A Checklist for Native Advertising: How to Comply with the FTC’s New Rules

| April 21, 2017

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The FTC recently published their updated rules (and more accessible “guidance”) on what constitutes a “misleading” native advert [PDF]. I’ve read them. I only fell asleep twice. Then, near the end, a couple of bombshells.For those who haven’t been following the trends closely, native advertising is a form of digital advertising whereby adverts are included “in-stream,” interspersed with regular editorial content.

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Why Netflix Needs To Brand Its Netflix Originals Differently

Article | March 8, 2020

As the Netflix Original library becomes an increasingly big part of the Netflix overall lineup, we believe that it’s time Netflix started branding its Netflix Originals. Below, we’ll hopefully make the case as to why it should happen and possibly how to do it. We’re writing this in the wake of a huge influx of new streaming services that are operated by big corporations that have multiple labels. We’re also doing it a week after FX on Hulu launches. The issue with this is probably an issue you’ve seen online. “All Netflix Originals are crap” or “all Netflix originals are foreign”. When you think of HBO (one of Warner Medias brands) you know roughly what you’re in for. Top budget series with quality. If you think of Cartoon Network, you know what you’re in for. Likewise, if you mention The CW, you know it’s going to be a lower budget than Warner’s HBO output.

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How to Use Forced Bold Text in Google Search Ads

Article | March 18, 2020

This does not appear to be an officially supported feature, use at your own risk. To enable it, simply enter your text into AdTools.org and paste the output into your search ad. Keep in mind that each bold letter will now occupy 4-character spaces of traditional ad text. As you can see, it is pretty simple to enable, but what can it accomplish? I delivered a statistically significant amount of ads in direct A/B tests to determine this. In these tests, I ran identical copy, and landing pages against each other with bold text in one version, and not the other variation. I set ad rotation to distribute evenly and used manual CPC bidding without enabling Enhanced CPC bidding. This delivered an 11.3% overall increase in click-through rate and no measurable impact on conversion rate.

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The Drum Show: a CMO and agency manager on advertising and marketing in the time of coronavirus

Article | March 20, 2020

In a specific edition of The Drum Demonstrate throughout the Digital Transformation Pageant, the head of internet marketing at Hertz and founder of imaginative agency Mr President shared how their respective firms are coping during the present-day coronavirus crisis. Becoming a member of The Drum’s associate editor Sonoo Singh, Vincent Gillet, vice-president global marketing at Hertz, and Mr President co-founder and main inventive officer Laura Jordan Bambach talked about the only matter on any organization homeowners agenda – how to endure the coming weeks and months. Bambach reported that it was “too early” to know what the affect will be on a small business like Mr President, which counts Metro Bank and Betvictor among its clientele. Having said that, she praised the government’s initiatives to present businesses with grants and loans pursuing the chancellor’s announcement that £330bn would be reserved to assist the economic system.

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Rakuten Launches Rakuten Advertising as a Premier Destination

Article | February 13, 2020

For the first time, brands, advertisers and agencies can now harness Rakuten’s far-reaching media properties, consumer insights and award-winning performance marketing ecosystem with today’s launch of Rakuten Advertising martech news. “Advertisers know their customers, but discovering new ones and building enduring connections with them is increasingly difficult in today’s competitive consumer marketplace,” said Amit Patel, CEO, Rakuten Americas. “By drawing on audiences, insights and the well-established performance marketing excellence of the Rakuten ecosystem, Rakuten Advertising will be an unmatchable partner for digital marketers aiming to surpass their business goals.”

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