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Bing Ads Get Better Location Targeting, Ad Scheduling Bing Ads Get Better Location Targeting, Ad Scheduling

Microsoft announced some updates to Bing Ads aimed at improving location targeting and ad scheduling. Now included are: ad scheduling in fifteen-minute increments, zip code targeting and exclusion, radius targeting improvements, a new geo location report, user experience improvements for …

NFL Announcers Keep Calling Microsoft’s Product-Placed Surface Tablets ‘iPads’ NFL Announcers Keep Calling Microsoft’s Product-Placed Surface Tablets ‘iPads’

Oftentimes, a brand can become so ubiquitous that people stop thinking of it as a brand of a specific product, and instead begin to associate the brand as inherent to said specific product. You probably do it all the time …

eBay Has New (Kind Of) Mobile Ad Plans eBay Has New (Kind Of) Mobile Ad Plans

eBay has a new webpage up about in-app mobile advertising, where it is courting advertisers to appear in its apps. As AdAge notes, the company tested ads in its mobile apps in 2012, but decided not to run with it. …

Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates

Facebook announced a couple more changes to the News Feed on Thursday, specifically around how it shows ads to people. Both changes deal with the signals Facebook gets from people who choose to hide the ads they see. Product manager …

Samsung’s Already Making Fun of Apple’s Big Event Samsung’s Already Making Fun of Apple’s Big Event

Never known to miss an opportunity to put out some snarky ads targeting competitors, Samsung has already decided to go full throttle on bashing Apple over the company’s big launch event. The event, which took place on Tuesday in Cupertino, …

Google Changes Search Ads On Smartphones Google Changes Search Ads On Smartphones

Google announced some tweaks to the way it displays mobile search ads on smartphones. Beginning on October 15th, ad extensions may show instead of the second line of ad text. Here’s the before and after: Google says the adjustments are …

Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries

Last week, Twitter announced the expansion of Twitter Ads into twelve new markets including: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Portugal. On Thursday, the company announced the launch of self-service ads …

Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords

Google announced a new ad extension for AdWords called callout extensions, which allow businesses to add text highlighting specific info about their products and services. You can use the extensions to draw attention to important details about products or highlight …

Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video

Google regularly uploads videos to the Google Ads YouTube channel, answering questions related to AdWords asked on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitter. The company has posted a new one talking about invalid clicks. The specific question being addressed is: How can …

Gisele Bundchen Signs With Under Armour

What do married power couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have in common besides both being rich, famous, and beautiful? They are now also both endorsing Under Armour. ESPN reported yesterday that the supermodel inked a multi-year deal with the …

Report: SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B Next Year Report: SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B Next Year

BIA/Kelsey is estimating that spending on local media by SMBs will reach $50.4 billion in 2015 at 35.8% of total local media spending. SMBs, it says, will allocate $37.7 billion of their local media spend to traditional media and $12.4 …

DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite Gets New Reporting Tools DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite Gets New Reporting Tools

Google announced the launch of several new tools for DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite: Adaptive Shopping Campaigns, bid optimization for Shopping Campaigns, and Purchase detail reports. Adaptive Shopping campaigns let you dynamically create and optimize your Shopping Campaign structure based on …

Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening

Whenever a new social media experience catches the media’s attention, marketers are usually among the first to take note and utilize it. On Tuesday, Facebook’s Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a new iOS app designed to let users create …

Apple Launches New Ad Formats For iOS Apple Launches New Ad Formats For iOS

Apple announced a couple of new ad formats for its iAd platform: pre-roll video and full-screen interstitial banner ads. The company said in a developer announcement, “Now you can deliver highly engaging ads from leading brands,” adding that the formats …

Report: Facebook To Take On DoubleClick With Atlas Report: Facebook To Take On DoubleClick With Atlas

Facebook is getting ready for an all-out “assault” on Google’s DoubleClick this fall, according to a new report from The Information, which broke the news about Amazon’s acquisition of Twitch on Monday. Facebook acquired the Atlas ad platform from Microsoft …

Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets

Twitter announced that it’s expanding Twitter Ads into twelve new markets in Eastern Europe and Portugal. “There has been tremendous growth in this region over the last year, and Twitter Ads will now be available in 35 EMEA (Europe, Middle …

Samsung Just Had to Turn the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an Ad Samsung Just Had to Turn the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an Ad

Like President Obama and his views on gay marriage or a pokemon, I can evolve. My initial feelings on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge were cynical, to say the least. Just donate the damn money, you’re only doing this for …

Google Improves AdWords For Advertisers Accepting More Than One Currency Google Improves AdWords For Advertisers Accepting More Than One Currency

Google announced that AdWords advertisers can now add currency information to their conversion values to more easily measure revenue when accepting more than one currency on their site or app. If you add currency info to your conversion values, all …

Instagram Debuts Ad Analytics Suite for Brands Instagram Debuts Ad Analytics Suite for Brands

By some accounts, brands are seeing more engagement from their instagram ads than they are from other social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Instagram, which only began allowing ads less than a year ago, is taking things slow. Your Instagram …

Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter

Microsoft announced a new feature for pubCenter, its advertising hub for app developers on Windows and Windows Phone. It now offers custom reports, with improved analytics. Earlier this year, the company announced a complete overhaul to pubCenter, and they’re continuing …

AdWords Gets New Bulk Editing Features, Conversion Setting AdWords Gets New Bulk Editing Features, Conversion Setting

Over on Google+, Google announced some new AdWords features for bulk editing and a new conversion setting. The bulk editing features are aimed at helping advertisers update settings across campaigns more quickly. They enable you to filter for campaigns targeting …