Facebook updates ad tools to give users more detail on how they are targeted by brands

Facebook updates ad tools to give users more detail on how they are targeted by brands

Facebook has implemented a series of updates to its suite of ad tools designed to improve the transparency behind targeted of content. The changes include providing people with the reasoning behind why they are being shown specific ads beyond a simple demographic match or internet history. Now more detailed targeting information will be supplied including the specific interests […]

New research by ZAK on 18-30 year olds demonstrates a generation turning their backs on the social media giants

New research by ZAK on 18-30 year olds demonstrates a  generation turning their backs on the social media giants

The relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ is over, as under 30 year olds seek deeper relationships away from the social media monoliths, reveals the findings of ‘The New Rules of Social’, a new white paper by leading youth creative agency ZAK. As the first generation to all reach adulthood after the advent of ‘big social’, new research reveals […]

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 […]

Instagram will start putting ads within the Explore page

Instagram will start putting ads within the Explore page

Instagram is to introduce ads to its Explore feed, which is the part of Instagram where users go to see photos and videos from accounts they may not already follow.  More than 50 per cent of accounts on Instagram use Explore every month, and 80 per cent of Instagram users follow a business on the platform.  […]

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 […]

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2020

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2020

Facebook is to launch its own digital currency within the next year, saying its plans will deliver an “inclusive and open” financial ecosystem. The cryptocurrency, called Libra, forms part of a wider Calibra digital wallet package under development that will be available as a standalone app before mid-2020. It will initially only allow payments between […]

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software. Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use […]

Singapore Cable Car launches nostalgic Facebook AR experience to celebrate 45th anniversary

Singapore Cable Car launches nostalgic Facebook AR experience to celebrate 45th anniversary

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Singapore Cable Car – the most breathtaking way to get into and around Sentosa – One Faber Group has partnered Carbon Interactive and creative technology company AliveNow to create a fun and interactive Facebook AR Camera Filter that takes a user down memory lane. On a visit to Singapore, […]

34% of Traffic and 28% of Orders for Large Online Fashion Retail Brands Come Directly from Search and Social

34% of Traffic and 28% of Orders for Large Online Fashion Retail Brands Come Directly from Search and Social

Facebook and Instagram generate majority of sales coming directly from paid social 34% of traffic, 28% of orders and 26% of the total order value for large online fashion retailers comes directly from search and social sites including Google and Facebook, new global research suggests. Of all traffic arriving directly from paid social, 80% is from […]

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