Thursday Thoughts On Advertising 30

Digital Advertising

#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: TV Attribution Buyer’s Guide, Facebook Still Serving Political Ads, Bulk Email Sender Guidelines, Click Share On Google Search & Spotify Removes Ad Blockers For Free Accounts.Bob McKay
President + FounderTV Attribution Buyer’s Guide the article here

Great buyers guide for how to attribute the new world of TV buying. What are you buying, how to track, and where are the best areas to distribute!Alex Andrews
Director of Social AdvertisingFacebook Is Still Serving Political Ads In Washington See the article here

Further follow-up on Facebook’s issues with political advertisers. Washington state has a specific law requiring much more information to be disclosed about political ads than Facebook enables, meaning no single Facebook ad actually follows state legislation.  Because of this, Facebook has claimed to have banned all local and state political ads relating to Washington.  Despite this claim, several local politicians have simply gone through the regular approval process to find their ads continue to run.

To put it simply, Facebook simply is paying lip service to their own efforts to follow legislation regarding political ads.  Whether it’s due to incompetence (with no manual reviewers of ads meaning a lot slips through the cracks) or malice (still generating revenue from political ads while feigning compliance) is as of yet unknown.Christian Bayne
Director of Content Strategy + Market Research Bulk Sender Guidelines See the article here.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has drastically changed the way in which we live on a day-to-day basis and especially in business. Email marketing is still considered one of the most efficient ways to communicate with our customers and leads for marketers, but it is also severely affected by AI. Here are a few tips for bulk senders that may assist with increasing deliverability.Matthew Giardino
Director of Digital MediaClick Share Is Now In Search Campaigns See the article here.

Google has made impression-share available since the inception of Google Ads. There have been limitations in what this data provides as far as how you stack up against your competitors. With this roll-out of click share, we can now understand what keywords we are losing valuable clicks on. We can begin to specifically optimize bids or ad content based on data that shows where the greatest opportunity lies.Eric Ortiz 
Director of Sales + AcquisitionFree Account? You Must See Ads! see the article here.

Great news for advertisers. Bad news for ad blockers. Spotify is joining a select few other publishers in not allowing their ads to be blocked through traditional ad blocking programs. With $198 Million in Ad Revenue last year, I’d be wanting to protect the advertisers too!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.