Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

The iOS version of Shazam, the music identification app acquired by Apple in December 2017 for $400m, has been updated to version 12.3, and now integrates with Facebook-owned Instagram, enabling users to share songs they discover on Instagram Stories. The update is the second major update to the app since Apple completed its acquisition of Shazam, […]

Marin Software Research Shows Search Spend Growing and Instagram Thriving in Q3 2018

Marin Software Research Shows Search Spend Growing and Instagram Thriving in Q3 2018

Marin Software, a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, released research findings from its global Q3 2018 Digital Advertising Benchmark Report. While search spend increased globally, growth was lower in Europe. Separately, Instagram revealed itself as an up-and-coming target for advertising dollars, with Instagram Stories being a preferred ad format. […]

easyJet launches Instagram first – a new way to book your dream trip

easyJet launches Instagram first – a new way to book your dream trip

 easyJet, one of Europe’s leading airline, launched Look&Book image search, a first for the travel industry, which allows customers to instantly book a flight based on a photo, without them even needing to know the destination. The ground-breaking new feature works like this: if you’re browsing Instagram, and you see somewhere amazing that you […]

Ads are coming to Facebook Stories and it doesn’t see Instagram as competition

Ads are coming to Facebook Stories and it doesn’t see Instagram as competition

Facebook is rolling out ads globally within its ephemeral Stories service, with Deliveroo, Pure Gym, TransferWise and KFC among the first brands to invest in the format. Facebook has been testing ads in Stories since April – which lets people upload pictures and videos that disappear within 24-hours. According to Facebook, some 300 million people tune into Facebook […]

Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

YouTube is embracing vertical video ads to let brands “provide a more seamless mobile experience” for viewers, it revealed at DMEXCO on September 12 where it also revealed plans to sell advertisers video ads based on users’ personalised home feeds. Advertisers can now snap up slots that fill up a users’ screen when they’re viewing […]

Global use of #ad on Instagram grows by 44% in first half of 2018, according to Buzzoole

Global use of #ad on Instagram grows by 44%  in first half of 2018, according to Buzzoole

Influencer marketing company Buzzoole released the results of research on the use of #ad and #sponsored on Instagram in the first half of 2018. The influencer marketing brandtech company was able to measure the growth of Influencer Marketing campaigns run across social media and found that overall, Instagram posts tagged with the hashtags #ad and #sponsored […]

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