Half of marketers have lost revenue due to new ad regulations

59% of marketers have lost revenue since Apple’s IDFA changes, the phasing out of third party cookies by Google, new privacy updates, and changing ad regulations.

This is according to ‘The App-ocalypse’, a new report from Bango, which revealed that marketers are experiencing a negative impact to their bottom line due to new ad regulations and privacy changes.

The report argues that the four horsemen of the App-ocalypse – the phasing out of Cookies, iOS IDFA...

3 in 5 Brits regret their social media influenced spending

Facebook has been named the most influential social media platform for Brits’ buying habits, new research has discovered.

Survey data from FCA-regulated credit broker Little-Loans.com has lifted the lid on how social media impacts Brits’ buying habits which, in turn, can aid companies’ marketing efforts.

A nationally representative survey of 2,000 Brits found that Facebook is the social media platform that leads to the most sales.

Participants detailed...

Five years after EU antitrust fine, 53% of UK Google Shopping ads still come from Google

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Five years after the EU commission fined Google 2.4 billion Euros ($2.65 billion) and ordered it to open up its Google Shopping service in Europe to external competition, a new study suggests around 53% of ads on the platform in the UK, still originate from Google itself - up from around 49% in 2019.

The research from Searchmetrics indicates that after Brexit, Google is no longer trying to increase competition on its shopping platform in the UK.

On top of this, the...

How marketers can reduce overspend in digital advertising

A burning dollar note.

In the marketing and advertising space, 2020 was a transformational year. The huge growth in online retail and ecommerce brought about by the pandemic led marketing professionals to alter their strategies and dedicate more of their budget to digital channels. In fact, 76% of professionals in the marketing field are planning to increase spend on online video ads, while 70% are looking to invest more in social media stories and 68% on social media feeds.

The increased levels of...

GumGum partrners with Ad Council to support Ukraine

Ukraine.

GumGum, a contextual-first advertising technology company, is working with the Ad Council on a new disaster and crisis relief effort that encourages audiences to give financial donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund through GlobalGiving.

GumGum is providing support to the Ad Council with GumGum Smile, a programme that enrols clients to contribute a portion of every advertising dollar towards the Ad Council’s social impact initiatives. This programme enables campaigns to get...

LinkedIn snaps up Oribi to accelerate attribution technology capabilities

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LinkedIn has entered into an agreement to acquire Oribi, an Israel based marketing analytics company, to further help customers gain actionable insights, make smarter decisions and drive business results.

Through the integration of Oribi’s technology into our marketing solutions platform, LinkedIn said its customers will benefit from enhanced campaign attribution to optimise the ROI of their advertising strategies.

As part of the agreement, LinkedIn will also open a...

Ru Roberts, Waze: On non-distracting and privacy-conscious advertising

MarketingTech caught up with Ru Roberts, UK Country Manager for Waze, to discuss how the popular satellite navigation app advertises to drivers in a responsible manner.

As a free app, Waze relies on advertising. However, displaying ads to drivers could be a recipe for disaster.

Waze has faced its fair share of criticisms in the past for distracting drivers. Early users will remember things like messages from random drivers popping up constantly. Fortunately, Waze heard...

Kevin the Carrot ranked most Googled Christmas advert character

Kevin the Carrot.

Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot is the most Googled Christmas advert character, according to data from Google trends.

The friendly little vegetable has been crowned the best Christmas advert character, after data comparing Google searches over the last five years revealed that Kevin the Carrot is the most Googled Christmas advert character.

The data as compiled based on the top six UK retailers, who release hotly anticipated Christmas adverts every year, including John Lewis,...

Quartile creates ‘largest cross-channel e-commerce advertising platform’ with Sidecar takeover

Quartile, an ad optimisation platform for top e-commerce marketplace sellers, has acquired Sidecar, a performance marketing technology provider for e-commerce retailers and brands.

The two companies will combine under the Quartile name, growing the brand into the world’s largest cross-channel e-commerce advertising platform. Both platforms apply machine-learning and natural-language processing to provide data-driven strategies and best practices to brand marketers while also...

How direct-to-consumer brands are leading the way for TV

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It is estimated that, as consumers, we see between 6,000 - 10,000 ads on a daily basis, served to us across a range of platforms and screens. With so many ads, each varying in relevance to us as individuals, it’s little wonder many are “tuned out.” Studies have shown that 26% of global consumers ignore branded digital content entirely.

Brands of all sizes are on the hunt to cut through the noise and reach increasingly fragmented audiences effectively and consistently. The...