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Apr 9th 2013

Join AOL's One Day Without Shoes Barefoot Challenge

Millions around the world grow up without owning a pair of shoes and are subjected to life-threatening diseases and infections. For the third year in a row, AOL is proud to support TOMS One Day Without Shoes, a day to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child's life by taking off our own.

On Tuesday April 16th, AOLers will join people across the globe by taking off their shoes and going barefoot to help initiate conversations on this issue. Founder and Chief Shoe-Giver of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie, truly believes that the curiosity of going barefoot leads to conversation, which leads to action, which ultimately leads to change.

We've helped spread the One Day Without Shoes message to millions – and now you can also take action by pledging to go barefoot on April 16th and you could even win a $500 TOMS gift card! Enter to win on our Facebook Page. The more bare feet there are, the bigger the footprint so join the movement.

Tweet your support: Click here to tweet now!

Feb 26th 2013

Advertising.com Offers Facebook Inventory Through Facebook Exchange Partnership

Advertising.com customers can now access Facebook inventory through AOL's massive premium, cross-screen network. With 608M global unique visitors, Advertising.com is one of the largest providers of programmatic buying, and with the addition of Facebook's 1bn users, our reach is expanded even further.

We know that advertisers want to include Facebook inventory in their buys – we're seeing it on RFPs – so we're glad to be able to further meet their needs. Marketers can execute both brand and performance campaigns across screens (desktop, mobile, tablet, connected TVs), across formats (video, mobile, premium formats), and now on one of the most visited sites in the world, all with one buy through Advertising.com.

Working with Advertising.com advertisers will be able to powerfully leverage their own, and AOL's, targeting on Facebook.

At AOL Networks, our mission is to simplify digital advertising at scale. We are delivering on the intersection of premium and programmatic buying for our clients and this is another step in that direction.

* comScore Media Metrix January 2013

Nov 13th 2012

Goviral Reveals Best 100 Brands in Branded Content

With the overflow of viral videos and branded digital stunts, it is becoming more and more difficult for anyone to make a splash in the social market. The goviral team have released the top 100 brands in branded content for 2012, highlighting the companies and brands that are leading the way with their social content.

The first goviral Social Video Equity Report evaluated these brands based on their volume, total views and engagement for content uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Goviral then weighed the quality, purpose, innovation and audience relevance, before calculating the final social video equity score. From the report:

"The results of goviral's Social Video Equity Report prove that when it comes to branded content, fortune favors the brave", said Mads Holmen, Planning Director, goviral. "Brands like Red Bull, Old Spice and Nike are risk-takers, constantly disrupting what's expected to spark agenda-setting conversation. An effective social video strategy can elevate a brand beyond the product, creating an experience consumers really want to part of."

Click here for additional details on goviral's research and findings. For the full list of the top 100 brands in branded content, visit goviral.com

Sep 5th 2012

AOL Autos Giveaway Continues with an OnStar FMV & 2-Yr Subscription

AOL Autos Giveaway is pleased to announce the launch of our second sweepstakes on the AOL Autos Facebook page. Starting today, we're giving away a free OnStar FMV unit complete with 2-year subscription. The sweepstakes runs through September 14th.

Entrants can 'like' AOL Autos on Facebook to enter or, if already a fan, may enter directly into the sweepstakes by filling out a simple entry form. Click here: http://aol.it/OSYA2t to enter and you could be our next lucky winner. Encourage friends to sign-up for the sweepstakes and earn additional entries into the giveaway for yourself!

Good luck!

Aug 13th 2012

On-Air: HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post Media Group launched HuffPost Live, the site's live streaming network, and starting today, anyone with a smart phone, a tablet, or a webcam can instantly join the conversation happening on HuffPost Live.

On HuffPost Live, users' voices can be heard on the issues that matter most to them, right along with the network's other guests, including newsmakers, celebrities, pundits and experts. HuffPost Live operates out of studios in New York and Los Angeles, with a satellite studio operating out of HuffPost's Washington, D.C. bureau. HuffPost Live will live-stream 12 hours of programming, five days a week, with highlights shown overnight and on the weekends.

At launch, HuffPost Live's host/producers include Marc Lamont Hill, Abby Huntsman, Alicia Menendez, Alyona Minkovski, Nancy Redd, Mike Sacks, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Jacob Soboroff, Janet Varney and Josh Zepps.

This innovative new launch is supported by our founding partners at Cadillac and Verizon. Throughout 2012, both these partners will enjoy the opportunity to be directly integrated into the live programming as well as the in the surrounding media across platforms, and syndicated across AOL brands.

Follow HuffPost Live on Facebook (Facebook.com/HuffPostLive) and on Twitter @HuffPostLive. Watch HuffPost Live now at live.huffingtonpost.com.

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