SEM

A Google Ads setting allowed advertisers to exclude people of “unknown gender”

A Google Ads setting allowed businesses to potentially exclude nonbinary gender audiences, according to The Markup. The publication found examples across YouTube and search where advertisers could exclude audiences based on “unknown gender.” This form of discrimination is against Google’s own personalized advertising policy. “We will be implementing an update to our policy and enforcement […]

SMM

More Facebook Ads bugs unnerve advertisers ahead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Facebook Ads has earned a reputation for being particularly glitchy and unpredictable. Over the past 12 to 18 hours, many advertisers experienced issues with temporary ad disapprovals and accounts being disabled. I’m just sitting in front of the computer watching accounts be disabled one by one. — Ameet Khabra ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@adwordsgirl) November 6, 2020 “This […]

Retail

With an eye toward deal-seekers, Google releases promotions, pricing updates for both advertisers and users this holiday season

Along with updates for merchants’ holiday Shopping campaign efforts, on Thursday, Google announced consumer-facing updates in Shopping that retail marketers should pay attention to — particularly as it relates to the importance of pricing and promotions. Retail advertisers will also have access to more reporting and performance insights for Shopping campaigns and new customer targeting […]

SEM

Google Ads brings YouTube into Attribution fold, expands data-driven attribution to more advertisers

Google has added YouTube in its Google Ads attribution reporting and is making its data-driven attribution model available to more advertisers. These were among the measurement updates Google announced Monday. YouTube attribution. Cross-network attribution reporting for YouTube and Search campaigns is now in open beta in Google Ads. When eligible, advertisers will be able to […]

SEM

This decade’s most important marketing question: What data rights do advertisers possess?

With Google’s latest decision to strip Search Terms data insights from advertisers (some agencies have reported around 25%-30% or more of data loss), the frustrated outcry has caused some to begin throwing around lawsuit language.  Specifically, there seem to be three main reactions to this change:  Those who believe that advertisers own the data outright, […]

Display

Advertisers signal glimmers of optimism

Here we are at the beginning of May. Many businesses still can’t resock inventory, but the initial jolts to supply chains and fulfillment systems have somewhat subsided. The mortality rate attributed to COVID-19 declined in the U.S. last week, “but remains significantly elevated.” Roughly half of small businesses said they could survive just two months […]