Wednesday, August 13, 2014
  • Twitter Tests Promoted Video Program To Aid Ad Buying

    Wooing brands with the promise of better engagement and greater accountability, Twitter is now testing a performance-based Promoted Video program. Brands using Promoted Video have access to various video analytics, including completion percentage, and a breakout of organic video views compared to paid views. ...Read the whole story

  • Music Drives Preferences For Multicultural Americans

    On average, per Nielsen Music 360, multicultural Americans spend $7 more on music than the total population -- $111 per year versus $104, or 31% of the total spent on music. And they over-index for using YouTube as a digital-music discovery channel. ...Read the whole story

  • Worldwide Mobile Advertising Hit $19.3 Billion In 2013

    Global mobile advertising nearly doubled last year, jumping from $10 billion to $19.3 billion, according to a new estimate by the Interactive Advertising Bureau's Mobile Center of Excellence. Mobile display had the most growth, surging 123% to $3.6 billion, while search was up 92% to $4.9 billion. Both categories were driven by wider adoption of smartphones. ...Read the whole story

  • Millennials Crave Adventurous Breakfast Options

    In a recent survey on breakfast dishes, flavors and trends among 1,280 consumers, Millennials showed more interest in all of the breakfast trends tested, including healthier options and ethnically-influenced dishes. ...Read the whole story

  • NBC Sports Tries To Keep Soccer Fever Going

    Coming off the hugely popular World Cup this summer, NBC Sports is hoping to grow football-fever into a new national pastime for its Barclays Premier League soccer broadcasts beginning this weekend. ...Read the whole story

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  • Swim With The Sharks -- Or Get Out Of The Water

    Ladies and gentlemen, the feeding frenzy has begun. And that can only mean one thing: It's Shark Week. Originally launched in 1988, Shark Week is the longest-running cable television event in history. While it started as ...More