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Facebook wants people to spend more time watching videos on its platform, as they already do on YouTube. Starting Aug. 10, it’s introducing a new video destination called “Watch,” which aims to do exactly that. Watch is essentially a remake of Facebook’s video tab, available online and across Facebook’s apps for mobile devices and connected TVs.
Luxury fitness brand Caraa, media company Mashable and digital agency R/GA were honored for their innovations in media and marketing tonight at the Digiday Awards gala. The Digiday Awards, Digiday’s biggest awards program of the year, honor the best creative marketing and advertising being done today by brands, agencies, publishers and platforms.
Facebook’s metrics woes may be far from over. After fessing up to a string of measurement errors over the past six months, the social media company has bowed to pressure from ad buyers and started letting third-party auditors check its numbers. Some agencies started using the new auditing capabilities a few months ago and have been stunned to see viewability rates on Facebook ...
Bank of America’s Sharon Miller is looking forward to a year of more hiring. “You know what I hear a lot of?” said the bank’s small business banking head. “’Sharon, we need more bankers, we need more bankers!’” Miller oversees more than 2,500 small business banking specialists across 4,600 branches in 90 different local markets.
By John Murphy, Head of Marketplace Quality, OpenX Programmatic advertising is a $45 billion industry, and it’s poised to become the primary way in which a majority of all advertising is globally traded. However, as a recent CMO Council report found, seven in ten CMOs still have significant trust concerns about the quality of programmatic advertising.
For Deutsche Telekom, bringing media in-house is about strategy, not execution. The shake-up, almost a year in the making, gives marketers at the German telecommunications firm full control over the media strategy for 13 of its sub-brands across Europe. A mix of marketing, sales and procurement executives make up the international team, which will act as the nucleus for the ex ...
Forget the pivot to video; the pivot to reality is in full swing in digital media. The culprits are well-known. Google and Facebook have an iron grip on digital ad revenue. Publishers are trying to save themselves by making wholesale shifts in their business models, but they can’t transition fast enough.
The crackdown on extremist content online has been a long time coming, but some publishers say they’ve been inadvertently punished by brands’ efforts to avoid having their ads appear next to offensive material. In the latest in our Digiday Confessions series, one publisher of a lifestyle site for women said the crackdown has forced her to water down her editorial strategy.
Shortlist Media, which publishes weekly, free city magazines Stylist and ShortList, has gone cold on the idea of moving to first-price auctions after talking at length to the buy side of the market. The publisher planned to introduce first-price auction capabilities to its ad tech stack, which it started rebuilding about four months ago.
Digiday’s “Research in brief” is our newest research installment designed to give you quick, easy and digestible facts to make better decisions and win arguments around the office. They are based on Digiday’s proprietary surveys of industry leaders, executives and doers. “Pivoting to video” has been the talk of the digital media industry recently, with Mashable, Vocativ, Mic, ...
When Beijing-based independent digital shop Hylink opened an office last year in Santa Monica, California, Michael Horvitz joined the shop as its director of strategic partnerships in sports and entertainment, the seventh employee in that office. Although Horvitz has never lived in China, he has U.S.
When Brock Weatherup needed a mailbox after moving to San Diego for a job at Petco, he did what a lot of people do and went on Amazon. After he made his purchase, Amazon recommended other mailboxes he could buy. “I don’t know about you, but I’ve bought one mailbox in my life,” said Weatherup, Petco’s evp of strategic innovation and digital experience.
This week’s things to know include Oath’s latest layoffs, Colin Kaepernick’s lack of major brand suitors and more. Oath undergoes more cuts Oath, the subsidiary Verizon created to house Yahoo and AOL, kicked off a brutal day in digital media by laying off up to 560 people — slightly less than 4 percent of its global workforce — on Oct. 16.
by Bijal Shah, corporate marketing director, Digital Remedy Marketing isn’t just for the big dogs anymore. The introduction of new, accessible channels in the last decade have revolutionized the industry — TV replaced by video ads, e-mail taking over direct mail, and influencers overpowering celebrity endorsements.
Vertical video is often lauded as the future, but it’s stubbornly not the present in the U.K. On the surface, there’s a lot of action, as publishers like News UK, Hearst and the BBC — not to mention big platforms like Facebook and Snapchat — have added vertical video capabilities. But many publishers have not, and agencies have been slow to create vertical ad campaigns, accord ...
Just over six months are left until the enforcement deadline for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. Companies are making their final preparations for the far-reaching data privacy law after making wholesale changes to how they process and store data. Now, the onus is on marketers to figure out how to communicate a value exchange with their customers that makes sharing ...
As streetwear style — hoodies, graphic T-shirts, baseball hats, sneakers, etc. — has moved from the periphery to become the main event in fashion today, more and more brands that have been lumped into the category are shrinking away from the association. Jayne Kim, a designer at Stussy, said in an e-mail that the brand didn’t qualify as streetwear, despite being one of the ha ...
Staring out from the cover of this year’s GQ “Men of the Year” issue is Colin Kaepernick, one of the most talked-about figures in America today. Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013, has nearly 5 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. But since his kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games to protest racism and police ...
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