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Welcome back to a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! Today we’ll show you what’s new in LinkedIn, Snapchat, Google and… the Coronavirus. Read on to find out more! 

No Ads To Bad Medicine On Facebook

Facebook has begun offering unlimited free ad space to the World Health Organization to cultivate the spread of accurate, useful public health information about the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Simultaneously, a blanket ban has been instituted on any ads including unsubstantiated information or commercial claims such as cures or treatments for the virus. 

Stay healthy on Facebook here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/coronavirus-facebook-offers-free-ads-to-who-will-remove-flase-claims.html

It’s like Stories, But For Work

LinkedIn is rolling out its Stories lookalike feature, offering companies a new conversation format to showcase company events and share engagement content. Does LinkedIn’s community want the platform to look more like Instagram, encouraging more visual, less information-rich content? Does it matter? We’ll find out!

Get your pieces of flair here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/27/21156247/linkedin-testing-instagram-stories-feature-social-network-resumes-why

Swipe Up To Call Ads Arrive In Snapchat US

Snapchat expands its “Swipe Up” options with “Swipe Up to Call,” a feature already available in Middle East markets. Although voice calls are increasingly less popular, this feature will allow specific businesses to expand their prospect lists and conversions. 

Want to talk? Click here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchat-launches-swipe-up-to-call-ads-in-the-us/572567/

Google Updates Its Ads Mobile App

Google updates the Ads mobile app with new features. From now on, it will display account and campaign-level optimization scores and recommendations to improve it. You’ll also be able to create notifications that will let you know when your optimization score changes, which will allow you to always be up to date with recommendations and improvements.

Discover more new features here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-mobile-app-updated-with-new-features-and-dark-mode/353032/#close

That’s some of the biggest news in digital marketing this week! To keep up, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and read our blog: Marketing Updates With Motion Ave!

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Welcome to a new issue of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. The social media giants put fake news in their crosshairs ahead of the 2020 U.S. Census and elections, and new features abound! 

IGTV Hopes You’ll Do More If You’re Paid

Instagram is finally proposing monetization of IGTV! To encourage creators to generate higher quality content, the Instagram Partner Program would allow them to earn ad money, with a model similar to Facebook Watch.

Get ready to monetize: https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/06/igtv-ads/

Facebook Has That Thing You Wanted

Want to know about price drops, back in stocks, and other ecommerce alerts? Facebook has launched One Time Notification API Messenger, allowing businesses to send a follow-up message to users who have requested to be notified. Merchants can set a variety of notifications- visitors opt in themselves. 

Learn more about this new API here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-adds-one-time-notification-api-to-messenger-for-business/571725/

New Video Trimming Tool For Instagram

Instagram continues to up its game against video content rivals with a potential video trimming tool for Stories. The new feature would allow users to cut and edit videos directly on the platform, speeding up the process of editing and uploading videos to stories.  

Want all the details? Click here: https://marketingland.com/social-shorts-instagram-tests-new-stories-trimming-tool-whatsapp-hits-2b-users-pinterest-to-verify-merchants-276108

Twitter Fights Census Misinformation

In order to make it easier for users to find information from reliable and verified sources, Twitter is working on further measures to detect and eliminate misinformation related to the 2020 US Census. Twitter has promised collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau to determine effective measures to reduce misleading information about the survey. Twitter also plans to activate its election integrity policy for this event.

Learn more about Twitter’s measures against misinformation here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-outlines-measures-to-detect-and-remove-misinformation-relating-to-t/572125/

Facebook Partners With Reuters For Fact Checking

As the US presidential elections approach, Reuters has formed an alliance with Facebook to verify the authenticity of photos, videos, news, headlines that are published on the platform. This does not mean that all published content will be directly checked; Reuters’ team will focus specifically on Facebook’s US audience.

The objective of this partnership is to offer Facebook Reuter’s understanding of key fact-checking principles. 

Get the truth here: 

https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-expands-fact-checking-efforts-in-new-partnership-with-reuters/572235/

And it’s the end of a week full of great (verified) news and new features. We hope to see you in another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

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Today in Marketing Updates with Motion Ave, the call and form tracking platform CallRail brings us exciting integrations that will up your game. Meanwhile, Facebook and Snapchat make changes to their platforms. Discover it all here! 

Facebook Shuts Down Mobile Web Placements And In-stream Placements 

As of April 11, Facebook Audience Network will no longer receive ad requests for mobile web and in-stream placements, and no bid requests after this date will be accepted. Their decision is based on current partner demands that include the development of other formats across mobile apps.

Will this change affect you? Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/help/publisher/645132129564436

https://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-audience-network-will-no-longer-offer-mobile-web-and-in-stream-placements/

CallRail Launches Analytics Integrations With Google

CallRail, a call tracking intelligence company, launched a new integration with Google My Business that will allow users to better analyze call insights on the platform. With this integration you’ll be able to know if a call was answered, and if it was generated from the desktop or mobile version. Now, call insights will no longer be a limitation at GMB!

Find out what other metrics you can analyze here: 

https://searchengineland.com/callrail-adds-call-analytics-integration-with-google-my-business-327889

CallRail is also introducing Google Ads Lead Forms Extension integration. Now marketers and users will be able to get real time data from the lead form extension, plus a better understanding of this information. Data from Google Ads will be available next to the call data and these can be stored indefinitely without difficulty. 

Want more details? Click here: https://martechseries.com/sales-marketing/programmatic-buying/callrails-first-market-google-ads-integration-allows-marketers-capture-analyze-leads-directly-serp/

Bitmoji Series on Snapchat

Snapchat has just launched a new interactive activity on its platform: Bitmoji TV. Due to the growing demand for short, TV-like content within the platform, the company decided to create this new feature that will allow users to watch their custom Bitmoji avatars in their own full-motion cartoon series. 

Discover the new adventures your Bitmoji will embark on here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchats-bitmoji-tv-will-be-launched-this-weekend/571442/

That’s it for today! Eager to know more? Join us again for another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

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Welcome to a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! Google dominates the headlines this week, from new tech to phaseouts! Curious? Read on!  

Parallel Tracking Now Mandatory For Google Ads

As of March 31, all Google Ads using video must incorporate parallel tracking. This function prevents slowdowns for users by causing their browsers to handle data requests from click measurement providers in the background, while they can get straight to (and through) the ads. Parallel tracking is already mandatory for Search, Shopping, and Display campaigns.

Get the details here: https://ppc.land/parallel-tracking-for-video-campaigns-to-become-mandatory-in-google-ads/

Bid And Budget Simulators Come To Google Smart Bidding

Bid simulator support will now be available for one specific smart bidding strategy: Target ROAS (return on ad spend) bid strategy. This feature creates simulations using activity across the web from the past 7 days to test such adjustments as higher targets and budgets. While it’s not psychic, this kind of pattern analysis is an unprecedented insight to help marketers budget and price.

Change the future here: 

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-introduces-bid-simulator-support-for-smart-bidding/343323/

R.I.P. Chrome Apps: 2013-2022

Chrome apps are on death row- support ends for all desktop OSes by the end of this year, and Chrome OS gives the boot in 2022. While some of the community is undoubtedly displeased, this move doesn’t signal a wholesale elimination of independent and open-source development: Chrome Extensions aren’t going anywhere.

Get to know all about the phase out process here: https://blog.chromium.org/2020/01/moving-forward-from-chrome-apps.html

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3514529/google-will-wind-down-chrome-apps-starting-in-june.html

No, Seriously, No Cookies: We Mean It This Time

Chrome is going on a deeper diet than just cutting Apps- Google has announced plans to end support for third-party cookies within two years. Assuming they follow through, this represents major action on Google’s public sentiments of committing to greater privacy. If implemented as thoroughly as Google promises, this will be a cataclysmic change for digital marketers- one of the core sources of user data and activity metrics will go entirely dark.

Prepare for the analytics apocalypse here:   https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/14/google-wants-to-phase-out-support-for-third-party-cookies-in-chrome-within-two-years/

That’s it for Google week! Join us next time to find out what Google and the other big names will bring to the digital marketing world!

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Happy New Year 2020! We are back to bring you the most relevant marketing news of the week! And of course, facebook is still a big topic this year. Want to know why? Read on!

Facebook Confirms It Won’t Ban Political Ads

Facebook confirms that it will not limit the way political ads target its audience and voters. Many consider this a bad decision, as it still does not limit the lies and misinformation in those ads. The only solution the platform offers is to give users more control tools so they can manage the amount of ads they see. 

If you want to know if this solves anything click here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-keep-targeted-political-ads-but-will-give-users-more-control-11578567603

No More Messenger Without Facebook

Before December 2019 users could download the Messenger app, login and start talking to their friends without having an active Facebook account. However, this past December they quietly eliminated that possibility. 

Want to know why? Click here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-removes-option-to-create-a-messenger-account-without-a-facebook-pr/569638/

Google Ads Says Bye To Message Extension 

This 2020 Google Ads has decided to remove the message extension option in Adwords. The feature will be removed on January 27th and users will not be able to modify it in new or current campaigns. 

Want to know more details? https://ppc.land/google-to-sunset-message-extensions-in-google-ads/

And that’s it for this week! Stay tuned for more Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

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It’s Google Week on Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! Today’s marketing news is dominated by Alphabet’s web giant! Check out all the news right here. 

Google Ads’ Optimization Score Will Include Display Campaigns

Google has expanded its optimization score feature to include one of the most common campaign types: display, which includes search, shopping, and display ads. As with existing categories, the score uses Google’s algorithm to analyze the features of your ads that it predicts will most improve results.

Want the full story? Click here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-optimization-score-now-includes-display-campaigns/338665/#close

Google Ads To Explain Itself

In this never-before-seen feature, a paid service will explain why it does anything it does to its advertiser customers. Google’s new “See Explanation” feature will help advertisers optimize ads more efficiently, providing specific measures for ad impressions, clicks, and cost. Accepting our ad money and telling us how those ads actually performed? You’re spoiling us rotten, Google!  

Get the explanation here: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-ads-explanations-beta-28643.html

And here:

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-to-explain-why-changes-in-performance-occurred/338911/

Chrome To Provide Support for Likes Addiction

In the time it took you to read this sentence, your likes count on one of your Instagram From FACEBOOK posts has probably changed. Back from checking? I bet it changed again. Just kidding! Want to prevent this nightmare scenario from ever happening again? Google Chrome’s new desktop extension displays the number of likes on posts that don’t show them. Bafflingly, advertisers and influencers in several test countries have exploded into fireballs of anxious rage when Instagram from FACEBOOK has hidden their like counts. We can all sleep better tonight.

Protect yourself and your family here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/heatherleighton/2019/12/10/this-chrome-extension-brings-instagram-posts-likes-back/#21ece31c146c

Canva Launches New Video Editing Feature

Canva will ring in the new year with new tools, including a video editing tool that, as always, requires no previous design experience! The company also launched its desktop version and an option focused on Education: Canva for Education.

Learn more here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/06/canva-introduces-video-editing-has-big-plans-for-2020/

That’s all for this year! We hope you have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of new marketing news and ads improvements!

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Welcome to another issue of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. The features that were released this week could change the marketing game, so don’t miss out on any of these marketing news! 

Instagram Tests Hiding Likes In The US

In order for people to focus more on publishing truly quality content, Instagram decided to start testing a new idea: hiding likes from followers. Now users will start following accounts, not because of their popularity but because of their content. This new feature has already been tested in 7 countries and will finally arrive in the US.

Do you want to know if your likes will be hidden? Click on the link: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/11/tech/instagram-likes-going-away/index.html

Google Will Warn Users Of Slow Pages

As a way to encourage publishers to improve the speed of their websites, Google decided to use some small badges that will tell users if a page is slow or not before they decide to click on the link. With this, the company seeks to reward fast websites and provide valuable information for users of the platform.  

Know more here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-chrome-speed-badges/335261/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitter-auto-publish

Twitter Will Let You Switch Accounts When Tweeting

It will now be possible to switch accounts directly on twitter when replying to tweets. This functionality was already available in TweetDeck, but now finally arrive to the main app. This will give users the opportunity to perform more actions on the app and manage their multiple accounts more easily. 

Want to know more? Click here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-testing-a-new-option-which-would-enable-you-to-switch-accounts-in/566976/

Google Ads Editor Has Been Updated

In addition to power support app campaigns for engagement and Discovery campaigns, new features were added to the platform such as: shared negative keyword lists, searchable errors, which allows you to search for errors in your campaigns, maximize conversion value for search campaigns and more.

Get to know all the details here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-editor-gets-new-features-support-for-new-campaign-types/334501/

Facebook Expands On-Platform Payments

The Facebook Pay tool now arrives in the US. Facebook’s payment tool now arrives in the United States. This new on-platform payment alternative will offer users the opportunity to purchase products more easily on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger. You’ll be able to add your preferred payment method only once (not every time you make a purchase), get customer support live, view your payment history and more. 

Know more about this launch here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-rolls-out-facebook-pay-to-the-us-expanding-on-platform-payments/567164/

That’s it for this week! We hope to see you soon with new Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! 

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Welcome to another issue of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. This week was all about Facebook- with plenty of controversy at no extra charge! While a little less busy, Twitter also made big headlines with a simple move. Read it all now!

Facebook Wants You To NOTICE THEIR NEW LOGO

Big. Powerful. Changes color. Hanging around everywhere. Capturing and devouring everything it meets.  No, it isn’t a giant cuttlefish, though your confusion is understandable. It’s FACEBOOK.

FACEBOOK has updated its logo to represent its new outlook as the company that owns most of the places the world pays attention to. The new logo, already being decried as jarring and off-brand, will be displayed in a different color on each of FACEBOOK’s new holdings: green for WhatsApp From FACEBOOK, Pink for Instagram from FACEBOOK, and blue for FACEBOOK from FACEBOOK. 

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that shouting and constantly changing your image is a great way to get people’s attention and show what a nice guy you are.

Embrace change here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/4/20947854/facebook-new-logo-design-change-parent-company-instagram-whatsapp

Twitter Refuses To Take Someone’s Money, Saves Democracy

Arguably some of the biggest news this week was Twitter’s announcement banning all political ads. While political messages, images, and content will continue to exist across 99.380245% of the platform, they must generate reach on their own through following and retweeting, like everything else- no more purchasing mandatory slices of users attention.

The ban applies to all ads featuring candidates in political campaigns as well as those advocating legislation on major issues, such as climate change and healthcare. How “major” an issue? What about ads that don’t directly name candidates? 

So. To be clear: Twitter allows no ads containing any political action. FACEBOOK allows any and all political ads. Everyone is outraged at both.

Democracy in action. The system works, you guys! 

Join the debate here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-bans-all-political-ads-in-response-to-concerns-around-misinformatio/566259/

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/02/twitters-political-ads-ban-is-a-distraction-from-the-real-problem-with-platforms/

FACEBOOK Won’t Judge Your Politics, But It Might Judge Your Grammar

The newest evolution of FACEBOOK’s responsive ads includes the ability to supply several versions of copy, headlines, and post descriptions for a single ad- and, just as it already does for images, FACEBOOK’s algorithm will determine which text combination will bring the best results. 

This next step for responsive ads ultimately gives FACEBOOK full control of every element of your ad (though, to be fair, you don’t HAVE to create responsive ads). This illustrates a bigger philosophical point in the FACEBOOK landscape- sure, you’re giving up your ability to make decisions about anything, but someone’s doing your most difficult work for you, and there’s memes to read.

Find out more here: https://marketingland.com/responsive-ads-come-to-facebook-with-multiple-text-optimization-270013

FACEBOOK Changes Video Ad Metrics

No more 10-Second Video Views counts (or related metrics). FACEBOOK has swapped this out for what’s intended to be a more useful measure of activity, ThruPlays: the number of times your video has been played completely or up to 15 seconds. 

Oh. And a bunch of metrics have been renamed, like “Video Watches At 25%” is now “Video Plays at 25%” to reflect that people might be clickfarming, I mean distracted.

Go to the tape here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-announces-changes-to-ad-metrics-including-removal-of-10-second-vi/566382/

FACEBOOK Saves Marketers From Themselves With New Ad Limits

Starting mid next year, FACEBOOK will limit the number of ads a page can run. To prepare advertisers for this drastic change, FACEBOOK has launched the new Ad Volume API that allows you to see how many ads are running on a page, and how many are in review. 

FACEBOOK assures everyone that having too many ads can harm advertisers’ performance. The logic is that if you have a large volume of ads, fewer come out of the learning phase and a lot of budget is spent before the system updates the ad performance. 

It’s very nice of FACEBOOK to be so responsible with our money.

Want to know more? Click here: https://marketingland.com/facebook-to-limit-number-of-ads-pages-can-run-simultaneously-270449

Need a break from hearing about FACEBOOK? Take a week! We’ll be back with more Marketing Updates With Motion Ave featuring news on everyone’s favorite gigantic social media conglomerate!

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Welcome to another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! This week Twitter has given us a lot to talk about, and LinkedIn plans to be social media’s premiere event planner. Let’s get to the news! 

LinkedIn Company Page Tools Helps Work Be Even More Pervasive

LinkedIn launches a suite of new options for company pages to build internal engagement. Business pages can now deploy employee notifications when an update has been published, with the intention of encouraging employees to share these in their own profiles. Sounds spammy? LinkedIn has put a cap on these notifications to keep it essential. 

LinkedIn also introduces company page “kudos” and “team moments,” specific content additions to call out team members, welcome new ones, and share photos of executives playing paintball and doing trust falls in the woods on team-building exercises. (For example.)

Get your copy of the TPS report here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-adds-new-tools-for-company-pages-including-employee-notifications/565079/

Listen, You All Know Who We’re Talking About

Twitter has decided that it will penalize “world leaders” who break its rules – by restricting other users. Since deciding not to block or censor controversial content by major political and public figures, Twitter is instead attempting to turn the heat down by leaving content of public interest untouched, but restricting the ability of users to give like, comment or share such content. The important thing is the right people have been held responsible and everything’s great now.

Fight the power here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/15/twitter-world-leaders-break-rules/

LinkedIn Launches Events Option for Meet-Ups

LinkedIn competes with Facebook in the event scheduling arena. You’ll have the option to organize event pages with description, date, time and venue. Invitees can be chosen through filters such as location, company, industry, and school, and whether they can invite their own connections. 

Go to the reunion here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-launches-events-to-facilitate-professional-meet-ups/565171/

Instagram Will Protect You From Third-Party Apps… Eventually

Instagram is testing a new feature to protect your account from third-party apps you’ve given access to in the past, such as websites for printing photos, dating apps, and tools for making collages by letting you simply remove them from your profile. 

Instagram will determine whether to do a full rollout of this functionality after six months. Whether or not this happens, it represents an increasing demand by social media users for increasing direct control over their content and privacy- and increased transparency about all the places your data goes.

Wish for the future here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/16/instagram-will-give-you-more-control-over-your-third-party-apps-in-about-six-months/

“Ephemeral Tweets” – Like Stories, But Twitter, And Less

Twitter is exploring “Ephemeral Tweets,” content that will disappear after a while, like stories. 

Since making content impermanent fixes everything (except it doesn’t), it’s a feature with growing popularity.

A more practical privacy tool in the works is a feature that allows you to restrict the audience that will receive a tweet. If implemented as planned, users will have more direct control over who sees and who participates in their conversations. 

Read more here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-says-that-its-exploring-ephemeral-tweets-and-the-capability-to-sha/565069/

It’s hard to judge the authenticity, effectiveness, and veracity of the increasing number of community-demanded features the big platforms are bringing- so stay informed. We’ll be waiting for you next week with more Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. 

 

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This week Marketing Updates With Motion Ave is loaded with new ads on Instagram, new features on Twitter and a self-destructive message on Whatsapp! Read on to find out more! 

Instagram Tests New AR Ad

Instagram offers new possibilities for retailers through augmented reality. Users with the proper hardware can harness the “try on” format to see what those sunglasses look like on them. Presently, this feature is only available for cosmetics and eyewear products- but the possibilities of allowing direct experiences of a wide range of products, remotely, are obvious.

Try on the future here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagrams-now-testing-new-ar-try-on-ads-with-selected-advertisers/564349/

WhatsApp Launches Self-Destructing Messages

It’s become a proverb of our times that what you say online haunts you forever, and is never truly gone. WhatsApp aims to let us make our content a little less permanent. Want to communicate a sensitive message for a limited time? A new feature in development lets you give a specific message a 5 second or 1 hour lifespan (just those two choices for now, for some reason), after which it’s gone forever. 

This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds – read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/1/20893033/whatsapp-disappearing-messages-beta-self-destruct-privacy-security

Instagram Stops Creepin

The ‘gram has finally kicked the Following Tab to the curb. The feature that went from being a tool to detect models, trends and influencers to monitoring your partner’s every move is gone forever. Good riddance, if you ask us- and given its declining usage statistics, we’ve got plenty of company.

Close the curtains here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/07/instagram-is-killing-its-creepy-stalking-feature-the-following-tab/

Twitter Realizes Social Media Needs To Be Faster

Worried you’ll get bored on Twitter? You could go do something healthy while waiting for your feed… nah, just kidding. Twitter’s new “Stream” feature now lets you see tweets as they happen live, updating your timeline in real-time. Thank goodness. We almost had to move over to Facebook for a moment.

Get the whole story here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-testing-a-new-option-to-stream-tweets-in-real-time/564341/

That’s all for this week. Next week we’ll be back with more marketing news that won’t be self-destructing in the near future!

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