Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted he had made mistakes over the handling of millions of users data by Cambridge Analytica during the first day of a senate hearing in the US.
Unilever food brand Knorr is trialling a new video ad format that lets viewers choose a charity to benefit from the revenue it derives if they view an ad for at least 15 seconds.
With greater pressure on effectiveness of media buying, YouTube TrueView skippable short ad formats can now be bought on a reach basis.
US advertisers are so enamoured with influencer marketing that a full 75% of their companies currently employ the discipline and almost half (43%) are planning to increase their spending on it in the next 12 months.
UK desktop video ad viewability rose by 7.9 percentage points during 2017, driven by a narrowing performance gap between programmatic and publisher direct trading, according to new research.
Nearly half (47%) of the world online population will be will be tuning into the FIFA World Cup either online or on TV this summer, with Facebook and WhatsApp the best platforms for brands to reach them, according to new research.
Brands are pursuing the ‘Chinese Dream’, growing total brand value by a record 23% to $683.9 billion in the WPP 2018 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking.
Adobe has launched ‘Adobe Advertising Cloud Creative’ – a new tool designed to help the relationship between brands and their creative agencies and teams.
Jukin Media and Creativepool have launched the first UGC-powered video competition, inviting creatives from all over Europe to use this incredible medium to create dynamic and refreshing social media campaigns for their favourite brands.
The US ad market is estimated to hit a record $197 billion in revenue in 2018, up 5.5% from last year, according to new research.
YouTube has launched a new search-based targeting option on that combines the ability to select from the top 5% of channels and then target viewers who have also Googled relevant products.
McVitie’s has launched a £9.7m Masterbrand campaign ‘Sweeter Together’ in the UK, running across Facebook and terrestrial TV.
YouTube has achieved certification for brand safety by JICWEBS – the independent UK body that sets best practice and standards for trusted online ad trading.
The Trainline has launched a new digital campaign featuring the world’s first voicebot rap duet to celebrate Trainline’s voice app, built for the Google Assistant.
Spotify plans to sell its shares publicly on the New York Stock Exchange in a move that could value the music streaming platform at more than $23bn (£16.7bn), despite never making a profit.
Video advertising delivered over the internet to TV screen will be worth €825m by 2020, with the UK generating the largest revenue and Italy is set for the fastest growth amongst European ‘Big 5’ countries, according to new research.
People are creating their own “personal prime times” as their media habits evolve, and advertisers need to find these points of highly concentrated engagement throughout the day, according to new research.
With the Winter Olympics now over, social media analysis reveals that Samsung, Ralph Lauren and Intel were the Top 10 brands most associated with the Winter Olympics.
Esports revenue is forecast to exceed $1.65bn by 2021 worldwide, according to new research.
Walmart is set to launch an online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.