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 […]

Tommy’s and Mindshare harness social media noise to challenge silence around baby loss and connect bereaved parents

Tommy’s and Mindshare harness social media noise to challenge silence around baby loss and connect bereaved parents

Today, Mindshare, part of WPP, and Tommy’s, a charity funding research into baby loss, launch a campaign to challenge the cultural silence around the issue using one of the loudest tools at our disposal: social media.  At a time when we are more connected than ever before, there remains a deafening silence around baby loss […]

Facebook used less for news as youngsters turn to WhatsApp, according to Reuters Institute

Facebook used less for news as youngsters turn to WhatsApp, according to Reuters Institute

Facebook usage has fallen in the US from 2017, with the number of people using the platform for news falling by nine percentage points across the nation and decreasing by a massive 20 points for younger users. According to research from Reuters Institute, conducted by YouGov, despite the falling numbers, many do still discover news […]

Facebook bug made private posts of 14 million users public

Facebook bug made private posts of 14 million users public

A software bug means that up to 14m Facebook users may have unknowingly posted private information to the public, the firm has warned. A glitch that was active between 18 and 22 May set posts to be shared with “everyone”, even if users had previously chosen a more restricted option as their default. Users who […]

Facebook Audience Network Joins Fyber’s FairBid Beta, New In-App Header Bidding Technology

Facebook Audience Network Joins Fyber’s FairBid Beta, New In-App Header Bidding Technology

Fyber, a leading technology company creating solutions for smarter ad monetisation, announced that Facebook Audience Network is partnering with Fyber FairBid, their new mechanism to achieve a state of header bidding in the mobile app environment, thus helping app developers and mobile publishers make the most of their content by delivering highly-targeted ads that engage […]

Just Eat launches successful floating takeaway Facebook AR experience

Just Eat launches successful floating takeaway Facebook AR experience

In November 2017, Just Eat worked with marketing tech agency Byte London and VR content creator Inception VR to become one of first companies to launch an augmented reality (AR) experience through Facebook’s AR studio. Now, the fast food marketplace has revealed that the campaign was a sales success. The AR experience enabled Facebook users […]

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 […]

Amazon testing new ad tech tools to track shoppers around the web

Amazon testing new ad tech tools to track shoppers around the web

Amazon is reportedly testing new ad tech tools that will see the eCommerce giant make its biggest move yet in its attempts to rival digital advertising firms like Google. The firm is trialling a new display offering that will enable merchants using its online marketplace to retarget consumers around the web. According to Bloomberg, which […]

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