Crimson Hexagon Regains Partial Access To Facebook And Instagram, Investigation Is Ongoing

Crimson Hexagon is back in business on Facebook and Instagram – mostly. The social analytics platform, which uses AI to analyze public data across social networks, said Friday that most of its customers have had their access restored to both Facebook and Instagram data since the end of last week. The process was far swifter forContinue reading »

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Amobee Wins Videology; Instagram Drives Facebook Traffic

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Auction Exit Amobee won the Videology bankruptcy auction this past weekend with a bid of $117.3 million and additional expected payments up to $16.1 million. British broadcaster ITV was also in the bidding for Videology’s assets, driving up the price Amobee had alreadyContinue reading »

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Snap’s Predicament Has A Bright Side; Europe’s War On Silicon Valley

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Snap’s OK Instagram may have run away with Snap’s stories format, but – consolation prize! – Snap is benefiting from all the exposure. According to Digiday, Snap story ads are now seen as a great value, selling at CPMs of just $1.88 versus asContinue reading »

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Bacardí Takes A Shot At IGTV

Cheers to IGTV, Instagram’s new long-form video offering. Bacardí is one of the first brands to raise a glass. On Friday, less than two weeks after the service was launched, the liquor brand was already running its first live experience. “Any platform that gives you full view and a longer time for storytelling is great,”Continue reading »

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Will Instagram’s IGTV Help Calm Brand Safety Anxieties?

Instagram dropped its answer to YouTube on Wednesday, and the timing couldn’t be riper. Ad spending across the top 70 YouTube channels is essentially flat, with only a 0.2% increase this year, according to ad sales intelligence business MediaRadar. Why? Marketers are increasingly worried about their brand reps on YouTube, said MediaRadar CEO and co-founderContinue reading »

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ANA Opposes Census Change; Apple Vs. Facebook Intensifies

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Census Incenses The ANA published a survey of advertisers who oppose a potential change to the US census that would undercut marketing spend and measurement. The Trump administration wants to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census, which advertisers worry willContinue reading »

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Uncertainty In EPrivacy; Instagram Tests Payments

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. ePainfully If legitimate interest is disallowed as a provision for targeted advertising by the EU’s ePrivacy law, which expands on GDPR regulations, it could cause a 70% reduction in display ad revenue in Europe and a 33% cut in digital ad budgets, according toContinue reading »

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How Instagram Generates Commercial Value Out Of Creative

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Facebook’s audience data may be gold to digital advertisers, but it’s the Facebook Creative Shop that ensures campaigns are memorable in the news feed and on platforms like Instagram and Messenger. The 200-plus-person in-house agency designs and tests Facebook and Instagram ad units – like the full-screen mobile unit Canvas – before launching it widelyContinue reading »

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Instagram Brings Ads – And Measurement – To Stories

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Instagram will allow ads in its Stories section, the company said Wednesday. It also unveiled brand measurement tools. “Over the first holidays with Stories we’ve gotten a chance to peek into what people do when they’re home and with their families, at a level of depth and intimacy we haven’t usually had with Instagram,” saidContinue reading »

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Beauty Retailer Birchbox Returns To TV

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After a brief hiatus from television, Birchbox is reinvesting in the medium for a multiplatform holiday campaign. Birchbox, which sends beauty products to its subscribers every month, is using a 30-second TV spot and digital assets to message not just beauty-obsessed women, but also more casual makeup users or men who want gift ideas. AmandaContinue reading »

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