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Google Reigns Supreme: Becomes #1 Player in Mobile App Advertising According to AppsFlyer’s Performance Index

AppsFlyer, the global attribution leader, today released the 10th edition of its Performance Index. Google hit the #1 spot in the power ranking (Measuring both quantity and quality of app installs) for the first time since AppsFlyer launched the Index in 2015. The search giant’s success can be largely attributed to its performance on Android and its App Campaigns product. Facebook Remains the Top Performer for Retargeting Low retention and high uninstall rates across the industry are driving app marketers to increase their…

Meetup Spins Off From WeWork

Social Media Platform for Fostering Human Connection Furthers Commitment to its 49 Million Members Across 193 Countries Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and accomplished technology executives. Ryan joins as Chairman of the board. David Siegel will stay on as CEO…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s AdTech Roundup covers the latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Nielsen, Ad Council, EventSmack, ViralGains, and The Trade Desk. Nielsen: Differentiate Through Technology Adoption Amid the Challenging Advertising Market in Hong Kong in 2020 Spending has remained cautious in Hong Kong amid multiple uncertainties concerning economic and social climates. The split between online and offline advertising spending is expected to shift from 50/50 last…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s AdTech Roundup covers the latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Simpli.fi, Adaptive Ad Systems, TikTok, ViralGains, and EventSmack. Simpli.fi Launches Online Attribution for OTT/CTV Advertising Simpli.fi, the leading programmatic platform for addressable, mobile, and OTT/CTV advertising, announced that the company has once again bolstered its OTT/CTV advertising offering with the launch of its new online attribution capability. Advertisers…

TikTok Partners With Arnold Schwarzenegger’s After-School All-Stars to Provide Food and Resources

The short-form video platform is donating $3M to help provide millions of meals to families across the U.S. As schools across the country close, one of the greatest challenges facing many parents is how to feed their children. Millions of students, teachers and families depend on school resources for more than learning. Today, TikTok announced it is partnering with After-School All-Stars (ASAS) to provide critical meal support to those in need. TikTok's $3M donation will enable ASAS, an organization founded by former …

The Trade Desk and TikTok Launch New Advertising Partnership in Asia Pacific

PepsiCo in Thailand first to launch campaign, accessing premium TikTok inventory via The Trade Desk platform The Trade Desk and TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, have announced a new advertising partnership covering key Asia Pacific markets. The partnership will allow advertisers to directly access premium TikTok inventory across Asia-Pacific via The Trade Desk platform. TikTok is the first short-form video platform to integrate its ad offerings with The Trade Desk, making this a unique…

Cats Is a Perfect Example of Why Studios Should Plan Media Strategies Post-Trailer Drop

Movie studios typically develop their media plans way before their trailers drop. Why delay securing the inventory when you know, based on the movie’s themes and its stars, who the likely fans are and the best channels to reach and engage them? But I think that strategy misses the boat. Studios have a major event - the trailer drop - that can provide them with a ton of insight into who the actual audiences for their movies will be. If they take the time to listen to that data, they’ll have what they need to create…

TikTok, Apple Search Ads, Facebook, Google: Top Ad Networks In Singular’s 2020 ROI Index

Singular ROI Index Analyzes $6.3B in Ad Spend for 2.2B App Installs Across 550 Networks to Identify the World's Top Ad Networks for ROI in Mobile User Acquisition. TikTok has emerged from nowhere as one of the top platforms for advertising ROI, joining perennial leaders Google and Facebook. And Apple Search Ads shows its own emerging power: hitting all 12 top regional and vertical lists. TikTok almost literally exploded, with ad spend jumping 75X from May to November. Growing 614 million users in a single year can…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s Daily AdTech Round-up covers latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Jun Group, OpenSlate, DÜZY, TikTok, Realeyes, and PubMatic Ad Tech Company Jun Group Launches First Rebrand in Its History Rebrand Takes a Team-First Approach, Letting Company Culture Shine From the Inside out Jun Group, a mobile-first ad platform company, recently unveiled the company’s first rebrand since its establishment. The rebrand was built on the foundation of their…

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…

TurboTax Takes First Place Spot in Merkle’s Seventh Annual Digital Bowl Report

Report Highlights Advertisers’ Digital Marketing Efforts During Super Bowl LIV Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, released its seventh annual Digital Bowl Report, evaluating Super Bowl advertisers’ 2020 digital marketing efforts. This year, TurboTax and Avocados From Mexico took first and second place, respectively. “The Super Bowl is one of the most crucial moments of the year for advertisers, and with viewer consumption habits evolving, the game presents an opportunity for…

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…

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…

A Crash Course in Gen Z’s Obsession with Creator-Driven, Influencer-Heavy Streaming Content

Ads and retargeting are accepted, measurable Marketing channels, but if you’re trying to garner attention from the next wave of consumers, you need to engage the community of streamers, creators, and/or influencers. The advent of digital media platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook/Instagram has created a new form of engagement that relies on a more intimate two-way relationship between creator and audience. Marketers and brands can effectively utilize this if they get over their preconceptions and…

5 Predictions for the Top MarTech Trends of 2020

The MarTech industry is massive, to say the least. As a matter of fact, it’s been forecasted to grow to $8.3 billion in annual revenues by 2021. And as with all industries, MarTech Trends come and go, which means that staying up-to-date with industry changes will keep you a step ahead of competitors and hopefully even doing your job better. Additionally, taking advantage of the latest MarTech strategies and tools has the potential to improve your workflow and the customer experience you offer. While there’s lots of…

Back by Popular Demand: How are Teens Behaving in 2019?

Fuze, a marketing agency specializing in reaching teens and young adults, has released a new report on teens. At the start of a new year, it's valuable for marketers to consider what is most popular with teens. So, to kick the year off, Fuse asked 1,000 about their favorite things. 1. Technology: Teens and smartphones remain an unstoppable force When it comes to what tech teens love most, it's no surprise that nearly half of the teens we surveyed said they preferred their mobile phones above all other technology. …

National PTA Expands PTA Connected Initiative with TikTok

National PTA is pleased to announce an expansion of its PTA Connected initiative through a new collaboration with TikTok. National PTA and TikTok will help parents learn more about how their teens are using TikTok, educate families about safety on the app and guide parents in having open, ongoing conversations with their teens to ensure they are using social media productively and responsibly. As part of the collaboration, 30 local PTAs from across the country have been awarded a grant of $1,000 each to host family…

Despite Stormy Decade, Facebook Continues to Lead in Mobile Advertising and App Businesses

Facebook had a rather tumultuous decade but it can laugh its way into 2020 as the most successful mobile advertising company in the world. In a recently published mobile app data report, four Facebook-owned applications were ranked among the top most-downloaded and used applications between 2011-2019. App tracker and social media analytics company AppAnnie ranked Facebook app, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram as top mobile apps. Recommended: The Untapped Digital Marketing Potential of WhatsApp Next Step in App…

Hootsuite Reveals the Trends Savvy Marketers and Social Leaders Need to Know in 2020

TikTok shakes up the status quo, employers take center stage in a divided world, and brands strike a balance between public and private engagement among the most important social trends Hootsuite, the leader in social media management trusted by more than 18 million customers and employees at 80 percent of the Fortune 1000, released its Social Media Trends 2020 report. The company’s fourth annual report on global trends in social media reveals the biggest opportunities for brands to deliver winning social marketing…

Fan-tastic FC Barcelona and 80 Million Instagram Followers: What Every Marketer Could Learn from Rakuten Arena’s Omnichannel Media…

The population of Spain is 47 million. The population of Argentina is 45 million. The number of followers on FC Barcelona's Instagram handle: 80 million and above. Interesting isn't it! It was a special Thanksgiving Sunday that we will remember for more than one sporting reason. First, 2019 Formula One (F1) season came to an end at Abu Dhabi with Brit Lewis Hamilton signing off the year with another win. And, second, the Spanish soccer giant, FC Barcelona had a ball yesterday, routing La Liga rivals Atlético de…