Thursday Thoughts On Advertising 53

#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: Amazon Wants To Control 3rd Party Sellers, Amazon’s Gaming Platform ‘Twitch’ Is Running Into Problems, Will FB Branding On IG + WhatsApp Help Advertisers?, Facebook Paid Contractors To Transcribe Messenger Calls & Google Ads New Account Map Makes It Easier To Visualize Manager Accounts.Christian Bayne
Director of Content Strategy + Market ResearchFacebook Paid Contractors To Transcribe Messenger CallsSee the article here.

So maybe they are listening to your conversations! But not without your permission obviously; right?Eric Ortiz 
Director of Sales + AcquisitionAmazon Wants To Control 3rd Party Sellers the article here.

Who knows Amazon’s algorithm better than Amazon, right? It seems like selling your product through the new ‘Sold By Amazon’ program is a no-brainer. With the ability to control the buy box, it’s attractive for wholesalers. But as Hilary Milnes points out, “Amazon is angling for profitability. It shifted the burden of less profitable wholesale vendors over to the third-party marketplace earlier this year, prioritizing high-margin exclusive and private-label products in its own retail business… now a $160 billion operation — by controlling price on as many items as it can.”Bob McKay
President + FounderAmazon-Owned Gaming Platform Twitch Is Running Into More Problems see article here

Ninja was the first high-profile talent to leave the live streaming platform Twitch for a competitor. But industry observers think he won’t be the last.Alex Andrews
Executive Director of Social AdvertisingWill ‘Facebook’ Branding On IG & WhatsApp Help Advertisers? see the article here

As a rapidly growing social media platform, TikTok is looking to ramp up their advertising capabilities early on, and they still have some catching up to do.  They ranked dead last out of 13 social platforms in a survey of advertisers’ satisfaction with audience targeting capabilities, so now they’re introducing more robust interest targeting to try to increase relevance.Matthew Giardino
Sr. Platform ManagerGoogle Ads New Account Map Makes It Easier To Visualize Manager Accounts See the article here.

There have been recent updates in the way campaigns are organized and visualized within Google ads manager accounts. With these new updates, you no longer have to click into an individual account to see how your campaigns are performing in terms of cost , conversions, clicks and impressions. This is a time saving mechanism that will allow for greater oversight into individual accountsWe 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.