Funding daily: Let someone else run your social media marketing

Hope it’s summery and warm where you are, funding news readers. The weather in San Francisco is lovely, if you ignore the dark wall of fog creeping slowly towards the VentureBeat office. The outlook is definitely sunny for these companies! Check out who got funded today, and don’t forget to click the links in each paragraph for more details.

Social marketing is hot: Unified scores $14M following big industry exits

Facebook’s market value may be plummeting, but the demand for its ads, and social ads in general, remains at fever pitch. Here to help brands and enterprises with their social play-calling is startup Unified, which just raised $14 million in financing led by Condé Nast owner Advance Publications, with participation from Silicon Valley Bank.