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LinkedIn takes the top spot for the third straight year in our annual Digital Trust Report — and Facebook remains in dead last
For the third consecutive year LinkedIn (client) has garnered the most-trusted social media platform spot, according to Business Insider Intelligence’s Digital Trust Report, which also saw Facebook ranked at the bottom. Business Insider

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Instagram in-stream video ads driving more purchases than Story Ads: Report
Instagram’s in-stream video advertisements have edges out Story ads, according to new report data, with some 12 percent of consumers making a purchase after seeing a story video, while 27 percent did so after watching an in-feed video ad. Marketing Land

YouTube taps machine learning to serve the best contextual ads for each user
YouTube has added artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver custom-tailored combinations of a variety of video ad formats with its new video reach campaign initiative, previously offered only to a limited test group of marketers. VentureBeat

Facebook tries hiding Like counts to fight envy
Facebook has begun hiding “like” counts in a test similar to the limited trial run the firm has conducted on its Instagram platform. The test has begun for Facebook users in Australia, and stems from the social giant’s desire to increase users’ comfort levels when sharing on the platform. TechCrunch

Snapchat extends video ads to 3 minutes, adds new features, Goal-Based Bidding
Snapchat has rolled out a new array of advertiser bidding options, including longer video ads of up to three minutes, goal-based bidding features, and other interactive non-skip ads, the firm recently announced. Marketing Land

Location-Based Marketing on the Rise
Location-based marketing is forecast to see a jump to $38.8 billion by 2022, up from 2019’s $26.5 billion, according to recently-released mobile advertising report data of interest to digital marketers. Business 2 Community

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LinkedIn Campaign Manager adds audience targeting logic, demographic forecasts
LinkedIn has released several new features for digital marketers, including a new, more powerful dashboard that includes additional forecasting data and improved audience targeting, the firm recently announced. Marketing Land

US adspend jumps nearly 8% in the first half
Direct digital ad spending in the U.S. saw a 19 percent increase during the first half of 2019, and is predicted to continue growth that would total some 6.3 percent for the year, according to newly-released report data from Magna Global. WARC

Reddit rolls out mobile landing pages, standard sizes, optional referral URLs for video ads
Reddit announced a rollout of new advertiser features including video ad referral URLs, mobile landing pages, and the ability to use industry-standard ad content sizes on the platform. Marketing Land

Almost Half of Newly Appointed CMOs Are Women
Close to half of recently-appointed CMOs are women, according to a newly-released Russell Reynolds Associates report, which shows the highest percentage — at 48% — since it began collecting data in 2013. MarketingCharts


2019 October 4 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look atpush notification overload by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

This typeface hides a secret in plain sight. And that’s the point — Fast Company

Report: 250 Million Americans Still Need Guests On Their Podcasts This Week — The Onion


  • LinkedIn (client) — Two Great Tactics That Work Great Together, B2B Social Selling and ABM: LinkedIn’s Ty Heath on Marketing Smarts [Podcast] — MarketingProfs
  • TopRank Marketing — Get More Traffic From Instagram With This Easy Content Plan — Content Marketing Institute
  • Lee Odden — Top 10 Influencers Profiles (Digital Marketing): Week #003 — Track My Hashtag
  • TopRank Marketing — What’s Trending: Set (and Hit) Your Objectives — LinkedIn (client)

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