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Auto dealer drives ROI with Facebook, out-of-home ads

Auto dealer drives ROI with Facebook, out-of-home ads

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For five years, dealership Ball Automotive Group shirked in-mall advertising as a means to lure consumers for a test drive.

'Contagion' billboard is literally viral

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A movie about a deadly fast-spreading disease is nothing new, as fear of illness is a fairly universal sort of paranoia. But it's a recurring theme in cinema for a reason — as humans, we tend to be simultaneously horrified and fascinated by that which has the ability to kill us. The new outdoor advertising for the movie Contagion is incredibly ingenious in that it plays to both senses.

Social channels deliver better ROI, study says

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Social channels deliver deeper consumer interactions and provide marketers with better ROI than traditional media channels, according to a study conducted by social marketing firm Crowdtap and marketing consultant Joanna Seddon.

BMW surprises pro golfers with mirror cling invite

BMW surprises pro golfers with mirror cling invite

Automaker's creative approach sets it apart from the tournament crowd to promote brand to 'influencers'

MetLife rallies football fans

MetLife rallies football fans

Insurance company connects with sports fans using in-venue hub and digital channels.

Out-of-home ads plus Foursquare equals $50K for an endangered species

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Two topics we're keeping an eye on at Direct Marketing News are the intersection of direct marketing and out-of-home advertising, and the way brands are using location-based services, such as Foursquare, to market their products.

When good ads go bad

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