The TV data revolution with audience targeting is happening on the local level.
Whatever you consider to be "must see," there's no shortage of options in digital entertainment. So, how do Comcast and DirecTV stack up against each other? Here's a quick look at how both companies fare across various marketing channels.
Social TV—it's about more than having a Twitter handle.
The Ravens did what they could to win the game, but how did the advertising stand up to capturing our attention?
Consumers come for the game, but they stay for the commercials.
Online ads meet broadcast in a video campaign for historical landmark Biltmore Estate.
On a mission: Northwest Center's integrated awareness campaign challenges stereotypes and breaks down the status quo.
JELL-O offers Mayan gods JELLO-Pudding in apocalypse-themed campaign
"Nothing's more important than your clubs" is a tagline designed to resonate with golf enthusiasts, the core target of BBDO New York's recent campaign for FedEx.
The president race is an epic brand and marketing battle being waged by two warring forces for market supremacy.
Mr Youth expects Microsoft, Apple, and Google to lead the way to television's future.
In-stream video may feel like a bit of a mystery, but advertisers are finally ready to dive in and try it. Here are some tips on how to ease into in-stream.
Linda Bartman, VP of marketing for Cars.com, discusses how the company approaches a Super Bowl ad buy.
To drum up excitement for the premiere of its rebooted 1980s cartoon sensation Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in September, Nickelodeon joined forces with Tribal DDB Worldwide's New York arm.
General Mills encouraged mothers to pin their snack ideas onto the Fiber One-sponsored Pinterest board.
Guess how many hours of TV the average American watches in a week? No guess.
Simulmedia has signed a contract with TiVo Inc. that will allow the company's clients to use TiVo's top-box-collected data to target customers.
I use Netflix all the time, mostly to re-watch shows I can't seem to get enough of and discover new favorites. Which is why it's really kind of sad that, from a business perspective, my beloved Netflix can't seem to get their act together.
In the next five years, will smartphones and tablets drive more annual e-commerce sales revenue than PCs or will PCs develop new capabilities to keep them in the lead?
The Fox Crime channel is going live (playing dead?) in Norway this week and Norwegian agency Frank Oslo has produced a series of ads starring some criminally minded trolls to promote it.
For users who give Heineken access to their Facebook profiles, the brand's highly original "Serenade" app allows them to craft personalized love songs.
Last September, Huntington Bank launched a multimedia campaign online and across direct channels explaining the value of Asterisk Free Checking with impressive results.
Talk about your "static" emails. On Jan. 2, Dish Network contacted a Direct Marketing News staffer who willingly agreed to accept emails from the satellite TV services provider. Poor staffer.
Healthcare reform and signs of economic recovery have insurance marketers retooling their direct marketing efforts to drive relevant messaging to consumers and prospects.
FYI Direct is launching an integrated campaign for its FreeScore.com brand, a company that gives free credit scores online. Two new TV commercials will begin airing on Feb. 6 along with online efforts.
Here's what happened when I decided to forgo online shopping and venture out for a in-store shopping adventure.
Edible Arrangements International, Inc. named Cleveland-based Stern Advertising its agency of record (AOR) for national creative, including television, print and likely some online display, said Steve Thomas, chief marketing officer of Edible Arrangements, on Jan. 12.
An appealing travel campaign has the potential to transport an audience, literally making hearts take flight with a desire to travel to the country or city depicted. And then there are the travel campaigns that inspire you to stay at home.
Media services companies ZenithOptimedia and GroupM softened their independent global ad spending predictions for 2012 in forecasts released in early December. MagnaGlobal, a unit of advertising giant Interpublic, also cut its global advertising forecasts for 2011 and 2012, citing a "worsening economic outlook." But with positive effect of quadrennial events, such as the Summer Olympics, European soccer championship and U.S. presidential elections, will there still be some winning channels?
Striking a good work/life balance can be tough, which is why McDonald's Arabia enlisted Leo Burnett Dubai to spearhead "Family Time Forever." The campaign positions the chain as a family restaurant and aims to remind parents about the importance of spending quality time with their children.
Company of the week
R2C creates, produces, distributes and measures messages that inspire and compel consumers to do something with a brand to drive commercial advantage. The full-service advertising agency specializes in creative, production, media, analytics and performance.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.