What has been a strong start of the year for many huge companies, COVID-19’s dulling effect can be felt through the final weeks of the quarter. (Here’s an IAB report showing the impact on ad revenue & spend)
The epidemic has caused travel, live entertainment and physical retail companies to freeze their marketing causing a plunge in ad prices. Meanwhile, brands like Insert Name Here is snapping up ad space at a great discount. Insert Name Here sells hair extensions and wigs – items high in demand now because women are unable to visit hairstylists.
Hubspot plans to be releasing sales & marketing insights on the economic impact of COVID-19 up until June. The current aggregated data is gathered from 70,000+ of Hubspot’s companies. The first cut includes weekly trend data for core business metrics in 2020, focusing on changes occurring in March (start date is March 11, 2020, when WHO officially announced…
Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach – which in 2018 became a global scandal wiping billions off Facebook’s share price. Which, in turn, led Facebook to pay a hefty $5B FTC fine.
Fraudsters in a new elaborate scheme have started extorting Adsense users. They demand bitcoin and in exchange promise not to flood a user’s Adsense account with bot and junk traffic, getting it banned in the process.
2020 is bound to be the year of humanized marketing. Consumers demand REAL answers, not fake photoshoots – proof that their favourite people are ‘walking the walk’. Behind the scenes, contextual, all-access humanized marketing are going to dominate.
“This behavior is absolutely prohibited under our policies and the individual is no longer working with Facebook.” Talk about gaming the system! A Buzzfeed news investigation has found a scheme involving a “shady affiliate marketer” issuing bribes to a Facebook contractor – worth thousands, plus a healthy monthly retainer – to reactivate their banned Facebook…