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Facebook To Pay A Historic $5 Billion Penalty In Final Settlement With FTC

Posted in digital media, Facebook, social media with tags , , on July 24, 2019 by gadler

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially penalized Facebook a groundbreaking $5 billion over privacy violations, the largest fine in FTC history. 

According to a Wednesday press release from the FTC, the social network giant will also have to submit to new restrictions, as well as a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for decisions made about users’ privacy. 
— Read on www.digitaltrends.com/news/facebook-to-pay-a-historic-penalty-in-final-settlement-with-ftc/

Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Posted in Apps, Consumers, interactive advertising, internet, online marketing, Retail, social media, Uncategorized, world wide web with tags , , , , on March 20, 2019 by gadler

Instagram took a big step on Tuesday in its evolution into an online shopping destination, and for once, Amazon finds itself looking up from a position of weakness.

Instagram announced that users of the photo-sharing app will for the first time be able to start making purchases of some products directly within the app, capping off the social network’s multi-year flirtation with becoming a real player in online shopping. Big-name retailers like Nike and Zara, as well as younger brands like Outdoor Voices and Warby Parker, are among the 20-plus companies participating in the initial rollout.

Instagram has already proven to be a platform — thanks in large part to its visual nature — where the best consumer brands can do what they do best: get new people to discover their products and inspire shoppers to covet their wares.

— Read on www.recode.net/2019/3/20/18271386/instagram-shopping-discovery-amazon-weakness-checkout

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

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.

 

2018 Update: What Happens In An Internet Minute by Lori Lewis | Merge | AllAccess.com

Posted in email, Facebook, Google, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, LinkedIn, Research, social media, video, world wide web, www, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2018 by gadler

Radio listening remains strong; Nielsen’s Comparable Metrics Report reveals radio reaches 93% of the U.S. each week.
The audience relies on us at work, at home and in the car. They trust we’ll curate the best music, and keep them entertained and informed.
We also know they have other choices. And some of those choices are today’s best time sucks.
So as a follow up to our 2017 version of “What Happens in an Internet Minute” – here is an update of what’s going on right now in 2018 as we’re pushing out music logs, coaching talent, collaborating with advertising partners all the while captivating the airwaves.
It’s a battle for consumer bandwidth every 60 seconds.
— Read on www.allaccess.com/merge/archive/28030/2018-update-what-happens-in-an-internet-minute

Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear

Posted in advertising, Campaigns, digital media, Facebook, interactive advertising, social media on June 14, 2017 by gadler

“Brands advertising on Facebook will soon have more control over where their ads appear.

The social network is rolling out several tools aimed at providing more transparency before campaigns go live. The latest additions, announced today, will provide advertisers with a list of publishers up front to show where ads might appear via Instant Articles, in-stream ads within Facebook and across the Facebook Audience Network. While the tools are now in beta they’ll be rolled out over the course of this year. …”

Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear

How to use Facebook mobile ads as an “interest indicator” to drive conversions

Posted in advertising, Consumers, Facebook, online marketing, social media with tags , , , on April 20, 2017 by gadler

“We all know that Facebook is a viable source of huge amounts of mobile traffic with relatively cheap CPCs (cost per click).

It’s too good an opportunity to ignore in today’s digital landscape – even if your mobile landing page experience isn’t up to snuff. Maybe you’ve got a completely new mobile experience in the works, but you don’t want to pass up a few months of good traffic while development and launch is underway.

So how do you continue to scale and drive incremental conversions? You use Facebook mobile ads as an “interest indicator”. ”

Read the rest of the ClickZ article here: https://www.clickz.com/how-to-use-facebook-mobile-ads-as-an-interest-indicator-to-drive-conversions/110785/

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