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Seeing how many people have seen an ad is important for marketers, and it has been getting easier on many platforms. Facebook and YouTube, for example, have long displayed the total view count on all videos, including advertisements. Twitter is finally joining this trend so that people can see how many users have viewed it. This will apply both to organic videos and paid advertisements.
Diageo is a major alcoholic beverage company, which produces popular brands including Guinness, Baileys, and Smirnoff. They have just announced that they will be significantly reducing their investment into digital ad spend, largely because of complaints related to brand safety, ad fraud, and transparency.
For marketers, gathering user data and using it to improve ad targeting or sales tactics in general is one of the smartest things that can be done. The fact is, however, that it is even more important ot make sure you are using the data you are able to gather in an honest and transparent way. According to a new survey from SAP Hybris, most consumers (almost 80%) would stop bu ...
WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat applications used today. Several years ago the system was bought by Facebook, which helped it to grow in popularity. The company had recently announced that they would be working on a business focused version of the app, which would allow companies and brands to create their own profiles for use in customer service and other activities.
The latest research report from Forrester is out, with predictions about US display advertising going through 2021. In this report, they stated that mobile, video, and social advertising are going to grow more than other online display ads, which won’t come as much of a surprise to anyone. Interestingly, they also stated that Amazon is going to steal some of the market share ...
A recent report found that about 7.5 million Americans are working ‘side jobs’ to help make ends meet each month. The report was primarily looking at the economic impact of these types of jobs, and how despite the positive overall economic outlook and unemployment numbers. The report does have some interesting implications for the overall digital marketing industry.
IBM has been the owner of the 18.104.22.168/8 block of addresses for decades now, and says that they have been waiting for ‘the right project’ for the 22.214.171.124 IP. This is obviously a brandable and easily remembered IP, so it makes sense. According to a recent announcement, IBM is teaming up with Packet Clearing House and the Global Cyber Alliance to launch a new DNS service they are calling Quad9.
The FTC is taking another step toward helping marketers, and others, ensure they are complying with the requirements for ad disclosures. Prominent disclosures have been a priority for a number of years now, and they continue to make efforts to force companies to clearly display their ads. The latest step they are taking is releasing a new report, which they titled, “Blurred ...
Tune, a marketing company based in Seattle, has just announced that they have acquired intellectual property assets from Optimob. Optimob is a marketing automation startup that is based in Tel Aviv. Optimob has already created software for the HasOffers platform, which is run by TUNE, so their relationship goes back some time.
The Drawbridge Q3 2017 Cross-Device Advertising Benchmark Report was recently released, and provided some valuable insights into how to take best advantage of digital marketing. This report looked at billions of unique ad impressions that were served from July 1st to September 30th of 2017. The information was compiled and released into this report.
Google’s SEO starter guide was originally published back in 2008, and has been largely untouched ever since. They did update it with some changes several years ago, but it clearly hasn’t been a focus. Despite that, it has always been a popular starting point for just about anyone looking to learn about SEO.
AppLovin had an agreement to sell itself to the Chinese firm, Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4 billion. The US government, however, objected to the deal. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is a government panel that watches for potential national security threats, and they have been much more restrictive on these types of buyouts, especially since Trump took office.
A new study has been conducted and released by Free Adblocker Browser (FAB), which is a mobile browser option for Android devices. This browser has a built in ad blocker, and they were looking to learn what types of things prompt users to start blocking services. With this in mind, they surveyed US consumers to discover their reasoning.
According to the media agency Magna, in 2018 44% of all advertising money spent globally will be spent on digital. This is $237 billion to spent on things like video ads, social ads, search ads, and more. What is perhaps more impressive is the fact that by 2020, the agency predicts that 50% of the total global ad budget will be spent online.
Income Access and the Michigan Lottery have announced the launching of an affiliate program to help grow the Michigan ‘iLottery’ services. Michigan’s web-based lottery services are the fastest growing in the United States already, and they are looking to continue that momentum. They have revenue of about $7 million currently, and this has been going up steadily.
Facebook has just rolled out another algorithm update for the News Feed that is designed to combat ‘engagement bait.’ While they claim that this update is designed to give users a better overall experience, it is clear that their ulterior motives are to bring in more paid advertisers. The type of posts that won’t show up as much are those that actively encourage people to cl ...
Snap has just released two new advertising formats that are designed to be more immersive than ever. The formats mark the first significant entrance into augmented reality (AR) advertising for the Snapchat platform. This type of advertising may prove to be quite effective for their target market of teenagers and those in their early twenties.
Since Google began blocking the purchase of unauthorized inventory by using the relatively new ads.txt anti-fraud strategy on November 8th, the prices of ads has started to rise. In many ways, this makes a lot of sense given the fact that by dramatically reducing the amount of fraud in the ad system, marketers and brands can be assured of a higher quality product.
The Internet of Things is one of the fastest growing markets today, and it is helping to change the digital ad industry in many ways. One of the many ‘sub categories’ of IoT is the Location of Things market. These are devices that can track their location for one reason or another. While the primary reason for location tracking is usually something like giving directions or h ...
Ad fraud is one of the biggest issues that the marketing industry is facing today. With brands losing billions of dollars to bots, malware, and other issues, it is something that really needs to be taken seriously. Despite this, many ad networks have continued to try to take the ‘business as usual’ route, and seem to hope that brands will just accept the estimated 20% loss to ...