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Twitter Ads, Coming Soon to Your Profile Twitter Ads, Coming Soon to Your Profile

One of Twitter’s main goals – just like Facebook or any other social network – is the find that perfect balance between advertising and a pleasant user experience. That’s why the company is reportedly torn on whether or not to …

Study Looks At Marketer Perceptions of Mobile Ads Study Looks At Marketer Perceptions of Mobile Ads

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released a new study conducted by Ovum looking at over 200 brand marketers and their perceptions of mobile advertising. It found that most (76%) perceive programmatic buying to be an important development in mobile advertising, …

Should Viewability Standard Just Be A Jumping Off Point? Should Viewability Standard Just Be A Jumping Off Point?

As you know, the issue of ad viewability can be a contentious one among advertisers, agencies, and publishers, and we recently looked at this from various angles based on what such parties have been saying in the media. Some of …

Twitter Is Now Testing Autoplay Videos Twitter Is Now Testing Autoplay Videos

We recently heard that Twitter was meeting with top ad execs about potentially running autoplay videos. The feature, according to a report from AdWeek, is at the “top of advertisers’ wish lists for Twitter”. It looks like Twitter is now …

Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear

Pinterest has been developing new machine learning models to improve its home feed, under the banner of “Pinnability”. “The more people Pin, the better Pinterest can get for each person, which puts us in a unique position to serve up …

Facebook’s Organic Reach Murder Is Sending Brands to Instagram in Droves – But Are They Following a Sirens’ Song? Facebook’s Organic Reach Murder Is Sending Brands to Instagram in Droves – But Are They Following a Sirens’ Song?

At this point, brands probably feel like it would be more effective to don dinosaur costumes and shout on the street corner than to post stuff to Facebook. Brands’ organic reach has been murdered by the social network – a …

Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade

Twitter launched Quick Promote last month. This is a new ad offering that lets small and medium-sized businesses promote their best-performing tweets. Upon launch it was available via the Tweet Activity Dashboard. Now, Twitter has made the feature available from …

Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying

Facebook announced that it is going to begin offering topic data to marketers in an effort to let businesses get a better idea of what people are saying about their products on Facebook, so they can better optimize their strategies. …

Adobe Aims To Improve ‘Internet of Things’ Marketing Adobe Aims To Improve ‘Internet of Things’ Marketing

Adobe held its digital marketing conference Adobe Summit, and made a slew of marketing-related announcements “The product and partner announcements cover where marketing is going next: bringing digital experiences to the physical world, IoT and wearable devices, mobile marketing innovations …

Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’ Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’

Twitter announced a new offering for its advertisers, enabling them to reach people from audiences created by its Marketing Platform partners. Advertisers will be able to target Twitter Ads at users who have shown “powerful signals of intent” off of …

Google Finally Launches AdWords App Google Finally Launches AdWords App

Google launched a new AdWords app for Android on Wednesday, offering advertisers a way to manage campaigns on the go. It’s hard to believe Google is just now offering such an app, but better late than never, right? Advertisers can …

Pinterest Ads Are Getting Better Pinterest Ads Are Getting Better

With its Promoted Pins now available to advertisers, Pinterest is working on improving what its ads can do, as you’d expect. The most important thing an online ad can do is target the right people, so those advertisers will be …

A Clearer Look At Mobile Ad Viewability A Clearer Look At Mobile Ad Viewability

The subject of ad viewability continues to be a contentious one throughout the industry, and many are simply confused by various elements of the debate, and rightfully so. It’s pretty confusing. There are so many factors and parties that come …

Marketers Not Confident In Their Big Data Efforts Marketers Not Confident In Their Big Data Efforts

Infogroup has a new study out, which reports that 47% of marketers are seeing a return on their big data investments. The study is based on a survey of nearly 600 marketers, and found that while over half of them …

Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features

Twitter just added a couple of new features to conversion tracking for web. Advertisers can now take advantage of support for transaction values and key conversion tags. The former lets advertisers view the sales that their Promoted Tweet campaigns drove. …

Flash Continues To Die As Google Automatically Converts Ads Flash Continues To Die As Google Automatically Converts Ads

Google announced on Wednesday that it will start converting all Flash ads to HTML5 automatically. The company presents this as an opportunity for advertisers to access more inventory. In a post on Google+, Google says, “Over half of time spent …

Is Facebook Secretly Listening to You to Target Ads? Is Facebook Secretly Listening to You to Target Ads?

Facebook knows you pretty well. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that Facebook knows more about what you like and how much you like it than many of your friends. Think about it. You’ve been dropping Facebook subtle and …

Ad Viewability Contention Rages On Ad Viewability Contention Rages On

If there’s one hot topic in online advertising in 2015, it’s viewability. It’s causing a lot of disagreements between advertisers and publishers, and it’s the subject of a great deal of confusion and chaos throughout the industry. What are your …

Franchise SMBs To Spend 1/2 Of 2015 Ad Budgets Online Franchise SMBs To Spend 1/2 Of 2015 Ad Budgets Online

Franchise small and midsize businesses plan to spend about half of their annual ad budgets on digital, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. It found that these businesses, on average, spent $87,165 on advertising and promotion during the 12 …

Improvements Facebook Has Made On Its Way To 2 Million Active Advertisers Improvements Facebook Has Made On Its Way To 2 Million Active Advertisers

Facebook announced that it has reached over two million active advertisers, up from 1.5 million about half a year ago and 1 million a year-and-a-half ago. “Roughly 35% of US small businesses don’t have a web presence at all, but …

Will Promoted Tweet Syndication ‘Torpedo’ Ad Creativity? Will Promoted Tweet Syndication ‘Torpedo’ Ad Creativity?

Earlier this month, Twitter announced Promoted Tweet syndication, which sees the company showing its ads outside of Twitter. Promoted Tweets appear on third-party services beginning with Flipboard (which now has a desktop experience in addition to its mobile apps) and …