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News Corner July 24, 2013

24 Jul, 2013 By: Doug McPherson

Argo Marketing Group opened a third location in downtown Portland, Maine on June 1. The company says the new center means “greater client services, new amenities for employees and room for growth, including 60 new positions.” The company is headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with its other office in Pittsfield, Maine.

For the first time ever, Univision captures the No. 1 network spot in the 2013 July sweeps, beating ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

AnswerNet, a telemessaging firm with inbound, outbound, electronic and business process outsourcing contact center services, is recognized by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) as a top-50 teleservices agency for the 11th consecutive year.

Delivery Agent announces the launch of ShopTV™, a TV-commerce application available on Samsung Smart TVs. The app is pre-loaded in 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TVs and lets viewers shop via their remote controls for products seen in programs and advertising.

To offer a more complete picture of all TV viewing, CBS is periodically releasing audience data across all platforms for its TV shows – including video-on-demand and online streaming. The first program being offered by CBS is its summer hit “Under the Dome,” the season premiere of which on June 24 pulled in 13.5 million viewers when looking at Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day time-shifting data.

Video platform company Engajer unveils a new service that helps brands embed video pitches directly into Facebook.

Data-driven ad-targeting firm Media6Degrees acquires mobile media buying and targeting start-up EveryScreen Media to offer clients better mobile ad-targeting services. The company is planning more integration between the disparate data sets and ad-serving platforms.

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to grant TV networks a new opportunity to argue for an injunction shutting down online video company Aereo. The decision means Aereo can continue to operate in New York while the broadcasters' lawsuit against the startup is pending.

Looking to separate itself from other TV distributors, Dish Network allows third parties to develop mobile apps for its Hopper set-top box. The first to sign on is Thuuz Sports, which allows Dish customers to control their Hopper directly from Android or iPhone smartphones.

According to a new Mintel survey, 76 percent of U.S. mobile Web users say they’ve seen an ad on their devices in the past month. For younger users (18-24), mobile ad awareness is 91 percent, and among 25-34-year-olds, it’s 83 percent.

In the still fledgling streaming media set-top-box market, Apple TV owns 56.1 percent of sales, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Apple’s device has more than twice the sales of the Roku box, which has 21.5 percent of the market. TiVo trails with 6.5 percent. All others, including those running Google TV, account for the remaining 15.9 percent of the market.

Adobe Systems releases an updated version of its social media platform, allowing marketers to predict the effectiveness of posts before they are published. The platform offers a mobile user interface, streamlined reporting and new collaborative feature.

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