Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Although Snapchat launched its Marketing API in October 2016, the platform only made it available to a handful of technology companies that are part of its Snapchat Partners programme. These companies were able to use the API to develop tools that satisfy the needs of the world’s largest advertisers. From today, the API is open […]

Snap targets Instagram advertisers with free ads on Snapchat

Snap targets Instagram advertisers with free ads on Snapchat

Snap wants to attract new advertisers — specifically, it wants to attract advertisers who are spending money with its biggest competitor, Instagram. To lure them over, Snap is reaching out to those advertisers that are buying vertical video ads on Instagram and other competitors, and offering them free advertising credits to give Snapchat a try. […]

Facebook updates measurement and interface for Page Insights

Facebook updates measurement and interface for Page Insights

Facebook has announced that views on it’s newsfeed won’t be counted in organic reach. Furthermore, the number of times a post appears on the screen of a user will determine the number of views it has generated and not simply the times it has appeared in the newsfeed, which means the measurement is now consistent […]

Instagram entices brands with new shopping-enabled ads

Instagram entices brands with new shopping-enabled ads

Instagram has further commercialised its service with the launch of all new shopping-enabled adverts designed to lure more brands into setting up shop on the photo and video-sharing site. The Facebook-owned platform has already begun mashing together videos and product catalogues to enable members to purchase depicted products without the need to leave the Instagram […]

Instagram launches Carousel Ads in Stories

Instagram launches Carousel Ads in Stories

If you don’t like seeing ads in Instagram Stories, you’re not going to like the announcement the Facebook-owned company has made. Instagram has introduced an update to Stories ads which will enable publishers to utilize the Carousel ad format to publish up to three pieces of content in a Stories ad. Instagram previously allowed them […]

Roku unveils new OTT ad measurement suite

Roku unveils new OTT ad measurement suite

Over-the-top (OTT) streaming firm Roku has unveiled a series of tools to help marketers get better value from ads on the platform. The new feature, dubbed Ad Insights, will offer expanded OTT measurement for brands as well as give access to data around reach and effectiveness across linear and digital formats. Less than 12 months […]

Google Plans to Vet YouTube Premium Video Content

Google Plans to Vet YouTube Premium Video Content

Google is planning a new push to vet top-tier YouTube videos that it bundles for major advertisers, people familiar with the effort said, moving to address resurgent concerns that inappropriate content is being shown alongside brand messages. The new approach will be applied to videos that are part of Google Preferred, a set of popular […]

Snapchat offers “Advanced Mode” for advertisers

Snapchat offers “Advanced Mode” for advertisers

Snapchat has revamped its self-service advertising tool with an “Advanced Mode” designed for larger brands looking to conduct bigger campaigns at scale. The Advanced Mode for its Snapchat Ad Manager works in a similar way to Facebook’s Power Editor, giving brands more tools to build, manage and scale their campaigns faster and more efficiently. Advanced […]

Snapchat is luring in more UK advertisers

Snapchat is luring in more UK advertisers

Snap’s general manager in the UK, Claire Valoti, made her first public appearance at IAB’s Engage event in London equipped with some new demographic data on UK users, according to The Drum. The company announced that 77% of users in the UK are over the age of 18. This is good because it means that most of Snapchat’s […]