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Month: February 2019

Google’s New Responsive Video Ads

Video Launches For Responsive Display Ads Google has announced an update of its Responsive Display Ads (RDAs), expanding the feature to incorporate video. Google first introduced responsive style ads on the Google Display Network (GDN) around 2015/2016. Initially rolled out in dribs and drabs, the feature was adopted as the default option for display campaigns …

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Is Instagram Doing A Snapchat On Pinterest?

Instagram's New IGTV Redesign & ‘Pinteresty’ Features Social media super-sleuths have recently uncovered some interesting new Instagram features being tested, seemingly ‘borrowing’ from Snapchat (again) for IGTV and Pinterest. Instagram is in the process of redesigning its user interface (UI) and business profile UI. Within the new interface, Instagrammers can expect not only more prominence …

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Facebook’s Latest Ad Budgeting Update

Facebook Ads Default To Campaign Budget Optimization From September An important change is rolling out in September related to the way Facebook and Instagram advertisers set campaign budgets. Starting in September, new and **existing** campaigns will be migrated to Facebook’s automated campaign budget allocation system, which optimises campaign budgets across an advertiser’s ad sets. Facebook says …

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LinkedIn Goes Live With LinkedIn Live

LinkedIn Expands Video Offering With New Live-streaming Feature LinkedIn finally joins the live video craze with the launch of LinkedIn Live. “Video is the fastest growing format on our platform right now, and the one most likely to get people talking,” says Pete Davies, the director of product management at LinkedIn, in an interview with …

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Google Ads Improves Search Insights With Click Share

Analysing Google Search Ads Just Got Easier and Better To help Google advertisers get a better sense of their search performance, Google has announced the launch of Click Share for Search. Click share is the estimated share of all achievable clicks that an advertiser has received. Marketers can use the click share metric to understand where …

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YouTube’s New Instagram Explore Style Feature

YouTube Testing New Organic Reach Driver YouTube is expanding the test of its “Explore” feature, a new discovery tool it first introduced as an experiment within its iPhone app last year. The Explore feature, initially popularised by Instagram, seems to be the latest must-have tool for the major social players. Launched on Instagram back in …

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Twitter’s Daily User Base Dwarfed By Snapchat

Twitter finally reveals 126 million daily users, 60 million less than Snapchat  Twitter has finally revealed its daily active user levels, and it’s a lot smaller than many in industry might have anticipated at 126 million. Its share price dropped 10% on the news. The fact Twitter has held back on its daily active usage …

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Facebook Launches New Groups Features, Expands Paid Subscriptions

Facebook's Latest 'Cash Money' Community Summit Updates  Facebook introduced paid subscriptions for Groups mid-2018, and it has this week announced a further expansion, rolling out the feature to a growing number of partners. The expansion of paid Groups came amidst a raft of new Group features announced at Facebook’s latest Community Summit. Facebook Community Summits …

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What Do Instagrammers Want From Marketers?

New Report Shows What 'Grammers Like, Loath & Love About Marketing  Instagram, alongside LinkedIn, probably offers the easiest organic (unpaid) social media marketing opportunities for communicators in 2019. With one billion plus users globally, and around 11 million locally, it is a robust media channel. Unlike LinkedIn, Instagram’s daily active usage levels are very high, with …

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LinkedIn Usage Up 30% Year On Year

Latest Microsoft Results Show LinkedIn Is Flying Once largely the domain of annoying recruiters, ninjas and cheesy business development people, LinkedIn has within the past 24 months finally started to come good. 17 years after launching. According to Microsoft's latest quarterly results, released last week, LinkedIn user sessions are up 30% year on year, fuelled …

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