Posts Tagged ‘digital advertising’

Facebook ‘Watch’ to Offer New Ad Opportunities

This month, Facebook announced the launch of Watch, a new video tab that will feature dozens of original shows. “We hope Watch will be home to a wide range of shows — from reality to comedy to live sports. Some will be made by professional creators, and others from regular people in our community,” CEO…

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Creative Ways Brands Are Using Snapchat

  Snapchat is a social media platform that poses both challenges and possibilities for marketers. It’s not as straightforward or intuitive as other social networks, but its flexibility offers enormous creative freedom and storytelling opportunities for brands that can think outside the news feed.   Here are a few examples of brands that are doing…

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An Overview of Snapchat Advertising

While Snapchat pioneered the ephemeral style of storytelling that is everywhere on social media right now, the app itself has a lot of staying power. Brands, enticed by the platform’s 150 million daily users, are integrating Snapchat into their marketing plans. But advertising on Snapchat is still relatively new territory (it’s only been available since…

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Facebook Video Ads: MP4 versus GIF

With over 50% growth in video views (Facebook Business), it’s quite apparent that video outperforms all other content on Facebook these days. Recognizing the premium placed on video, marketers have accordingly modified their content strategies, and adaptation of their digital ad strategies will surely follow soon. At MtoM, we have already switched our strategy from…

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Snapchat Partners Will Target Ads Based on Offline Behavior

Snapchat users may soon notice a more personalized touch to the ads they see. Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has been aggressively expanding its advertising offerings over the course of the last year. From high-dollar NFL packages, to interactive movie and TV Snapcodes, the company has been creative in testing new ways to…

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Facebook Takes a Cue from Snapchat with New Profile Frames

Facebook is releasing a new tool that will allow anyone – including Facebook Page owners – to create custom profile frames that others can discover and use on the social network. Through the Camera Effects Platform, Facebook users can design profile frames that are similar to Snapchat’s on-demand geofilters, which the app launched earlier this…

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360 Storytelling: The Latest on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Immersive experiences that alter our reality aren’t new… In 1957 Morton Heilig invented the Sensorama Machine, a simulator that provided the illusion of reality thanks to 3D video, artificial smells, stereo sound, seat vibrations, even fans to create windblown hair. This  “experience theater” for 1-4 people set the stage for the wide range of virtual…

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How Brands Can Use Snapchat Memories

Over the past month, Snapchat has started to roll out one of its biggest changes to date. The app’s newest feature, Memories, allows users to save snaps in a private long-term collection within the app. This is a major shift from Snapchat’s defining characteristic – that snaps last only for a few seconds, or for…

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Is Whisper the New Secret Success in Advertising?

Whisper, an anonymous app that allows users to post thoughts on everything from relationships and fears to pop culture and humor, seems to be growing in popularity with not only users – but also with advertisers.  While its competitor, Secret, shut down in April after building 15 million users and $35 million in venture capital,…

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