Four marketers tell us what they think of Facebook’s predictions for 2015

Predicting trends in the tech industry can be tricky, given how quickly tech changes and grows. But that hasn’t stopped various companies, analysts, bloggers, and journalists like ourselves from taking a stab at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2015 Candice So

Twitter to consider borrowing Facebook and YouTube’s video advertising strategies

Twitter Inc. is considering a few new ways to allow advertisers to make money from video content displayed in tweets - and its plans may combine autoplaying video ads, as well as getting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2015 Candice So

Video consumption – and therefore advertising – set to grow on social media in 2015

It’s no secret we’re all watching more online video, and it’s not surprising that we typically get our fix for cute cat footage from social media. Basically, the link between video and social

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2015 Candice So

CMO Digital: Marketing resolutions for 2015

In episode #8 of CMO Digital, Fawn and Jim discuss their New Year's resolutions. Find out why Fawn's cutting back on her traditional media advertising budget, while Jim is planning to get more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2015 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft rolling out 30 new features for the new release of Parature

Microsoft Corp. is rolling out its newest release of Parature, a solution that helps businesses manage their customer service experiences across different channels like the web, email, social media, online chat, and help

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 7th, 2015 Candice So

At CES 2015, Google says it will be telling advertisers when their ads actually get seen

Google Inc. has announced it’ll be making the impact of video advertising more transparent for marketers, alerting them to whether audiences have actually seen their ads. At CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 7th, 2015 Candice So

Marketing lessons we learned from 2014’s most successful Kickstarter projects

What do Neil Young, Levar Burton, and a 3D printer have in common? No, they're not all from the future, but nice try. If you guessed that they were all part of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

More than half of real-time bidding involves falsely represented inventory: Clearstream

Real-time bidding has scored a bad rap for some time, and it appears that might be justified, according to a new study. In a new report released today from Clearstream, a platform that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Marketing budgets set to grow to $592 billion worldwide: eMarketer

It’s no secret marketers and advertisers are being asked to do more with less, with more pressure on them to prove the worth of their campaigns, even as they deal with smaller budgets,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2014 Candice So

How Parllay is using ‘relevance’ to bridge the gap between doing marketing and making sales

If there’s one thing social media marketers can learn from search engine marketers, it’s this: Relevance. So says Tarek Najm, CEO of Parllay Inc., a new startup based in Kirkland, Wash. Najm spent

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2014 Candice So

2015 predictions by Candice So, staff writer at ITBusiness.ca

In the year 2015... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9SrVBoemmY Canadian marketers will become more involved with programmatic ad buying, and they will stop perceiving it as limited to real-time bidding for cheap ad inventory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX8nBYhp_tk We will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2014 Candice So

In 2015, advertisers don’t need to be sheepish on programmatic

2015 marks the year of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac, but it’s certainly no time for advertisers to be sheepish on programmatic. With the Association of National Advertisers naming programmatic as the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2014 Joseph Vito DeLuca

Here’s why marketers are targeting Canadians on Facebook with videos

If you scrolled through your Facebook news feed just ahead of the Black Friday weekend, here's a few things you may have come across: a shoe hovers in mid-air and then is consumed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Can an app drum up more conversions than a landing page? Here’s why ion interactive is giving them a shot

Landing pages versus apps – among marketers, this isn’t usually an either-or situation. But for Justin Talerico, CEO of ion interactive Inc., a Florida-based marketing company, landing pages just aren’t giving marketers enough

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2014 Candice So