Google Stadia’s Advertising Couldn’t Be a More Appropriate Car Crash

ccn | November 20, 2019

Google Stadia might be impressive technologically, but it’s not faring too well. It apparently eats a whole bunch of data, doesn’t have great input lag, and frankly costs too much. All these problems aside, it seems like Google Stadia just wasn’t really ready yet, but Google released it anyway. It turns out that releasing isn’t the only slapshot thing going on at Google. A recent advertisement for Google Stadia has been discovered online, and it’s really interesting. Not only is it interesting, but it’s also weirdly appropriate completely by mistake.

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Online advertising is a key driver of the European digital economy that promotes business and economic growth and paves the way for broader digital sector innovation. This report illustrates this integral contribution of online advertising. Highlights are: €46 billion were invested in online advertising in Europe in 2014. Out of this sum, publishers active Europe generated revenues €30.7 billion from online advertising, or 30.4% of all advertising revenue.

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Online advertising is a key driver of the European digital economy that promotes business and economic growth and paves the way for broader digital sector innovation. This report illustrates this integral contribution of online advertising. Highlights are: €46 billion were invested in online advertising in Europe in 2014. Out of this sum, publishers active Europe generated revenues €30.7 billion from online advertising, or 30.4% of all advertising revenue.

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LinkedIn to Downrank Engagement-Baiting Posts and Polls

LinkedIn | May 09, 2022

LinkedIn has decided to restrict the reach of several types of posts in user feeds. In addition, it has agreed to update its algorithm and ranking of content to ensure that the users get improved relevancy in their feed. The users on LinkedIn are currently bothered by the low quality, irrelevant, political and engagement baiting content. The users have also been observed to witness excessive polls. Therefore, LinkedIn will offer controls to the platform users for their preferred content choices to achieve the targeted approach. For the past six consecutive quarters, LinkedIn has been reporting the peak levels of engagement growth. And as the pandemic is being washed down, the interactions on LinkedIn seem to have picked up some traction. However, as the platform does serve the attention economy, it gets utilized for 'growth hacks' and algorithm manipulation to get the maximum content performance. While one may consider these practices fair to achieve brand awareness goals, when these tricks become the trend to be followed by the masses, it negatively affects the user experience. LinkedIn has started to make the following changes in its feeds. What users can get control over: "I don't want to see this" option: Users will be able to opt out of the irrelevant content from their feed if they come across it. In addition, the three dots of any post will let the users submit feedback about that post. "I don't want to see Political Content" option: As it suggests, users can report the political content and choose not to see such content. Currently, this option will be provided to the users in the U.S. In the LinkedIn blog post for these recent updates by Linda Leung Director of Product Management at LinkedIn, she states: "We heard from some of you that you don't want to see political content. To fix this, we're testing a way to give you the option to reduce political content in your feed. While we're only testing currently in the U.S., based on feedback we receive, we may further develop the feature and expand it to more regions and languages." Source: LinkedIn What users will see more of in their feed: Updated and relevant content from the user's network: LinkedIn will focus on filtering out the content which is not of interest to the user. For someone seeing a comment congratulating someone's job change may not be helpful; such interactions in one's feed will be reduced. "Staying up to date on your network is a key part of the feed, but that doesn't mean you need (or want!) to see all the activity from every single one of your connections. For example, you may not get a lot of value from seeing a connection's comment on someone else's post about a job change if you don't know that other person. That's why we'll be showing you more targeted activity from your network, and where you'll be more likely to join the conversation, too." LinkedIn Blogpost News and insights: The users will see more information-rich content coming from industry experts and thought leaders. LinkedIn says they have been told by many that the platform audience cares to hear from the industry leaders and experts to get useful insights. What users will see less of in their feed: Low-quality content: Misleading engagement baiting content will be hammered down, and it will not get any help from the LinkedIn algorithm. "We've seen a number of posts that expressly ask or encourage the community to engage with content via likes or reactions – posted with the exclusive intent of boosting reach on the platform. We've heard this type of content can be misleading and frustrating for some of you. We won't be promoting this type of content and we encourage everyone in the community to focus on delivering reliable, credible and authentic content.", from LinkedIn Blogpost. Unprofessional interactions/conversations: To ensure a constructive environment on the platform, LinkedIn is investing in the teams, tools, and technology to add value to the user's professional journey. LinkedIn said in its blogpost, "We work hard to keep the conversations and content on your feed safe and constructive to deliver the best possible experience for you. This includes taking action on content and profiles that violate our Professional Community Policies." And lastly, the polls: LinkedIn has received somewhat discouraging feedback regarding polls from the community. Therefore, LinkedIn will ensure only to display the relevant polls to the users. LinkedIn has promised to improve the content quality and experience on the platform. In the concluding remark, the LinkedIn Blogpost states: "We look forward to sharing more updates on how we're improving the content quality experience, so that you continue to have a safe, productive, and trusted experience whenever you come to LinkedIn."

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Ncsolutions and ciValue Collaborate to Launch a New Cloud-based Retailer Marketing Service

NCSolutions | September 09, 2020

NCSolutions (NCS) and ciValue are collaborating to launch a new cloud-based retailer marketing service designed to support the personalized and relevant experience today's shoppers expect from retailers and brands. The joint service, named the ciMedia Platform, allows retailers to serve the most relevant offers possible and better meet the expectations of their shoppers. By collaborating with brands on offers and campaigns, retailers can capture a larger share of CPG advertising investments. Additionally, as a part of the new service, they will gain access to NCS proven targeting solutions to expand the reach of their campaigns and ultimately drive new consumers into their retail and online stores. NCS is the leading company for advertising effectiveness, with more than 10 years of experience and innovation helping CPG advertisers target, optimize and measure the sales of their advertising and drive the growth of their brands. ciValue, in 2019, was named by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Retail for Excellent Execution of Customer Expectations" for helping retailers and CPG brands to put customers at the center of their strategy.

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Radon Ads™ Launches New Advertising Agency for Radon Mitigation & Testing Professionals

Radon Ads™ | January 20, 2021

Radon Ads™ announces the authority launch of its administrations and site as an elite office for aiding Radon alleviation and testing experts showcase and advertise their nearby business online. Through the achievement of managing online advertising for one of the top radon moderation and testing organizations in the territory of Colorado, the proprietor of Radon Ads chose to open an office devoted to aiding radon contract based workers find new qualified clients. The organization is as of now anticipating their next radon client launch in the territory of Pennsylvania. Radon Ads utilizes demonstrated SEO systems, for example, building transformation improved sites and streamlining an organization's Google My Business profile for nearby pursuit. They additionally oversee Google Ads, and customers appreciate a devoted record supervisor for advertisement procedure, media purchases, and month to month execution reports. All with the upside of no advertisement spend commissions or long-term contracts. Because Radon Ads is serious about giving the most up-to-date data for their clients' sites, they're a pleased individual from AARST (American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists).

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