Mindshare Point of View: YouTube are continuing their fight against questionable content by launching ‘information cues’ a feature that provides users and viewers with alternate viewpoints against videos containing conspiracy related content.
Mindshare Point of View: November is fast becoming the sales battleground of the year. In the East we have Singles Day or Double 11 – a veritable celebration of retail innovation in China. In the West we have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which despite their names have morphed into a week-long sales festival across most countries.
Mindshare Point of View: Facebook is now fully aware of the power of ‘fake news’ and this new update is its way of tracking and regulating adverts that may be intended to sway voters. Whilst this is certainly a positive step forward regarding Facebook’s social responsibility, it does create a number of potential issues for brands.
Mindshare Point of View: More details surfaced this week about a new service being developed by Google that is yet another imitation of a Snapchat originated service.Google Stamp is a Snapchat Discover lookalike that will allow users to swipe through a slideshow-style format.
Mindshare Point of View: Google and Facebook continue to race along in high gear, whilst Twitter seems stuck in neutral. However, all three companies appear to have in place strategies that, at least on paper, address their vulnerabilities and may contribute to greater growth.
Mindshare Point of View: Snap has launched a new ad creation tool to enable brands of all sizes to create their own Snap Ads. The move further opens up the platform to a long tail of advertisers in the same way that AdWords works for Google – creating a self serve platform for ad creation.
Mindshare Point of View: Google has announced that its widely used Chrome browser (just over half of all browsers used globally across all devices) will begin to ‘filter’ ‘annoying experiences’ (ads) from 2018. Reports suggest that the technology will be switched on by default on both mobile and desktop browsers.
Mindshare Point of View: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was on Monday June 5. For brands and agencies alike, the event held both exciting possibilities and industry-changing announcements. The most relevant updates from Apple held true to the hottest tech topics in the industry: voice and AI, VR, AR and consumer privacy.
Mindshare Point of View: The Digital NewFronts remain a key venue for publishers to unveil their latest wares. Digital publishers continue to innovate: bettering brand safety, investing in new vehicles like live streaming, piloting and growing AR/VR capabilities and enhancing the distribution available on their platforms.
Mindshare Point of View: Seven Independent ad tech companies set up a programmatic consortium to sync the cookies from their respective demand side and supply side platforms to create a universal identity asset. The consortium is managed by AppNexus, MediaMath and LiveRamp, who will also provide data matching.
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