Facebook Bets Big On Stories, Messaging And Watch – Here Are The Biggest Challenges

The news feed is still a money-printing machine for core Facebook. But people aren’t sharing like they used to – Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser used Nielsen data to detect that consumption on core Facebook, including Messenger, was down 13% in September – and now Facebook is putting its faith into what it hopes willContinue reading »

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How Facebook Keeps Brands Safe On ‘Watch’

Between “fake news” and lawsuits, few tech companies have been busier than Facebook. As a result, the platform’s technological ethos is changing. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has hinted that the company might phase out its classic news feed to focus on its Stories and Messenger features. Among these new avenues for monetization is Facebook Watch,Continue reading »

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Inside The Facebook-Sponsored Boot Camp To Help Local Pubs Drive Subscriptions

A dozen local news publishers participating in Facebook’s Local News Subscription Accelerator, including The Denver Post and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, flew to New York, Austin and San Francisco this spring for a 12-week program to learn the intricacies of running a digital subscription business. Facebook has had strained relationships with publishers, which hit aContinue reading »

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The Big Story: Planting Seeds In The Walled Gardens

The Big Story is a breezy podcast featuring a roundtable of AdExchanger editors talking about the biggest stories from the past week. It is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. When giants move, everyone takes notice. This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team looks at some small but significant shifts in Amazon’s andContinue reading »

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Facebook Battens Down The Hatches With New Data Sharing Requirements

On Thursday, Facebook alerted advertisers, agencies and its marketing partners that starting in November, they’ll need to confirm the nature of their relationships to each other before they’re allowed to share Facebook data amongst themselves. Some businesses are in the habit of sharing data from using Facebook’s ad products with their partners to help withContinue reading »

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Facebook Falls Short On Revenue, DAUs Are Flat – But Advertising Is Strong

Even the mighty miss on revenue – but Facebook is still raking it in per user. Facebook reported $13.73 billion in revenue for the third quarter on Tuesday, $40 million under what analysts were expecting and Facebook’s second earnings miss in a row. But Facebook is now making $27.61 per user, compared with $21.20 a yearContinue reading »

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Why Liberals Are Backing (And Banking On) Beto O’Rourke’s Senate Campaign

Online spending records have shattered across the country during this year’s midterm election cycle, but no campaign has brought more attention to digital media than that of Democrat Beto O’Rourke, a Texas congressman running for Republican Ted Cruz’s Senate seat. No candidate this year has raised more money online or spent more on Google, FacebookContinue reading »

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‘AdExchanger Talks’ Episode 100! With Facebook Ads VP Mark Rabkin

AdExchanger Talks is a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. This episode of AdExchanger Talks is supported by StackAdapt. For this, our 100th episode of “AdExchanger Talks,” we bring you a wide-ranging conversation with Facebook’s top ad engineer, Mark Rabkin. This is Facebook’s first time on the podcast, so there was plenty of ground to cover. Rabkin,Continue reading »

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Facebook Boosts Its Ad Quality Efforts, But Can It Retain Advertiser Trust?

Facebook has been going full tilt since March to convince advertisers and consumers alike that it’s a safe platform on which to spend money and time. On Wednesday, for example, Facebook said it’s further reducing the distribution of low-quality, spammy ads within its auction. Advertisers with multiple low-quality ads – those that contain sensational language, forContinue reading »

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Amazon’s In-House Brands To Explode; DTC Startups Proliferate Thanks To Automation

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Setting Up A Private Practice Amazon’s private-label brand business is on pace to generate $25 billion by 2022, up from $7.5 billion this year, according to investment firm SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. And Amazon has quietly taken measures to rapidly grow its exclusive brand roster,Continue reading »

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