All About TikTok: An Advertiser’s Guide To The Fast-Growing Video App

TikTok isn’t developed enough yet to be a fully-fledged contender for ad dollars, but it’s growing like #area51, and advertisers have finally noticed the short-form video app. Roughly 60% of the app’s 26.5 million monthly active users in the US are between 16 and 24, according to a TikTok pitch deck circulated to US adContinue reading »

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What Went Wrong For Mic

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Rob Gabel, founder and CEO at Tubular Labs. Digital-native publishers sailed against strong headwinds in 2018, as continual shifts in the business model forced budget cuts, downsizing, “pivots to video” and more hurdles toContinue reading »

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As Snap Goes Fully Programmatic, Its Sales Strategy Shifts To Consulting

Snap is reorienting its ad strategy in rocky waters. On Monday, Snap’s chief strategy officer, Imran Khan, said he was leaving the company he helped take public four years earlier. Khan’s departure came shortly after the company reported in its Q2 earnings that its daily active viewers had dipped by 3 million, even as revenueContinue 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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Zuck’s Pledge To Congress: Political Ad Transparency, An App Crackdown And Big Security Investments

In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared statement for Congress, he describes how his company hopes to prevent illicit data sharing and enhance transparency around political advertising. The testimony, which will be delivered Wednesday, partially reiterates changes that Facebook publicized last week. Last Wednesday, Facebook detailed API data restrictions. And last Friday, it described the toolsContinue reading »

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