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Fox plans more 6-second ad slots, as digital influences television

Digital advertising hit a huge milestone this year: in the US, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) says that digital ad spend surpassed television ad spend for the first time ever.

By most estimates, digital will overtake television on a global basis this year. As the balance of power shifts, the impact of digital is not only reflected in ad spend but in the way television ads are evolving.

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How Uber-competitor Curb used location-based targeting to drive app downloads

Despite recent controversy surrounding Uber, many of its competitors have fallen by the wayside - dwarfed by the app’s easy and all-too-convenient UX. 

However, while the likes of Sidecar and Hailo have been defeated, Curb is putting up a good fight. 

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Amazon turns Twitch into an influencer sales platform

Amazon raised a few eyebrows when it announced it was purchasing the gaming-focused live streaming video service Twitch for nearly a billion dollars in 2014.

Why would an ecommerce giant want to own such a service and why would it, at the time, pay more cash for it than it had paid in any prior all-cash acquisition? 

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10 stupendous digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We’ve got a blockbuster round-up of stats to kick off September.

The round-up includes news about social ads, personalisation and lots more to boot. You can also download the Internet Statistics Compendium for further facts and figures.

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The Google-Facebook duopoly extends to mobile apps: What can marketers do?

According to comScore's newly-published 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps Report, well over half (57%) of the time consumers spend using digital media now occurs in mobile apps.

But for marketers looking to use mobile apps to reach consumers, there's some not-so-good news: slightly more than half of smartphone users don't download any new apps in a given month, and of those who do, the highest percentage download just a single app.

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Is WPP the canary in the coal mine for the global ad business?

On Wednesday, the world's largest ad agency holding company, WPP, spooked investors by warning about a slowdown that it projects will result in dismal sales growth of 1% or less.

Shares of the firm plummeted the most in a single day since 2000 and are now down by more than 20% this year.

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With focus on delivering ROI, Facebook makes changes to paid post boosting

Late last year, IPG Mediabrands' Magna predicted that the global market for digital advertising would surpass $200bn and eclipse television ad spend.

But the still-growing digital ad pie is no longer a free-for-all. Thanks to concerns over brand safety, relevance, fraud and viewability, advertisers are becoming more careful about how and where they advertise and even the biggest ad platforms are taking note.

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Forget fake reviews: now you can buy fake customers

Move over fake Likes, fake reviews, fake comments and undisclosed sponsored posts. Now, thanks to new services, businesses can skip marketing altogether and buy warm bodies.

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Is Facebook preparing to tax influencer marketing campaigns?

Influencer marketing is now a billion-dollar business.

And despite challenges like disclosure rules and fraud, there's no reason to believe that it won't continue to be an important part of the way brands market their wares to consumers via social media.

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A day in the life of... CTO at Adimo, an add-to-basket digital marketing company

Adimo, according to its website, gives FMCG shoppers a one-click way to buy from any form of marketing.

We caught up with co-founder and CTO Colin Brown, for this week's 'day in the life' feature. Before we start, remember you can look for new opportunities yourself on the Econsultancy jobs board, or test your skills with our Modern Marketer quiz.

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10 superior digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Welcome to your weekly roundup of stats. 

It's slightly retail-heavy this week, but don’t worry, there’s lots more good stuff on travel, search and mobile ads to enjoy. Oh, and don't forget there's always our Internet Statistics Compendium, for the real die-hard digital stats fans out there.

Let's hop to it.

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Are marketers underestimating the fraud threat to influencer marketing?

Ad fraud is a multi-billion dollar a year problem and according to one estimate, by 2025, the digital ad market could be the second largest revenue source for organized crime behind drug trafficking.

Ad fraud comes in numerous forms. There's click fraud, for example, which for years has been a thorn in the side of marketers using pay-per-click advertising channels.

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