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Carri Bugbee

Instagram launches selfie filters, copying the last big Snapchat feature | TechCrunch - 0 views

  • “There’s a lot of exciting work being done around augmented reality,” an Instagram spokesperson said when asked about the app copying Snapchat’s face filters. “We’ve heard from our community that they want more creative ways to share everyday moments and engage with friends. With face filters, they have more tools than ever at their fingertips, and all in one place.”

    While that dodges the question a bit, the last part is revealing. Instagram wants to be the one-stop shop for visual communication

  • Instagram’s spin on Snapchat’s selfie masks is designed to make them simple and less wacky so they appeal to users beyond teens
Carri Bugbee

FTC Issued Warnings to 45 Celebrities Over Unclear Instagram Posts - WWD - 0 views

  • Last month the FTC issued warnings to celebrities who plugged products on their Instagram accounts without clearly identifying their relationships with brands. The letters were meant to “educate” the celebrities on how to post without violating the organization’s disclosure guidelines.
  • The FTC said it sent out similar letters to each influencer to “call attention” to the post in question. Each letter reads: “The FTC’s Endorsement Guides state that if there is a ‘material connection’ between the endorser and the marketer of a product — in other words, a connection that might affect the weight or credibility that consumers give the endorsement — that connection should be clearly and conspicuously disclosed, unless the connection is already clear from the context of the communication containing the endorsement. Material connections could consist of a business or family relationship, monetary payment, or the provision of free products to the endorser.”
  • The FTC cited cases in which disclosures appeared in captions at the bottom of a post, and were only found if consumers clicked on the “more” button to reveal the full text. Multiple hashtags, tags and links also were frowned upon, as they obscure the disclosure.
Carri Bugbee

FTC tells 'influencers' to quit trying to hide the fact that they're shilling for brand... - 0 views

  • no putting your sponsor message below the “more” button, where no one will see it. And no disguising it ambiguously as “thanks Nike,” as if Nike was just cool enough to let you use their corporate getaway beach house because you asked nicely. And! No burying the disclosure in obscure terminology, like #sp or #partner, deep in the sea of hashtags.
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Carri Bugbee

Snapchat Receives Poor Grades From Marketers | Digital - AdAge - 0 views

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  • Between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, AOL and YouTube, Snapchat only outperformed AOL in terms of ROI, scoring a 3.43 out of a possible 8 points, according to the survey (AOL scored a 2.88). Google (6.98) and Facebook (6.72) led the pack, performing nearly twice as better than Snapchat, RBC said.
  • 1,600 marketers were surveyed in an attempt to gauge the pulse of the digital advertising industry. The sobering news underscores the uphill battle Snapchat faces as other platforms like Facebook-owned Instagram and Messenger mimic its features.
  • Marketers cited increased competition from Instagram, difficulty measuring key performance indicators, poor targeting and a decrease in both user engagement and open rates as reasons why their ROI with Snapchat decreased
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  • Those surveyed said they were most interested in advertising on Instagram (64%), followed by Amazon (43%) and then Spotify (40%). About 37% of marketers said they are interested in advertising in Snapchat, which is about the same (35%) as what they said in 2015, according to RBC.
Carri Bugbee

The art of apologising: What the United Airlines CEO should have said - 0 views

  • The language used is vital. Munoz did not mention the words ‘sorry’ or ‘apology’ in his internal memo, merely expressing his “regrets” that the situation arose. 

    “You need to think about the ramifications of getting that apology wrong, because often it’s much, much worse if you don’t get the follow-up right. Mistakes happen, but the nature of the company’s response says a lot about their ethics in general,

  • “All people want to hear is an authentic message and some action that ensures it won’t happen again. Reputations take years to build and seconds to lose. It’s not worth risking anything.”
  • the first golden rule of corporate apologising is speed: get your say in first to limit the damage and give the impression of owning up to it. Munoz’s letter came nearly 24 hours after the debacle. Then you need to empathise with the people affected – in this case not only the passenger in question, but those around him. 

    “He hasn’t considered the distress caused to his other passengers here. The problem is bigger than defending the actions of his staff, he needs to apologise to those clearly upset by having to witness the event and feel uncomfortable on his service,”

Carri Bugbee

Snapchat adds goal-based bidding for app install ads to rival Facebook - Business Insider - 0 views

  • Advertisers on Snapchat will now have access to goal-based bidding for app install ads, an industry term that means an advertiser can target Snapchat users who are likely to install its app. Snapchat is targeting its app install ads, which ask users to swipe up on full-screen video ads, using machine-learning technology it developed in-house.
  • Aside from app install ads, Snapchat is also beefing up its ad targeting. For the first time, advertisers can target Snapchat users who have previously interacted with other ads they've previously ran in the app.
  • if an advertiser buys one of Snapchat's more expensive selfie filters (which the company calls Lenses) for a national campaign, now the buyer can later target those same users again with one of Snapchat's full-screen video ads.
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  • Snapchat now works with 15 outside partners that help sell its inventory, and in January it struck a deal with Oracle Data Cloud to show ads based on what its users buy in the real world.
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    goal-based bidding for app install ads
Carri Bugbee

Facebook Wants To Teach You How To Spot Fake News On Facebook - BuzzFeed News - 0 views

  • people in 14 countries will begin seeing a link to a “Tips for spotting false news” guide at the top of their News Feed. Clicking it brings users to a section offering 10 tips as well access to related resources in the Facebook Help Center. Facebook is also collaborating with news and media literacy organizations in several of countries to produce additional resources.
  • “Improving news literacy is a global priority, and we need to do our part to help people understand how to make decisions about which sources to trust,” Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s VP of News Feed, wrote in a blog post about the initiative. “False news runs counter to our mission to connect people with the stories they find meaningful. We will continue working on this, and we know we have more work to do.”
  • It’s working with third-party fact checking organizations to flag false content in the News Feed, the company recently announced the Facebook Journalism Project to work with news organizations on products and business models, and it’s one of the funders of the new News Integrity Initiative, a $14 million project “focused on helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.”
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    Starting tomorrow, people in 14 countries will begin seeing a link to a "Tips for spotting false news" guide at the top of their News Feed.
Carri Bugbee

How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law. - The Washington Post - 0 views

  • “We work very hard to remove illegal content from our platform and are determined to work with others to solve this problem,” the company said in a statement. “As experts have pointed out, this legislation would force private companies rather than the courts to become the judges of what is illegal in Germany.”

  • Germany officially unveiled a landmark social-media bill Wednesday that could quickly turn this nation into a test case in the effort to combat the spread of fake news and hate speech in the West.
  • The highly anticipated draft bill is also highly contentious, with critics denouncing it as a curb on free speech. If passed, as now appears likely, the measure would compel large outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to rapidly remove fake news that incites hate, as well as other “criminal” content, or face fines as high as 50 million euros ($53 million).

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet agreed on the draft bill Wednesday, giving it a high chance of approval in the German Parliament before national elections in September. In effect, the move is Germany’s response to a barrage of fake news during last year’s elections in the United States, with officials seeking to prevent a similar onslaught here.

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  • “The providers of social networks are responsible when their platforms are misused to spread hate crime or illegal false news,” German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement.

    The proposed law would apply only within German borders. But Maas said Wednesday he would press for similar measures across the European Union.

    A number of European countries have also sought to counter the fake-news scourge. The Czech Republic recently inaugurated a special unit charged with denouncing false reports. Should the German measure become law, however, experts say it would amount to the boldest step yet by a major Western nation to control social-media content. Depending on how obviously false or illegal a post is, companies would have as little as 24 hours to remove it.

  • In addition to fake news and hate speech, the draft bill would target posts seen as inciting terrorism or spreading child pornography. Officials have cited a surge of hate speech across the Internet as a major factor behind the rise of far-right violence in Germany, including arson attacks at refugee centers and assaults on police officers.
  • One of the companies most affected by the bill is Facebook, which has sought to sidestep such laws by taking voluntary measures to curb the spread of fake news. The company echoed concerns that the bill would wrongly foist upon corporations a level of decision-making on the legality of content that should instead reside with German courts.
  • Rather than setting a new standard, officials also say they are simply forcing social-media outlets to comply with existing laws governing hate speech and incitement in Germany. Incitement and defamation laws here are far broader than in the United States; for instance, laws on the books forbid defaming German leaders and make denial of the Holocaust a crime.
Carri Bugbee

Facebook tests Workplace Standard - 0 views

  • Workplace is similar to regular Facebook, but instead of connecting with friends and family, its users interact with co-workers.

    It will be called "Workplace Standard," while the paid version will be called "Workplace Premium."

    "Not every company wants to go through a full-scale enterprise deployment and not every company is in a position to pay for Workplace," Cross said.

Carri Bugbee

The Marriage Is Off Between Ad Tech And Mar Tech | AdExchanger - 0 views

  • What do you see in the market supporting your idea that ad tech and mar tech won’t converge?

    MARTIN KIHN: The business models are different. Marketing tech works on a subscription model, which means it’s predictable. The media model [in ad tech] is high-risk and difficult to predict. And those budgets come from different places. Mar tech budgets are more capital expenses, with an annual planning cycle.

  • Anything around identity is hot right now: something that can map devices together, or people to records in the world, is a good asset. Oracle acquired Crosswise. Acxiom bought LiveRamp. The other areas would be around analytics, companies developing insight decisions and customers. Those are companies like Tinyclues, Optimove, Adgorithms and Lytics.
  • The value of an off-the-shelf audience, like someone in the market for a car, becomes less valuable over time on a generic level. And DSPs used to differentiate on their access to inventory. Now you can go to Iponweb and use BidSwitch, and any DSP can access inventory outside of the walled gardens. They have to differentiate on service and on analytics.
Carri Bugbee

P&G's Pritchard Calls for Digital to Grow Up, Clean Up | Media - AdAge - 0 views

  • said the company has vowed to no longer pay for any digital media, ad tech companies, agencies or other suppliers for services that don't comply with its new rules.
  • Problems in what he called the "media supply chain" may help explain why the U.S. has anemic economic growth despite $200 billion in annual ad spending, including $72 billion on digital, Mr. Pritchard said. The IAB is 21 years old now, he noted, and digital collectively gets more money than TV.
  • we are now poring over every agency contract for full transparency by the end of 2017 to include terms requiring funds to be used for media payment only, all rebates to be disclosed and returned, and all transactions subject to audit,"
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  • P&G is fully endorsing the often controversial Media Rating Council viewability standards for digital media -- which defines display ad impressions as "viewable" if at least 50% of pixels are on-screen for at least one second and video as viewable if at least 50% of the player is on-screen for at least two seconds.
Carri Bugbee

Advertisers say Snapchat's unique selling point is that it's the cool, new thing - whic... - 0 views

    • Snapchat is at the mercy of competitors like Facebook and Google that can simply copy its products.
    • Advertisers say Snapchat's unique selling point is that it is cool, new, and has created its own advertising "currency."
    • But ad-buyers also need Snapchat to do more to prove its ads actually drive sales if they are going to commit meaningful budgets to the platform.
  • the barrier to entry for new entrants is low, and the switching costs to another platform are also low. Moreover, the majority of our users are 18-34 years old.
  • Users under 25, it says, visit Snapchat more than 20 times and spend more than 30 minutes on the app each day. It may have fewer users than its rivals, but, for now at least, they are highly-engaged
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  • Snapchat's focus on "sound-on" video ads has been appealing to its entertainment clients.
  • The behavior on the app is very different as you want to focus more on shorter content, whereas on Instagram, people tend to watch longer videos."
  • Snapchat says its vertical video ads are "as good as television" — and in some ways better — because users can choose to skip ads, swipe up to interact with them, and advertisers can use more granular targeting than TV. But with AdAge reporting in November that the average Snapchat video ad lasts less than three seconds and Snapchat counting a video "view" as soon as the video opens, it remains to be seen whether its ads are more effective than those on TV
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