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‘World’s Toughest Job’ Ad Gets a Parody About Dads

‘World’s Toughest Job’ Ad Gets a Parody About Dads

By Josh Wolford 18 hours ago

Someone on Facebook probably roped you into watching a video earlier this week called “World’s Toughest Job.” They probably shared it under the status “OMFG so true #blessed” or something like that. You probably watched it, and depending on your …

Google Tests New Ad Pilot Program For Retailers Google Tests New Ad Pilot Program For Retailers

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 …

Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple

Mobile local ad revenues in the U.S. are expected to hit $4.5 billion this year, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. That would be a massive increase over last year, which saw $2.9 billion. And that’s really just the …

IAB: Online Ad Revenue Overtakes TV For First Time IAB: Online Ad Revenue Overtakes TV For First Time

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released its latest Internet ad revenue report, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. It finds that interactive ad revenues for 2013 hit an all-time high of $42.8 billion, exceeding broadcast TV advertising ($40.1 billion) for the first …

Google Removes Queries From Referers In Paid Search Google Removes Queries From Referers In Paid Search

Google announced that it is extending its secure search efforts to paid search, and that it will remove queries from referers on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on Google.com. In other words, the reason you’ve been seeing keywords “not …

Twitter Ads Deliver Higher CTRs Than Facebook's Twitter Ads Deliver Higher CTRs Than Facebook's

Resolution Media released a new report looking at social advertising trends, which found that advertisers invested 127% more in Facebook than in Twitter in 2013. The gap could narrow, however, as businesses voice their frustration with Facebook, and Twitter launches …

Google Reportedly Expanding 'Not Provided' Google Reportedly Expanding 'Not Provided'

Update: OK, this just happened. Last month at the Search Engine Marketing Expo (West), Google’s Singhal said there would soon be an announcement related to changes with the controversial “not provided” issue. Google implemented secure search a few years ago, …

Disqus Is Now Including Sponsored Comments Disqus Is Now Including Sponsored Comments

Disqus announced that it has been testing Sponsored Comments for the past month, and that it’s now expanding the new ad unit so that “it’ll be more likely that you come across” one. Here’s what one might look like: If …

Can Facebook Win Over Small Business Advertisers? Can Facebook Win Over Small Business Advertisers?

Facebook has over 25 million Pages run by small businesses. Facebook’ s global director of small business Dan Levy announced that stat in November. As organic reach continues to decline for all kinds of Facebook pages, the company is trying …

Honey Maid Doesn't Care to Appease Anti-Gay Trolls Honey Maid Doesn't Care to Appease Anti-Gay Trolls

Back in March, Nabisco’s Honey Maid graham cracker brand decided to celebrate love and family in all its various forms with an ad entitled “This is Wholesome.” The tagline was “everyday wholesome snacks for every wholesome family,” and the 30-second …

Google Talks New Campaign Type For Display Network Google Talks New Campaign Type For Display Network

Google hosted a “Hangout on Air” today about getting better performance out of Search Network with Display Select. This is a new hybrid campaign type, which the company says drives 35% better ROI for advertisers compared to the old Search …

Infographic: Publishers Missing Revenue Opportunity Infographic: Publishers Missing Revenue Opportunity

Yieldex has put out a new infographic about how publishers can stop missing out on lost revenue opportunities with more accurate forecasting. It analyzes how big data analysis of online ad inventory can result in more accurate forecasting and optimization, …

YouTube Gives Brands Their Own Creator Playbook YouTube Gives Brands Their Own Creator Playbook

Google announced on Monday that it has created a new YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands. YouTube has had a “Creator Playbook” for years. It includes tips, best practices and strategies to help marketers build their audiences on the world’s largest …

Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads

Twitter reportedly has a new mobile ad product in the works, which may launch in the coming weeks. It’s an app-install ad format, which would enable developers to get users to click to download their applications. This comes from Bloomberg …

Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

For the past few years a new pricing model has begun creeping into the games industry. Beginning on mobile devices, the so-called “freemium” model gives players a taste of a game for free while plastering the title with ads or …

AOL Launches Programmatic Ad Platform 'One' AOL Launches Programmatic Ad Platform 'One'

AOL has rebranded AOL Networks to AOL Platforms, and announced the launch of One, a cross-screen programmatic ad platform, which combines the teams and technologies behind Adap.tv, AdLearn Open Platform (AOP) and MarketPlace, and lives under the AOL Platforms brand. …

Comparing Ad Spend Growth Across Media Comparing Ad Spend Growth Across Media

Kantar Media has a new report out indicating that U.S. advertising expenditures increased 0.9% last year, driven mainly by large advertisers. Expenditures finished the year at $140.2 billion, with ad spending during Q4 up 1.6% year-over-year. Spending among the top …