Instagram Grows With Ads on the Horizon

Instagram usage is 150m monthly

Instagram, the photo and video sharing social network, hit 150M monthly active users over the weekend, once again proving that the billion dollar acquisition of the app was well worth the cost to their parent company, Facebook. Only 2 months after introducing video for Instagram, monthly usage continued to grow with 16 billion photos shared […]

What Brands Can Learn From Humans

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A wise man once told me that if humans communicated with each other in real life, the way brands do with us online, we would have no friends. We’d all be yelling at each other “Hey! I’m awesome! Hey did you know I’m amazing? Hey PS check out what I own, check out what I […]

Adland Captivated by Cannes

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 While the divide amongst creative and clients about the benefit of racking up awards for an agency is still up for debate, the media and ad world continue to be captivated by the annual International Festival of Creativity festival AKA Cannes (Lions). The Ad world is Cannes centric this week as the festival celebrates its […]

Yahoo Plans To Acquire Tumblr in 1.1 Billion Dollar Buy

Tumblr will join Yahoo in 2013

Tumblr, one of the world’s premiere blogging platforms is set to be acquired by Yahoo one of the world’s first internet heavy hitters. The deal will be completed by the second half of the year and will be an all cash transaction. Twenty-six-year-old founder David Karp, will remain on as the chief executive for four […]

BuzzFeed Schools Agencies in Content Strategy

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BuzzFeed, a popular consumer website that integrates a viral content identifier technology platform with a manual editorial selection arm which showcases “the viral web in realtime”, is playing even nicer with agency land these days by launching the Authorized Social Storyteller initiative, a branded content training program, for the agency staff themselves. Native advertising isn’t anything […]