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CES: Google Is Making Video Ad Reporting Better CES: Google Is Making Video Ad Reporting Better

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google made a couple of big advertiser-related announcements. For one, they’ve added over 30 broadcasters, premium publishers, and major brands to Google Partner Select, the premium video service they launched last year. …

TapSense Announces Ad Platform For Apple Watch TapSense Announces Ad Platform For Apple Watch

Mobile ad exchange TapSense announced the launch of what it says is the industry’s first programmatic ad platform for the Apple Watch, even before the device itself is released. The platform utilizes hyper-local targeting, Apple Pay, and some ad formats …

Yahoo To Announce New Ad Platform For Flurry [Report] Yahoo To Announce New Ad Platform For Flurry [Report]

Yahoo is reportedly planning on launching a self-serve ad platform that would enable marketers to advertise across Flurry, the mobile app network it acquired last year. This is according to a report from The Information, which says: In the past …

Twitter Runs Promoted Accounts In ‘Following’ List Twitter Runs Promoted Accounts In ‘Following’ List

Twitter is promoting accounts in people’s “following” lists, regardless of whether or not the person actually follows that account. This is starting to draw some attention and criticism, as some find it to be misleading. MasterCard appears to be the …

Promoted Pins About To Open Up To All Partners Promoted Pins About To Open Up To All Partners

2014 has been a year of testing for Pinterest when it comes to Promoted Pins, which are sure to be the company’s big revenue generator. They first began testing the ad format in the fall of 2013, but officially launched …

Netflix Plugs BoJack Horseman Christmas Special Netflix Plugs BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

Now is the time of year when many of us are taking in as many holiday specials of our favorite television shows as possible until the big day gets here. Then it’s on to figuring out how we’re going to …

Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions

Google announced that it will be rolling out store visit measurement to advertisers in the U.S. as an enhancement to Estimated Total Conversions, which it launched last year. Estimated Total Conversions is designed to show advertisers the conversions they see …

Internet Ad Revenues Had A Record Quarter Internet Ad Revenues Had A Record Quarter

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC have released their latest figures on Internet advertising revenues, looking at the third quarter. According to their findings, U.S. revenues hit $12.4 billion, making it the the highest quarter on record. Earlier this …

Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options

Twitter announced the launch of two new mobile targeting features for advertisers: mobile carrier targeting and targeting users with new mobile devices. Twitter says a number of types of advertisers can make use of carrier targeting, such as carriers themselves, …

IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released its “State of Viewability Transaction 2015″ report aimed at offering guidance on how to manage the “shift of digital media’s ‘audience currency’ to 100 percent viewability.” Right now, it says, 100% viewability measurement simply …

Liam Neeson Wants to Endorse Your Particular Set of Skills – on LinkedIn Liam Neeson Wants to Endorse Your Particular Set of Skills – on LinkedIn

I don’t say this often, but this is one movie marketing promotion that you might want to consider. Liam Neeson – rather his Taken character Bryan Mills – would like to endorse your particular set of skills. On LinkedIn. In …

Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns

Google announced that it has impression share by device on the Campaign and Ad Group tabs in Shopping campaigns. “More than ever, people are shopping on mobile devices,” says Google. “As marketers it is important to reach these mobile shoppers …

LinkedIn Reveals Top-Performing Sponsored Updates Of 2014 LinkedIn Reveals Top-Performing Sponsored Updates Of 2014

‘Tis the season for annual lists of the best of 2014. One that digital marketers might find particularly interesting is the Top 10 LinkedIn Sponsored Updates of the year. LinkedIn's Top Sponsored Updates of 2014 from LinkedIn Marketing Solutions The …

YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014 YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their best of 2014 lists. This time it’s YouTube with the top ads of the year. These are ads that debuted on YouTube. They evaluated them based on things like watch time, …

Twitter Launches Tailored Audiences From Mobile Apps Twitter Launches Tailored Audiences From Mobile Apps

Twitter announced the launch of tailored audiences from mobile apps, enabling advertisers to create targetable audience segments based on mobile app actions (like installs, purchases, or sign-ups). This follows the recent news that Twitter would track which apps users have. …

Yahoo Adds App Install Ads To Gemini Yahoo Adds App Install Ads To Gemini

Yahoo announced that app install ads are now available through Gemini, the ad marketplace the company launched earlier this year. Advertisers in the United States with managed accounts can use Gemini to promote apps across the Yahoo network with the …

FTC Doesn’t Like When You Ask Employees To Tweet Promotional Content Without Disclosure FTC Doesn’t Like When You Ask Employees To Tweet Promotional Content Without Disclosure

Ad agencies may want to steer clear of asking employees to post positive messages about clients without disclosing their affiliation with campaigns. The Federal Trade Commission may not take too kindly to it. Last week, Sony Computer Entertainment America reached …

Twitter Gives Advertisers Answers Twitter Gives Advertisers Answers

In June, Twitter launched Mobile App Promotion. A bit later, its Crashlytics branch launched Answers, which it described as “mobile analytics you don’t need to analyze”. Later still, Twitter launched its Fabric platform, which includes Answers. In the meantime, Twitter …

Bing Ads Campaign Planner Gets An Update Bing Ads Campaign Planner Gets An Update

Microsoft announced the launch of a new version of its Campaign Planner tool for the holidays. The tool, which was first released in September, has new features for vertical and product trends, keyword research and competitive insights. “Campaign Planner’s search …

Report: FTC Is Concerned About Google’s DoubleClick Report: FTC Is Concerned About Google’s DoubleClick

Google purchased DoubleClick back in 2007. While it was enough to draw heavy scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, the FTC ultimately gave the deal a greenlight as it couldn’t find any grounds to prevent it from going through. That …

Facebook Launches Mobile App Ad Improvements Facebook Launches Mobile App Ad Improvements

Facebook announced new buying, creative, and targeting options for mobile app ads aimed at helping marketers more effectively advertise during the holiday season, and presumably getting them to spend more money. For one, marketers can now buy Facebook mobile app …