Video Ads Are Finally Coming to LinkedIn (client) – When LinkedIn began allowing users to upload videos in August, video ads seemed like an inevitability, and they are now one step closer. LinkedIn announced today that it is running a closed beta test of video for sponsored content “with a limited number of advertisers.” AdWeek
Twitter Plans To Release A Bookmarking Tool #SaveforLater. You know how you can save posts to read later in Facebook? Well, Twitter is looking to do the same thing. For all of you liking posts as a way to bookmark, you can stop that practice with this new feature. Will this mean likes will go down? Probably. BuzzFeed
New Research: The state of marketing attribution – A growing number of marketers are using attribution in all or most of their marketing efforts, according to a recent study from Econsultancy and AdRoll. However, the number of marketers acting on the insights they pull from attribution data is dwindling. Econsultancy
Snapchat Introduces “context cards” – Snapchat released ‘Context Cards’ this week, which have the potential to bolster marketing efforts for restaurants, venues and other destinations. These cards will pull in information based on the Snap’s geo-filters and map information that will lead viewers to online reviews, Uber and Lyft information and more. TechCrunch
AdWords Charges & Your Daily Budget – If you’ve been struggling to reach your advertising goals, AdWords has made some recent changes to help get you over the hump. As of October 4th, campaigns are now able to spend up to twice the average daily budget. Don’t fret about racking up the costs at the end of the month as you will not be charged more than your monthly charging limit. Google
Twitter Happening Now – Twitter is adding a “Happening Now” feature that will group tweets by event, the company announced today. The feature, which will start with sports games, is yet another way the company is seeking to highlight information on its platform outside of the traditional follow model. Buzzfeed
Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo – Two things that are great on their own are not often better together, but that’s exactly what the marketing industry expects from the combination of BuzzSumo and Brandwatch. TechCrunch
Connect the Dots from Data to Better Customer Experiences – Join me and Michael Trapani of IBM on October 26th for a free webinar to better understand the opportunities around creating best answer experiences with cognitive technologies. IBM Watson
Infographic: YouTube has grown to 1.5 billion monthly active users – MarketingProfs
LinkedIn connects sales, marketing tools for B2B advertisers to target leads, accounts – MarTech Today
70% of Brands Work with Instagram Influencers – Research Brief
Majestic and SEMRush Combine Forces – Majestic Blog
Bing Ads Launches Automated Bid Strategy to ‘Maximize Clicks’ – Search Engine Land
As Voice Has Its Moment, Amazon, Google and Apple Are Giving Brands a Way Into the Conversation – AdWeek
New Study from D&B Shows What Frustrates B2B Buyers Most – MarketingProfs
70% of Marketers Do Not Use Anonymized Consumer Identity Data But 75% Say it Helps Campaign Optimization – MediaPost
63% of Amazon Advertisers Plan to Spend Even More Over the Next Year – AdWeek
What was the top digital marketing news story for you this week?
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