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UK PM's plans 'to collect data on users' sparks investigation

The UK Prime Minister has reportedly asked civil servants to collect "targeted and personalised" data on users of the government website, sparking an investigation from the UK communications watchdog.

13/09/2019  |  Full story...

More than just millennials? BuzzFeed picks GlobalWebIndex to understand audience

GlobalWebIndex and BuzzFeed are looking to gain a deeper understanding of BuzzFeed’s audiences in order to secure a more diverse range of advertising partnerships.


03/11/2017  |  Full story...

BuzzFeed allows banner ads for the first time

BuzzFeed has decided to run banner ads after years of refusing to run the clickable display ads on the publishing site, ahead of its upcoming IPO.


29/08/2017  |  Full story...

Samsung in VR partnership with BuzzFeed and NowThis

Samsung has struck partnerships with BuzzFeed and NowThis to give consumers access to immersive content, which is made possible by Samsung’s Gear 360.

14/06/2017  |  Full story...

Unilad beats Daily Mail and Buzzfeed to become most shared Facebook page of 2016

Viral publisher Unilad has beaten off competition from the likes of the Daily Mail and Cristiano Ronaldo to be named the world’s most engaged Facebook page and online video channel for 2016.

06/01/2017  |  Full story...

Goal beats BBC and Buzzfeed as most shared publisher on social media

Sport publisher Goal has been named the most shared publisher on social media, ahead of the likes of the BBC, Buzzfeed, Mail Online and The Huffington Post.


11/10/2016  |  Full story...

BuzzFeed ‘to split into news and entertainment units’

Online news site BuzzFeed is splitting into two distinct units — news and entertainment — in similar fashion to the move made a couple of years ago by old media organisation News Corp.

26/08/2016  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions 2016 review: Marketers and the Gen Z conundrum

As Cannes Lions 2016 comes to a close for another year, it was the year of the upstarts, as the likes of Snapchat, BuzzFeed, Vice and The Lad Bible dominated conversations. We look at how these four upcoming digital stars fared at this year's festival....


27/06/2016  |  Full story...

Political dilemma: BuzzFeed ends Republican Party's ad contract over Trump

BuzzFeed has ended an advertising agreement with the Republican National Committee that both parties signed back in April 2016 due to a disagreement over its Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

08/06/2016  |  Full story...

BuzzFeed and Facebook to stream live EU referendum event

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to appear in BuzzFeed’s EU referendum event, which will be streamed using Facebook Live on June 10th.

06/06/2016  |  Full story...

BuzzFeed cuts sales forecasts by half after disappointing year

BuzzFeed has been forced to cut it's projected revenue by about half, after the online publisher missed its financial targets in 2015.

14/04/2016  |  Full story...

Reddit takes on Buzzfeed with stand-alone news site (but no comments allowed)

Online community Reddit has launched a stand-alone news website called UpVoted, but in an uncharacteristic move it won’t allow comments.

07/10/2015  |  Full story...

BuzzFeed strikes global ad deal with WPP

BuzzFeed has struck a partnership with WPP, in a deal that will give Martin Sorrel’s ad access to its proprietary data platform for tracking social content.

28/08/2015  |  Full story...

AOP Digital Publishing Awards: Guardian, Vice and Buzzfeed big winners

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) unveiled the winners of its prestigious Digital Publishing Awards – in partnership with PubMatic – at a ceremony last night hosted by comedian, actor, and presenter, Rufus Hound.

AOP Awards 2015 from Black & Tone on Vimeo.

03/07/2015  |  Full story...

Global news trends: BuzzFeed, Vice and Huff Post catching BBC and CNN

Digital-focussed media companies like The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed are threatening the dominance of traditional online news organisations like the BBC and CNN, a new report has found.

17/06/2015  |  Full story...

Has Facebook postponed ‘Instant Articles’?

Facebook revealed its ‘Instant Articles’ app function to much fanfare in May, offering fast loading feature-rich articles to mobile users. But three weeks on, a lack of articles has led to speculation that the social network could be experiencing problems with its latest attempt to disrupt the publishing business model.

09/06/2015  |  Full story...

Facebook hosts content for news publishers as ‘walled garden’ grows

Facebook has struck a revenue sharing deal with a number of publishes, with New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic sharing revenues from advertising around their stories on the social network.

25/03/2015  |  Full story...

Buzzfeed: The latest new digital brands to unlock mass market audience

BuzzFeed’s content business is clocking up a massive 18.5 billion impressions each month from Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook – showing how a syndicated content strategy can succeed in building a brand.

23/03/2015  |  Full story...

More than cars and cleavage? How the LADBible got more Facebook fans than BuzzFeed

The LADBible has become a social media phenomena, with brands such as Pot Noodle and Sky’s Now TV paying for sponsored content on the site. With new stats showing the site attracts more Facebook fans than BuzzFeed in the UK, we look at how it’s become ‘Pinterest for blokes’.

View this video from the Financial Times looking into the Lad Bible's success.

10/02/2015  |  Full story...

Top digital marketing data and case studies this week

Here are the top digital marketing data and case studies that caught our eye.

15/01/2015  |  Full story...

Content marketing trends: BuzzFeed’s top 30 phrases for Facebook shares

When it comes to online content and storytelling, there are few sites as savvy as BuzzFeed. New research uncovers the phrases that generate the most amount of shares for the social news site.

14/01/2015  |  Full story...

Top 10 content marketing trends of 2014: BuzzFeed booms as creativity and big data merge

Key trends to check your 2015 plans against:

• ‘Old media’ invests in digital future: Disney bought PewDiePie owner Maker Studios, while Dreamworks envisions YouTube will be dominant platform in 5 years time

• Brands become publishers: Native ads (championed by BuzzFeed) and long-form videos boom as brand ditch 30-sec 'hard-sell' commercials for engaging experience that rivals regular TV and publishing output

• Creativity meets big data: As programmatic ads grow, brands are looking to immerse consumers in personally targeted experiences- something creativity cannot achieve without a large dose of science.

Branded content: What gets consumers clicking? This chart shows what gets consumers engaging with branded content. Companies that post images have the best cut through with 64% of those surveyed being receptive or very receptive to the posts. Social media noise is responsible for unreceptive or very unreceptive consumers with 31% of those surveyed not responsive to social posts, while audio clips are the least popular format.

15/12/2014  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence October 2014

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence October 2014

Mobile strategies got a boost this month as Facebook's Hyper Local ads took geo-targeting to a new level.

New research shows Europeans value their personal data at £140, but if you're a trusted brand looking to get access the price could be lower. For 2015 strategies, smartwatches are about to make intelligent homes even smarter, and connected cars will create a wealth of new touchpoints.

- Facebook's 'auto-play' video strategy pays, as video uploads set to surpass YouTube
- Apple Pay: Goes live in the US
- Mobile video ad spend: Triples in the UK
- YouTube: new 'Preferred' format shakes up media planning
- Twitter: TV ratings now offered through dual-screening

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BuzzFeed adds first ‘Buy It!’ button for L'Oreal native ad

BuzzFeed has added a "Love it? Buy it!" button next to a vintage hairstyle post from L'Oreal USA letting readers buy the cosmetics being featured, as the publisher looks to expand its ad options to capaitalise on its soaring popularity.

07/10/2014  |  Full story...

Microsoft ditches own content for MSN relaunch

Microsoft has relaunched its flagship portal MSN, and will now rely entirely on third parties for content, with a new look designed to appeal to a growing mobile audience.

09/09/2014  |  Full story...

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