2014 to open its doors, which means time is running out for those of you who haven’t yet registered and started making plans for attending this event. After all, tickets for the event are being sold at a discounted rate right now, alongside special offers with respect to rates on accommodation options in New York. Keeping the above in mind, we c
By Aby Sam Thomas on Oct 17, 2014
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