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WhatsApp will start showing ads in Status bar
Nov03

WhatsApp will start showing ads in Status bar

Maybe not the sort of news you would love to hear, but can’t deny the fact that it is one of the worst kept secrets in the last couple of months. We all knew WhatsApp was seriously working on monetizing its app, and was only a matter of time before the news is everywhere. Ads are coming to the Status bar—perhaps, it is time to say the app was fun while the service was ads-free. Vice President Chris Daniels confirmed this on Wednesday...

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Facebook Pixel to get first-party cookie option for advertisers
Oct08

Facebook Pixel to get first-party cookie option for advertisers

  Facebook has announced its plan to add a first-party cookie option for Facebook Pixel. It will give advertisers, publishers and developers continued access to data from the Apple Safari browser. They can use it to measure and analyze how their campaigns are performing on the website. Brands in the financial and medical sectors will most likely opt out, since they handle sensitive information. But other areas may want to move...

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New Snapchat ad options available for the 2018 holidays
Sep30

New Snapchat ad options available for the 2018 holidays

News about a Snapchat exec leaving and its losing battle against Facebook Stories are taking a hit on the app’s reach and influence. So why are marketers still clinging on to the platform? Amid the growth slump, studies have shown that Snapchat still dominates the demographic comprising teens and younger users. These audiences will drive substantial influence on purchases during the 2018 holiday season. If your product or service...

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Facebook’s video Ad Breaks expands to more countries
Sep24

Facebook’s video Ad Breaks expands to more countries

Facebook’s ability to generate more revenue through ads has never been in doubt—the company knows what it wants and does not hesitate to go for it. The company’s large appetite for creating different avenues to make more revenue from ads is what stands it out among other social media giants. Apparently its Ad Breaks product is sailing smoothly and the company wants to expand its dragnet to other territories. To this end, Facebook has...

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Amazon ad market share gaining traction, report says
Sep20

Amazon ad market share gaining traction, report says

  Amazon has increased the market share of its advertising business, beating expectations in an industry led by Google and Facebook. EMarketer estimated Wednesday that the online retailer will have $4.61 billion in U.S. ad sales this year. This is 4.2 percent of the digital ad market. Previously projected to be $2.89 billion EMarketer revised its estimates due to Amazon’s accounting change and increased demand. Google and...

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Facebook reverses ban on cryptocurrency ads
Jun26

Facebook reverses ban on cryptocurrency ads

Six months after announcing that it would no longer accept cryptocurrency ads on its platform, Facebook has beat a retreat. Facebook at the time said it was rolling out a new policy aimed at prohibiting “ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency.” Following promises it made to...

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