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6/28/2017

Google-owned Waze, a driving navigation app, has been working with brands such as AT&T, McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Adidas to help them engage with consumers on the go. The app offers advertisers high-impact spots when drivers are idle for at least three seconds, branded pins on its navigation map, and voice takeovers to promote TV shows and movies.

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Adidas, AT&T, McDonald
6/28/2017

Campari America is taking advantage of Aperol's photogenic nature to promote its Aperol spritz as this summer's hottest cocktail. The company boosted its social activity, resulting in increased organic social engagement of 300% since January 2017, said Campari's Dave Karraker.

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Digiday
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6/28/2017

The value of the international app market is expected to reach $6.3 trillion by 2021, an App Annie report states -- a 380% rise over last year. Mobile shopping is one of the largest drivers of app adoption, the report states.

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VentureBeat
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6/28/2017

Johnson & Johnson Global Chief Marketing Officer Alison Lewis takes a problem-solving, consumer-focused approach to marketing the company's vast line of products. "The modern marketer needs to be a scientist, a strategist, a storyteller, and a socializer," said Lewis of what she calls the four Ss of marketing.

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Johnson, Johnson, Alison Lewis
6/28/2017

Starbucks has launched a buy-one-get-one-free promotion on all grande iced espresso drinks every afternoon through Sunday. The company is using the free beverage opportunity to entice customers who may want to try a new flavor, such as Iced Soy Latte or Iced White Chocolate Mocha.

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KSDK-TV (St. Louis)
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Starbucks
6/28/2017

Todd Saunders outlines a business-to-business strategy for Google AdWords, including identifying and excluding keywords that perform poorly for your business. He advises targeting the customers of rivals using Gmail ads, adopting time-delayed retargeting and adding extensions.

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Search Engine Land
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Google
6/28/2017

Facebook announced that it now has 2 billion regular users, more than a quarter of the world's entire population. The number has doubled since October 2012, and the platform had more than 5 million advertisers as of April.

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Reuters
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Facebook
6/28/2017

Yahoo Mail has undergone a design and tech overhaul that includes the rollout of a new subscription plan called Yahoo Mail Pro. It's part of a sweep of changes under way at Yahoo after its acquisition by Verizon.

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TechCrunch
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Yahoo, Verizon
6/28/2017

Gatorade is calling on fans to channel failure into success with its "Make Defeat Your Fuel" campaign. The spot features athletes such as Michael Jordan and Serena Williams discussing how their biggest upsets spurred them on to greatness.

6/28/2017

You'll be more productive if you get the least enjoyable tasks of your day out of the way first, said Drew Stevens. "Get the calls, the reports, the meeting with the nasty client all out of the way first and the remainder of the day is easier," Stevens said.

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Glassdoor
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