Marketing Day: August 29, 2013

mday240pxHere’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Facebook Updates Policies On How User Data Is Used In Advertising Following this week’s “sponsored stories” legal settlement, Facebook is following court orders by updating the documents that explain how the company collects and uses data — particularly in advertisements. Close observers of Facebook’s privacy and usage documents may want to check out the “redline” PDFs for the Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and […]
  • New Version Of Yahoo iPhone Flickr App Includes Picture-Perfect Editing Tools For Free Yahoo has released a new version of the iPhone Flickr App, adding new updates and removing fees for a selection of the professional editing tools. Now users will have access to features like photo enhancement, cropping, sharpening, and color adjustments for free. Noting the iPhone 5 as the most popular camera on Flickr, Yahoo claims […]
  • Foursquare Putting More Emphasis On Push Alerts Foursquare today announced that it would begin rolling out a new push recommendations feature, initially to Android users and later to iOS. Leveraging all the company’s check-in and social data it will proactively notify users of in-venue tips and recommendations or interesting things nearby: [W]hen you sit down to dinner, we might ping you with […]
  • AdSense Adds New Text Ad Fonts Today, Google made five new fonts available in AdSense. Publishers can opt to have one default font face that applies to all text ad units or choose different settings for individual ads. The complete list of font faces now available are: Arial, Times, Verdana, Open Sans, Open Sans Light, Roboto Light, Ubuntu Light and Lora. […]
  • Foursquare’s Crowley: No Plans For Google Glass App Until “Real People” Wearing Them Foursquare is out with a change to its app designed to automatically alert you to interesting things you’re near. Sounds ideal for Google Glass, as well as phones. But until “real people” are wearing them, don’t expect Foursquare to be coming to Google’s smart eyewear, says founder Dennis Crowley. I’d asked Crowley about this on […]
  • Twitter Lead Gen Cards Get New Features & A Full Release To All Advertisers Early this Spring Twitter tested a lead-generation tool for advertisers. A few months after the announcement select advertisers were given access to the lead gen card ad units.. Today, all advertisers will have access to the Lead Generation Card product. In addition to opening to all advertisers, Twitter is also souping up the capabilities of […]
  • 4 Must-Know Facts On Product Listing Ad Mechanics Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs) have rapidly gained market share since being introduced last year, and PLAs are now well established as an integral part of retail marketers’ pay-per-click (PPC) strategies. This rapid growth has been fueled in part by the improved performance of PLAs over traditional text ads. However, the increased spend has also […]
  • Return On Spam: Scam Facebook Posts Are Making Sites $200 Million A Year According to a group of Italian security researchers those spammy links you see posted on Facebook are not only annoying but also profitable. Quite profitable. In a piece by The Guardian, Italian researchers Andrea Stroppa and Carlo De Micheli calculated that these 3rd party scam sites being promoted by these Facebook links are earning $200 million […]
  • Chinese Handset Maker Steals Hugo Barra From Google Android VP of Product Management Hugo Barra announced yesterday that he was leaving Google. Following Android founder Andy Rubin’s transition off the team Barra is the second major departure for Android within a period of six months. Barra has been “the public face of Android.” As recently as a month ago Barra was on stage […]
  • 10 Holiday Gift Guide Ideas For Email Planning your holiday email campaigns? You should be. There are any number of tried and true approaches to engaging your subscribers over the holiday season. Gift guides, in particular, tend to be high performers. In fact, I strongly recommend that, rather than running just one gift guide campaign, you consider the following ideas to extend […]
  • QR Codes Work (When Done Well) One of the advantages of writing this column at Marketing Land now is that we can focus on any aspect of mobile marketing that interests us — not just mobile search. So in this column, I’d like to focus on everyone’s favorite scannable 2D bar code — the QR code — and explain why I […]
  • New York Fashion Week Comes To Pinterest With Boards From More Than 100 Industry Insiders Pinterest is inviting everyone to follow next month’s New York Fashion Week from their page. With over 80 boards already posted, the image-focused social media platform claims users will get a “behind-the-scenes look” from more than 100 designers, brands and industry insiders. While users can now start pinning New York Fashion Week photos, product […]
  • White Papers & Sponsored Email Are Top B2B Content Marketing Lead-Gen Tactics [Study] Content marketing comes in many forms, but white papers and sponsored email are the two top tactics for B2B lead-generation according to a new report published this week. surveyed more than 500 of its active pay-per-lead advertisers in May, asking a variety of questions related to lead generation tactics and strategies. Respondents came […]
  • Forecast: Mobile To Be 48 Percent Of Display Revenue By 2017 Data aggregator eMarketer has published a revised set of ad-revenue forecasts with an emphasis on mobile. The firm projects that mobile advertising will account for an increasing share of display revenue and represent nearly 50 percent ($14.5 billion) of all display advertising by 2017. Google will capture more than 50 percent of global mobile ad […]

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