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Advertising: High Times and Agency Unite to Sell Marijuana to Mainstream

The collaboration has produced a report that says “marijuana is opening up opportunities across a variety of industries.”An executive at Sparks & Honey suggested cannabis-infused food could be ...

Sandwiched in a Cannes Contender, a Diner Scene for the Ages

“Hell or High Water,” a contemporary Western, has one of the top diner or deli scenes in movie memory, rivaling those in “Five Easy Pieces” and “When Harry Met Sally.”

Mediator: Letting Stephen Colbert Be Stephen Colbert (Whoever That Is)

CBS says it brought in a new executive producer for “The Late Show” so Mr. Colbert could focus on hosting. Now the network has to give him room to do what he does best.Anna Kendrick on “The L...

For Women in Advertising, It’s Still a ‘Mad Men’ World

Women now make up nearly half the advertising industry, yet it remains rife with sexist behavior, gender bias and pressure to be one of the guys.

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Optimizing Your WordPress Blog Posts [Plus a Checklist]

Posted by sergeystefogloWordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. There's a good chance you'll need to optimize or work on a website that uses WordPress, if you ha...

Mediator: Following Larry Wilmore Before His Big Night

Mr. Wilmore, the featured comedian at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, said his appearance was “one of those accidents of timing.”Larry Wilmore during the White House Corre...

This Month In #ContentMarketing: April 2016 by @dantosz

Every month, I round up the best of the best so you can get your content marketing education all in one spot. Here are 5 articles about content marketing published in the last 30 days that you shou...

Obama Needles Clinton and G.O.P. Field at Correspondents’ Dinner

The president turned repeatedly to Republicans’ nominating contest for comedic fodder at the annual press corps event.President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. Mr. ...

Photo of Paris Massacre Victim Sets Off Press Freedom Case

A photographer who sold a picture of a man who later died has been charged under a strict French right-to-privacy law.

Ties After Three Periods Send the Fans to Twitter

ESPN’s John Buccigross created a friendly online game in which hockey enthusiasts guess which player will score the winning goal in overtime.John Buccigross and Barry Melrose on the ESPN “Sport...

Blackie Sherrod, Texas Sportswriter His Peers Loved Swiping Lines From, Dies at 96

Mr. Sherrod, voted the state’s best 16 times, was admired for his lively style and for mentoring Dan Jenkins and other younger writers.Blackie Sherrod in 1999. Mr. Sherrod was voted best sportswr...

Why the Right Images Are so Important For Your Blog

Photos and illustrations can make your blog post much more appealing. Make sure to pick or create the right image for your blog post so you'll stand out!The post Why the Right Images Are so Importa...

Snapchat Delivers 10 Billion Video Views Daily: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week ...

Now Selling New York: Four Heroes in a Half Shell

The crime-fighting characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were chosen as this year’s “family ambassadors” in New York City to woo families.Two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to...

Philip Kives, Pitchman Who Perfected ‘As Seen on TV’ Infomercials, Dies at 87

Mr. Kives’s company, K-tel, saturated airwaves for decades with ads for gadgets like the Veg-O-Matic and compilation albums like “Hit Machine.”Philip Kives in 1979. He sold products door to d...

TV Stations Agree to Sell Enough Spectrum to Meet F.C.C.’s Goal

The agency reached its maximum target for a giant airwave auction that will support the next generation of wireless Internet services.Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the F.C.C. “Today’s announceme...

SearchCap: Bing Ads updates, latest Windows 10 release & the Jelly relaunch

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Bing Ads updates, latest Windows 10 release & the Jelly rela...

Google Celebrates 10 Milestones During 10 Years of Google Translate by @SouthernSEJ

Google Translate is now 10 years old. When it first launched it supported only two languages and has now gone on to support over 100 languages. In addition, the user base grew from just hundreds, t...

Take a Trip With Google Using Its New Travel App by @SouthernSEJ

Google is currently beta testing a new travel app, called Google Trips, which is designed to be a smart assistant for planning your vacations.The post Take a Trip With Google Using Its New Travel A...

Six Moves to Put Your Automotive Campaigns in the Driver’s Seat

With Q1 on the books, it’s the perfect time to look at your numbers and see how you’re fairing in the online marketplace for 2016. Could you do better with your digital spend? Perhaps. Can Bing...

What’s in a Name? Just Ask Frank Zappa’s Feuding Heirs

Frank’s son Dweezil was told by the family trust, controlled by two of his siblings, that his show Zappa Plays Zappa risked huge copyright infringement fines.Dweezil Zappa at his home in Los Ange...

Maximizing your mobile impact

Search marketers, are you prepared for a mobile world? Columnist Amy Bishop discusses trends and opportunities to help guide your optimization effort and make the most of your mobile experience. T...

Callout and Review extensions now available in Bing Ads

Advertisers can add the extensions at the campaign and ad group levels. The post Callout and Review extensions now available in Bing Ads appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search ...

Economic Trends: How You’re Making Facebook a Money Machine

The social media addiction of customers is feeding astonishing profits.The smartphone as a lifeline while waiting for a train in New York.

The #1 Reason Why Position #1 Doesn’t Matter

As the layout of search engine results pages continues to change and evolve, columnist Rachel Lindteigen notes that being the top result may not be as important as it used to be. The post The #1 R...

Why SEOs should not ignore Bing Webmaster Tools

Most of us have used Google Search Console, but many SEOs ignore Bing Webmaster Tools. Columnist Tony Edward argues that we should not overlook this rich source of data. The post Why SEOs should n...

4 Ways to Boost the Conversion Rates of Your Link Building by @neilpatel

Link building is still as important as ever. Here are a few ways in which you can start optimizing your link building for better conversion rates.The post 4 Ways to Boost the Conversion Rates of Yo...

Search in Pics: Kangaroos, Russo brothers & new napkins at Google

In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toy...

Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal

In acquiring TiVo, Rovi will get access to analytics about viewing habits and add 10 million households to its own 18 million.A TiVo display at the International CES in Las Vegas in 2011. The combi...

Five of the most interesting SEM news stories of the week

Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from around the world of search marketing and beyond. This week we have loads of paid search stats and research and news on the la...

Should You Convert Your Blog Posts for AMP? by @highervis

When pages aren't optimized for mobile devices, publishers not only lose a reader but the opportunity to market and advertise. This is where AMP comes in.The post Should You Convert Your Blog Posts...

How to Get People to Click on Your Pop-ups by @ab80

Consumers say they hate pop-ups, yet sites continue to use them. That's because, used well, they work. The key to success: Use them wisely.The post How to Get People to Click on Your Pop-ups by @ab...

Dennis Publishing’s Paul Lomax on adblocking and ‘anti-ad zealots’

The growth of adblocker usage is one of the major problems affecting publishers today, as it has the potential to cut into ad revenues which many rely on.  Paul Lomax is CTO and Head of Product De...

Google AMP: What Bloggers Need to Know

Have you heard of Google AMP? Want to know how it will impact your blog? To discover more about Google AMP and the future of blogging, I interview Leslie Samuel. More About This Show The Social Med...

Ryan Stewart on How to Identify & Pitch Outreach Opportunities #MarketingNerds by @AkiLiboon

In this Marketing Nerds episode, WEBRIS founder Ryan Stewart talks about identifying outreach opportunities and how to write the perfect pitch.The post Ryan Stewart on How to Identify & Pitch O...

Student Journalists Get Obama Access That Professionals Might Envy

A group of college journalists were treated to a surprise presidential news conference with President Obama in the White House briefing room.

Company Behind ‘American Idol’ Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The company, Core Media Group, cited declining ratings and the loss of broadcasting fees and sponsors as among the reasons for the Chapter 11 filing.A scene from the finale of “American Idol” t...

Suit Accuses New York Times Executives of Bias

Two women in the advertising department accuse the chief executive of The Times and a vice president of race, age and gender bias.

8 Old School SEO Practices That Are No Longer Effective - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish[Estimated read time: 14 minutes] Are you guilty of living in the past? Using methods that were once tried-and-true can be alluring, but it can also prove dangerous to your sear...

Biz Stone’s ‘Jelly’ App Relaunches As a New Search Engine by @SouthernSEJ

Twitter founder Biz Stone first launched launched Jelly in January 2014 as a social Q&A search engine when you could pose questions that could be answered by your network or extended network. T...
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