ICYMI: Facebook unfriended Australia this week after the government there proposed a legal code that would allow Australian news publishers to charge tech companies to use their content in search results and news feeds. Facebook responded by blocking users there from viewing or sharing news content on its platform. In a blog post February 17,
Businesses used to get by with fixed and predictable storefronts, whether physical or digital. Advances in personalization can revitalize the digital experience, but even this isn’t enough. Many customers also expect two-way interaction with a brand through messaging or online chat. These customer expectations are dynamic, so it’s useful to see how marketers are responding.
Marketing Land’s daily brief features daily insights, news, tips, and essential bits of wisdom for today’s digital marketer. If you would like to read this before the rest of the internet does, sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox daily. Good morning, marketers, who will blink first? As we learned earlier this
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
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
Why Pinterest moved beyond CTR to understand ad engagement Source: Pinterest 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,
Facebook Ads has earned a reputation for being particularly glitchy and unpredictable. Over the past 12 to 18 hours, many advertisers experienced issues with temporary ad disapprovals and accounts being disabled. I’m just sitting in front of the computer watching accounts be disabled one by one. — Ameet Khabra ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@adwordsgirl) November 6, 2020 “This
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
“A lot of our clients want to check the quality of their influencers to make sure they have the right target and understand the quality of the influencer’s audience,” said Alexander Frolov, CEO and co-founder of HypeAuditor, an AI-powered Instagram, TikTok and YouTube analytics tool that creates insights about audience and authenticity. Influencer marketing may
As we head into the holiday season, Facebook is rolling out several new features for e-commerce marketers and brands. It is also launching promotional support for Black-owned businesses and training and software discounts for small businesses. Instagram ads with product tags. For more than a year, Instagram has been testing product tags for organic Shopping
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
The Microsoft Digital Marketing Center (DCM) is now available in open beta in the U.S. The company had been piloting the free platform designed for SMBs to manage automated search and social campaigns across Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram since June. With the move to beta, Microsoft has added several new features. On-site analytics.
Facebook’s response to CCPA, Limited Data Use (LDU), was late and continues to be confusing and challenging for advertisers. You might not even know if your Facebook marketing is CCPA compliant right now. And, if your Facebook results in July looked wonky, Limited Data Use might be to blame. To recap, for all of July,
Facebook wants to help small businesses (SMBs) survive the COVID crisis — and make money. A few months ago, the company announced $100M in cash grants and ad credits for SMBs. It later introduced Facebook Shops to help SMBs sell online. And today it announced a new product to monetize classes and online events called,
As influencer marketing plays an ever more vital role in engaging customers for brands, MSL, the public relations and influencer marketing agency within Publicis Groupe, has made a series of measurable commitments to address the inequalities within the influencer marketing space, focusing specifically on diversity, inclusion, and equal pay. In Fluency, MSL has an AI-driven
On July 1, Facebook automatically opted advertisers into its new Limited Data Use setting for California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance. When Limited Data Use (LDU) is enabled, Facebook restricts the way data from users detected to be from California can be stored and processed. The feature is already having a dramatic impact on advertisers.
The age of Myspace is long gone. People claim Twitter is dying. Facebook is under scrutiny by the government, and Instagram has quickly become overrun with advertisements, scams, and an algorithm to overcome. As a marketer, it’s up to you to know what’s out there in the digital world, what your competition is doing, and how
Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island for the past several years, you know the power and impact that social media can have in today’s internet culture. Businesses have been built—in some cases overnight—on the strength of a Tweet, Instagram post, or Facebook message. At the same time, some businesses have felt the adverse
The heavy hitters of social media get all the attention, but they’re far from the only players in the game. Facebook (and its photogenic friend, Instagram), Twitter, and YouTube dominate online discussions, but what about the not-so-little guys in the shadows? Sites like Reddit, Tumblr, Quora, and Pinterest offer plenty of opportunities for marketers savvy
Having a social media presence is vital in today’s online marketing atmosphere. You’ll attract new customers, learn from your competitors, and engage with current customers. Social media usage has grown to historical levels: 2.34 billion people use some form of social media, and 77% of Americans have a social media profile. Spending at least some
The biggest failures small businesses encounter in social media come from not knowing who their customers are, who they’re competing against, which channels to target, and how to engage their audience. Most are unaware of native analytics available in all major social networks and don’t know how to integrate their online and offline marketing activities
The term “influencer marketing” has been doing the rounds for a few years now. And it’s much more than just a buzzword. 2017 saw an explosion of influencer marketing—every company wanted to have an influencer marketing strategy, and those that didn’t, got left behind and spent all of 2018 trying to catch up. 2019 is
When it comes to video ads, Twitter can stand on its own. With 321 million active users per month, the social platform is perfect for fast, relevant video content. Video tweets are six times more likely to earn retweets than image tweets, which are already several times more popular than text-only tweets. Don’t get anxious about reports of
As a marketing professional, your biggest concern is reaching your audience. The dream is for millions of people to like, share, and comment on a post you cooked up for your organization. In theory, the best way to make this fantasy a reality is to tap into some “trending” topics and capture everyone’s attention. Unfortunately,
Success with content on social media can be simple if you’re organized and focus on efficiency. Of course, you know that you need to cater content directly to your audience’s needs or challenges and that you need to provide a variety of content to keep your audience engaged. But how can you create efficiency in
In the not-too-distant past, businesses relied heavily on network television and terrestrial radio to connect with buyers and tout their products. But with more people fleeing traditional TV and radio for ad-free streaming services like Netflix and Spotify Premium, advertising on those once-powerful mediums has lost much of its luster. Today, there’s another place your
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020, and businesses have been working to make sure they are in compliance before the window for litigation opens on July 1. This isn’t new news: at this point, we’ve been talking about this for over 2 years. And lo! Here we are,
Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center. Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center is moving past pilot stage, the company announced Monday. The platform is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses manage digital campaigns across multiple networks from one interface. Digital Marketing Center enables small businesses to manage organic social media and paid search and social campaigns across Microsoft,
Like most social media platforms, TikTok pays its bills by selling ads to brands that want to reach its hundreds of millions of users. The most popular type of ad on TikTok is the “In-Feed Ad,” which mirrors Snapchat ads or Instagram/Facebook story ads. These in-feed ads run in between organic content on the “For
The list of advertisers keeps growing — 500 and counting, according to Sleeping Giants. Much has been written about whether the advertiser boycott of Facebook Ads that kicked off today will amount to anything. It may depend on your expectations. Most brands want to see action to create a cleaner, safer environment for their brands.