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Taykey Raises $15 Million In Latest Funding Round, Brings Total Funding Up To $32 Million To Date

Written on
January 20th 2015
Author
Adotas

Today, Business Insider reported that New York-based social trends-based adtech startup Taykey announced it had raised a $15 million funding round, bringing its total funding to date up to $32 million. The latest investment comes from Eric Schmidt’s venture arm Innovation Endeavors and MSR Capital, and from current Taykey investors including ... more...

How to Use Search Data to Turbocharge Twitter Ads

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January 1st 2015
Author
Brenda Ton

Did you know there are 2.1 billion searches on Twitter every day?  Millions of people use Twitter search to stay informed of the latest news and trends. Because Twitter is a key search site, using keyword data to target campaigns on Twitter Ads is the best way to drive engagement ... more...

When it Comes to Google What’s Good to Know May Not Be Good for Me

Written on
November 14th 2014
Author
Doug Knepper

I thought to go back on a piece we published some time ago about Google’s ad own ad push entitled “Good to Know” from 2012. At the time they had some snappy ads on the train going into New York City. One is reproduced below.  It broadcasts the idea that Google is ... more...

Google’s Missed Third-Quarter Earnings Highlights Questions for Internet Giant

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October 20th 2014
Author
Adotas

Last week, Google’s shares fell in late trading after the Internet giant missed earnings expectations. Google reported its third-quarter profit slipped to $2.81 billion, or $4.09 a share, from $2.97 billion, or $4.38 a share, a year ago. On an adjusted basis, Google earned $6.35 a share, falling short of $6.54 a ... more...

Social Commerce for Retailers: Helpful or Hindrance?

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September 19th 2014
Author
Brad Lawless

Following Facebook’s lead, Twitter joined the instant gratification bandwagon and announced its own “Buy Now” button. Social media drives commerce, but brands struggle to tie that connection back to brick-and-mortar stores. Earlier this year, Amazon took a major step toward monetizing it’s social following with #amazoncart. Target and Nordstrom followed suit ... more...

Consumers Are Loyal to Only Five Brands According to New Study by Silverpop

Written on
July 31st 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

Coke or Pepsi? Levis or 7s? Tide or OxyClean? Take quick a look at the items around your house. Do you prefer to only purchase a particular brand of detergent, soda or jeans? If you do, you’re not alone – new research by behavioral marketing company Silverpop (an IBM company) reveals ... more...

3 Social Engagement Myths & Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

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July 3rd 2014
Author
Lance Neuhauser

ADOTAS – Social ROI is being measured incorrectly. The metrics used to represent the impact of social don’t represent the true value that it provides for your brand. I see three main myths tripping up marketers who are looking to add value to their social efforts. Let’s look closer Myth #1: ... more...

The War On Online Fraud: We’re In This Together

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June 27th 2014
Author
Alec Greenberg

ADOTAS – Fraudulent traffic continues to be a major issue plaguing the online advertising business. And the reality is that every website gets bad traffic, even websites produced by the most legitimate publishers. At the 2014 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, our CEO Tom Phillips delivered a dramatic message to members ... more...

In The Big Leagues: AT&T Seeks DirecTV Merger to Decrease Costs, Compete with Google

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June 26th 2014
Author
Peter Koeppel

ADOTAS – As you likely know by now, AT&T has reached an agreement with DirecTV to purchase the satellite content provider for a deal valued at $67.1 billion. Pending FCC, shareholder and local government approval, the deal would help AT&T make its mark on the video and TV business as ... more...

Adgooroo Data Details Steep Rise in CPC Across Major Industry Categories

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June 26th 2014
Author
Press Release

ADOTAS — Adgooroo, a leading provider of Search Marketing Intelligence that drives competitive advantage for Internet marketers, released new data today detailing a rise in Cost-Per-Click (CPC) on U.S. AdWords between the first quarters of 2012 and 2014. According to proprietary AdGooroo data, CPC on U.S AdWords has increased an average ... more...