Brave Ad World Podcast - Episode 249

After a week off the Brave Ad World Podcast is back with a ton of news.

This week’s headlines: Facebook Diminishes Ad Blocker Effectiveness While Giving Users More Advertising Control, Twitter Expands Moments, Facebook Upgrades 360-Degree Videos, Twitter Launches Promoted Stickers, Google’s Duo App Takes on Video Chat, Pinterest Launches Promoted Video and Twitter Expands Abuse Controls to All Users .

The week’s news quick hits: Hulu Ending Ad-Supported Free Service for Subscription Model, Instagram Testing Saved Drafts Feature, Facebook Highlights Most Informative Stories in Algorithm Update, Microsoft Acquires Beam, Pinterest Allows Brands to Bid on CPM Campaigns, Instagram Updates Stories with Zoom, Twitter Seeking Live Streaming Deal with Apple TV, Facebook Updates Messenger Bot Response Requirements, Snapchat Acquires Vurb, Instagram Launches Live Events Channel, Facebook Carousel Ads Can Now Include Ten Images and Facebook Launches New App Called Lifestage. 

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Thanks for Copying Snapchat, Instagram

Instagram Stories are here, and you may not be that excited for them because they kind of already existed on Snapchat as Snapchat Stories. Just like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories allow users to create video and photo slideshows that disappear after 24 hours. And again much like Snapchat, users can add emojis, text and even drawings to the images in their stories. It’s a blatant copy and paste from Snapchat to Instagram, which Instagram’s Kevin Systrom freely admits. That doesn’t really matter though, especially when you consider the implications for marketers.

Brave Ad World Podcast - Episode 248

As I mentioned on the last podcast, episodes are going to be intermittent over the next few weeks, but this week was just too good to pass up. Episode 248 of the Brave Ad World Podcast is here, and it's full of things to talk about.

This week’s headlines: Interstitials Come to Facebook Live, Google AMP Pages Get More Prominence in Search Results, Instagram Launches Stories to Combat Snapchat, Facebook Pages Get New Layout and Capabilities and Facebook Algorithm Cuts Back on Clickbait.

The week’s news quick hits: Twitter Ads Manger Getting New Features, LinkedIn Launches Videos for Influencers, Snapchat Rolls Out Geostickers, Snapchat and NFL Expand Discover Plans, Twitter Adds Tweet to Unlock to Conversational Ads and Native Video Player Coming to Pinterest. 

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Brave Ad World Podcast - Episode 247

This week we had big acquisitions, quarterly earnings and more to discuss on Episode 247 of the Brave Ad World Podcast.

This week’s headlines: Verizon Acquires Yahoo, Reddit Shares Plans to Go Mass and New Ad Offering, Twitter Disappoints in Q2 Earnings, Tumblr to Run Ads on all Blogs, Video Propels Facebook Into Dominant Q2 and Alphabet Reports Excellent Earnings Despite Facebook.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Testing Quick Updates, Attribution Powered by Foursquare Gets Real-Time Dashboard, Instagram Testing Tools for Celebrities to Combat Trolls, Pinterest Hires New Head of Measurement, LinkedIn Acquires PointDrive, Facebook Updates Custom Audiences for Time Spent on Site, Facebook Testing New Video Features, Facebook Launches Birthday Recap Videos and Twitter Stickers Available to All. 

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