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Social Shorts: Twitter adds frequency caps, Reddit’s audience grows, Facebook buys Kustomer
Twitter enables frequency capping for all campaign types Advertisers can now control the number of times ads are shown to users with campaign frequency caps. The feature is available in ad group details for Reach, Engagement, Video Views, and Pre-Roll Views objectives by default. Why we care. Frequency capping will allow advertisers to tailor their […]
Social Shorts: Snapchat’s TikTok rival is here, Facebook teams with BBB for ad reviews
Snapchat puts the “Spotlight” on top Snaps, will pay creators Snapchat has launched Spotlight to feature the best Snaps in a new feed aimed squarely at countering rival TikTok. Creators whose videos are selected can “earn a share of more than $1 million that we’re distributing to creators every day!,” said the company. Creators can […]
Take a peek into PPC routines during Cyber Five week
After all the preparation, here's what paid search and social marketers will be doing this week to manage their holiday campaigns and promotions.
Social Shorts: YouTube expands ad inventory, Twitter launches Fleets, more
YouTube to show ads on channels that aren’t in the Partner Program In it’s latest terms of service update, YouTube creators agree to allow the service to monetize their content with ads (or by charging users for access) but are not necessarily entitled to revenue sharing. To be eligible for YouTube’s revenue sharing Partner Program […]
Social Shorts: Instagram pegs Reels and Shop, Pinterest’s engagement metric, TikTok’s size and more
Why Pinterest moved beyond CTR to understand ad engagement Relying on a straight click-through rate metric to understand how ads are resonating has its shortcomings, explained Pinterest engineers in a blog post. Those shortcomings include not accounting for ad position bias, users’ Save or Hide actions and brand awareness objectives. Instead, Pinterest explains, it developed […]
Social Shorts: Snapchat advertiser certifications, YouTube masthead ads go full CPM, more
Facebook Ads bugs unnerve advertisers Last week, more bugs beset a wide number of advertiser accounts and ads, causing temporary ad disapprovals and accounts being disabled. “This is the second widespread bug that we’ve seen impact Facebook campaigns in the last 4 weeks,’ said Zenia Johnson of 3Q Digital. Why we care. Advertiser frustrations over […]
More Facebook Ads bugs unnerve advertisers ahead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Will Snapchat and Pinterest benefit from advertiser frustrations?
COVID helped drive record ad revenue for big tech in Q3
Facebook, Google and Amazon all reported significant revenue growth during, and partly because of, the pandemic.
New GPT-3 solutions can help speed up PPC ad and landing page copy creation
AI-generated copy isn't perfect, but these tools can churn out ideas and inspiration in a matter of seconds.
Social Shorts: TikTok teams with Shopify, Commerce ads dominate Facebook, LinkedIn users top 722 million
TikTok jumps into social commerce with Shopify TikTok’s advertising division TikTok for Business announced a global integration with Shopify Tuesday that makes it easy for Shopify merchants to promote their products on the short-form video social network. The two companies also announced #ShopBlack to amplify Black-owned Shopify merchants on TikTok. Why we care. This marks […]
Social Shorts: Snapchat’s rising ARPU, Facebook’s moves on Nextdoor, Instagram’s age controls
Snapchat’s North America ARPU shoots up Snapchat reported revenues increased 52% year-over-year to $679 million and average daily active users (DAUs) increased by 18% year-over-year to $249 million for the third quarter of the year. One stat that stood out to us in particular was the average revenue per user (ARPU) in North America. Overall […]
Facebook launches new Shopping audiences, Instagram Product Tag ads, tests Shops discounts
Facebook continues to expand Shopping capabilities and features across its platforms.
Social Shorts: Pinterest users index high on gift giving, TikTok’s brand safety solution, more
Pinterest users are heavy gift shoppers Compared to other social media, Pinterest users are the top spenders on gifts and holiday shopping. That’s among the findings from StatSocial which looked at the purchases of millions of U.S.-based users of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Pinterest. It found that Pinterest users spend 39.2% more on […]
Social Shorts: Facebook attribution change on hold, Instagram gets more shoppable, turns 10
Scratch that: Facebook’s 28-day attribution window lives, for now In response to advertiser feedback, Facebook will not move forward with a test to remove the default 28-day attribution window for advertisers. Gil David of Run DMG shared the news on LinkedIn, commenting “Facebook demonstrates that they do actually listen to advertisers.” He cited the company’s […]
Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center for search and social management adds features, opens beta
The free platform is now open to U.S. small businesses.
Congressional report blasts Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook as monopolistic ‘gatekeepers’ of the digital economy
Breaking up these companies will apparently be on the table.
Social Shorts: Snapchat reach campaigns, Facebook attribution change, TikTok downloads can continue
Snapchat pitches Platform Burst reach option for advertisers Snapchat is floating a new advertising offering called Platform Burst. The idea is to guarantee that “campaigns will reach at least 40% of their target audience 15 times” over a three or five day period, according to Digiday. Platform Burst campaigns can encompass different ad formats across […]
Social Shorts: Facebook’s 20% rule, Pinterest Story Pins, Reddit brand safety options
So long, 20% text limit in Facebook ad images Facebook Ads is officially removing its 20% text rule. The company’s rule that text not take up more than 20% of ad images is now a mere suggestion: “We’ve found that images with less than 20% text perform better. With this in mind, we recommend keeping […]
Making the most of small-screen content for big engagement impact
They say, “it’s the little things in life.” In the context of content, little things like microbrowser optimization pay off in huge ways.
Facebook Business Suite is a new cross-app management tool for SMBs
Seeks to bring simplicity and centralized control to content management on Facebook and Instagram.
Confused by Facebook’s Limited Data Use for CCPA? You’re not alone
How to respect user choice and still market in California effectively.
Traditional media suffer as digital ad spend grows in 2020 forecast shows
Paid search and social are the big winners of shifting budgets.
Replay: CCPA compliance and Facebook Ads
A discussion on Facebook's Limited Data Use setting for California users, how it is affecting campaigns, retargeting and steps advertisers need to consider.
Facebook launches free ‘paid online events’ for SMBs and others
The new all-in-one tool will be free for at least a year, the company says.
Social Shorts: TikTok’s future, Quora lead-gen ads, Facebook’s India plans
TikTok and LinkedIn under one roof? “Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions, as President Trump said on Friday that he was considering taking steps that would effectively ban the app from the United States,” The New York Times reported Friday. The […]
Did the Facebook Ads boycott actually work?
Ad spending data from thousands of advertisers suggests the boycott had little impact on Facebook's revenues.
Facebook’s default Limited Data Use period ends Aug. 1: How to stay CCPA compliant
Advertisers can now opt to extend the LDU transition period to October.
Social Shorts: Twitter ad engagement drops, Snap Minis launch, more brands pause Facebook Ads
Twitter ad engagement suffers. Snapchat user gains slow We’re starting to get a clearer picture of how the pandemic affected social platforms last quarter. This week, even as monetizable daily active users increased by a whopping 34% to 186 million, Twitter reported ad revenue fell by 23% year-over-year to $562 million in Q2 (total revenue […]
Top EU court blows up data transfer agreement relied on by Google, Facebook, Amazon
Privacy Shield is dead, what now for U.S. brands and marketers doing business in the European Union?
Social Shorts: Google’s ShopLoop, Instagram Shop overhaul, Snapchat brand pages
ShopLoop: Google’s mobile commerce experiment Google’s experimental lab Area 120 is out with a new e-commerce experience for mobile web that incorporates social feed engagement and video product demos common on YouTube. Shoploop features a feed of short (90-seconds max) videos from creators using or talking about products. Every post links out to the relevant […]
WFH digital marketers and tech workers are more productive — and burned out
Opportunities and challenges abound in the new WFH economy.
Less than a third of consumers aware of Facebook ads boycott, Gen Z most engaged
Nearly 70% were unaware or had not formulated an opinion of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign.
Facebook CCPA compliance challenges: Limited Data Use
What you need to know about how Facebook's handling of California user data might affect your business.
Facebook Ads boycott: What will be the measure of success?
Claiming the advertiser boycott as a success or failure won't likely be clear cut.
Ad fraud prevention firm CHEQ enters PPC market
The company says it offers the first cybersecurity-based platform for paid search and paid social ad fraud prevention.
July boycott: Marketing without Facebook Ads
Alternative media plan considerations for businesses participating in #StopHateForProfit.
Updated: The brands boycotting Facebook and Zuckerberg’s response
Coke, Honda, Verizon, Starbucks, Unilever, Pepsi and numerous others are pausing social media and backing Stop Hate for Profit.
CPG giant Unilever announces no more Facebook, Twitter ads through 2020
We have entered an entirely new and higher stakes era of digital activism.
Social Shorts: TikTok for Business, Instagram Reels, Audio Tweets
TikTok’s new advertiser hub TikTok debuted its new studio hub for brands and agencies Thursday. TikTok for Business is available globally across the app’s 20-odd markets and will host services and ad formats for advertisers. It also debuted Brand Scan, an AR ad format, with tech partners Bare Tree Media, Subvrsive and Tommy. Why we […]
‘Stop Hate’ Facebook advertiser boycott gains momentum as Verizon joins
Patagonia, North Face, Ben & Jerry’s and others have pledged to pull ads in July.