Social advertising growth halved over the last year, according to WARC

Social advertising growth halved over the last year, according to WARC

WARC, the global marketing intelligence service, has found that advertising revenues among key social and messaging companies rose 26.2% year-on-year during the first three months of 2019 to reach $17.9bn – the second-highest total on record. However, while this growth outpaced all other advertising sectors, it was roughly half the rate of expansion seen just […]

Consumers say the fake news problem is the responsibility of social media firms, according to CIM

Consumers say the fake news problem is the responsibility of social media firms, according to CIM

The vast majority of people believe that it is the responsibility of social media companies to remove fake news from their platforms, with most also agreeing that they should be the ones to monitor fake news, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The survey of more than 2,000 UK adults found that 85 per […]

Viewable ads still fail to capture consumer attention, says Outbrain report

Viewable ads still fail to capture consumer attention, says Outbrain report

The majority of consumers cannot recall brands featured in ads deemed as ‘viewable’, putting the industry benchmarks defined by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Media Ratings Council (MRC) into doubt. An Outbrain survey of 1,000 UK consumers found that 75 per cent of people are unable to recall brands from ads that meet minimum viewability […]

Digital ad spend to rise by 77 per cent by 2023 to $520bn, according to new Juniper study

Digital ad spend to rise by 77 per cent by 2023 to $520bn, according to new Juniper study

Total spend on digital advertising will reach $520bn (£409bn) by 2023, rising from $294bn this year, according to new analysis from Juniper Research. This is an average annual growth of 15 per cent over the next five years, driven by the use of AI-based programmatic advertising to deliver highly targeted ads. For the purposes of Juniper’s […]

Digital Advertisers chasing ROI at the expense of relevance and customer loyalty, finds Adobe

Digital Advertisers chasing ROI at the expense of relevance and customer loyalty, finds Adobe

Advertising and marketing professionals have significantly different priorities when it comes to customer experience because they are working to different internal mandates. This is according to Adobe’s 2019 Digital Trends Advertising in Focus report. For advertising professionals, the biggest priority for almost half of respondents (46%) is to demonstrate Return on Investment (ROI) to the rest of […]

Into Z Future: Understanding Gen Z, the Next Generation of “Super Creatives”

Into Z Future: Understanding Gen Z, the Next Generation of “Super Creatives”

Raised with online creative tools and entrepreneurial platforms to broadcast their creations, Gen Z is defining a new era of influence and creative communication. This group, ages 13 to 22 years old, are already monetizing their outputs, building empires, e-zines, communities and more—all while using visual tools like those available on Snapchat to propel their […]