Google Ads Releases Details Around the $340m Credit for SMBs

Google | April 20, 2020

Today Google updated the information on the COVID-19 small and medium-sized business ad credit that was originally announced at the end of March. Who is an Eligible SMB? Google states that a small or medium-sized business is pre-identified business type by them, and already have a global team that helps these customers daily. The main eligibility requirement within that subset of advertisers is they must have spent on Google Ads: 10 out of the last 12 months in 2019 AND In January and/or February of this year So, if you hadn’t spent anything in 2020, you will be ineligible. Brand-new accounts as of 2020 will not be eligible. If the Account is in an Agency-Managed MCC. If there is one MCC (manager-level) account that has accounts rolling up to it, the credits are distributed per eligible account. They are not distributed at the MCC level. If the MCC-owner (ie, the Google Partner) advertises their business using Google Ads also, they are eligible for their own, separate credit. They must meet the same eligibility requirements as other SMBs.

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Experts recommend most small businesses should spend around 7-8% of gross revenue on marketing efforts, but that can sound like a heck of a lot, particularly if you’re just starting out and are pinching every penny so hard it leaves a bas-relief image of Lincoln’s head on your thumb.

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Experts recommend most small businesses should spend around 7-8% of gross revenue on marketing efforts, but that can sound like a heck of a lot, particularly if you’re just starting out and are pinching every penny so hard it leaves a bas-relief image of Lincoln’s head on your thumb.

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Retina AI Brings Customer Lifetime Value Analytics To Google Ads

Retina AI | February 03, 2022

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T-Mobile Acquires Rideshare Advertising Network, Octopus Interactive

T-Mobile | January 13, 2022

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced the acquisition of Octopus Interactive, the largest national network of interactive video screens inside Uber and Lyft vehicles. This move marks the next step for Marketing Solutions, T-Mobile’s fast-growing advertising technology business, in expanding its advertising offerings for marketers. Octopus Interactive helps brands reach audiences through video ads presented on screens inside rideshare vehicles, providing marketers a new way to reach consumers, and its impact is growing rapidly. Octopus’s rideshare network enables brands to execute comprehensive geotargeted campaigns across a range of highly engaged consumers. And beyond the rideshare network, this acquisition will connect T-Mobile’s Marketing Solutions group with big brands, like current Octopus clients Audible, Fox Entertainment, Philo and many more. “Octopus allows us to highlight our library of rich media content and drive awareness amongst a younger and tech savvy demographic. We’ve seen engagement rates over 3.5% and QR codes convert extremely well given the captive rideshare environment” said Matt Stein, Head of Brand & Creative Strategy at Philo. Moving forward, devices used by drivers in the rideshare network will be powered by T-Mobile’s network, connecting thousands of drivers across the country to the Un-carrier experience. “With this move, we’re expanding our toolkit for marketers, meeting the needs of advertisers and empowering brands to better connect with consumers, beyond linear and traditional digital channels” said Mike Peralta, VP and GM of Marketing Solutions, a division of T-Mobile. “As the Un-carrier, we’re committed to disrupting the ad tech space. We’re making good on that commitment through innovative solutions, like Octopus.” We’re thrilled to join the T-Mobile team on their mission to provide better results for marketers and better experiences for consumers. Our rideshare technology will unlock massive opportunities for brands working with Marketing Solutions.” Cherian Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO of Octopus Interactive. In the U.S., out-of-home advertising spend increased by nearly forty percent in the second quarter of 2021, and digital-out-of-home ad spend in particular increased by nearly eighty percent over the same time. In just the last quarter, the Octopus network of drivers grew by thirty five percent. Now brands can reach over 5 million unique riders per month on the Octopus platform. But it’s not only great for marketers. It enhances the riders’ experience too – delivering interactive games, prizes, premium video and infotainment curated specifically for Uber and Lyft audiences. About T-Mobile US, Inc. T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint.

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Optable Collaborates with Quebecor to Provide Next Gen Ad Products

Optable | November 17, 2021

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