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Strata Survey Looks At Agency Ad Trends Strata Survey Looks At Agency Ad Trends

Strata has a new report out finding that, unsurprisingly, Facebook leads social media in advertising by agencies, with 86% saying they will likely use the platform in client campaigns. YouTube is in second place with 62% followed by Twitter at …

Twitter Wants You to Casually Share Promoted Videos in Your Tweets Twitter Wants You to Casually Share Promoted Videos in Your Tweets

Twitter has always wanted tweets to include more media–whether that be photos, videos, or links to articles through Twitter Cards. Not only does it make for a more robust Twitter experience, but it paves the way for sponsored content. You …

Google Changes Call-To-Action Video Ads, Video Ad Reporting Google Changes Call-To-Action Video Ads, Video Ad Reporting

Google revealed a new look for call-to-action overlays on YouTube videos, which apply to both desktop and mobile devices. They’re trading in two lines of text in favor of a single-line call-to-action. This gives more real estate to the video …

Happy Meal Mascot for McDonald’s is Nicknamed “McScary”

Have you always thought that Ronald McDonald was a bit on the creepy side? If so, you aren’t alone, and now it appears that McDonald’s has taken creepy to a new level with their new Happy Meal mascot named “Happy.” …

Bing Ads Report Suite Gets New Geo Location Report Bing Ads Report Suite Gets New Geo Location Report

The Bing Ads Report suite and API now features a new geographical location report. This had apparently been an highly requested feature. “In response to your feedback, we’ve redesigned how location information is displayed in the report to show you …

Facebook Extends Video Ads Into More Countries Facebook Extends Video Ads Into More Countries

Facebook announced that it is introducing its Premium Video Ads in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK with a limited number of advertisers. These ads have been tested in the U.S. since December. The ads begin playing …

McDonald’s Creepy Ass New Mascot Unveiled on Twitter McDonald’s Creepy Ass New Mascot Unveiled on Twitter

Despite the fresh, new, hipster look that Ronald McDonald unveiled last month–he’s still a creepy-ass clown. There’s really no getting around that. Has there every been a time when Ronald McDonald didn’t give off a probable-sex-dungeon vibe? Well, move over …

Facebook Reportedly Makes $500 Million Ad Deal Facebook Reportedly Makes $500 Million Ad Deal

Facebook has entered into a multi-year advertising partnership with Publicis Groupe, according to a report from AdAge. It’s said to be worth about $500 million. The report includes this quote from Laura Desmond, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group which led …

BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018 BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018

BIA/Kelsey released its latest U.S. Social Local Media Forecast looking at 2013 – 2018. The firm expects social media ad revenues in the country to grow from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2018. This would represent a …

Yahoo Launches New Native Ads Yahoo Launches New Native Ads

Yahoo is rolling out new, image-rich native ads, which according to the company, will be a “seamless part of the content around them.” “These new ad formats can deliver deep user engagement and drive improved recall, intent and favorability for …

Pinterest Rolls Out Next Phase Of Promoted Pins Pinterest Rolls Out Next Phase Of Promoted Pins

Pinterest announced Monday that it is rolling out the next phase of its Promoted Pins ad product. The company began testing them last fall. Pinterest is currently working with a small group of brands including: ABC Family, Banana Republic, Expedia, …

Google Has A New ‘Guide To Keywords’ Google Has A New ‘Guide To Keywords’

Google has released a new “guide to keywords” for AdWords advertisers. It includes best practices for keyword targeting in search campaigns. “As people search for things on Google, advertisers target those searches, or queries, using keywords,” says Matt Lawson, Director …

Twitter Ads Get New Language Targeting Twitter Ads Get New Language Targeting

Twitter has been launching all kinds of ad features lately, including an app promotion suite, native ads on MoPub, the Website Card, the expansion of geo-targeting to more countries, and postal code targeting in the U.S. On Wednesday, the company …

Facebook Adds Video Metrics To Insights, Ad Reporting Facebook Adds Video Metrics To Insights, Ad Reporting

Facebook announced that it is giving businesses new video metrics in the Page Insights tool as well as in Ads Reporting. Page owners can already see how many people started watching their videos, but soon, they’ll be able to see …

Google Partners Can Now Get Video Ad Certification Google Partners Can Now Get Video Ad Certification

Google announced the addition of Video Advertising certification for Google Partners members. So far, it’s only available in the United States, but it will be expanded to other countries in time. The gist of this is that partners can be …

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 …