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 […]

Almost 40% of video ads were viewed to completion in the second half of 2017, according to Integral Ad Science

Almost 40% of video ads were viewed to completion in the second half of 2017, according to Integral Ad Science

37.9 per cent of all video ad inventory across all channels was viewed until completion in the second half of 2017, according to the latest report from measurement and analytics company Integral Ad Science (IAS). On mobile web video, viewability increased across all quartiles, improving from 31.6 per cent in H1 2017 to 41.4 per […]

Twitter confirms ban on cryptocurrency ads

Twitter confirms ban on cryptocurrency ads

Twitter has followed the leads of Facebook and Google by banning cryptocurrency advertising on its platform. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of the Twitter community. As such, we have added a new policy for Twitter Ads relating to cryptocurrency,” the company says. “Under this new policy, the advertisement of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) […]

Mobile creative powered by location drives double the consumer engagement, according to Verve

Mobile creative powered by location drives double the consumer engagement, according to Verve

Research undertaken by Verve, a location based mobile marketing platform, finds that consumers are twice as likely to interact with mobile ads informed by location insights than with generic ads. The findings also reveal that a mobile ad related to consumers’ hobbies and interests drives more than twice as much engagement than with a generic […]

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