• Several screenshots of the New Balance Snapchat lens on a mobile phone.
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    New Balance unites Snap’s AR, voice tech to offer gifting advice

    The gifting concierge lens lets users verbally answer questions about gift recipients and watch an unboxing experience to see recommendations. 

    By Aaron Baar • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Burger King airdrops codes for free whoppers in Times Square

    Leveraging mobile to engage with consumers in highly trafficked public spaces sees renewed interest as holiday shoppers return to the streets. 

    By Dec. 1, 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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    Duracell’s holiday ad draws on nostalgic power of home movies

    A retro theme extends to Twitter, where the brand is pitting old-school toys like Furby and Bop-It against each other in a bracket tournament.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
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    Disney and Snapchat partner for AR lens ahead of latest ‘Avatar’ release

    The tie-up represents an expansion of an existing partnership that includes in-park experiences and CameraKit activations.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    American Express partners with TikTok for small business accelerator

    The tie-up arrives ahead of Small Business Saturday and includes an offer for a $100 TikTok advertising credit. 

    By Aaron Baar • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Google enhances AR search tools to help harried holiday shoppers

    Offerings for the beauty and sneaker categories allow consumers to get a better sense of what a product looks like without having to step into a store.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Allstate sparks mocktail inspiration on Instagram in safe driving push

    The insurance company teamed up with TV personality Jordan Andino to launch Allstate Good Sips as demand for nonalcoholic beverages grows.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    How Hershey found success with in-game advertising

    The marketer’s Oh Henry! brand used intrinsic ads in a variety of games and saw mobile ad recall increase by 15.9 points to twice the industry average.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    The value of blending: Inside E.l.f’s post-cookie mobile strategy

    As the holidays approach, the beauty retailer counts on a connected ecosystem and its 3 million loyalty members in pursuit of forever customers.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Apple’s Major League Soccer streams may come with ads

    The move follows a 10-year deal with the league and aligns with the tech company’s advertising aspirations.

    By Aaron Baar • Nov. 10, 2022
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    Foot Locker stores become Pokemon Go gyms and stops in Puma tie-up

    Interest in mobile gaming and AR remains strong, as evidenced by Puma’s new Pokemon-themed line of merchandise and in-store activations.

    By Aaron Baar • Nov. 10, 2022
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    Twitter growth prospects flatten, but few are spared from pummeling digital downturn

    Insider Intelligence cut its full-year and 2024 spending forecasts, with even darling app TikTok seeing its outlook dwindle.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Twitter’s advertiser pool began draining months before Musk takeover, analysis finds

    The total number of brands on the app started slipping in the spring, while this week brought a formal pause from General Mills, Audi and others.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Drizly rebrands to focus on gift-giving and e-commerce

    A new campaign highlights the alcohol delivery service as a “now or later” destination as Drizly rethinks its brand purpose. 

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Real estate marketer Rent. creates TikTok solutions platform

    The company coins itself as the only broad-based listing service in the multifamily industry to offer marketing solutions for the social media app.

    By Aaron Baar • Nov. 3, 2022
  • An attendee holds a new Apple iPhone 14 Pro during an Apple special event on September 07, 2022 in Cupertino, California.
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    How brands can leverage Apple’s Live Activities feature

    With the iOS 16.1 update, consumers can pin a third-party app on their iPhone lock screens for up to 12 hours at a time, but such a spot must be earned.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Google’s new shopping updates focus on deals

    The search engine found in a new study that 43% of respondents plan to spend more time looking for discounts this holiday season.

    By Dani James • Nov. 3, 2022
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    Amazon Fashion tries on Snapchat’s Shopping Lenses for AR-fueled experience

    Brands will be able to leverage their Amazon AR assets to showcase styles to Snapchat users.

    By Aaron Baar • Nov. 3, 2022
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    Musk takeover leads Mediabrands to recommend pause on Twitter ads

    The Tesla entrepreneur’s first few days as owner have already brought controversy around brand safety and a flurry of executive exits.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Kohl’s deals-focused holiday blitz features bevy of mobile tactics

    The retailer is making use of a new TikTok feature that lets users shake their phones to reveal a Black Friday discount. 

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Mastercard celebrates Black women business owners with ‘Black Panther’ tie-in

    The campaign includes a Black women-owned small business marketplace on Instagram and a metaverse activation.

    By Aaron Baar • Oct. 27, 2022
  • Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg, wearing a gray sweater, puts his hands up during a presentation.
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    Meta revenue declines again while metaverse skeptics sound alarm

    Investors and analysts alike are growing more vocal in questioning the costly technology pivot, viewing it as distracting from business fundamentals.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
  • A man in shadow looks at his mobile device near a lit up Apple logo.
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    Apple draws Meta’s ire again with new policy around boosted posts

    New guidelines require iOS-compatible social platforms to register paid “boosts” to posts as in-app purchases, giving the iPhone maker a 30% cut.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    YouTube revenue shrinks as Google feels pinch of ad slowdown

    The short-form format remains a focus, but is still in the early days of monetization and facing stiff competition from rival TikTok.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Snapchat owner braces for cold winter as ad revenue slows

    Snap grew revenue by just 6% in Q3 and indicated brand-oriented advertising headwinds will continue into the holidays.

    By Oct. 21, 2022