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July 2016

Closing the Loop: Facebook Launches Tool to Measure Success of Local Advertising in Real Time

In 2015 Facebook initiated Local Awareness Ads, an advertising tool that allows businesses to specifically target Facebook users in close proximity to their location. This function ensures that small companies and local businesses are reaching the audience they need to access most – the consumers right in their neighborhood. This year Facebook is taking things a step further with the introduction of a tool that will not only facilitate the reach of Facebook advertisements to local consumers, but actually track the success of the advertisement in real time.  Continue reading “Closing the Loop: Facebook Launches Tool to Measure Success of Local Advertising in Real Time”

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Snapchat’s new Memories feature changes the game for marketers.

Snapchat built a company on posts that would be gone in the blink of an eye. The new Memories feature now allows users to save their favorite snaps. While this has shocked some in the industry, it’s a natural progression to engage an audience. Continue reading “Snapchat’s new Memories feature changes the game for marketers.”

Spector: the Design Tool that is Changing Typography As We Know It

We often get original fonts from clients without any file. We do our best to match the font, but without the original art it’s time consuming. Now we can replicate fonts quickly with Spector, a handheld tool that takes a photo and uploads the font directly into InDesign.  This gadget can even download any color and convert it to CMYK or RGB within InDesign as well.

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Artificial Intelligence in Advertising

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the web thanks to various companies, including Google. AI in the tech world is a supercomputer of connected hardware and software that mimicks the networks of neurons inside a human mind creating a system that analyzes information and learns. As Google engineer Jeff Dean states, “If you have lots and lots of these neurons and they’re all trained to pick up on different types of patterns, and there are other neurons that pick up on patterns that those neurons themselves have built on, you can build very complicated functions and systems that do pretty interesting things.”

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