Facebook has introduced a new brand safety update and a new set of ‘inventory filter’ controls for advertising that appears within placements outside the social newsfeed across Instant Articles, Audience Network and Facebook in-stream video.
Google has announced the launch of cloud gaming platform ‘Stadia’ at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It has also launched a Wi-Fi enabled controller that connects to Stadia. Stadia, an evolution of Google’s beta ‘Project Stream’ run last year, is Google’s entry into the cloud-based games market.
Instagram has released a Branded Content ad format, designed for influencer activity and providing advertisers with additional functionality and visibility over reporting metrics. Previously only available to select partners, the product is now available to all advertisers.
Background: GSMA, the trade body that represents mobile network operators globally and the organiser of the Mobile World Congress, opened the doors on MWC 2019 in Barcelona on 25th February to 2,400 companies and nearly 150,000 attendees from around the world - the biggest dedicated mobile event in the world. Details and Implications: MWC 2019...
Facebook has announced that all existing and new ad campaigns will run with Campaign Budget Optimisation (CBO) from September 2019. Advertisers can currently allocate budget at Ad Set level, however, now budgets will be moved to Campaign level allowing Facebook’s algorithm to automatically distribute budget to the best performing Ad Sets.
Spotify recently announced the purchase of podcast firms Anchor and Gimlet and said that it has plans to spend up to $500m further on acquisitions. In a separate move, an update to its Terms and Conditions will start to see the termination of accounts and users that use ad blockers.
Mindshare PoV: Facebook has announced plans to integrate the messaging infrastructure of its hugely popular services WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger into a singular product intended to deliver “the best messaging experiences”.