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Promoted Pins Are Really Good At Getting Clicks Promoted Pins Are Really Good At Getting Clicks

When 2015 started, Pinterest made reservation-based Promoted Pins available to all advertising partners. Early indication is that the ad format could be a major driver of revenue for the company. Pinterest first began testing Promoted Pins in the fall of …

Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos

When it comes to dealing with violent and/or potentially offensive content, Facebook has made a lot of missteps. Now, the biggest social network in the world is looking to find a satisfactory medium between a completely hands-off approach and stifling …

Facebook: Video Is Taking Over, Up 75% in the Last Year Facebook: Video Is Taking Over, Up 75% in the Last Year

Facebook says the video party is in full swing and content creators (users, but more importantly – brands) should come join said party. Or if they’re already at the party, they should learn how to party harder. We already know …

CES: Google Is Making Video Ad Reporting Better CES: Google Is Making Video Ad Reporting Better

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google made a couple of big advertiser-related announcements. For one, they’ve added over 30 broadcasters, premium publishers, and major brands to Google Partner Select, the premium video service they launched last year. …

Yahoo To Announce New Ad Platform For Flurry [Report] Yahoo To Announce New Ad Platform For Flurry [Report]

Yahoo is reportedly planning on launching a self-serve ad platform that would enable marketers to advertise across Flurry, the mobile app network it acquired last year. This is according to a report from The Information, which says: In the past …

Oracle Announces Datalogix Acquisition Oracle Announces Datalogix Acquisition

Oracle announced that it’s acquiring consumer data collection company Datalogix, which currently aggregates and provides data for over $2 trillion of consumer spending from 1,500 data partners. This data is used to provide ad targeting. Datalogix is already in use …

Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions

Google announced that it will be rolling out store visit measurement to advertisers in the U.S. as an enhancement to Estimated Total Conversions, which it launched last year. Estimated Total Conversions is designed to show advertisers the conversions they see …

Internet Ad Revenues Had A Record Quarter Internet Ad Revenues Had A Record Quarter

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC have released their latest figures on Internet advertising revenues, looking at the third quarter. According to their findings, U.S. revenues hit $12.4 billion, making it the the highest quarter on record. Earlier this …

Instagram Destroys Twitter in Brand Engagement, Says Report Instagram Destroys Twitter in Brand Engagement, Says Report

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 …

Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options

Twitter announced the launch of two new mobile targeting features for advertisers: mobile carrier targeting and targeting users with new mobile devices. Twitter says a number of types of advertisers can make use of carrier targeting, such as carriers themselves, …

Twitter Reportedly Torn on Autoplay Videos Twitter Reportedly Torn on Autoplay Videos

Whether you’re a marketing-minded person who thinks that Twitter is a perfect place for autoplay video ads or a user who absolutely hates the sound of that – you have people inside the company that agree with you. In fact, …

IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released its “State of Viewability Transaction 2015″ report aimed at offering guidance on how to manage the “shift of digital media’s ‘audience currency’ to 100 percent viewability.” Right now, it says, 100% viewability measurement simply …

Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns

Google announced that it has impression share by device on the Campaign and Ad Group tabs in Shopping campaigns. “More than ever, people are shopping on mobile devices,” says Google. “As marketers it is important to reach these mobile shoppers …

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 ‘Grapevine’ [Report] Big Facebook Spenders Get Special Ad Tool ‘Grapevine’ [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 …