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Facebook wants people to spend more time watching videos on its platform, as they already do on YouTube. Starting Aug. 10, it’s introducing a new video destination called “Watch,” which aims to do exactly that. Watch is essentially a remake of Facebook’s video tab, available online and across Facebook’s apps for mobile devices and connected TVs.
Luxury fitness brand Caraa, media company Mashable and digital agency R/GA were honored for their innovations in media and marketing tonight at the Digiday Awards gala. The Digiday Awards, Digiday’s biggest awards program of the year, honor the best creative marketing and advertising being done today by brands, agencies, publishers and platforms.
Facebook’s metrics woes may be far from over. After fessing up to a string of measurement errors over the past six months, the social media company has bowed to pressure from ad buyers and started letting third-party auditors check its numbers. Some agencies started using the new auditing capabilities a few months ago and have been stunned to see viewability rates on Facebook ...
At the Digiday Hot Topic: Future of TV event last week in New York City, we sat down with over 60 media, television, and advertising executives from major companies to better understand the OTT landscape. Check out our earlier research on top performing OTT and online TV services here. Learn more about our upcoming events here.
For the more than 200 publishers attending Digiday’s Publishing Summit in Monte Carlo this week, the main issues that were front of mind were plain: how to diversify platform distribution in the wake of Facebook’s news-feed changes, what more can be done to fight ad fraud, and how the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation will affect business.
In Europe, Vice Media is working out how to balance having a unified strategy around branded content while adapting to specific countries. Publishers who underestimate a region’s cultural differences strike an awkward tone. Vice is moving away from simple translation, according to Nina Kennedy, head of media for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Google has done several things to make publishers smile lately: From its work on fast-loading mobile pages to ending first-click-free to promoting subscription sales, Google has positioned itself favorably with publishers, especially as Facebook’s relationship with publishers has become increasingly strained. But it’s not all rainbows when it comes to publishers’s Google relationship.
After months of asking to get their content into Amazon, publishers finally got their wish. For the past several months, Amazon has been running a test with a small group of publishers where versions of publishers’ commerce-focused articles are accessible directly inside Amazon’s website. The articles can be found through Google search or through searches for specific keywords ...
The ultimate status symbol today is being “well,” a process that, naturally, involves lots of exercise. Eager to capitalize on this trend, beauty brands are creating product lines meant to be best for before, during and after the most rigorous sweat session. Meet “active beauty.” Pretty Athletic, Sweat Cosmetics, SweatWELLth and Yuni Beauty are just a few of the brands devote ...
United has found that bringing more resources, especially video, in-house has allowed it to bypass long lead times and back-and-forth calls on the phone with its agencies. Last July, United hired Megan Mitchell, previously head of social media and video for publisher TravelZoo, as senior manager for integrated digital engagement.
Google is vying for the hearts and minds of publishers with an appeal to their bottom lines, particularly in attracting subscribers. Last fall, Google ended its controversial first-click-free policy that required paywalled publishers to let readers see at least three free articles to have the publishers’ content surfaced in search and replaced it with flexible sampling, where ...
After two decades of publishers giving their content away for free, many are coming around to the idea that they should charge for it. The question is: How much? Digital consumer revenue is expected to become a bigger share of news publishers’ revenue over the next few years, but many publishers are still charging more than a lot of people are willing to pay.
Top European publishers gathered in Monaco this week at the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe to discuss the latest trends in publishing. More than 240 media executives addressed common challenges ranging from adapting to Facebook’s latest algorithm changes, tackling ad fraud and whether they can trust Amazon as it moves further into media.
Barstool Sports’ decision to buy an amateur boxing competition continues to pay off. On Friday, Feb. 16, Barstool Sports hosted its third amateur-boxing pay-per-view event — and the second one since it acquired the West Virginia-based Rough N Rowdy Brawl last November. The five-hour live tournament, which featured just under 50 prize fights, including a bout between two Barsto ...
More companies are turning to artificial intelligence to make their media buying more effective and efficient. Since high-end gym Orangetheory launched its AI platform in December, the gym franchise has decreased its cost per lead from $20 to $8, according to Kevin Keith, chief brand officer at Orangetheory.
BankMobile has launched a content marketing website called Paradigm Money to help customers navigate personal finance. The site, which launched this month, includes news, opinion pieces, interviews and advice. “We focus on the mindset of money,” said Ash Exantus, BankMobile’s director of financial education.
Welcome to a preview of the new Digiday Video Briefing, a new weekly newsletter from Digiday senior reporter Sahil Patel that will take you behind the scenes of an industry in upheaval. To get this in your inbox, sign up here. Amazon’s Channels program has been a big hit for TV networks and digital publishers with subscription video streaming products.
The next viral hit from mobile network operator Three, which scored big with ads featuring a moonwalking pony and a singing kitten, could come from within, rather than one of its agencies. Three is building an in-house team of content experts tasked with refreshing the brand’s marketing and public relations.
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