Tag: VidCon

2019.06.21 Last Week in Digital Media

A longer newsletter this week, but I can promise it’s worth it. There was some major news from and about Facebook during the week, so starting with those updates first: Facebook: Calibra / Libra After several months of speculation, Facebook confirmed the development of Libra, a cryptocurrency that would be stored in a digital wallet called Calibra. You can pre-register… Read more →

2018.06.22 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the digital media news you may have missed: GENERAL Facebook has started testing paid subscriptions on Facebook Groups. Subscription prices can start at $4.99 and go all the way up to $29.99. It’s a very limited pilot and includes content-driven groups (declutter your home) to more service-oriented ones (college admissions help). MAGNA released their Spring 2018 Advertising Forecasts. Global digital advertising… Read more →

How 30,000 screaming fans chimed in a new era of premium content

This article was originally published on Campaign US, June 15, 2018. A version of this article was also published on Think With Google, June 19, 2018. YouTube, creators, and fan communities have transformed the definition of “premium content.” Brands and agencies can either adjust to this new reality, or they can be left behind, argues Joshua Lowcock of UM Worldwide.… Read more →

2018.02.09 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL The IPG Media Lab published their 2018 Outlook, highlighting the 4 big trends: all culture is digital; the path ahead for retail; the battle for the home; and brand trust. Snapchat’s quarterly results came out and they outperformed investor expectations. Revenue and Daily Active Users (DAUs) were up – DAUs up 18%.… Read more →

Why Skipping Cannes in Favor of VidCon Is the Right Decision for Marketers

It’s a chance to meet the creators of the next generation This article by Joshua Lowcock was originally published on AdWeek on June 15, 2017. It was also republished on the Think With Google blog on June 16, 2016. Does @VidCon matter more than #CannesLions? Some think so https://t.co/zyPB5GSt77 pic.twitter.com/OtqhBRwDNb — Think with Google (@ThinkwithGoogle) June 18, 2017 The advertising… Read more →