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Topic: Direct Response

Instagram Unleashes a Fully Operational Ad Business

With shopping links and Facebook-powered targeting

Instagram's ad business is growing up fast thanks to a boost of new technology from Facebook. Today, the popular photo-sharing app with more than 300 million users and counting is…

These New Facebook Ads Come With a Call Button to Ring Up Businesses

Going after mom and pop with new features

Facebook has built a "call" button people can tap to call businesses directly from an ad. More than 40 million businesses have Facebook pages, and now they can add the…

Instagram Unveils New Features for Advertisers, From Carousel-Style Photos to Web Links

Now, it's more than a billboard for brands

Instagram ads are getting the carousel treatment along with links, the photo-sharing app announced today. These crucial new ad features signal a maturing Instagram, which has been slowly increasing its…

Is Facebook's Bolt Teaser the Start of App Ads on Instagram?

Analyst says installs are 'inevitable'

Facebook's teasing of Bolt, a new app on Instagram, could mean that a new photo-sharing app is in the works, a new ad product is coming to Instagram or both. When…

Cost Per App Install Is 30 Percent Less Than Expected On Twitter, Lyft Says

New ad program now open to all

Twitter is starting to sell app install ads to all, and the car service Lyft said that these campaigns cost 30 percent less to acquire a new customer than the…

Marketers See Shift in Search From Direct Response to Branding

Going beyond low-funnel tactics

A study released from Google today reveals that marketers are moving towards search campaigns that build top-of-mind awareness. The search giant’s new report with Ipsos MediaCT finds that branding-focused ads…

Social and Native Ads Are More Effective Than Email, Study Says

Millward Brown finds surprising trends

Marketers say that social media ads and native promotions are better for brands than email, according to Millward Brown Digital's study for MediaBrix. When asked what ad types "meet their digital…

Direct Marketing Association Names New Leadership

Duo will run organization at the center of big data debate

The Direct Marketing Association, one of the advertising and marketing industry groups at the center of the debate over big data, privacy, and the policies and regulations that should be…

5 Questions With Twitter's Global Online Sales Leader

Richard Alfonsi talks conversions and app-install ads

Twitter’s Richard Alfonsi, head of global online sales, said that the next mobile ad products on the platform will be ones that drive consumers to act right within their tweets—email…

Facebook Exchange Rolls Into News Feed

Testing expansion with TellApart, MediaMath, Nanigans

Last summer, Facebook began letting advertisers retarget users with ads on the social network based on their off-Facebook browsing behavior through Facebook Exchange (FBX). For as much praise as the…

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