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Google Plans to Sunset Average Position with Prominence Metrics

Summary Google recently introduced four new “Prominence Metrics” giving advertisers more clarity about where, and how often, their search ads are appearing. Not long after, they announced they would be sunsetting one of the original metrics reported in Google Ads:…

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It’s About Time: Instagram Offers Branded Content Ads

Background Branded Content Ads, a functionality that has existed for Facebook campaigns since April 2016, will now be available on Instagram for advertisers to promote creators’ branded organic posts as in-feed ads via Facebook Ads Manager. Previously, branded content on…

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Facebook Campaign Budget Optimization

Background Facebook is officially migrating all campaigns to Campaign Budget Optimization (CBO) this September. While CBO has been available in Ads Manager since November 2017, historically, campaign managers have been able to set and control budget at the Ad Set…

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Not Exactly a Match: The Evolution & Impact of Match Types

Background Google defines “exact” as: precise or not approximated in any way, and “broad” as: covering a large number and wide scope of subjects or areas. However, over the past few years, Google has redefined what these terms mean to…

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Facebook Video Metric Update

Background In August, Facebook announced three changes to how video views are reported as part of an initiative to (a) give a more accurate view of video consumption and (b) simplify reporting by reducing the number of available metrics. These…

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Google Marketing Live 2018 Keynote Takeaways: “Advertising For Everyone”

Background The rapid evolution of technology, such as enhanced machine learning, has empowered advertisers and marketers with a plethora of opportunities to fulfill personal, relevant and frictionless experiences for consumers. Google’s annual Marketing Live conference represented another push toward an…

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Google Consolidates and Rebrands DoubleClick and AdWords Products

Background On June 27, Google announced that it would consolidate and rebrand its entire suite of DoubleClick and AdWords products into three brands: Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager. This move will retire the DoubleClick and AdWords…

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Facebook Announces IGTV

Executive Summary Facebook recently announced IGTV, a space within Instagram and also a standalone mobile app which will allow users to watch long-form vertical videos. This is the most recent move by Facebook to capitalize on additional placements and formats…

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Google Expands Its “Universal Cart” with Shopping Actions

Summary Google announced another key step forward in the evolution of their e-commerce offerings with the rollout of Shopping Actions. The update brings merchants’ Google Express products into voice and search results, and also is the new Google “buy” button,…

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