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. […]

Snap shares soar on first earnings beat with revived user growth

Snap shares soar on first earnings beat with revived user growth

Snapchat parent Snap beat Wall Street expectations for the first time since the company went public almost a year ago, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Snap reported impressive revenue and user growth, and saw its stock price soar more than 20 per cent to finally give investors something to smile about. “We ended 2017 […]

Snapchat Stories are coming to the web

Snapchat Stories are coming to the web

Snap calls itself a camera company, and now it’s taking a big step towards the proliferation of content beyond the confines of Snapchat. As rumoured, the company will allow iOS and Android users to share select stories outside of the app (the same way you’d share a mobile web link or tweet). At launch, the […]

Snap is planning a foray into the Chinese ad market

Snap is planning a foray into the Chinese ad market

Under pressure to boost its slowing revenue growth and a stock price that’s been in the dumps for months, Snap is turning to China. The company is planning on an “ambitious” effort to attract advertisers from China and other Asian-Pacific countries to its Snapchat app. Snap has a goal of quickly growing sales from the […]

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 […]