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Instagram Hits 300 Million Active Users, Announces Verified Accounts And Better Spam Filtering

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December 10th 2014
Author
Adotas

Instagram announced it now has 300 million active users. They’ve added 100 million actives just nine months after announcing its 200th—but that doesn’t mean it’s making money. Too bad a picture isn’t worth 1,000 dollars—instead of 1,000 words! The photo sharing company, which was bought by Facebook in 2012 for a ... more...

Sizmek Presents Ads of the Week: December 1st – December 5th

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December 5th 2014
Author
Sizmek

There’s something for everyone in our selection of impressive ads this week! There’s a frolic with Paddington Bear for the little ones, a selfie contest for the social set, a smart toothbrush for the health-nut who has everything, and some luxurious German engineering to cure any mid-life crisis. Enjoy! Country: Canada Advertiser: ... more...

Facebook’s Updated Newsfeed in January Means New Challenges For Social Marketers

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December 4th 2014
Author
Adotas

On its blog, Facebook announced that beginning in January 2015, users will see less promoted page content in their News Feeds. The change comes from a survey Facebook conducted with its users “Why we often look to people on Facebook to tell us how we can improve,” the company said in ... more...

Facebook Just Took on Advertising’s Great Challenge: End-to-End Attribution

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November 10th 2014
Author
Mackenzie Millar

Facebook recently relaunched Atlas, their ad-serving and measurement solution. As new channels are introduced and digital advertising becomes more complex, advertisers want the ability to holistically examine campaigns across digital and into the offline environment. With the introduction of Atlas, Facebook has harnessed their existing data in order to provide ... more...

Sizmek Presents Ads of the Week: November 3rd – November 7th

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November 7th 2014
Author
Sizmek

First impressions are sometimes the only impression.  Our ads this week don’t waste any time engaging users to unlock more details, information and experiences.  From treasure hunting on the History Channel to powering eco-friendly automobiles and offering beauty tips, these ads all grab your attention and offer up clever ways ... more...

The Credit System is Broken for Ad Networks – But It’s Fixable

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November 6th 2014
Author
Martin Macmillan

The tremendous growth of the global mobile App Economy — powered by nearly 3 million app developers and 2.5 million apps in the two major app stores, Apple App Store and Google Play, combined — shows no signs of stopping. To the contrary, the full-scale arrival of app component marketplaces, ... more...

MediaMath Acquires Social Advertising Platform Upcast to Advance Social Media Campaigns

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October 17th 2014
Author
Adotas

This week, MediaMath announced its acquisition of Upcast, a powerful social advertising technology platform. Thought not disclosing the terms of the deal, the partnership is set to further empower agencies and brands to take advantage of the growing digital marketing opportunities afforded by Facebook, Twitter, and other emerging social media ... more...

Four Reasons for Brands to Grab an Ice Bucket

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October 6th 2014
Author
Peter Friedman

If there was any doubt that creative social media campaigns could effectively move people to action and funnel attention and donations toward a good cause, the incredible success of the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge erased it. For social media practitioners who support brands, it’s a great reminder that by turning ... more...

The Hidden Meaning of Facebook’s Ad Relevance Policy

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October 2nd 2014
Author
Shekhar Deo

Facebook recently unveiled a new policy that asks users to assess which ads they like or dislike, in an effort to serve up more compelling ads. On the surface, this change makes perfect sense as a way for Facebook to please its users and thus expand its advertising empire. Yet the ... more...

Social Commerce for Retailers: Helpful or Hindrance?

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September 19th 2014
Author
Brad Lawless

Following Facebook’s lead, Twitter joined the instant gratification bandwagon and announced its own “Buy Now” button. Social media drives commerce, but brands struggle to tie that connection back to brick-and-mortar stores. Earlier this year, Amazon took a major step toward monetizing it’s social following with #amazoncart. Target and Nordstrom followed suit ... more...