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StumbleUpon Gives Advertisers New Tools & Features StumbleUpon Gives Advertisers New Tools & Features

StumbleUpon just announced the launch of a new campaign creation interface for its Paid Discovery ad platform. Advertisers can now choose whether they want to spend their budgets ASAP or spend evenly throughout their campaigns. Also included are some improvements …

Twitter Expands Geo-Targeting To More Countries, Adds Postal Code Targeting In U.S. Twitter Expands Geo-Targeting To More Countries, Adds Postal Code Targeting In U.S.

Twitter announced the expansion of geo-targeting features to more advertisers. It has added state and region targeting in Brazil and Canada and postal code targeting in the U.S. It is also adding geo-targeting including state and region targeting to eight …

Facebook Announces Audience Network Facebook Announces Audience Network

As expected, Facebook announced its Audience Network, it’s new mobile ad network. Product management director Deb Liu revealed it on stage at f8. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it the first time Facebook is going to help you monetize in “a …

Subservient Chicken Is Back After 10 Years To Haunt Your Dreams Again Subservient Chicken Is Back After 10 Years To Haunt Your Dreams Again

Subservient Chicken is one of the strangest marketing campaigns to have ever existed. Back in 2004, Burger King introduced us all to a man in a chicken suit that would respond to commands typed into a web page. It was …

Most Businesses Expect Online Video To Become More Important Than TV Ads [Report] Most Businesses Expect Online Video To Become More Important Than TV Ads [Report]

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released results from a recent survey finding that most brand marketers and ad agency execs believe original digital video programming will become as important to their businesses as TV advertising within the next three …

Facebook Audience Network: The Reported Name Of Facebook’s New Ad Network Facebook Audience Network: The Reported Name Of Facebook’s New Ad Network

Earlier this week, rumors came out that Facebook will be unveiling a mobile ad network at f8 on Wednesday. Mike Isaac at Re/code first reported that the company will pitch the ads to publishers and developers as “a way to …

LinkedIn Launches Partner Programs For Sponsored Updates, Content LinkedIn Launches Partner Programs For Sponsored Updates, Content

LinkedIn announced two new types of Certified Marketing Partners – Sponsored Updates Partners and Content Partners. These, the company says, will make it easier for brands and agencies to scale their content marketing efforts on LinkedIn’s platform. LinkedIn launched Sponsored …

Twitter Launches New Ad Unit To Drive Traffic To Websites Twitter Launches New Ad Unit To Drive Traffic To Websites

Twitter just announced a new ad unit called the Website card, which it says will increase your website traffic and conversions. The company describes it as “a new way for advertisers to easily surface website content within a Tweet and …

Reddit Frontpage Ads Get Location Targeting Reddit Frontpage Ads Get Location Targeting

Reddit announced on Wednesday that it has released location targeting on its frontpage, to make ads more personally relevant to users (which is obviously more helpful to advertisers as well). As the company says, this will be especially helpful for …

Report: Facebook Ad CTRs Up 20% Quarter-Over-Quarter Report: Facebook Ad CTRs Up 20% Quarter-Over-Quarter

Adobe released its Q1 Social Intelligence Report, which looks at social media data and trends around Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. It analyzes paid, earned, and owned social media over 260 billion Facebook ad impressions, 17 billion visits from referred …

Google Answers AdWords Questions In New Video Google Answers AdWords Questions In New Video

Google has released a new “Ask AdWords” video discussing Webmaster Tools, “Site Not Working,” remarketing and conversion tracking. A couple guys from Google’s AdWords team respond to real questions from people asked via social media. Of course you can always …

Twitter’s MoPub Opens Native Ads To All Twitter’s MoPub Opens Native Ads To All

Twitter announced the general availability of MobPub’s programmatic native ads platform after four months of testing it with mobile app developers. Availability will begin on Wednesday. The platform provides advertisers with an SDK for creating customized ad units inside of …

Google Unveils New Ad Features And Tools Google Unveils New Ad Features And Tools

Google held an AdWords announcement event today to reveal a number of new things for Google search ads, the Display Network, YouTube and AdMob. Here’s the full keynote: A new AdMob feature will enable advertisers to target people based on …

Watching HBO with Your Parents Is Just Too Awkward Watching HBO with Your Parents Is Just Too Awkward

HBO has just launched a new ad campaign for their on-demand streaming platform, HBO GO, and it’s great. The main takeaway: Hey millennials–you really don’t want to watch HBO programming with your parents, right? Of course not, that’s why there’s …

Facebook Said To Be Announcing Mobile Ad Network At f8 Facebook Said To Be Announcing Mobile Ad Network At f8

Facebook has taken a couple years off from having its f8 developers conference, but it’s back, and it’s happening next week. Rumor has it that the company will announce a new mobile ad network, as many have expected it to …

Google Shopping Campaigns Get New Upgrade Option Google Shopping Campaigns Get New Upgrade Option

Google launched a new upgrade option for Shopping Campaigns, its new type of Product Listing Ads. This one lets you base a Shopping campaign on a regular PLA campaign. Regular PLA campaigns will go away in August, so advertisers are …

Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’ Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’

On Thursday, Facebook announced the launch of a new “Nearby Friends” feature, which enables people to see when they’re friends are close to their own location. How close? A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that the feature recognizes when …

Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features

Late last year, Google revealed that it had been testing +Post ads, enabling advertisers to reach audiences across the Google Display Network with their Google+ posts. Today, the company announced that it has opened the ads up to all advertisers. …

This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics

Kenshoo has put out an interesting infographic comparing the performance of search and social advertising. As it notes in the highlights, spend and advertiser revenue for both have been strong, social is growing faster, and both deliver positive ROI with …

Ad Spend Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s Ad Spend Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s

In its “State of Paid Search” report for the first quarter of the year, The Search Agency finds that Bing’s growth has more than doubled the rate of Google’s in ad spend. Of course, with Google being such a dominant …

Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’ Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’

Google is testing a pilot program to help retailers better figure out if their online ads are driving in-store sales, reports The Wall Street Journal, which says the company currently has six advertisers on board, and is using data from …