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…
STM is hosting the biggest networking event at Affiliate World Asia… Affiliate Block Party. We are taking over Night One at the Lotus Garden of Centara Grand (an elevator ride away from the conf) and inviting 2,000+ affiliate and ecommerce marketers to join us in a more personal and chilled setting.
Instagram’s aggressive dive into ecommerce doesn’t seem like it’s slowing down anytime soon. With 500 million daily users and a third-party study confirming more than a third of their billion member user base have used their phones to purchase a product it’s no wonder they’ve added product launch notifications.
The biggest Youtuber, PewDiePie, currently sitting at 101 million subscribers brought in $12 million “made through ads, endorsements, and affiliate links”. Twitch is looking to expand their affiliate program by introducing additional monetization tools (or in other words, opportunities for advertisers).