Mindshare, the global media agency network that is part of WPP , has ended the year with the top awards across the most respected awards ceremonies globally.
Facebook recently launched a new app called Lifestage. Created by Michael Saymen a 19 year old Product Manager, Lifestage is a social network aimed at video loving teens, ultimately reinventing what Facebook would look like if it was built around the currency of today’s digital world of snackable video.
Pinterest has introduced Promoted Video ads this week in an effort to expand its capabilities and keep pace with its evolving counterparts Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat. With Pinterest’s recently rolled out video player, brands can now run full auto-play video paid advertisements (with sound) that look like animated posts.
Last week Instagram introduced Stories, allowing users to share multiple photos and videos together in a slideshow format with their followers. Clearly taking inspiration from others, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said that Snapchat “deserve all the credit” for this montage style.
The article covers the rules for advertising as denoted by “Rule 40” surrounding the upcoming Olympic Games kicking off in Rio today. Rule 40, is intended to create a window of “exclusivity” for Official Olympic Sponsors, prevent ambush marketing, and ultimately protect a vital source of revenue.
The second is a summary and analysis of the Q2 2016 quarterly earnings reports. Firstly, Apple reported a decline in sales of iPads, iPhones, and Macs, with revenue continuing to decline year on year. However, despite this Apple’s stock price has not decreased as the decline was actually less than expected.
2016 Global Ad Investment Revised Downward With Slower ‘New Normal’ Growth in China USA Again Top Driver of Global Ad Growth in 2016 Digital Advertising Investment Accounts for 99 Percent of Net 2016 Growth versus Traditional Media
Mindshare Point of View: After months of speculation, Verizon has finally acquired Yahoo for nearly $4.83b in cash, slightly more than the $4.4b it paid for AOL just over a year ago. Notably the acquisition doesn’t include two of Yahoo’s more prized possessions: its stake in Alibaba Holding Groups and Yahoo Japan.
This week’s PoV covers Twitter’s introduction of emoji targeting and stickers. Emoji targeting will allow advertisers to target users who have tweeted with a specific emoji or engaged with tweets containing a certain emoji. Stickers give users the ability to add stickers to their photos before they upload them.
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