Monday, August 27, 2012

by Steve McClellan
Elaine Chang's latest venture is an online platform called Social Teeth, billed as a sort of Kickstarter for political ads. The San Francisco-based site is designed to showcase TV spots from independent advocacy groups and candidates that need funding for campaigns. There is a mechanism for supporters to donate funds via Stripe on the site. Read the whole story »
by Karlene Lukovitz
Del Taco has announced that San Francisco-based Camp + King is its new lead advertising agency, effective immediately. The Newport Beach, Calif. office of Doner Co. had formerly been the AOR for the Lake Forest, Calif.-based QSR. Read the whole story »
by Fern Siegel
Townsquare Media Group has acquired Bay Area-based MOG Music Network business from MMN Media, Inc. and will rename the business Townsquare Media. Read the whole story »
Threadsy, the maker of the social marketing tool "Swaylo," was acquired by Facebook last week. TechCrunch reports, "...the startup's [Threadsy] paid product SwayloPro will continue to run as a separate company for its current investors." Threadsy said in their official release, "There is no better opportunity to take Swaylo's vision to the next level than at Facebook." Read the whole story »

San Francisco-based Beyond, a Next 15 agency, is acquiring UK-based social marketer Content & Motion. Read the whole story »

Ad Age Digital: San Francisco will take place on September 20, and will focus on social data, mobile-first thinking, and "real-time brands." Read the whole story »