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    Mattress Firm wants listeners to rest easy with new podcast as audio medium climbs

    The mattress retailer worked with Vox Media's branded content studio to create a series featuring sleep-related stories and tips.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Google adds customizable ads on search and YouTube

    New tools help users manage interactions with advertisers, including blocking or reporting content and viewing an ad’s funding sources and targeting metrics.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Influencer Marketing

    Amid a surge in confidence and new platform approaches, brands continue to turn to influencers for fresh content that can reach online consumers.

    By Marketing Dive staff
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    Burger King goes for gamers with glitchy deals

    The latest mobile activation from the QSR chain has users searching its app for deals in the form of graphics errors and other bugs.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Pepsi, Pizza Hut put soccer fans in Paul Pogba's shoes with AR game

    Activations with Yum Brands restaurants attempt to capture the excitement ahead of the UEFA Champions League final with help from the star midfielder.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Taco Bell asks diners to swap out mundane meals via TikTok dance challenge

    "Taco Swap" builds on an effort that helped to drive the highest sales week in the chain's history and represents another bid to be closer to youth culture.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Starbucks builds out 'third place' with foray into NFTs

    As a means to build a community around coffee, the chain will link the upcoming digital tokens to exclusive content and perks.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Snap expands e-commerce reach for brands with new AR tech

    Puma, American Eagle and Zenni Optical tested the upgraded tools to offer virtual product try-ons via Snapchat and within their own apps.

    By May 5, 2022
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    TikTok's new premium ad unit aligns brands with top 4% of videos

    TikTok Pulse is bought at a fixed CPM and on a reservation basis, speaking to the app’s efforts to cater to deeper-pocketed advertisers at the NewFronts.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Snapchat partners with Cameo to streamline brand-creator ad deals

    Mattress Firm, Molson Coors and Kraft have been beta testing the program, letting them draw on over 45,000 personalities for custom video ads.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Panera partners with T-Pain and Ntwrk to promote chicken sandwich

    The rapper will host a day of merchandise drops on the shopping app, including a line of items branded with Panera’s logo and images of its chicken sandwich.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Benefit Cosmetics reinforces gaming link with 9-tournament series

    A monthslong effort builds on the brand's Game Face program it debuted in 2020 to connect the beauty and female gamer communities.

    By April 28, 2022
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    TikTok deepens AR investment with Camera IQ tools

    Estée Lauder’s Smashbox and Cartoon Network piloted the new tech, the latter of which notched 4 million views from an AR effect without paid promotion.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Facebook sees users grow again while metaverse bets gain traction

    Wendy's recent activation in Horizon Worlds drew 52 million visitors, a promising development as Meta's broader ad business continues to slow.

    By April 28, 2022
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    What Elon Musk's Twitter takeover means for advertisers

    The Tesla CEO's stated mission around preserving "free speech" tees up looser content moderation policies on a platform already infamous for toxicity.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Snap's ad business challenged as global chaos adds to Apple headwinds

    While the Ukraine war and inflation are impacting revenue, the Snapchat owner has secured upfront commitments more than 60% higher than last year.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Spot Pet Insurance employs Cameo for star-studded campaign

    The company is teaming with talent like Lindsay Lohan, Gabby Douglas and Erin Andrews to produce social media-friendly videos to promote its insurance.

    By April 21, 2022
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    NBA and Google gamify playoffs with virtual app experience

    The tie-in builds on the duo's multiyear partnership and aims to deepen fan interest around the tournament through avatars, trivia and 3D game highlights.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Restaurants leverage delivery boom to reach 4/20 enthusiasts

    Promotions from Jack in the Box, Wingstop and others cater to stoners at home as weed experiences wider legalization and mainstream acceptance.

    By April 18, 2022
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    Mobile app trends 2022: A global benchmark of app performance

    See top trends and benchmarks from the top 2,500 fintech, e-commerce and gaming apps.

    April 18, 2022
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    Why McDonald's leveraged buzzy Szechuan sauce to boost its app

    Promotions like the recent mobile-only offer for Szechuan sauce can onboard more app users and deliver insights into consumer spending habits.

    By April 14, 2022
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    Meta leans into monetizing Horizon Worlds VR platform

    The social media giant will reportedly take a 47.5% cut of virtual assets sold by creators on Horizon Worlds, which is a bet on the potential of the metaverse. 

    By April 14, 2022
  • Epic Games raises $2B to develop its metaverse efforts

    The funding brings its valuation to nearly $32 billion, and includes participation from Kirkbi, the investment firm behind The Lego Group.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 13, 2022
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    Walmart preps mealtime inspiration with shoppable Snapchat lens

    The retailer's collaboration on a new AR lens aims to help mobile users find recipes using ingredients they have at home or can order from Walmart.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Tito's Vodka distills AR packaging to mark 25th birthday

    Scanning a QR code on in-store displays will activate a four-part story of the brand's history and give fans a chance to win a prize.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Brands ramp up gaming marketing but still lag consumers

    At the IAB's first PlayFronts, brands like American Eagle and Unilever dished on using gaming to support commerce goals and court favor with hard-to-reach audiences.

    By April 6, 2022