Facebook is adding AR ads, threatening Snap’s dominance in the space

Facebook is adding AR ads, threatening Snap’s dominance in the space

Facebook is getting into the augmented reality (AR) advertising business, entering a space previously dominated by Snap. Facebook announced Tuesday that it would begin offering AR ads in the News Feed. People will be able to use their mobile device’s camera to participate in the experiences. AR involves superimposing computer-generated images on top of real-world video […]

Google rolls out audio ads to DoubleClick Bid Manager

Google rolls out audio ads to DoubleClick Bid Manager

Audio ads are now available via DoubleClick Bid Manager (DBM) meaning advertisers can now purchase spots on Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, and TuneIn, with Pandora coming soon, via the platform. The new audio advertising offering comes at a time of growing buyer demand, according to Google, with the company citing research claiming that over […]

Google to strengthen AdWords intelligence with Feefo partnership

Google to strengthen AdWords intelligence with Feefo partnership

Google has partnered with online reviews company Feefo to bolster its AdWords network with the incomer’s review-based advertising expertise. Feefo, which works with the likes of Next, Vauxhall, Expedia and Thomas Cook, will lean on its sentiment analysis tech to discover relevant advertising keywords from the thousands of brand reviews it processes. These can then […]

Google tests in-app ads for Feed

Google tests in-app ads for Feed

Google is testing a new ad placement: ad cards right in the Google Feed. The Google Feed cards look like all the rest, except for a small green “Ad” badge in the bottom left-hand corner. Some users started seeing the new ad cards this week without warning, as first reported by Android Police. A Google […]

Facebook Stories to test ads as user count tops 150M

Facebook Stories to test ads as user count tops 150M

Facebook has announced that its Stories platform has 150 million daily active users, and that it’ll begin testing ads on Stories in the US, Mexico and Brazil. The video ads are 5 to 15 seconds long, and users have the option to skip them. Facebook can automatically reformat ads on the News Feed with borders […]

Ad viewability hits record high, according to Meetrics

Ad viewability hits record high, according to Meetrics

UK ad viewability levels have hit their highest level since records began back in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest quarterly benchmark report from ad verification firm Meetrics. In the first quarter of 2018, the proportion of banner ads served that met minimum viewability guidelines rose from 56% to 59% – the […]

SpotX partners with Switch Media to produce digital product offering AdEase

SpotX partners with Switch Media to produce digital product offering AdEase

Online video advertising platform SpotX has partnered with Switch Media, a cloud based streaming company, to produce AdEase, a multi-screen digital product offering. The partnership allows broadcasters working with SpotX to take full advantage of Switch Media’s AdEase, improving the user experience and increasing engagement by providing one continuous video stream without any buffering during […]

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