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Instagram Destroys Twitter in Brand Engagement, Says Report

Instagram Destroys Twitter in Brand Engagement, Says Report

By Josh Wolford 2 hours ago

Brands looking to cultivate a robust social media following should be putting a lot of their time into Instagram, according to recent data. Socialbakers says that brand engagement on Instagram is blowing Twitter out of the water. In fact, the …

Google Makes Mobile Lightbox Ads Available Globally Google Makes Mobile Lightbox Ads Available Globally

Google recently announced it would bring its Lightbox ad format to mobile devices. They’re now available to AdWords advertisers globally. “With Lightbox ads, it’s easy to use existing creative assets to create beautiful, engaging ads that look great on any …

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, …

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 …

Ace Metrix Ranks Top 10 Holiday Ads Ace Metrix Ranks Top 10 Holiday Ads

Television and video advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix announced the top 10 highest scoring holiday ads heading into Thanksgiving. “As is true throughout the year, advertisers develop ads based on a variety of creative strategies. During the holiday season, however, …

Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands

Twitter announced that it’s testing a new offering for advertisers called Twitter Offers, whicn enables them to provide card-linked promotions to users. When a Twitter users sees a Twitter Offer in their timeline, they can add it to their credit …

Big Facebook Spenders Get Special Ad Tool [Report] Big Facebook Spenders Get Special Ad Tool [Report]

Facebook reportedly has a marketing program called Grapevine, which it shares with some of its highest-paying advertisers, that gives those advertisers access to unprecedented user data on an anonymous basis. This is according to AdWeek, which cites anonymous sources, and …

Google Launches Publisher Payment Tool Contributor Google Launches Publisher Payment Tool Contributor

Google has a new product for publishers that enables them to receive payment from readers who would rather pay for content than see ads. It’s called Contributor by Google. The user chooses a monthly contribution from $1 to $3. When …

Google Releases New Shopping Campaign Features Google Releases New Shopping Campaign Features

Google announced the launch of some new features for its Shopping Campaigns. These include an auction insights report, a revamped search impression share, device/time segmentation, bid simulator columns, and a flattened view of product groups. The auction insights report lets …

Mozilla’s New Browser Ads Make Their Debut Mozilla’s New Browser Ads Make Their Debut

Mozilla announced in February that it would sell ad space in its popular Firefox browser through “Directory Tiles,” which would replace the nine blank tiles on the tab page with “pre-packaged content” for first time users. “Directory Tiles will instead …

DoubleClick Outage May Have Cost Publishers DoubleClick Outage May Have Cost Publishers

Google’s DoubleClick ad network suffered a major outage today. It reportedly began at around 9:40 AM Eastern, and lasted a little less than an hour. Everything should be back to normal now. Google just tweeted this: Our team has worked …

Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million

Yahoo announced that it has agreed to acquire programmatic video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. The platform will be combined with Yahoo’s premium desktop and mobile video ad inventory. Yahoo also notes that related publisher relationships will …

Adrian Peterson Loses Nike Sponsorship After Plea Adrian Peterson Loses Nike Sponsorship After Plea

Nike has ditched Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. “Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete,” said a Nike spokesperson in a very brief statement. Peterson’s Nike deal was already suspended, following the star’s indictment. In September, a grand …

AOL Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12% AOL Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

AOL just released its Q3 earnings report with total revenue growth of 12% year-over-year thanks to strong global advertising growth. This was the company’s seventh consecutive quarter of revenue growth. It grew its domestic multi-platform unique visitors by 14% from …

CNN Talking Heads Use Surface Tablets As iPad Stands CNN Talking Heads Use Surface Tablets As iPad Stands

Once again, Microsoft is having a hard time controlling the variables of its product placement. You may have been watching CNN’s election coverage last night. If so, you may have seen a bunch of shiny, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 …