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Apple Challenges Google Search With New AI Offering

Apple looks set to intensify the artificial intelligence (AI) arms race next month at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Despite pioneering early AI efforts with the launch of Siri in 2011, Apple now finds itself lagging behind competitors like OpenAI, Meta, and Google, which are leagues ahead. As Apple gears up to unveil new generative …

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Facebook Publisher Referral Traffic Plummets 50%

Meta’s strategic pivot away from news content is dramatically reshaping the landscape of digital news referrals. Recent data from Chartbeat and Similarweb underscores the magnitude of this shift, revealing a sharp decline in Facebook referral traffic to news and media websites. The statistics are striking: referrals have plummeted by 50% in the past year alone, …

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[New Report] AI Marketing Skills Now A Must-Have

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the marketing industry is accelerating. According to the 2024 Work Trend Index Annual Report by Microsoft and LinkedIn, AI skills have become indispensable for marketing professionals. This extensive study surveyed over 31,000 people across 31 countries, providing a comprehensive overview …

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[New Study] LinkedIn Engagement Up 44%

After almost a decade on the sidelines, LinkedIn is rapidly becoming a priority platform for many organisations, according to a recent Social Insider study. The 2024 LinkedIn Benchmarks Study has unveiled some useful trends for communicators, notably a significant 44% year-on-year increase in engagement rates. The benchmark focuses on Pages with between 1,000 and 1 …

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Meta Releases Advanced Generative AI Capabilities For Ad Creation

Meta is expanding its suite of creative tools with the introduction of more sophisticated generative AI capabilities for ads. The latest enhancements include advanced text and image generation, creative expansion, text overlays, and a centralised hub of AI tools within Ads Manager, among other features. This upgrade aims to provide advertisers with more dynamic and …

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Meta Unveils Enhanced Lead Generation Guidelines to Bolster Campaign Effectiveness

Meta has recently updated its lead generation guidelines, providing marketers with a suite of advanced practices to enhance the effectiveness of their campaigns on its platforms. These recommendations leverage the latest in AI technology and strategic integrations to optimise both targeting and customer engagement. Let’s explore these practices and understand the tools and strategies businesses …

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Meta Bets Big on Meta AI

Meta has turbocharged its role in the generative AI sector by introducing its new AI assistant, Meta AI, which is now integrated into its popular apps, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Meta AI Paves Way For New Search Play Utilising the sophisticated Llama 3 model, this integration enables real-time interactive capabilities directly via the …

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LinkedIn Trials Premium Company Page Business Subscription

LinkedIn is looking to follow Meta’s lead as it begins testing a new subscription-based service tailored for businesses. The new initiative, dubbed LinkedIn Premium Company Pages, is gradually being rolled out and offers an array of advanced features designed to enhance visibility and interaction on the platform. At a starting price of approximately $99 per …

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