digital ads

Medium Just Laid Off 50 Employees and Shut Down Offices in New York and D.C.

Medium founder and CEO Ev Williams disclosed today in a blog post that his four-and-a-half-year-old company is eliminating 50 jobs and shutting down offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

Innovative College Vending Machines Will Feature a Digital Ad Network

College students on some 45 campuses this fall will notice wall-mounted vending machines that sell a variety of products. But what will likely stick out the most are the digital ads streaming on the machines from the likes of Hershey, Kiehl's and Think Jerky. 

Twitter Gives Promoted Tweets and Video Ads More Mobile Reach

In November 2014, then Twitter CEO Dick Costolo touted the idea that around 500 million people consume the microblogging platform's tweets even though they don't have an account on it.

Monster.com Has an Opening for a Lead Creative Agency

Monster.com is searching for a new lead creative agency amid its split with BBDO, which has handled the brand since 2007. The Weston, Mass.-based job listings site is working with Boston's Pile + Co. on the search. Representatives at BBDO and Monster said the decision to part was mutual.

The 4 Major Digital Ad Formats Face Off

Much has been said about the death of the traditional banner ad, and new benchmarking research from Adform highlights the format’s inability to compete with more dynamic digital offerings. Not only did rich media ads deliver 267 percent more clickthroughs than a traditional banner, but banners also came in dead last in in-screen impressions.

ANA Is Assessing the Extent of Digital Ad Fraud

Thirty members of the Association of National Advertisers are participating in a month-long study to examine just how badly bot fraud is impacting digital campaigns. The ANA has teamed with online fraud detection company White Ops for a project their dubbing "The Marketer's Coalition."

Mobile Ads Will Surpass Print and Radio This Year

Yes, there's money to be made in mobile advertising.

Taco Bell Buys Its First Instagram Ads to Push Waffle Tacos

Taco Bell's "Wake Up Live Mas" campaign entails a clever TV push, radio ads, in-store point-of-purchase and earned social media—all common marketing fare nowadays.

A Look at Kids’ Exposure to Ads

Despite the availability of video games and streaming TV shows on mobile devices, kids still spend more time watching television than they do using any other type of media, and accordingly, seeing commercials.

Facebook Is Struggling to Achieve Marquee Status With Movie Advertisers

Facebook fell out of favor with Hollywood more than a year ago, and a sampling of marketers for Academy Award-nominated movies suggests little has changed.