Facebook Declutters Ad Manager

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Facebook is doing some early spring cleaning in Ads Manager, the tool advertisers use to create, manage and track campaigns. Starting Thursday, it will begin labeling whether metrics are estimated and start marking metrics that are still being tested. The goal is to give advertisers more insight into how metrics are calculated. Knowing when metricsContinue reading »

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Facebook Will Use Viewability To Measure Organic Page Reach

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Publishers, prepare yourselves for another Facebook organic reach reality check. Starting Monday, Facebook will finally begin measuring organic page reach the same way it measures paid ad reach: based on viewable impressions. This is only a reporting change and unrelated to how organic distribution works on Facebook. Facebook started alerting publishers in early February, butContinue reading »

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Digital Advertising And Subscriptions Spur New York Times’ 2017 Revenue Growth

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The New York Times is making good on its goal to rev digital subscription revenue, but not at the expense of its other key growth driver: digital advertising. The Times’ total subscription revenue surpassed $1 billion in 2017 as the company added 157,000 net new, digital-only subscriptions in Q4, it announced during its Q4 earningsContinue reading »

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Facebook Time Spent Falls, Daily Users Decline In North America

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Traffic is down at Facebook. It’s a new look for the platform, which has done almost nothing but grow quarter over quarter and year over year. Changes to Facebook’s news feed algorithm deprioritizing viral video in Q4 reduced time spent on the platform by around 50 million hours a day. Daily active users in theContinue reading »

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Facebook Needs To Do A Better Job Communicating Ads Manager Changes, Agencies Say

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When Facebook updates Ads Manager or tests a new ad placement, agencies – and even their account reps – are sometimes the last to know. In some cases, new features are enabled by default without any overt communication from Facebook, which can be “par for the course,” said Anita Walsh, director of social strategy at HorizonContinue reading »

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Is Facebook’s Latest Algo Change A Paid-Media Apocalypse? Exec Carolyn Everson Says No

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When Facebook said it would change its news feed algorithm to prioritize users’ families’ and friends’ posts, advertisers worried it would also affect how paid placements are bought and sold. Would this reduce the amount of available inventory? Would it drive up costs? Facebook’s VP of global marketing solutions, Carolyn Everson, sought to assuage theContinue reading »

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Will Facebook’s Algo Overhaul Slash News Feed Inventory?

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Mark Zuckerberg expects people to spend less time in the news feed once Facebook throttles the organic reach of publisher content. That change will lead to less inventory at higher prices, said James Douglas, SVP and executive director of social media at IPG-owned Society Agency. After Facebook announced plans Thursday to deprioritize public content fromContinue reading »

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Performance Advertisers Are Turning To Lift Tests To Defend The Spend

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Two years ago, lift tests weren’t something OLX Group even talked about. Today, lift tests, which measure the incrementality of a marketing channel or advertising tactic, are in heavy rotation at the Argentinian web company, which owns and operates 17 classified apps and sites around the world, including Craigslist competitor Letgo in the US. PerformanceContinue reading »

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Zenith, Magna, GroupM: The Duopoly Will Capture Almost All Advertising Growth In 2018

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Digital advertising is growing, and big platforms like Google and Facebook continue to reap the profits. That’s the insight from global ad spend forecasts released Sunday by GroupM, Zenith and Manga, which predict the industry will grow between 3.1% and 5.2% this year to as high as $535 billion, as reported by Magna. Advertising growthContinue reading »

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Forrester: The Walled Gardens And Mobile Video Dominate The Future Of Digital Ad Spend

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Online display advertising spend in the US will grow 70% from $42 billion this year to $72 billion by 2021, propelled mostly by social media ad spend, according to Forrester’s annual Online Display Advertising forecast, released Wednesday. As mobile adoption continues to surge, Forrester predicted, social ad spend will reach $40 billion by 2021, andContinue reading »

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