Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls – Search Engine Land

Posted in online marketing, internet, world wide web, search engines, Google, Research with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2018 by gadler

Google is rolling out a redesign of Google Account to give users clearer access to their privacy controls and settings.

Jan Hannemann, product manager of Google Account, announced the updates on Google’s blog Thursday. Only Android users will see them right away; iOS and web users will see the new interface later this year.
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-rolls-out-updates-to-give-users-easier-access-to-privacy-controls-300763

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Don’t ignore this alert from Facebook. It’s your chance to quickly curb what it knows.

Posted in advertising, Facebook, online marketing, social media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2018 by gadler

“Sometime soon, Facebook will get in the way of using Facebook for a minute or two. The social network will present a series of dialogs to U.S. users to remind them of their privacy options and give them a chance to change them.

The move, announced in a blog post Thursday morning, constitutes one of Facebook’s attempts to comply with the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation. It also represents the Menlo Park, Calif., firm’s latest attempt to regain users’ trust after months of revelations about Facebook’s failures to protect their data from such third parties as the now-shuttered marketing firm Cambridge Analytica. …”

Read the rest of the USA TODAY article here: https://usat.ly/2ILC9Uc

TV’s Most Interesting Ads: Served by CBS, Hulu, Samantha Bee – Variety

Posted in Analytics, broadcast, cable, television, video with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2018 by gadler

TV is heading for a commercial breakdown.

TV networks are set to broadcast many of the same old ads viewers have grown accustomed to seeing for dozens of years. And yet, executives hope they can make those spots more interesting, more timely and harder to ignore by finding new ways to distribute them and measure their effectiveness.

What the industry is realizing is this: what a commercial says may not be as important as how it’s introduced to the viewer Madison Avenue needs to see it. Come the fall, couch potatoes are likely to experience everything from ad breaks only two commercials in length  to pitches beamed to them through their Samsung or LG smart TV.
— Read on variety.com/2018/tv/news/tv-advertising-interesting-commercials-cbs-hulu-samantha-bee-1202817648/

Supreme Court ruling opens up legal sports betting | CMO Strategy – Ad Age

Posted in baseball, football, golf, internet, NCAA, sports, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by gadler

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers.

Ruling in a New Jersey case, the court said the 1992 law unconstitutionally forced states to maintain laws that ban gambling. Nevada is the only state where single-game wagering is now legal.

Sports gambling could begin in a matter of weeks in casinos and racetracks in New Jersey, which instigated the legal fight by repealing its gambling prohibition. Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and West Virginia could follow soon, and the number of states might reach double digits by the end of the year.
— Read on adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/supreme-court-ruling-opens-legal-sports-betting/313498/

Posted in app, Apps, digital media, Facebook, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, mobile, social media with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2018 by gadler

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates.

  1. FaceDate
  2. “Clear History”
  3. Instagram video-chat and antibullying
  4. Reopening its app review process
  5. Oculus – on sale for $199
  6. Messenger simplifies and starts translation
  7. Introducing VR memories and 3D photos
  8. WhatsApp hits 450 MM stories users
  9. Sharing to Facebook and Instagram Stories from other apps
  10. Oculus TV

Here are details (thanks TechCrunch): 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1.

 

What is GDPR & How Does It Affect Me?

Posted in advertising, Age, Analytics, Campaigns, Consumers, Demographics, Education, Gender, Google, Homeowners, interactive advertising, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, online marketing, search engines with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2018 by gadler

What Is GDPR?

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming from the EU and associated countries. Its purpose is to finally make good on a legal question from several years ago about how data is used and whether individuals own the data that they create by interacting with websites online.

The courts ruled that individuals are the owners of their data, not the corporations (or websites) that collect the data. Therefore, it must be deleted on a regular basis so that customers don’t have to constantly contact websites they may have visited and ask them to delete their data.

Who should delete that customer data? Good question.

Find out who should delete the customer data, and more info, at this Search Engine Journal article.

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

Posted in advertising, Campaigns, digital media, interactive advertising, internet, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2018 by gadler

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

The very first banner ad on the Internet—for AT&T on Wired in 1994—had a click-through rate (CTR) of 44 percent. Now that the novelty has worn off, that rate is more like 0.05 percent.

Add augmented reality (AR), however, and it may be a different story. Taking a page from the leader of the free world, companies like Blippar and Oath want to use AR to make digital ads great again. But, like Trump’s presidency, can it last?

— Read the AdWeek article here www.adweek.com/digital/can-augmented-reality-breathe-new-life-into-banner-ads/

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