Tag: spotify

2019.10.04 Last Week in Digital Media

Hey! Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL with holiday season approaching, Google is ramping up Google Shopping. The experience is been redesigned with changes that include a new personalized home page layout and the ability to track prices and be alerted to price drops. Also, Google is leveraging Google Lens to give “style ideas” – upload a photo… Read more →

2019.09.13 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media. It’s hard to start a review of the week without details on the State Attorney General probe into Google. Fifty Attorney Generals across various States and Territories (led by Texas) announced an investigation into Google. Alabama and California are not participating, the latter being particularly interesting given California’s moves on online… Read more →

2019.06.28 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another last week in digital media. Here’s the news you may have missed. GENERAL LiveRamp acquired Data Plus Math for ~US$150MM. Data Plus Math is a cross-screen analytics and measurement company with a particular focus on proving the value of television advertising. the IAB has released their Data Transparency Standard 1.0 (aka Data Label), this is the nutrition-label like description of… Read more →

2019.05.17 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s what you may have missed last week in digital media: GENERAL Spotify will soon be testing its first hardware product called “Car Thing“. The testing is invite-only and US-only for now and is a dedicated piece of hardware for listening to Spotify (music and podcasts). According to Spotify, there are no plans to make this a consumer device, but… Read more →

2019.05.03 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the last week in digital media, enjoy! FACEBOOK F8 – Facebook Developer’s Conference Last week Facebook held F8, their annual developer’s conference. The IPG Media Lab has a great read on what F8 means for brands, but here’s my take. there was indirect support for Facebook Live, despite lingering concerns around brand safety. Facebook demonstrated that the Facebook Portal would… Read more →

2019.04.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the Last Week in Digital Media, a week where I’m worried I might lose subscribers now that Mark Zuckerberg has launched a podcast. 2019 Q1 RESULTS It’s Q1 reporting season, with Facebook, twitter, and Snap releasing results. Here’s the numbers Facebook: reported positive results but with a concern of bad news to come. Facebook’s Q1 report (PDF link) saw… Read more →

2019.03.29 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s time once again for last week in digital media, here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Apple made a wealth of announcements during the week from news subscriptions, video products, to a credit card.  The big takeaway for the ad industry is that the subscription-based all-you-can-eat Apple News+ service will not have ads. If News+ gets wide-spread adoption,… Read more →

2019.02.08 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s your weekly dose of Last Week in Digital Media, here’s what you might have missed. GENERAL The Spotify rumor from last week was confirmed. with Spotify acquiring Gimlet Media and also Anchor.  This gives Spotify a significant leg up and lead in owned and non-owned original content. In a blog post by Spotify founder, Daniel Ek, he outlines an expectation… Read more →