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Dialing Down the ‘Creepy’: CEO Says Snapchat Tops at Reaching Young Without Privacy Invasions

Dialing Down the ‘Creepy’ CEO Says Snapchat Tops at Reaching Young Without Privacy InvasionsAnybody who’s anybody has been in France this week at the annual mega Cannes Lion convention.

That includes Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who came to France to talk about his belief in his platform and the ways it does business — and the fact that it wants to offer “non-creepy” digital advertising.

“Spiegel, the 25-year-old founder of the social messaging network, speaking during a keynote interview at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, argued that digital advertising is all too often ineffective and intrusive,” reports MarketingLand. “He criticized re-targeting ads that follow people around the web, horizontal video ads that force people to rotate their phones, and desktop ads clumsily repurposed for mobile devices.”

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Mother Knows Best: Have Moms Become the Best Digital Shoppers Ever?

Mother Knows Best Have Moms Become the Best Digital Shoppers EverDon’t bother Mom if she’s on the internet (or her mobile phone). She’s looking for your birthday present, silly.

Really? Looks like it.

Research is suggesting that the digital age has “reshaped how mothers research and purchase products more so than general population.”

According to March, 2015 analysis by Experian Marketing Services, its poll of online Moms indicates that about seven in 10 said the internet had changed the way they got information about products and services. Furthermore, 55.1 percent said it had reshaped how they shopped.

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Google Playing a Sweet Tune As Major Competition Looms Large

Google Playing a Sweet Tune As Major Competition Looms LargeIn one week’s time, Apple Music will be up and streaming.

But Google isn’t standing by and letting Apple enter the streaming music market without as much formidable competition as possible.

This week, Google took a step that could be an attractive alternative to some music fans considering a subscription to Apple Music.

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Hashtagging Your Way To Social Media Relevance

Hashtagging Your Way  To Social Media RelevanceThe following is a guest contributed post from Jay York, senior digital marketing strategist for EMSI Public Relations.

Not so many years ago, many people probably paid little attention to that pound sign on the computer keyboard. You know, the one that looks like this: #.

Then along came Twitter and what we have come to call the “hashtag,” and social media marketing was changed forever.

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Twitter Hopes to Catch ‘Lightning’ in a Bottle

Twitter Hopes to Catch 'Lightning' in a BottleAccording to BuzzFeed, Twitter’s “Project Lightning” will soon be ready to see the light of day,

“The new tool will give the company a way to show the best of Twitter to both logged-in and logged-out users on a variety of platforms,” the report reads. “It will have instantly loading videos and rich images, and will occupy a front-and-center location in an upcoming version of the Twitter app.”

This is all part of Twitter’s ongoing efforts to make the microblogging platform more engaging and relevant to frequent users.
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Music Streaming Giant Goes Programmatic

Music Streaming Giant Goes ProgrammaticPandora, the juggernaut Internet radio service, says its display inventory is now available for programmatic buying across smartphones and tablets.

Confirmed this week, Pandora says its new programmatic solution supplements its desktop offering to deliver viewable inventory, qualified data and a robust, engaged audience at scale across devices.

“The power of Pandora’s data fuels our digital advertising leadership and helps brands reach the right listener, with the right message at the right time,” said John Trimble, chief revenue officer at Pandora.
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Atmospheir Shows Off ‘Sensational’ Social Address Book

Atmospheir Shows Off 'Sensational' Social Address BookGone are the days of the Rolodex and here to stay are the digital contact lists that are critically important features on all of our mobile devices.

But these contact lists haven’t yet made organizing our social media contacts quite as convenient.

That is, until now.

In a time when contact information and communication preferences change at the speed of light, it is a struggle to manage it all, says the team at Atmospheir.
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