US digital ad spending to pass $200bn mark by 2022

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Ad spending in the US digital advertising industry will cross the $200 billion mark in 2022 after reaching $190.43 billion in 2021.

This is a 14.8% growth from the year prior when Digital Advertising ad spending in the US only reached $165.81m. According to data presented by Wette.de, in 2022, the industry is set to surpass $200bn for the first time after a projected growth of an additional 10.7%.

When broken down into four main segments, Search Advertising is projected...

Majority of consumers feel positively about personalised advertising

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58% consumers in the UK and US feel positively about receiving a hyper-personalised online ad.

This is according to research from Iterable, a cross-channel marketing platform, which surveyed 1,500 consumers.

The survey crossed two regions with very different data regulations. The UK, and Europe more broadly, has been proactive on data privacy. The Data Protection Act 2018 brought in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (otherwise known as GDPR), imposing...

‘Huge opportunity’ for marketers to engage with students through DOOH advertising

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There is a substantial opportunity to reach and market to students as they head to university this September, according to research conducted by Redbus Media, a digital out-of-home (DOOH) media owner.

After a year of turbulence, the study reveals an overwhelming desire to return to normal as 80% of Students’ Unions plan to host a bigger or pre-COVID sized Freshers’ for incoming students and more than half look to host additional events for those who missed...

A quarter of Brits start Christmas shopping in August

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A quarter (25%) of Brits that celebrate Christmas say they will have started thinking about Christmas shopping before the end of August.

This is according to a report from eBay Ads UK which suggests that greater consumer confidence in the return of the traditional Christmas could prompt people to start shopping sooner and spend more this festive season – and brands will need to act early to make the most of the opportunity.

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Home Office spent £23,000 on social media ads to stop Channel crossings

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The UK’s Home Office has spent more than £23,000 on social media advertisements targeting potential migrants in France, a freedom of information request has revealed.

The adverts, which told people not to cross the Channel, ran on Facebook and Instagram between December 2020 and April 2021.

However, since the five-month campaign ended, more than 7,000 people have gone on to cross to the UK in small boats, according to data compiled by the Press...

Vimeo becomes first video software company to partner with TikTok

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Video SaaS company Vimeo has joined TikTok Marketing Partners, a group of specialist companies that create, implement and measure ad campaigns on TikTok’s video-based social media app.

The partnership gives small and medium businesses (SMBs) access to Vimeo’s suite of video creation tools whilst simultaneously enabling them to take advantage of TikTok’s broad userbase.

Pre-release tests of both company’s capabilities saw participants able to double the number of...

Rewarded ads embedded in gameplay generate 2.5x more revenue for developers than static menus

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Mobile performance advertising platform, Vungle, has released its 2021 In-App Ad Placement Revenue Report - a first-of-its-kind study that lets mobile publishers forecast the revenue impact that different types of ad placements can have on their games and apps. 

The report identifies key differences in earning potential between rewarded ads placed at different points throughout the user experience, as well as differences in revenue produced by display ad formats like banners...

Omnichannel ad platform Mediaocean takes over Flashtalking

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Omnichannel advertising specialist Mediaocean has confirmed it has acquired ad management platform Flashtalking.

The combined entity will infuse Flashtalking’s best-in-class solutions for primary ad serving, creative personalisation, identity management, and verification with Mediaocean’s modern system of record used by the world’s leading brands and agencies.

The announcement comes at a critical inflection point for the advertising industry as marketers seek...

Doritos launches augmented reality summer campaign

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Doritos has launched its ‘Make Your Play’ platform, a campaign aimed at encouraging music fans to return to events this summer as social distancing restrictions continue to ease.

The campaign will utilise augmented reality (AR) technology developed by Poplar Studio and 8th Wall on interactive posters throughout the UK.

Those who spot the posters can scan a QR code and access the AR experience, where a play button stylised in the form of the iconic Dorito chip will be...

Google delays Chrome tracking cookies ban until 2023

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Google has pushed back its planned blocking of third-party cookies on its Chrome internet browser from 2022 until 2023.

Cookies are used by websites to track users' browsing activity to enable digital publishers to better target their adverts.

Many of Google’s competitors, including Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla, have already blocked them. 

Vinay Goel, privacy engineering director for Google's Chrome browser, said: "While there’s considerable progress...