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Digital Marketing News: Facebook’s Ad & Metric Changes, Pinterest Tops 250M Users, Google’s URL Plans, & LinkedIn’s Dynamic Ads

Posted on Sep 14th, 2018
Written by Lane Ellis
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    LinkedIn brings Dynamic Ads into Campaign Manager platform
    LinkedIn has added Dynamic Ads into its Campaign Manager platform. Templates, auto-translation, and data-mapping are among the new additions to an expanded LinkedIn (client) ad management tool. MarketingLand

    Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook
    A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that 42 percent of Facebook users having taken a break from the site during the past year, one of several findings of interest to digital marketers. Pew Research Center

    Google Wants to Kill the URL
    Google and other tech firms are grappling with oftentimes unwieldy and increasingly dangerous URLs. Google’s Chrome browers is looking to at least alter how URLs are displayed, a move that could change how digital marketers incorporate them. Wired

    Some Marketers Are Cutting Back on Third-Party Data
    Certain digital marketers have pulled back from reliance on third-party data, according to new survey data from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Deloitte, and the American Marketing Association (AMA). Browsers blocking third-party tracking data and Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica fallout are among several reasons noted for the drop in numbers. eMarketer

    The new Search Console is graduating out of Beta
    Google’s latest Search Console has rolled out, along with a number of other new features including a Manual Actions report and a live-testing tool. Google Webmaster Central Blog

    Twitter adds audio-only broadcasting for iOS app, Periscope
    Twitter has added audio-only broadcasting to users on certain versions of its platform. Users have gained the ability to record and share audio, with a rollout to remaining Twitter platforms expected over time. MarketingLand

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    Facebook advertisers can now manage where Instant Article, in-stream video ads appear
    Facebook has released an update allowing advertisers to precisely control where Instant Article and in-stream video ads are displayed. Exclusion lists and publisher delivery reports are among additional new features on the social giant’s platform. MarketingLand

    Pinterest passes 250 million monthly active users
    Pinterest has topped the 250 million user mark. Most of them are now non-U.S. users, as the company has seen its strong growth pace hold steady. VentureBeat

    Facebook Updates Ad Metrics to Combine Web, App, and Offline Purchase Data
    Facebook has updated its advertising metric data, with cost-per-purchase, offline, Web, and app integration among a slew of new data available to digital marketers. Search Engine Journal

    Consumers Say: Treat Us Like People, Not Numbers
    A new Salesforce survey shows that 75% of millennials and GenZers expect “seamless handoffs between departments and channels, contextualized engagement based on earlier interactions,” among other revelations. MediaPost


    2018 September 14 Marketoonist Cartoon

    A lighthearted look at the silo mentality by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

    Apple Announces New Trade-In Offer For Customers To Exchange Their Old iPhones For Absolutely Nothing — The Onion


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