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VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit: The Future is Now

Nanigans participated in the VentureBeat Mobile Summit at the historic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito earlier this week. CEO Matt Marshall and the entire team at VentureBeat put on a top tier event, bringing in speakers from many different verticals. Here are a few takeaways: Biz Stone: Twitter must make bold choices to survive Google: Boosting the mobile ad market Secret & Mixpanel: User retention and data analyzation While the audience heard from a great group of keynote speakers, the true […]

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Game Changer? Why Marketers are Embracing Native Ads

It’s no secret that advertisers are embracing native advertising to deliver ads that are relevant to the user and blend with the experience of a publisher’s website or mobile app. Social media platforms have led the way with this form of advertising –Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest all have their own native ad products and others are following in their footsteps—New York Times, Tango, AOL. A BIA Kelsey study predicts that social native ad spend will hit $3.1 billion by […]

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Social Media ADD: Marketing to Millennials

As I sit here in the Nanigans office (the nicest one I’ve ever been in) and think about how I am going to write this blog post I get distracted. As a 22-year-old college student I am constantly fighting the urge to visit my Facebook page or finally give in to the urge of opening my iPhone, which has been vibrating for the last hour. Lord knows if I open up that thing there is no way I won’t check […]

Mobile Advertising to Surge 75% in 2014; Fueled by Google and Facebook

Market research firm eMarketer revealed this week that spending on mobile ads worldwide will surge 75.1% to $31.45 billion, in 2014, largely fueled by Google and Facebook. This will represent nearly one-quarter of digital ad spend worldwide. Google is still the market heavyweight, with eMarketer predicting a 46.8% market share. This is down from a 52.6% in 2012 which they are attributing to Facebook’s massive growth. Facebook has rapidly upped the ante for mobile advertisers. Less than two years ago, […]

Facebook’s News Feed Redesign: Not Surprising

Historically, any major modification Facebook has made to its News Feed has been met with backlash; when you have over 1.2 billion users, you’re bound to break a few eggs. This could be one of the reasons why the social network chose to scale back the major redesign it announced last March. Rather than institute sweeping changes to the way people interact with the platform, this time around it seems the company has opted for light adjustments — slightly larger […]