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2018.11.02 Last Week in Digital Media

A much shorter update this week, but here’s all the digital media news you may have missed. GENERAL App research and analytics firm AppTopia report that TikTok is now outranking Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat in US app downloads (US downloads are up 25%). Usage still lags that of other apps but it gives context to why Facebook is now looking to clone the… Read more →

2018.10.05 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the last week in digital media: GENERAL It’s official! Acxiom Marketing Solutions is now part of the IPG family. This quote from Michael Roth states it best “(Acxion will) add a foundational, world-class data asset, covering two-thirds of the global population, to our capabilities“. More to come on this, all of which will be communicated via official internal IPG channels. Snapchat,… Read more →

2018.08.10 Last Week in Digital Media

Editorial The biggest moment digital media moment of the year occurred last week (bigger than GDPR), when Apple, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify and YouTube removed pages and content published by Infowars. It was finally an acknowledgment that platforms need to exercise the same sort of editorial controls as publishers. The hold-out was twitter. Twitter’s CEO defended their inaction, saying he wouldn’t take “one-off short-term… Read more →

2018.08.03 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: General App analytics company AppAnnie has released a report of the most downloaded iOS apps of all time (registration required). The #1 game of all time is Candy Crush (which offers video ads) but the Top app of all time is Facebook. Overall, Facebook and Google-owned app dominate 1-6; followed by 7. Snapchat, 8.… Read more →

2018.07.27 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s Q2 reporting season, so amongst the last week in digital media news, I’ll also provide a bit more details on Alphabet an, Facebook’s Q2 Results as they tell very different stories about consumers and digital advertising. Alphabet Q2 Results Alphabet reported better than expected Q2 results (full details). Revenue US$32.7B, a 26% increase on a year ago. Advertising counted for… Read more →

2018.04.27 Last Week in Digital Media

Looking ahead to next week, Facebook’s Developer Conference (F8) kicks off. The F8 agenda features a heavy VR focus and it will interesting to see how FB attempts to re-engage with developers, especially when all new app and bot approvals are currently suspended. GENERAL Amazon is increasing the annual subscription price of Amazon Prime to $119 (up from $99). The price… Read more →

2018.04.13 Last Week in Digital Media

We’re only weeks away from the Facebook and Google developer conferences, so the media, data and tech stream of news is slowing to a trickle. INDUSTRY NEWS Firefox has updated their iOS browser to firewall tracking data by default and comes off the back of the previous desktop update which quarantines Facebook data. Firefox’s desktop market share sits in the… Read more →