Monday, October 20, 2014
  • 'Sons Of Anarchy' Ride Away On Harleys; Black Widow Rides In

    The "Sons of Anarchy" are riding Harley-Davidson Street Bobs into the sunset. Yes, this is the last season for the FX show about a nefarious gang and its leader who, for the past seven years, has been trying to extricate himself from gang life. ...Read the whole story

  • Digital Ad Revenue Hits $23 Billion In First Half Of 2014

    Internet ad revenue rose 15% to $23.1 billion during the first six months in 2014, compared with the same time period in 2013, per an IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released Monday by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). ...Read the whole story

  • Snapchat Sees First Ads

    Keeping its recent promise, Snapchat introduced ads to its messaging platform this weekend. The new ads are appearing in the "Recent Updates" section of U.S. users' accounts. "It's the first time we've done anything like this because it's the first time we've been paid to put content in that space," Snapchat said in a blog post. As promised, the new ads are opt-in and untargeted. ...Read the whole story

  • Brandnew Unveils "Influencer Marketplace" For Social Native Ads

    Brandnew, a native advertising platform that specializes in delivering messages through social media influencers on image-focused sites like Instagram and Pinterest, has unveiled its new "Influencer Marketplace." The Brandnew Marketplace brings together around 860 influential social-media personalities hailing from 52 countries around the world. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Whisper Shared Shady Privacy Policy With Guardian During Partnership Talks Re/code

    In the future, tech start-ups with questionable privacy policies might be wary of partnering with serious news organizations. Take the case of Whisper, which just found itself in hot water after the Guardian exposed its practice of tracking the location of users, including those that specifically asked not to be followed. As it turns out, the Guardian got its information in partnership talks with the supposedly-anonymous messaging service. “The Guardian says its story resulted from a three-day visit to Whisper headquarters to discuss an ‘expanded journalistic relationship,’” Re/Code reports.   ...Read the whole story

  • LeBron's Video For Beats Has Four Million Views In Just Two DaysAdweek

    The basketball star from Akron, Ohio pays tribute to his hometown in a Beats commercials, and apparently, people like the view. As an investor in the ear buds, that's got to be music to his ears. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Tells Drug Enforcement To Stop Setting Up False

    Facebook has expressed concern about the DEA's conduct and asked the government agency to cease all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others. DEA agents set up fradulent Facebook profile using a real person's name as part of a sting operation targeting drug dealers. In a letter to the DEA, Facebook listed four violations of the site's terms and standards. The company insists it has made clear that law enforcement authorities are subject to the same policies as others. ...Read the whole story

  • Ello Founder Claims US Privacy Is A 'Car Crash'The Daily Telegraph

    Paul Budnitz and his co-founders launched a version of Ello a year ago as a private social network for 100 of their close friends. They had become sick of sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter and the constant stream of "sponsored" content and "suggested posts." "Those social networks used to be fun but they became cluttered and full of ads," Budnitz says. "I couldn't find my friends through all these sponsored posts. It's like us having this conversation and an ad popping up every 30 seconds or so. It feels violating, right?" ...Read the whole story

Snapchat Ads Could Change Everything

Snapchat just made online ads interesting and new. Snapchat ads give us an entirely new problem: we now need to make ads that people want to see, and we can make them any length, but they ...More

  • Breaking News Is Digital For 80% of Internet Users

    According to a new study from the Newspaper Association of America, conducted by ComScore, the audience engaged with newspaper digital content reached a new peak in August 2014, rising 18% to 164 million unique visitors (adults ...More

  • Mobile Said To Take Budget From Print, TV

    Marketers plan to increase mobile ad spending this year at the expense of print, television and digital display media, according to new findings by research firm Advertiser Perceptions. More immune to mobile budget poaching were social ...More