SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING
TikTok | June 21, 2022
At a talk on Monday in Cannes, Blake Changless, TikTok’s president of global business solutions, said that hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses buy ads on the platform. “We want millions,” he added.
Every platform wants millions of advertisers, especially since Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, boasts of more than 10 million advertisers.
At Cannes, TikTok executives opened the first day of the advertising festival at the festival headquarters in a discrete event space across from the Palais, the main center of action for the conference. They discussed the tools that the platform is putting in place, such as live shopping, building brand safety and technology amidst challenges, and the impact of Apple’s privacy rules on the whole ad ecosystem and the creator economy. On a lighter note, Ray Cao, TikTok’s managing director and global head of monetization product, strategy and operation, touched upon the challenges of losing his luggage upon arriving in Nice, France.
They discussed content and its importance in contextual targeting. “A lot of people are thinking about contextual targeting, especially for an in-feed environment like TikTok,” Cao said.
“A lot of people are thinking about contextual targeting, especially for an in-feed environment like TikTok,” Cao said.
Safety considerations also came up where Chandlee discussed how TikTok is developing ad products to keep brands comfortable with their service. The company also made an announcement on third-party tools that measure suitability and provide a few ad controls through companies like OpenSlate, Zefr and Integral Ad Science. “When we review content it’s not just the images,” said Francis Stones,TikTok’s head of Europeanbrand safety. “It’s the sounds. It’s the text. It’s emojis, comments.”
About Apple’s policy, Chandlee said, “The iOS 14 changes that were made last year had a huge impact on the industry, Chandlee said. “The industry built on data and knowledge and optimization against that data.” He added, “The industry had to come back a little bit to contextual,” Chandlee said, which we think is a very, very powerful way to approach and advertise and communicate with audiences.”
On the platform’s impact on live shopping, Sofia Hernandez, global head of business marketing for TikTok said, “We caused a national feta cheese shortage,” Hernandez said, referring tothe baked feta pasta trendon TikTok. “Those of us who have been marketers for years know that you don’t shoot food that way, it’s always highly styled,” she added.
BBB National Programs | December 03, 2020
Taking a significant move to advance the effectiveness of its quick and efficient self-regulatory programs, BBB National Programs reported new National Advertising Division partnership with Facebook.
As of now, this partnership enables BBB National Programs' National Advertising Division to share case results tending to Facebook advertising directly with Facebook, permitting Facebook enforcement teams to then act on those ads that violate their policies. This partnership use Facebook's responsibility to make a move when advertisements violate their truth-in-advertising rules to reinforce the National Advertising Division's role as the centerpiece of the advertising industry's endeavors to expand public trust in advertising. The outcome will be to encourage ethical practices among advertisers and a stronger, more robust system of self-guideline.
SmartAsset | December 30, 2021
SmartAsset, an online destination for financial advice and marketplace that connects consumers to financial advisors, launched a national TV campaign this week in partnership with All-Inclusive TV agency Marketing Architects.
Founded in 2012, SmartAsset is an award-winning financial technology company that helps more than 75 million people each month make smart financial decisions through free data-driven content, personalized calculators and educational tools. Additionally, SmartAsset operates SmartAdvisor, the leading independent client acquisition platform for financial advisors in America.
As the company’s growth accelerated, SmartAsset saw TV advertising as an opportunity to generate awareness and high value leads for their business while building on existing momentum.
We’re committed to providing data-driven resources that help consumers make smart financial decisions. TV advertising is our next step toward being able to do that for even more people.”
Chris Taylor, CMO at SmartAsset.
Marketing Architects worked with SmartAsset to pretest a variety of creative strategies. They landed on two spots, “Where Frank Used to Sit" and “Learning from Mistakes.” The commercials highlight how SmartAsset can help viewers prepare for retirement.
“SmartAsset is doing incredible work taking the complexity and bias out of personal finance,” says Nicole Nye, VP of Client Growth at Marketing Architects. “We’re excited to see how TV will raise awareness of their many valuable resources.”
SmartAsset is an online destination for consumer-focused financial information and advice that powers SmartAdvisor, a national marketplace connecting consumers to financial advisors. Reaching approximately 75 million people each month (as of Sept. 2021) through its educational content and personalized calculators and tools, SmartAsset's mission is to help people make smart financial decisions. Ranked on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ lists of fastest growing companies in 2021, SmartAsset recently closed a $110 million Series D round, valuing the company at over $1 billion. SmartAsset was also named to Y Combinator's list of Top 100 Companies of all time and Forbes' list of America's Best Startup Employers in 2020. For more information, please visit SmartAsset.com.
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