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CivicScience Report on Social Media: Who’s using which platform–and how it’s used

Written on
January 6th 2016
Author
Adotas

Beyond Facebook: Profiling Active Users of Next-Tier Social Media to Drive Smarter Marketing–a Q4 2015 Report from CivicScience. With nearly 80% of U.S. adults now using Facebook, its ability to reach large numbers of consumers across demographic, socio-economic, and geographic lines makes it a must-have advertising vehicle, akin to television or ... more...

Instagram Blows the Doors Off Twitter

Written on
September 23rd 2015
Author
Adotas

Instagram, headed by CEO Kevin Systrom (pictured left), was bought by Facebook in 2012 for $1 billion. It now has more than 400 million users–100 million of them signing up in the past nine months. Twitter has just 316 million monthly active users and we bet it wishes it had ... more...

Predicted: By 2017, Instagram mobile ad revenue will hit $2.81 billion

Written on
July 28th 2015
Author
Adotas

“Now that Instagram is opening up, there is a lot of pent-up demand. The rollout of new features over the next several months means that by the end of 2015, Instagram will have a host of new ad products for advertisers large and small. In particular, Instagram advertisers will be ... more...

Instagram Hits 300 Million Active Users, Announces Verified Accounts And Better Spam Filtering

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December 10th 2014
Author
Adotas

Instagram announced it now has 300 million active users. They’ve added 100 million actives just nine months after announcing its 200th—but that doesn’t mean it’s making money. Too bad a picture isn’t worth 1,000 dollars—instead of 1,000 words! The photo sharing company, which was bought by Facebook in 2012 for a ... more...

Brands Bring Tricks and Treats to Instagram for Halloween

Written on
October 31st 2014
Author
Adotas

Happy Halloween! Today brands are reaching out with some spooky and creative campaigns that brands have been sharing on Instagram in honor of Halloween. Below you’ll find some of the holiday’s best and ghoulish brand Instagrams from Disneyland, Target, Jet Blue and Oreo to name a few. More examples and Halloween ... more...

Epoxy Raises $6.5 Million In Series A Funding

Written on
June 24th 2014
Author
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2014 (ADOTAS) – Epoxy, a vanguard technology company at the intersection of video and social media, announced today that Upfront Ventures and Time Warner Investments led a $6.5 million Series A financing round. Previous investors include Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Advancit Capital, Greycroft Partners and Robert ... more...

UPDATED: Instagram to Introduce Ads in Other Countries

Written on
June 9th 2014
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS – Today, Instagram announced that it will expand its ad offerings into Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia later this year. “… Since introducing ads last November, we’ve worked with a handful of top brands to draw creative inspiration from the community and create ads that were engaging and felt ... more...

Curalate Secures $8.6 Million in Series B Funding Led by NEA

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June 9th 2014
Author
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, June 9, 2014 (ADOTAS) – Curalate, the leading visual analytics and marketing platform, has secured $8.6 million in Series B financing, bringing its total funding to $12.5 million. NEA led the round with participation from First Round Capital, MentorTech Ventures and Vayner RSE, Gary Vaynerchuck’s new $25 million fund. Vaynerchuck will serve as a ... more...

LiquidM Launches Native Ad Creator to Monetize Popular Mobile Content

Written on
June 2nd 2014
Author
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2014 (ADOTAS) – LiquidM, the only white-labeled Mobile Advertising Management Platform (MAMP), today launched its Native Ad Creator to help mobile developers and advertisers create beautifully designed native ads that blend naturally with existing, popular mobile content. The Native Ad Creator allows developers to design and customize native ... more...

Can Selfies Earn You Cash? Strengthen Brands? Save the World?

Written on
June 2nd 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – The ubiquitous selfie had made its way into our daily social feeds, but why do people have the urge to snap pictures of themselves and share them with the world? While there are differing opinions as to why people embrace (or shudder at) this social phenomenon, brands and ... more...