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Is Reddit on the verge of becoming a bigger player in digital advertising?

It is estimated that more than 80 cents of every new dollar of digital ad spend now goes to two companies: Google and Facebook.

But despite the fact that companies not named Google and Facebook are fighting for a shrinking portion of an otherwise growing pie, one company is aiming to significantly bolster its position in the digital ad market.

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naomi neo

Six inconvenient truths about influencer marketing

Influencer marketing continues to grow like a weed, but that doesn't mean that brands employing it don't face big challenges.

Here are six inconvenient truths that brands using this increasingly popular digital marketing technique should be aware of.

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How Europe's $2.7bn Google antitrust fine could impact the internet economy

On Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) announced that it is levying a $2.7bn fine on search giant Google for abusing its dominant search position to illegally favor its own vertical shopping search offering, Google Shopping.

In explaining the record fine for breaking EU antitrust rules, EC Commissioner Margrethe Vestager stated:

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11 impressive influencer marketing campaigns

We’ve been talking a lot about influencer marketing on the blog lately.

From common mistakes to tips on finding the right micro-influencer – it’s easy to wax lyrical about the idea. But what does successful influencer marketing really look like? 

To give you some proof that it can be an effective strategy for brands (and not just a buzzword) here are 11 campaigns that are undeniably great.

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Five lessons retailers can learn from Wayfair’s Instagram channel

Wayfair, the US-based home ecommerce retailer, has enjoyed continuous growth over the past couple of years. It recently announced a 32% increase in direct retail sales year-on-year for Q1 2017. 

Another significant point of growth for Wayfair has been its presence on social media.

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“It was a great campaign. It cost me $2M”: A discussion on EMV and social media measurement

I recently had a fascinating conversation with the CMO for a global multi-brand consumer goods company on the measurement of social media performance and in particular about EMV (Earned Media Value).

Here is a fairly accurate transcript of that conversation.

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Should sales be used to measure the ROI of influencer marketing?

As influencer marketing gets more sophisticated (and expensive), the demand for reliable measurement of ROI is increasing rapidly.

Are you measuring the value of your efforts the right way?

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A closer look at WWF’s social strategy

On a recent trip to Engage Prague, I heard Alice More O’Ferrall from the World Wildlife Fund speak about the success of this year’s Earth Hour. More specifically, how the charity uses social media to drive engagement and user involvement during the annual event. 

But with multiple campaigns happening throughout the year - how does WWF manage and plan digital activity on a global scale?

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inke

Livestreaming in China: Everything you need to know

Livestreaming has been growing rapidly since 2015 in China, thanks to a slew of social apps and better mobile networks.

In this article, we'll take a look at:

  • the stats behind the rise of livestreaming
  • some brand campaigns
  • important ivestreaming platforms
  • Alibaba's investment in the trend

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Facebook adds value optimization to ad bidding & Lookalike Audiences

By some estimates, upwards of 85 cents of every new dollar spent on digital ads today is going to Google or Facebook.

That's not just a result of the fact that both companies have massive audiences, but also a result of the fact that both companies continue to offer marketers more and more options for targeting those audiences.

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Micro-influencers: How to find the right fit for your brand

The world of influencer marketing has changed considerably over the past couple of years. While early examples were all about using influencers with the biggest audiences – it now seems to be a case of less is more. 

Many brands are using micro-influencers – people with a smaller number of followers on social media, but who create a much bigger impact. Yet with an endless pool of micro-influencers to choose from - and a much lengthier planning process - how can brands ensure they find the right fit? 

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How big brands coped with social media crises

You can tell a lot about someone by how they cope in a crisis.

The same goes for brands. Some rise to the challenge like a champion, coolly brushing off the possibility of any long-term damage to reputation, while others flounder in the face of public outrage – sent with their tail between their legs onto Twitter’s version of the naughty step.

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