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IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability

IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability

By Chris Crum December 16, 2014

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 …

Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search

Search engine marketing is the top digital marketing priority for most higher-spending small and medium-sized businesses, according to anew report from BIA/Kelsey. These are businesses spending over $25,000 a year on advertising and promotion. On average, they’re spending $79,000. 60.6% …

Facebook Adds Access Levels To Ads API Facebook Adds Access Levels To Ads API

Facebook announced some changes to how developers can access the Ads API. These, the company says, will “empower” them to build more innovative ad tools. There are now three access levels: Development, Basic, and Standard. Development lets you try out …

Facebook Just Updated Its PMD Program Facebook Just Updated Its PMD Program

Facebook announced some new updates to its Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) program aimed at making it easier for marketers to find the right partners. Chief among those updates is a name change. Starting early next year, the PMD program will …

Google Has A New Marketing App Called Primer Google Has A New Marketing App Called Primer

Google has a new iPhone app called Primer aimed at “knocking some sense into marketing,” or in other words, getting marketers to use more Google services. As the site explains: Primer is a no-nonsense, jargon-free app designed specifically for busy …

Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’ Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’

Instagram has become an important part of online marketing, and companies are now looking for more ways to utilize it. Netflix just announced that it’s looking for a few people to become its “official Instagrammers”. Wanted: #Grammasters: Become Netflix’s official …

eBay Announces Commerce Marketing Platform eBay Announces Commerce Marketing Platform

eBay is readying a product called the eBay Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform, which will reportedly combine various other platforms, including those it picked up in its 2011 acquisition of GSI Commerce. That deal was for $2.4 billion, and was a …

Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence

As you probably know, Apple held a big press event today to unveil the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch (as well as Apple Pay and a new U2 album). The company made a huge deal …

Hootsuite Announces Acquisition Of Brightkit Hootsuite Announces Acquisition Of Brightkit

Hootsuite announced that it has acquired social campaigns platform Brightkit, which it is using to launch its own new offering called Hootsuite Campaigns. The acquisition actually took place in July, but is just now being announced. “Hootsuite Campaigns helps brands …

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 …

SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B

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 …

Low Reach, Suspect Engagement For Organic Tweets Low Reach, Suspect Engagement For Organic Tweets

“On Twitter, nothing comes between your Tweets and your followers.” That’s what Twitter said in July when it introduced organic tweet analytics. This week, Twitter opened the analytics dashboard to all users after previously only letting advertisers and verified users …

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 …

Google Gives Marketers New Reason To Be Upset Google Gives Marketers New Reason To Be Upset

Google recently announced a change to its AdWords targeting options, which has not sat very well with many search marketers. What it ultimately boils down to is that Google is giving advertisers less options and less control over their keyword …

Is Your Organic Social Reach As Bad As You Think? Is Your Organic Social Reach As Bad As You Think?

Getting organic posts in front of users on social media has become increasingly difficult for brands – particularly on Facebook, which has been quite open about its reduction of organic reach (even if some find its stated reasons a little …

Vine Feature Should Help Marketers Repurpose Content Vine Feature Should Help Marketers Repurpose Content

The latest feature added to Twitter’s Vine service should give marketers a new opportunity to repurpose existing video content in a fresh way. Before, Vine just let you record videos from the app, but now it lets you import videos …

Brands Get Way To See When They Appear On Tumblr Brands Get Way To See When They Appear On Tumblr

Ditto Labs announced on Tuesday that it has formed a firehose partnership with Tumblr, which will enable brands to find their logos and products within images shared on Tumblr. Considering that there are over 120 million posts to Tumblr on …