Marketing Day: Publicis-Facebook Ad Deal, Google Adds Mobile Page Insights & More

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

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  • Publicis, Facebook Partner In Long-Term Ad Deal Worth Hundreds Of Millions Facebook and advertising holding company Publicis Groupe announced a sweeping, long-term partnership today. The deal is said to be worth around $500 million, according to AdAge. The multi-year partnership is “focused on co-creation of product around data, video and images, including core Facebook and Instagram,” said Laura Desmond, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group, the Publicis […]
  • Finding An Excuse To Get More ‘Square,’ Google Joins Instagram Ever the playful digital actor, Google joined Instagram today, and posted a video promo to the interactive Rubik’s Cube on Google’s global homepage. The Instagram post: “Today on our homepage we’re celebrating the Rubik’s Cube, which got us thinking—maybe we could do more squares? Hello Instagram!” The Meanwhile, and as good a commentary as any […]
  • Fat Tire Says Its Beer Pairs Well With People Rather Than Bikini-Clad Mud Wrestlers Just to prove beer marketing isn’t always about barely-dressed women mud wrestling in a public square, Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing is out with a Cultivator Advertising & Design-created campaign for its Fat Tire beer brand that is far more intelligent than oh, say, the Swedish Bikini Team. In fact, it’s a wonderful celebration of […]
  • Special Guest Speaker Announced for MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference Technology is evolving marketing – and marketing management – at a breakneck pace. Marketers are in a race to understand the opportunities and effectively integrate marketing technology into their strategy and operations. At MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference, we’ll connect the dots between technical possibilities and strategic opportunities in the reshaping of modern marketing. Making […]
  • Nielsen Adds Age And Gender Demographics To Twitter TV Ratings Nielsen announced today that it has added age and gender demographic data to its Twitter TV Ratings product, in an effort to drive home the link between social media conversation and television viewing habits. The demographic information for programming over 250 U.S. television networks will be delivered overnight and give the industry new data about […]
  • Forget Mobile-First: Marketers Need To Be Consumer-First & Take Multi-Screen Marketing Approach How many screens are you using to reach your consumers? Are you giving your audience the content they want on the device they want? Do you have a comprehensive strategy to connect your marketing efforts across multiple screens? In an effort to better understand consumer behavior in relation to multi-screen marketing, two Microsoft executives have […]
  • Google Adds More Recommendations To Its PageSpeed Insights Tool Google announced they’ve updated their PageSpeed Insights Tool to included five new recommendations around mobile usability and speed. The new recommendations include: Configure the viewport: Without a meta-viewport tag, modern mobile browsers will assume your page is not mobile-friendly, and will fall back to a desktop viewport and possibly apply font-boosting, interfering with your intended […]
  • Get To Know: PGA Tour Superstore CMO Matt Corey Matt Corey is the chief marketing officer for PGA TOUR Superstore. Owned by The Home Depot founder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, PGA Tour Superstores are among the largest brick and mortar stores in the US, with the golf and tennis retail locations averaging 50,000 total square feet. As CMO, Corey oversees all marketing […]
  • Everything You Need to Know About The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been long in the works and will finally be enforced starting on July 1st, 2014. But what is it exactly, and why should anyone outside of Canada care? Read on for some frequently asked questions and available resources to help comply with the upcoming CASL enforcement date. CASL is […]
  • How To Sell Your CEO On Investing More In Search. Hint: It’s About Insights If you’re the CMO of any business, you’re likely aware of popular search strategies and how search can take consumers along the purchase journey from intent to action. According to Fleishman-Hillard and Harris Interactive’s 2012 Digital Influence Survey, 96% of consumers worldwide indicated that they searched for information about brands or products on the internet, […]
  • Report: YouTube To Purchase Twitch, The Leading Video Community For Gamers, For $1 Billion According to Variety, the popular gamer platform Twitch has struck a deal with the world’s most popular Video site, YouTube. Former Ads & Commerce SVP Susan Wojcicki was appointed as YouTube CEO earlier this year, and is making a splash as this $1 billion dollar deal would be the single biggest investment by YouTube to […]
  • Apple & Google End Bitter Mobile Patent Litigation Chapter Late last week Apple and Google’s (soon to be Lenovo’s) Motorola Mobility settled their mutual mobile patent claims against one another. However the companies declined to do a cross-licensing deal, which is often customary in these situations. While the agreement ends the often bitter litigation between Motorola and Apple it has no impact on the ongoing […]
  • Report: Chrome The World’s Top Browser, Safari Now Second How things have changed. Chrome is the world’s top browser and Safari is number two. That’s according to Shareaholic’s most recent browser share report. The company says the data are collected from a base of more than 250 million users and over 200,000 publishers. While Chrome is the undisputed browser leader (35 percent), Shareaholic says […]
  • Italian Regulators Take Aim At “Freemium” Apps Claiming that so-called “freemium” mobile apps mislead consumers, Italy’s competition regulator is taking aim at Google, Apple, Amazon and French game developer Gameloft. According to the Wall Street Journal Italian authorities have begun to investigate the companies and the issue. Previously the EU argued that freemium apps are potentially deceptive because they’re initially free to […]
  • Google Expands AdSense A/B Testing To Account-Level Settings Last fall, Google launched A/B testing for AdSense ad-level settings in beta. As of today, A/B testing in AdSense is now available for account-level settings. Publishers can launch A/B tests of account-level settings to allow or block: General ad categories (including first level sub-categories) Sensitive ad categories Ad serving opt-outs (e.g., enhanced text ads, expandable […]

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