Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research

Facebook | February 11, 2019

Facebook  has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and being amplified on its platform.A coalition of European academics, technologists and human and digital rights groups, led by Mozilla,  has signed an open letter to the company demanding far greater transparency about how Facebook’s platform distributes and amplifies political ads ahead of elections to the European parliament which will take place in May.

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Not all advertising campaigns are cut and dry. In fact, advertisers in industries like online education usually have to juggle many factors that make executing a successful campaign all the more difficult. Yet the right tools and capabilities can make complexities like long-term conversion funnels, regional ad restrictions and varying lifetime value of leads much easier to manage.In this episode of The Playbook, Nanigans Senior Product Specialist Erik Mansur shares how to make complex ad campaigns much easier to manage so advertisers can work smarter – not harder.

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Not all advertising campaigns are cut and dry. In fact, advertisers in industries like online education usually have to juggle many factors that make executing a successful campaign all the more difficult. Yet the right tools and capabilities can make complexities like long-term conversion funnels, regional ad restrictions and varying lifetime value of leads much easier to manage.In this episode of The Playbook, Nanigans Senior Product Specialist Erik Mansur shares how to make complex ad campaigns much easier to manage so advertisers can work smarter – not harder.

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Infillion reveals Shopx, a better take at shoppable video ads.

Infillion | May 12, 2022

Infillion, the platform aimed at web3 and connected future, has announced the launch of ShopX. ShopX is a shoppable advertising product that focuses on effective brand messaging and scaling sales over the open web. When it comes to consumer habits, e-commerce and video consumption have seen a significant rise in today's world. Hence, the intersection of these trends has become a lucrative and rewarding option for publishers, marketers, and platforms through shoppable video ads. IInfillion intends to bring convenience to the industry by offering cross-publisher and cross-platform campaign activation and the enormous benefits of opt-in from consumers, creative direction, and actionable measurement. Infillion's ShopX offers a consumer-friendly shoppable video ad targeted toward the highly engaged audience and integrates the "add to cart" function that gives the option to purchase the product from the customer's preferred retailer from within the ad. ShopX is also made to get people to watch ads by using Infillion's opt-in ad experience. This means that consumers agree to watch the whole ad to skip other ads, showing that they respect the viewer's time, attention, and privacy. "Infillion is the only media platform that gives consumers the ability to optimize their time, attention and privacy at every point in the user-decision journey, With a tap to opt in to a brand's message and a click to add directly to a retailer's cart, Infillion's ShopX immediately connects the consumer and brand through a frictionless, actionable shopping experience. All transactions should be this easy and respectful of consumers' interests and attention." Christina Caron, president of Infillion Infillion's premium publication network has a reach of 148 million unique users. ShopX ads are built for this premium publication network; they are a scalable, creative and effective solution for the brands and advertisers. Infillion's ShopX experience also includes the benefits of a full-service team that makes sure creative and distribution align with campaign goals and gives reliable data on how people buy things. In addition, the proven creative units from Infillion are built on a brand's strategy by giving customers the proven interactivity they want. All of these factors give Infillion a significant competitive edge in the market. Consumers are using streaming platforms for their content needs at an exponential rate. Hence, there is an increase in the volume of the interruptive advertising messages (many without frequency capping in place) as there are more AVOD (Ad-Based Video on Demand) platforms. eMarketer says that by 2025, annual ad spending on CTV in the U.S. will have doubled and soared past $30 billion. By taking eMarketer's prediction that eCommerce sales will make up 23.6% of all retail sales by 2025, ShopX gives consumers an advertising experience that respects their consent and makes shopping easy within CTV. "Streaming is changing everything, including the ability for the consumer to define their own experience — which now includes shopping in a few clicks. The future of the open web will require media and adtech to focus on engagement, interactivity and optimization of attention, not on the number of ads that fit into a program. This customer-focused future aligns nicely with advertisers' need for effectiveness over volume and their desire to honor consumers' time, attention and privacy. At Infillion, we're ensuring that, after 70 years of intrusive advertising, every product we own, like TrueX, is built with advertisers' businesses and respect for consumers' attention in mind," added Laurel Rossi, Infillion's chief marketing officer. After Truex and Gimbal merged and changed their name to Infillion, Infillion released new products that help advertisers optimize their plans across all screens, audiences, and touchpoints in the consumer journey. With ShopX, CTV and all other platforms, Infillion gives advertisers the reach they want from a performance-based product. ShopX builds on Infillion's goal of providing brands with the broadest range of full-funnel media solutions. These solutions use proprietary opt-in experiences for consumers and dynamic creative solutions that put privacy first.

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Meta Recreates Cannes in the Metaverse to Attract Advertisers

Meta | June 22, 2022

Nicola Mendelsohn of Meta is on Cloud Island in Cannes. Cloud Island is the name given to Meta's virtual Cannes, which was created as its major Metaverse marketing showcase at the ad festival, and where avatars can play volleyball or otherwise enjoy a digital version of the French Riviera. Mendelsohn, the company's global head of business solutions, has been showcasing Meta's foray into the metaverse for the past two years while leading the company's presence at Cannes. Because the festival was entirely virtual last year, Meta had to meet with brands in Horizon Worlds, the VR gaming app that is accessible through Meta Quest goggles and will soon be available on more platforms. “We’re building some different areas for people to be able to have an immersive experience on the Croisette,It’s really the place that people are coming together to push the boundaries on creativity,” Mendelsohn about Meta’s Cloud Island At Cannes, Meta is also talking about augmented reality, a more subtle digital layer that people could access via phone cameras and new computing glasses like the ones Meta designed with Ray-Ban and unveiled last year. AR is not only "doing a great job from a brand standpoint," according to Mendelsohn, but it's also pushing lower-funnel goals, such as bottom-line sales and other results brands need to show their marketing is moving the needle. Snap arrived in Cannes as an AR pioneer, demonstrating how the artistic side of augmented reality integrates with commerce. On Tuesday, Meta announced new partnerships with major brands, including guitar-maker Fender and Mini, the car company.

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Davis Elen Advertising Honored with Eight Telly Awards

Davis Elen Advertising, The Telly Awards | June 08, 2022

One of the largest independently owned advertising agencies on the West Coast, Davis Elen Advertising, was honored with eight wins at the Telly Awards. The Telly Awards celebrate excellence in video and television across all screens. “We are truly humbled, and we thank the Tellys for this gracious recognition. Moreover, we celebrate our many Davis Elen team members for contributing to this achievement, as it takes a small village to deliver such quality of work.” - David Moranville, Co-President, and Chief Creative Officer. “We are truly humbled, and we thank the Tellys for this gracious recognition. Moreover, we celebrate our many Davis Elen team members for contributing to this achievement, as it takes a small village to deliver such quality of work.” - David Moranville, Co-President, and Chief Creative Officer. Davis Elen took home Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards for its work catering to clients such as Toyota, Smart & Final, McDonald’s, Lively and Alkaline 88. So far, the agency has won 51 Telly awards since 2015. Davis Elen Advertising 2022 Telly Awards Wins: Toyota Offer Card Theatre - Campaign WINNER: GOLD, BRANDED CONTENT - COMMERCIALS Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Forklift” WINNER: BRONZE BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Conductor” WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Fortune Teller WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE Smart & Final “What’s Inside” WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT - SOCIAL Alkaline 88® “Shaqelicious” WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT – CAMPAIGN: INFLUENCER/CELEBRITY McDonald’s “Coffee Fresh Start” WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT - CAMPAIGN: PROMOTIONAL Lively® “Worlds Apart” WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT – HEALTH & SAFETY

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