Advertising

LG banner ads sense and mock competing smartphones

LG, along with M&C Saatchi have come up with a rather interesting advertising campaign. LG is using this to promote the G2 smartphone and has it running in Sweden. While that means a vast amount may never see these ads in person, they are adding a nice spin on the regular competition bash.

Instagram plans to have advertising within a year

Instagram has recently announced that advertising will begin showing up within the next year. The details are still on the light side, meaning Instagram has yet to announce any specifics. Or for that matter a date of when these advertisements will begin showing in your feeds. But that being said, Ms. White, director of business operations at Instagram has said they should be ready to begin selling ads within the next year.

Verizon reveals Moto DROID ULTRA ‘Catch me if you can’ TV ad spot

In case you guys haven't been paying attention, the brand new smartphone trio from Motorola arrived for Verizon Wireless today. That being the 5-inch Motorola DROID ULTRA, the MAXX with the promise of 48 hours of battery life, and the small yet powerful DROID Mini. They're officially on the shelves today and now Verizon's started rolling out some clever video ad spots.

Google Maps for Android now includes local search-based advertisements

It is no secret that Google makes money based on advertising. Services like Gmail have long included advertisements and moving forward you will likely be noticing some on Google Maps. While this may sound like a terrible move for the average user, it may actually be the opposite. To begin with, these advertisements are based on your search queries. They are also going to be returning results that are local to your location.
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