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Netflix Plans 54% Increase in Marketing Spend

What: Netflix has announced its quarterly results, and they plan to increase their ad spend from US $1.3 billion to $2 billion in 2018. Why it matters: Netflix is a  major global advertiser, particularly in the digital category. The ad spend is producing a positive  ROI: “We’re taking marketing spend up a little faster than revenue […]

IAB: Digital Advertising Revenues Hit US $19.6 Billion in Q1 2017

The first quarter of 2017 marked the highest ever Q1 earnings for digital advertising in the U.S., hitting US$19.6 billion, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report. Revenues mark the highest Q1 earnings on record, climbing 23 percent, or US$3.7 billion, from the same period just a year ago.

F8 2017 Developer Conference Kicks Off

Facebook’s annual developer F8 has kicked off today at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center and continues tomorrow with meetups around the world.This year’s sessions feature a wide range of topics across the Facebook family of apps and services – with relevance to developers and businesses.

Spanish-Dominant Hispanics Share More Apps

Does the degree Hispanics share apps depend on their acculturation level. According to the white paper “Mobile App Diversity across Total Hispanic Market”, this is clearly the case. One key insight of the study, the result of the collaboration between ThinkNow Research and Entravision, is the importance of ‘collectivism’ in app downloads/usage. Of those who share apps across acculturation: two statistically
significant findings were secured: 69% of low acculturated users share apps, more so than the medium and
higher acculturated segments.

Mobile Marketing Platform AppLovin Valued at US $1.4 billion

Independent mobile marketing platform AppLovin has entered into a definitive agreement with Orient Hontai Capital, a private equity investment firm in China in a deal valued at US$1.4 billion.AppLovin will continue its standard operations, maintaining its corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California and servicing its customers globally.

Sizmek to be Acquired by Vector Capital

What: Global open ad management Sizmek Inc. has closed an agreement with technology-focused private equity firm Vector Capital , under which an affiliate of Vector will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sizmek common stock. Why it matters: Under the terms of the agreement, Vector will commence a tender offer to purchase any and all of the outstanding shares […]

Verizon Buys Yahoo: 8 Things You Need to Know

Yahoo Inc might be rewieving Verizon Communications Inc final bids to buy its core business for US$5 billion.The deal would boost Verizon’s AOL internet business and give the company access to Yahoo’s advertising technology tools, as well other assets such as search, mail, messenger and real estate.

Luxury Ads to Grow 3%: Strong In-house Native, Print Dominates “High Luxury”

Expenditure on luxury advertising will rise by 3.0% in 2016, up from 1.9% in 2015, according to Zenith’s Luxury Advertising Expenditure Forecasts second annual edition. Luxury advertisers will spend a total of US$10.9bn across the top 18 markets(including The United Stated) in 2016, up from US$10.6bn in 2015. The USA is the largest luxury ad markets, accounting for 45% of luxury adspend in 2015, according to the report.

AD-TECH ROUND-UP: Alphabet On Top, Curalate Gets More Funding, Samsung Allows Ad Blockers…

A summary of the most exciting recent news in advertising technology in the U.S., U.S.-Hispanic and Latin American markets. If you’re trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop. US/US-HISPANIC MARKET BIG CUTS AT YAHOO: Yahoo Inc. announced that it plans to lay off 15% of its employees in its $400 million cost-cutting mission, which CEO Marissa Mayer […]


Salesforce Research: Customer Experience Reshaping Marketers’ Mindsets

Salesforce Research: Customer Experience Reshaping Marketers’ Mindsets

Salesforce revealed its Fourth Annual State of Marketing Report, which gathers 3,500 responses from full-time marketing leaders around the world. The study's results show companies mainly compete according to customer experience, causing a shift in organizations' priorities and raising the bar for efficiency in terms of technology use.

4 Things We Learned From Expert App Marketers Like Rosetta Stone

4 Things We Learned From Expert App Marketers Like Rosetta Stone

Nowadays, apps are a big business opportunity. Marketers and data specialists need to work together to make the most of it. We talked to experts in app marketing to find out the ways in which the proliferation of apps has changed the marketing landscape in the last years.

4 Ways Airlines Can Learn from Major Retail Brands

4 Ways Airlines Can Learn from Major Retail Brands

The Airline and Retail Industries have to reinvent themselves to be profitable. Looking at how Amazon vs the Airlines build their Consumer / Brand relationships, we can see which efforts are more valuable.