Digital share of all advertising now put at just 25%

The Drum | March 06, 2019

New estimates put the share of all advertising now accounted for by digital ads at just 25%, far lower than the 50% previously supposed.Figures compiled by Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak highlighted the significant disparity between prediction and reality which he attributes to a number of factors, all of which point to good news for Facebook and Googleas they seek to grow their own businesses.Between them the duopoly is driving over 80% of all online ad growth, leaving little room for competitors to find a toehold – although Nowak credits Snap as a surprise contender in the sector.

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To help you cut through the dizzying array of social media ad options, Dash Two created an infographic featuring top social networks and their ad offerings. Each option is identified for its most useful advertising goal from clicks to engagement. It will help you make the leap from making choices based on what’s hot to moving forward based on your actual needs.

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Elon Musk becomes the largest stakeholder in Twitter following a hint at a shake-up

Twitter | April 05, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become Twitter's largest shareholder by acquiring 9.2% stakes worth a value of 2.9 bn. On Monday, March 4, 2022, Musk's move was revealed through a filing disclosed by US Securities and Exchange Commission. After this announcement, Twitter's stocks rose 27%. Musk's Twitter account currently has over 80 Million followers. Musk has made numerous announcements about his business by using Twitter as a platform. However, recently Musk has been critical of Twitter's policies. In March, Musk, in one Twitter poll, asked if Twitter adheres to the principle of free speech. The poll received more than 2mn responses, 70% of which were not in Twitter's favor. On Monday, Musk ran another poll asking if Twitter users want an 'edit' button, a much-awaited feature yet seen on the platform. This tweet was followed by the current CEO, Parag Agrawal, who requested the platform users to vote carefully as he hinted that the consequences of this poll are significant. Thomas Hayes, the managing member at Great Hill Capital LLC, suspected that the passive stake might soon have an active part. He said, "It does send a message to Twitter ... having a meaningful stake in the company will keep them on their toes, because that passive stake could very quickly become an active stake." Thomas Hayes, the managing member at Great Hill Capital LLC, suspected that the passive stake might soon have an active part. He said, "It does send a message to Twitter ... having a meaningful stake in the company will keep them on their toes, because that passive stake could very quickly become an active stake." Whereas Cathy Wood, the founder, CEO and CIO of Ark Invest, suspected that Musk was sending strong signals to the current Twitter CEO. Wood's flagship fund has 10 % of its assets in Tesla, Inc. Recently Ark Invest sold $205 Million in Tesla stock. Wood pointed toward a major upcoming shake-up for Twitter and said, "This could be setting up for another leadership change," in her recent interview with Bloomberg.

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Google Introduces ‘Multisearch’ in Lens

Google | April 11, 2022

Google has recently introduced a new feature, 'Multisearch,' to aid their visual search function Google lens. The multisearch feature will enable a user to refine their visual search queries. With multisearch, the users can combine their graphic and text parameters to get elaborated search results. Google, in its blog, has given a use case to consider where a user can take a screenshot of their shopping-related search query and add a question to find variants of the item searched. E.g., suppose a user searched apparel that appeared in Orange colour in the search result; then it can use the google lens to find the green variant of that apparel (as shown in the blog image). Although this feature currently aims to assist in shopping-related queries, its possibilities seem to be endless. Sometimes users experience a lack of proper keywords to search their query. However, visuals+text search query capabilities will resolve this inconvenience. E.g., one can use Google lens to scan their plant and explore how to care for it by typing the query. Visual search criteria may play a significantly larger role in the future, when augmented reality glasses and other visual technologies become available. As consumers become more acclimated to visual references and visual capture via their glasses, the ability to include those same aspects into search may become a far more significant discovery feature. Currently, this feature is in the beta phase and can only be used in the US region. Google gives credit to recent development in AI tech; it says in their blog, "All this is made possible by our latest advancements in artificial intelligence, which is making it easier to understand the world around you in more natural and intuitive ways. We're also exploring ways in which this feature might be enhanced by MUM– our latest AI model in Search– to improve results for all the questions you could imagine asking."

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Simple Mills Debuts FIRST National Advertising Campaign Titled “Live Full”

Simple Mills | August 05, 2021

Today, Simple Mills, the better-for-you snack company, debuts their first ever national advertising campaign, Live Full. Simple Mills’ nutritious snacks promise to never slow you down – giving you the energy you need to hit your stride and Live Full. The Live Full mindset is brought to life in the brand’s new – and first-ever – advertising campaign that launches today across video, social, digital and audio. The campaign, from agency FIG, embodies a relatable, human approach. It highlights moments in our everyday lives when we’re in a “flow state,” getting things done and in a groove. Thanks to Simple Mills’ nutritious snacks that span the #1 baking mix, #1 cracker, #3 cookie brand and top ten snack bar in the natural channel,1 you never have to feel weighed down. Simple Mills products are made with only purposeful ingredients – and nothing artificial ever – to give you the energy and lightness you need to lead a full life. “At Simple Mills we believe that food impacts how you feel, which is why we create delicious, nutritious products from purposeful ingredients that work hard for your body and allow you to feel your very best, so you can live a full life,” said Michelle Lorge, Chief Marketing Officer at Simple Mills. “We are thrilled to see our mission come to life in our very first advertising campaign and raise consumers’ expectations of how their snacks can make them feel.” "The 'Live Full' campaign is not just another marketing story,” said Frederick Stallings, Partner, Data & Media Systems at FIG. “Much like Simple Mills' mission to deliver nourishment for the long term, our campaign is setting the groundwork for performance through high-impact addressable channels, full-funnel data integration techniques and an attention-based measurement approach optimized for growth. As Simple Mills grows so will its ability to create a passionate and cohesive Brand Story for the future." About Simple Mills Founded in 2012, Simple Mills is a leading provider of better-for-you crackers, cookies, snack bars and baking mixes made with clean, nutrient-dense ingredients and nothing artificial, ever. In just nine years, the company has disrupted center-aisle grocery categories to become the #1 baking mix, #1 cracker and #3 cookie brand in the natural channel1 with distribution in over 25,000 stores nationwide. Simple Mills’ mission is to advance the holistic health of the planet and its people by positively impacting the way food is made. For more information, visit www.simplemills.com.

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