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Smartly.io Research Finds Half of 2020 Marketing Budgets Will be Allocated to Social Media Ads

Marketers Expect to Invest Heavily in Social Automation Technology to Streamline Inefficiencies Smartly.io, the leading social media advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, announced new research outlining how retail marketers plan to spend their advertising budgets in 2020. Commissioned by Smartly.io and conducted by WBR Insights, the research arm of the eTail event series, the survey results indicate that social media advertising will be a primary focus for retail brands hoping to reach…

Facebook Ads Have Changed Once Again – Here’s What You Need to Know

Today, Facebook supports over seven million active advertisers and is now reportedly relying on more ad spending dollars from small business accounts rather than big brands to make money. However, despite depending on small businesses’ ad revenue, the social platform is continuously changing its ad requirements — which small to mid-sized businesses don’t usually have the resources to keep up with. In fact, 39% of SMB owners say they have a limited advertising budget, and 40% said their limited time was a challenge for their…

The Current State of the Ad Tech and Martech Industries

As it stands today, the advertising and marketing tech industries are broken and have been for years. This might sound shocking, given that $8.8 billion of VC money was invested in martech in 2017 alone. But despite the investor interest in these industries, the fact is that the creation of a middle layer consisting of advertising infrastructure between brand and consumer has exacerbated the problems of fraud and money being spent in all the wrong places. To solve these problems, the industry needs players that can ensure…