Category: Marketing Tools

New report: Facebook and Google among tech firms lobbying Congress for ‘kinder’ federal data privacy laws

Earlier this month, we reported that the US government was finally starting to move toward adoption of a federal data privacy law, a move that has been long in coming for this administration, given its hesitancy to add any governmental...

/ August 28, 2018

Podcasting continues its meteoric rise, creating more opportunities for marketers

Podcasting continues its rise in popularity, and advertisers are taking note. A Nielsen Fanlinks survey last quarter showed that the number of self-identified “avid” podcast fans rose from 13 million homes in 2016 to 16 million in 2017 — a 23...

/ August 28, 2018

Forrester report: Video ad spending expected to hit $103B in 2023

Advertisers will spend a staggering $102.8 billion dollars a year on video ads by 2023, according to a recent Forrester report. That number is up from $90.7 billion this year. Forrester Analytics: Video Advertising Forecast, 2018 To 2023 (US) (free by...

/ August 27, 2018

Report: Customers are more loyal to companies that are transparent on social media

A majority of consumers are demanding transparency from businesses, according to a recent report from social media company Sprout Social. The Social Media and the Evolution of Transparency report (free, registration required) surveyed 1,000 US consumers and found that an overwhelming number (86...

/ August 22, 2018

Nielsen links up with J.D. Power to create a new Auto Cloud

Audience measurement firm Nielsen has announced the launch of an Auto Cloud that is integrated with the car sales data held by research firm J.D. Power. This is the first time that J.D. Power’s data is being made available for...

/ August 20, 2018

Sizmek unveils unified ad serving platform it says can replace Google’s walled garden

When Sizmek scooped up Rocket Fuel’s demand-side programmatic ad platform (DSP) last summer, Executive Chairman Mark Grether said the merger would create the “largest independent marketing platform built for agencies and brands.” The DSP world is a crowded one, studded with stalwarts...

/ August 17, 2018

Blippar launches indoor visual positioning system to anchor AR

If augmented reality (AR) is going to offer a reliable overlay for physical reality, it needs to be anchored into place. In many cases, GPS positioning is employed to tether a Pokémon object or whatever to a particular physical spot....

/ August 14, 2018

Salesforce promotes COO Keith Block to co-chief executive

Salesforce announced this week the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Keith Block to co-chief executive officer. Block will lead the company with current CEO and Co-Founder Marc Benioff. Salesforce is a customer relationship management (CRM) platform with a suite of cloud-based...

/ August 13, 2018