AARP Media Sales announced its collaboration with eye care company Alcon on an innovative advertising campaign spanning AARP's digital and print properties. The two companies teamed up on a joint survey to gauge awareness and understanding of eye health among baby boomers and older consumers.
Acquity Group launched Destination XL's new mobile website. In addition to user-friendly features, the new mobile site fully integrates with Destination XL's loyalty program and allows users access to rewards directly from their iPhone or Android mobile device.
Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM) announced it will spin off a new company, MdotLabs, that will help advertisers, demand-side platforms, and publisher networks ID and avoid invalid traffic. Read more.
Celtra announced its partnership with DDB Chicago to provide leading brands rich media mobile advertising via Celtra's AdCreator 3 platform. Read more.
Centro announced the appointment of Michael Radovancevich as chief technology officer. Read more.
Critical Mass announced it brought on Jon Toews as VP creative and promoted Shannon McEvoy-Halston to VP, insights and planning, adding to the Toronto office's creative and strategy teams. Read more.
Dailybreak announced sales growth of 613 percent, as well as other product, growth, and market achievements. Read more.
Digital River announced a private store solution ideal for makers of digital content and branded manufacturers of all types. Read more.
Disney/ABC Television Group announced Paul Pastor has been promoted to senior vice president of strategy and consumer analytics. Read more.
DG and PHD announced the kickoff of a multi-channel Siemens campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise brand awareness with a focus on Siemens' contribution to manufacturing in North America. Read more.
Ensemble, an alternative to incubator programs that supports startups in the post-incubator stages, announced its launch. Red Rocket Ventures, Ora Interactive, Loud Interactive, Social Katy, and Walker Sands are the founding members. Read more.
Ensighten appointed James Niehaus to vice president of analytics and digital strategy. Read more.
Essence announced the appointment of Brian Krick to the position of head of search and biddable, North America. Read more.
EveryoneSocial announced the availability of its integrated social publishing platform, enabling employees to amplify their company's brand. Read more.
Gladson announced the launch of Gladson myBrands. Read more.
GroupM named Ruud Wanck global chief operating officer for GroupM Interaction, a new position. Read more.
Horizon Media announced that Edible Arrangements has named Horizon's New York office as media agency of record (AOR). Read more.
LinkedIn has named David Thacker vice president of marketing solutions products.
Mass Relevance announced the appointment of Manish Mehta as chief product officer. Read more.
NICE Systems announced the acquisition of Causata, a provider of real-time big data analytics technology. Read more.
Omnicom Media Group (OMG) Asia Pacific has appointed Samantha Webb in the newly created role of talent director, for the region. Read more.
OneSpot announced it is adding a Content Sequencing Engine as part of the OneSpot platform. Read more.
Plink announced it is on pace to motivate $100 million in offline sales over the next 12 months for national, restaurants, and retail brand partners. Read more.
PPC Associates announced that Brian Bennett has joined the company as vice president of sales and customer development. Read more.
Rakuten Marketing announced it has acquired PopShops. Read more.
SapientNitro announced the hire of Valerie Carlson as executive creative director for the Los Angeles office.
Socialbakers announced that Luca Benini has been appointed the vice president of sales for the EMEA region. Read more.
SocialChorus announced that the company has achieved more than 350 percent growth in new customers over last year and has successfully closed a Series A round of $2.5 million.
SMTP, Inc. appointed Jon Strimling as CEO of the company. Read more.
Swift Collective announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based PR firm, Saeger Media Group (SMG), to form full-service digital communications agency, Swift. Read more.
The Week and Mental Floss announced four key hires who join a newly expanded and integrated group inclusive of marketing, sales, and editorial staff members. The group will conceive, develop, and implement custom marketing solutions. The new hires include Richard Blakeley, director of digital products and strategy; Jamie Altschul, national advertising director; Tracy Monahan, marketing director; and Erica Berger, editorial product manager.
Trueffect announced a new strategic partnership with RedArk. Read more. Trueffect is also hosting a webinar called "Fundamentals of First-Party Technology" on Wednesday, August 28, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Register here.
Vertical Search Works (VSW) announced a key hire, bringing Bill Drolet on as the senior vice president of video platform sales. Read more.
Viggle announced the launch of the Viggle Audience Network. Read more.
Vocus announced Mark Gambill joined the company as chief marketing officer. Read more.
Widen Enterprises announced the release of Smartimage version 2.0, a new solution for collaborative cloud-based media management.
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