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Coming Up Roses
Six weeks after bringing it to market, Facebook is crowing about marketer migrations to its rebuilt Atlas ad server. 1-800-Flowers was the first marketer to switch to the new product a year ago, the company notes in a blog post. Read it. Speaking with AdExchanger, the brand’s director of online marketing, Craig Shiffrin, highlighted the platform’s cross-device chops. “One of the key elements we are most excited about is being able to look at the people based measurement outside of the cookie-based tracking solution,” he said.
Alibaba drew “Singles’ Day” sales of $9.3 billion, easily breaking the record for this romantic 24-hour shopping holiday while showing Alibaba’s immense clout with Chinese shoppers. Alibaba invented the holiday back in 2009, and copyrighted the term “Double 11” three years later to preserve its commercial potential. “You’re seeing the unleashing of the consumption power of the Chinese consumer,” said Joe Tsai, Alibaba Group’s executive vice chairman. ”We really are witnessing history here because we are seeing the shift of the economy from focused on the state sector to consumption.” And think of all that transaction data, owned by one seller. More.
Pinterest wants to redefine how the industry perceives search, its head of engineering told Business Insider. “Today when we think of retrieving information, we think of search,” Michael Lopp said. “If you don’t have a keyword though, you’re out of luck. If you want to browse, search engines are the wrong tool. We call this the discovery problem. There’s a big opportunity to help people browse and discover ideas and projects before they’re ready for search phase.” Pinterest controls 23% of referral traffic to ecommerce sites. Pinterest: finding things you never knew you needed.
Mobile tech company Beintoo has partnered with Gimble on a beacon platform for agencies, retailers and brands. The tech reads like cookies for mobile, dropped into a user’s smartphone after an opt-in and then fed into a DSP. “We have to tap into the programmatic ecosystem that already exists,” Beintoo CEO Antonio Tomarchio told MediaPost. “This is a proximity-based audience. It’s more branding-related and based on more than location.” More.
- BuzzFeed Hires HuffPo’s Director Of Native Advertising, Tessa Gould – Adweek
- Unified Adds Shawn Douglass As First CTO And President Of Big Data – press release
- The Weather Company Taps Chris Kuist As VP Of Insights, Innovation – press release
But Wait. There’s More!
- Are Ad Agencies The Next Target For Sears Holdings’ Cost-Cutting? – Adweek
- SAP Helps Marketers Use Facebook Customer Data – InformationWeek
- Serving – Doug Weaver
- Why Organic Reach On Facebook Is Not Dead Yet – Digiday
- Videology And LiveRamp To Bring TV Audience Targeting To Mobile – press release
- Marin Software Powers Visibility Into Consumer Buying Experience With Yahoo Gemini – press release
- Swrve Launches Open Platform For Mobile Marketing Automation – press release