Newspapers Still Tops For Local News 08/30/2016

Posted in media, newspaper, Research with tags , , on September 2, 2016 by gadler

“Local newspapers are still the top source of news about readers’ communities, including their branded Web sites and social media channels, according to a new survey of 1,000 local media users commissioned by AMG/Parade, publisher of newspaper insert magazines and conducted by research outfit Coda Ventures.”

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/283739/newspapers-still-tops-for-local-news.html

Hilton’s HHonors app redesign unlocks mobile chat, digital key expansion – Mobile Marketer – Strategy

Posted in app, mobile, Travel/Entertainment, world wide web on August 12, 2016 by gadler

“Hilton’s forthcoming redesign of its HHonors loyalty application will enable users to receive push notifications at various points throughout their travel journeys, use real-time chat to communicate with front desk personnel and share digital room keys with more family members.

The hotel brand is ushering in an updated HHonors app this fall, which will include full iOS compatibility as well as the option to mark a favorite hotel room so that customers can book the same space for future visits. The redesign also brings about additional features for Hilton’s digital key program, such as the ability for consumers to use multiple digital keys on several smartphones for the same room.”

 

Source: Hilton’s HHonors app redesign unlocks mobile chat, digital key expansion – Mobile Marketer – Strategy

YouTube Renames, Updates TrueView Ads

Posted in advertising, app, Google, video, YouTube with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2016 by gadler

“Google said Thursday that it’s ditching the name for its YouTube video ad format, officially moving away from calling it “TrueView in-display”.

Well, sort of”

Get the details here: YouTube renames, updates TrueView ads – AdAge

Digital Advertising Benchmarks Q2 2016

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Attribution, interactive advertising, mobile, online marketing, PPC, search engines, SEM, social media, tablet on June 30, 2016 by gadler

“Vital search, social, and display performance data by device.”

Marin’s methodology was to sample the Marin Global Online Advertising Index (over $7.8B in the Marin Platform). The Index consisted primarily of “enterprise clients” (larger clients or agencies) that spend $1MM+ annually on paid search, display, and/or social.

Read the report here: wp222_Q2-2016-benchmark-report_us_w_050516

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Posted in digital media, internet, LinkedIn, social media, world wide web, www with tags , , , on June 13, 2016 by gadler

Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion deal on Monday to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share.

Shares of LinkedIn surged 48 percent after the announcement, while Microsoft’s stock was down 4 percent. Trading in Microsoft had been halted briefly for news pending before the announcement of the all-cash deal.

Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO of LinkedIn and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The deal was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards, and is expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition is still subject to approval by LinkedIn shareholders and regulators.”

Read more here: Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

 

Google AdWords to soon break up desktop and tablet – enable mobile base bidding

Posted in advertising, AdWords, Google, interactive advertising, mobile, PPC, search engines, SEM, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 24, 2016 by gadler

“Google has announced a significant change that will give advertisers more control over device-level bidding in AdWords. The news came during Google Performance Summit in San Francisco, at which Google also said it now handles trillions of searches globally — up from the hundreds of billions most recently stated — with more than half of those searches starting on mobile devices.”

Read Search Engine Land’s Ginny Marvin’s article here: Google AdWords to enable mobile base bidding