Reuters Launches Fact-Checking Initiative to Identify Misinformation, in Partnership With Facebook

Reuters, the world's largest multimedia news provider, announced the launch of a new fact-checking initiative aimed at identifying misinformation on social media, in partnership with Facebook's Third-Party Fact-Checking Program. The newly created fact-checking unit at Reuters will verify content posted on Facebook and Instagram and identify where media is false or misleading. The fact-checking initiative is an extension of the media verification efforts Reuters has built through its long history of providing accurate and…

Warm up Your Cold Social Traffic to Site for More Conversions

You can have two types of traffic on social media. One which is highly engaged and converts easily and one which is ‘cold’ and needs a push to visit a site and convert. Well, you can make the best use of both these two types of traffic and generate sales only if you know the ways to go about it. Usually, the most common sources of cold traffic are those: Push ads Popup ads or Link exchanging networks. Actually, converting this cold traffic into warm or hot traffic is what a good Online Marketing campaign is…

The Power Pair: How Couples Are Shaping Influencer Marketing

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. And in the influencer community, those who pair off as couple, may just find themselves a top pick for brands. As compatibility, connectivity and creative content become ever more desirable, social media relationships are driving a new wave of Influencer Marketing – influencer couples creating a unified personal brand that maximizes the value of their ‘coupled up’ status. As of January 2020, there were more than 3.8 billion social media users…

New Study Finds Marketers Rate Video As the Most Effective Form of Online Marketing (64%)

Promo.com Conducted a Video Survey to Understand How SMBs Create, Share and Measure Online Marketing Videos Nearly 77% of the marketers Promo.com surveyed in their Small Business Video Marketing Trends Study, claimed that videos are an important part of their online marketing. Promo.com surveyed 500 marketers, and small business owners from around the world and combined it with their 2019 data of more than one million users. The leading video creation platform, dug deeper to find out exactly how marketers create videos…

Lyon Real Estate Introduces SmartSocial Ads, Powered by Adfenix

Lyon agents will now be able to hyper-target potential buyers most likely to be interested in their listings Lyon Real Estate has announced a partnership with Swedish global technology leader Adfenix to bring Lyon agents and their clients a fully automated social media advertising tool powered by artificial intelligence. Using complex data analysis and behavioral targeting, SmartSocial Ads delivers a highly effective advertising presence for property listings on Facebook and Instagram. Marketing Technology News:…

Referral Marketing Platform Talkable Reports on eCommerce Trends of 2020

Talkable defines personalization and privacy as primary trends that influence the current situation on the US eCommerce market Talkable, the leading referral program provider powering over 250 brands, has released a report on the top eCommerce trends of 2020. The trends focus heavily on personalization and privacy, as well as the shift from traditional ad platforms to more interactive and personalized formats. The list includes the most prevalent ideas defined by leading industry marketers, analytics, and demonstrated by…

Safer Internet Day 2020: Is Twitter Creating a Better Internet for All?

We use the internet every day, and for some, the internet is the only source of income and livelihood. For that reason, knowing how the internet works is a very important part of dealing with the current challenges and threats perceived by online users and brands. One of the greatest risks facing online users is 'abusive content', also rated as hate by top social media platforms, including Twitter. Recommended: 75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared For 2020 Twitter has announced that it is taking forward its…

80% of People Prefer Facebook’s Old Logo

Some 2019 logo redesigns were more popular than others. Consumers prefer the new Slack and Lord & Taylor logos but liked the old Facebook, Yahoo, Sears, and Zara logos People overwhelmingly like Facebook's old logo, according to a new survey from Visual Objects, a portfolio website. Facebook launched its new logo in November to make the platform cohesive with Instagram and WhatsApp, its other brands. Just 20% of consumers, however, prefer the redesigned logo. The new logo…

Attorney Marketing Has Changed, Your Paradigm Needs to Change in 2020

In 2020 and beyond, attorneys need a website that converts leads into quality cases Dallas, TX — Nationally recognized digital marketing expert Qamar Zaman shares an open letter addressing the essentials to predictable growth for law firms from Google SEO, Instagram & Facebook audience targeting. In 2020 and beyond, attorneys need a website that converts leads into quality cases. “If your 2019 results were shabby,” he writes, “you need an agile consultant who can think beyond SEO.” Marketing Technology News:…

TechBytes with Nir Feldman, SVP of Engineering at Kenshoo

"Currently, most marketers use third-party measurement. I expect brands to increasingly take ownership of their own data (first-party measurement) using tools provided by tech companies." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Kenshoo I am leading a super talented group of Engineers building all Kenshoo products. Our Engineering organization is organized in independent full-stack development teams that continuously deliver business value to our clients. Women make up nearly 50% of our R&D…

Digital 2020: Social Media Use Spans Almost Half Global Population

Social animals: Nearly half of the world’s population (3.8 billion people) now uses social media Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management and We Are Social, the socially-led creative agency have released Digital 2020, their latest annual report on social media and digital trends. The report presents data from every country around the world, with key findings including an ongoing gender gap in social media use, global growth in the use of voice interfaces, and concerns around personal data security.…

AspireIQ Meets Growing Demand for Pinterest Engagement With New Search Functionality

AspireiQ Empowers Brands to Combat Content Fatigue by Discovering Influencers and Running Campaigns on the Visual Discovery Engine AspireIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform for enterprise brands, released Pinterest Influencer Search, a solution that opens the door to brands focused on influencer marketing on Pinterest. Brands using this product can discover Pinterest influencers who align with their brand values, view Pinterest-specific engagement metrics, and engage those influencers in long-term relationships.…

Global Survey Reveals 85% of PR Practitioners Are Missing out on Effective PR Tools and Techniques

80% of PR Corporate Positioning for Senior Executives Globally Is Not Driven by Social Media Analytics Key areas where PR professionals can unlock a competitive advantage in 2020 have been highlighted in new research released. Leading social listening and analytics platform, Talkwalker, joined forces with global market research and data analytics firm, YouGov, to gather data from 3,700 marketing and communications professionals based in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East to release new…

Traditional-Style Ad for a Highly Censored Market Plays in New York’s Times Square

High Herstory, a female focused video agency, created and produced the first live action advertisement of its kind — running on a digital billboard frequently purchased by brands like Samsung in New York City's Times Square. High Herstory's ad features a diverse selection of women consuming cannabis while educating viewers on the care and keeping of glass smoking accessories. In the cannabis industry, heavily regulated products come with heavily regulated advertising restrictions, often times eliminating a cannabis…

A Granular Breakdown of the YouTube Ad Revenue in 2019

Alphabet has announced annual revenue earned from YouTube, Google Search, and other Google products in its Q4 2019 financial statement. By declaring YouTube advertising's annual and quarterly revenue, the Company has reinstilled faith in its investors, technology owners, and marketing partners. In 2019, YouTube advertising earned Alphabet close to $15 Billion, up from $11.15 Billion in 2018. By 2025, we should expect YouTube ad revenue to almost double. Its Cloud sibling, Google Cloud Platform earned $9 Billion in…

5WPR Survey Reveals Facebook is the Most Used Social Media Platform among American Millennials

5W Public Relations, one of the top 15 independently-owned PR agencies in the U.S., has determined that Facebook is the most used social media platform in the nation across all age groups, including Millennials. As part of 5WPR's 2020 Consumer Culture Report, the respondents were asked which social platform they check, post, comment or otherwise view daily. The results across all generations are as follows: Facebook 65%YouTube 39%Instagram 37%Twitter 32%Snapchat 22%Pinterest 21%Reddit 18%TikTok 13% When broken down…

TechBytes with Cristina Constandache, Chief Revenue Officer at Rakuten Viber

With Instagram testing “hiding” like counts in the U.S., what alternative approaches can businesses take to engage their customers? Obviously, with Instagram testing the removal of liking a photo, businesses must find new and innovative ways to engage with their customers. Brands can no longer rely on a high number of “like counts” to draw in more engagement. Rather, the best approach is to shift their focus to two-way engagements, digitally communicating in a conversational manner. This approach can seamlessly be…

The Changing Customer: Reaching Gen Z During the Super Bowl and Beyond

The Big Game continues to be the go-to venue for the world’s top brands to spar against each other for the public’s attention. Year after year, we’re blasted with 30-second, multi-million-dollar ads that not only seek to thrill, inspire, entertain and delight — but imprint themselves on our psyches. In the same way, NFL teams see the Super Bowl as the final test of the gridiron, brands and agencies see it as a winner-takes-all competition of television salesmanship. Gen Z is expected to account for 40 percent of all…

New CMO Benchmark Report Finds Marketing Organizations are Ready for the Future

Deloitte's New CMO Organization Benchmark Study Provides Roadmap for the Evolution of Modern Marketing Organizations Insights from a new study of over 400 senior marketing executives across the globe illuminate how top CMOs and their companies are organizing and operationalizing their marketing functions to succeed in today's disruptive business climate while providing a roadmap for critical planning and decision making needed to ready and evolve modern marketing organizations for the future. At the time of this…