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Brands Will Nearly Double Marketing Data Budgets While Tripling Mobile Ad Spend in 3 Years

The ad world's data movement isn't going anywhere—in fact, it's going to almost double in the next few years.<p>Brands will allot 11.7 percent of their …

Sherlock’s Cheeky Switzerland

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A century-old church in the Swiss Alps has a surprising basement. Down a tight stairway, past a plate of bullets and a bent fireplace poker, ancient Afghan swords hang as décor. It’s all purposefully dark. That helps disguise any tobacco stains left by the chain-smoking …

The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners

As beneficial as the more automated style of photography can be at times, nothing quite compares to the control and connection you feel when shooting …

Hot List: Must-Get Travel Tech

I know few people who speak passionately about their luggage. More important to frequent fliers is what’s <i>in</i> the carry-on. And these days, it’s all technology. Our laptops, smartphones, and tablets have become essential travel companions—so much so that they require their own on-the-go accessories …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Queenstown, New Zealand: is new tour the ultimate hour of adrenaline?

A new tour in New Zealand offers skydiving, snowboarding, mountain-biking, bungee-jumping and jet-boating all within a day - or even an hour, if you're fast<p>Known as 5X1NZ, the experience takes place in and around the South Island city of Queenstown, which is known as the prime adventure sports …

I Heart My City: Laura’s Stuttgart

<b>Laura Jankjewitz</b> originally hails from Berlin, but considers Stuttgart “home” after relocating there at the age of 7. This full-time engineering student has a passion for Asian culture–she’s even learning Chinese in hopes of studying abroad one day. But in the meantime, here are some of Laura’s …

Eric’s Budapest

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Eric Halsey</b> recently moved from Budapest to Sofia, Bulgaria to conduct independent research for his degree in Balkan history, but already has made plans to return. He says Budapest is “not a city for a weekend, it’s a city or a lifetime.” Check out a few of Eric’s favorite …

Emilio’s Amsterdam

<b>Emilio Brizzi</b> has been a professional photographer most of his life, and one of his favorite subjects is the city where he lives: Amsterdam. His love for the Dutch capital — from its detailed-oriented architecture and modern take on tradition and history to the laid-back independence of its …

Marina’s Bratislava

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Marina Popjakova</b> might not be a native of Bratislava, but she certainly feels like one after having lived there for so long. This self-proclaimed “economist wannabe” and movie enthusiast thinks Bratislava deserves more attention than it gets–and shares her enthusiasm for …

Oliver’s Frankfurt

<b>Oliver Weiss</b> is a born and bred Frankfurter. And though he’s a fervent traveler, he’s always happy to return to his home base–which he describes as a village with a “touch of city.” In fact, Oliver has so much love for his hometown that he’s willing to share his insider intel with the world for …

András’s Geneva

Though born in Budapest, <b>András Barta</b> has called Geneva home since he was just a baby. This Jack-of-all-trades couch-surfing enthusiast–who has worked as a bookseller, financial advisor, bartender, and flight attendant–is now helping to lead a small business while writing for Spotted by Locals in …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Roamer: does this app put an end to roaming charges?

“Connected travel” sounds great. Unfortunately, problems with the “connected” bit begin as soon as you leave the UK. EU legislation changes coming into force are helping to reduce mobile roaming costs but smartphone apps such as Roamer aim to reduce them globally.<p>Travel with the new version of …

Ads of the World™

Highlight the Remarkable<p>Work by DDB Germany for Stabilo Boss<p>News<p>Introducing Muse by Clio<p>The new home for inspiring stories of creativity<p>Campaign …

Clio Awards

No One Agrees On How Much Brands Are Worth Or Why

WHEN Imperial Tobacco, the world's fourth-largest cigarette-maker, said in July that it would spend $7.1 billion to expand its business in America, its chief executive, Alison Cooper, was adamant on one point: it will not be buying companies.<p>Instead, in a three-way deal with Reynolds American and …

New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing

Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming …

Facebook Now Tells Advertisers When Ads Lead To Purchases Across Devices

Facebook announced today that it will be giving advertisers a new report showing how often ads drive users to buy the advertised product on a different device.<p>The company says that to gather cross-device conversion data, it’s combining information gathered by the Facebook Conversion Pixel (which …

These Are The 36 Most Creative Women In Advertising Right Now

Business Insider's list of the most creative women in advertising looks to recognize the most talented women in the industry.<p><b>Skip straight to the list ></b><p>To put this list together, we asked adbiz insiders to nominate the women they believed were the most creative in the business. To counterbalance …

Advertising

This Awesome Commercial Is The First TV Ad Made Entirely Out Of Vines

Savvy social-media stars on YouTube, Instagram, and Vine have figured out how to capitalize on their huge followings by incorporating branding or ads into their creations.<p>But now, rather than developing traditional TV ads and pushing them out to an online audience, some brands are going the other …

Social Media

Truck-A-Tecture: A New Look at Mobile Living

Truck-A-Tecture is a new exhibit hosted by cultural organization KANEKO, examining a new wave of mobile architecture and prefab structures. It …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators can be used to move floating objects in a number of directions -- even against the waves.<p>"We have figured out a way of creating waves …

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