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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 …

Gartner: Digital Marketing Budgets To Increase by 10% This Year Gartner: Digital Marketing Budgets To Increase by 10% This Year

Gartner released some new findings from a survey of marketing executives. Among these are that digital marketing budgets will increase by 10% this year, and that on average, companies spent 10.7% of their annual 2013 revenue on overall marketing activities. …

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 …

Ronald McDonald Gets New Look For Social Media

The image of Ronald McDonald is iconic throughout the world. The McDonald’s mascot has been selling happy meals in nearly every country in the world for decades. Now, with the internet bringing companies closer than ever to consumers, Ronald McDonald …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple Over Next Five Years Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple Over Next Five Years

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 In U.S. IAB: Online Ad Revenue Overtakes TV For First Time In U.S.

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 …

Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About? Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About?

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 …

Report: Twitter’s Ads ‘Consistently’ Deliver Higher Click-Through Rates Than Facebook’s Report: Twitter’s Ads ‘Consistently’ Deliver Higher Click-Through Rates 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 …