Thursday Thoughts On Advertising 111

Marketing Tech

#ThursdayThoughtsEvery Thursday we look at the trends/updates/interesting articles found in the Marketing + Advertising + Tech industry. Each submission is presented by a different MA+A employee and covers various topics applicable to our business. The following are professional opinions, summaries or both.

This week we’ll look at: Why Marketers Are Ringing In The Holiday Season With More Influencers, Facebook Ads Could Be Reaching A Saturation Point, Salesforce Signs Agreement to Acquire Slack, and YouTube Launches Audio Ads to Reach Music & Podcast Listeners.Bob McKay
President + FounderWhy Marketers Are Ringing In The Holiday Season With More Influencers  see article here

Credibility is the chief tactic of influencers’ support. There are other ways to develop credibility through Native to social and is more controlled.

Alex Andrews
Executive Director of Social AdvertisingFacebook Ads Could Be Reaching A Saturation Point see the article here

Interesting perspective on the future of Facebook advertising.  As Facebook’s reach is already so high, userbase growth will continue to slow, and some users even claiming to leave the platform or use it less due to an oversaturation of ads.  This could be approaching a crossroads for the social media giant as they might want to consider switching emphasis from growing ad inventory to retaining users.Christian Bayne
Director of Content Strategy + Market ResearchSalesforce Signs Agreement To Acquire Slack See the article here.

In a $27.7B deal, Salesforce will acquire Slack!Matthew Giardino
Director of Performance Marketing + AnalyticsYouTube Launches Audio Ads to Reach Music & Podcast Listeners See the article here.

Youtube ads is launching audio ads in order to tap into those users who use their platform for listening to Music and Podcasts. In an effort to reach these users in a more effective way, advertisers will now be able to upload their audio creative to their Youtube campaigns. The same targeting that has been available in you Youtube video campaigns will also be available for audio campaigns.

We hope you enjoyed these snippets of information that we chose to share. Look out for the upcoming #ThursdayThoughts post. (Yes, it’ll be on Thursday). See our previous post here.