Tag: WhatsApp

2019.08.09 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Facebook is embracing Instagram and WhatsApp in a very direct way, with the company putting its name on Instagram and WhatsApp apps. This is a significant change because currently the apps are branded as being from Instagram Inc and WhatsApp Inc respectively. The move… Read more →

2019.07.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media. It’s quarterly reporting season for Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Snap Inc. making for a lot of news (and an extra-long newsletter). But what dominated the headlines during the week was Facebook’s settlement with the FTC, so I will be deep-diving on that first. FACEBOOK-FTC SETTLEMENT Facebook’s settlement with the FTC is now official. Facebook… Read more →

2019.05.24 Last Week in Digital Media

Another week, another last week in digital media. I’m posting this blog entry later this week given the Memorial Day weekend. GENERAL Google is making a change to the way results appear in mobile search. The new design brings web icons into search results as well as changing how paid results are identified. The icons bring brand images and indirectly signals… 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 →

2019.01.25 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another update, here’s what you might have missed Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Mark Zuckerberg posted an Op-Ed on the WSJ titled “The Facts About Facebook“. The post has been criticized by some for being dismissive of the challenges and concerns faced over the past 12 months. However, there is a positive takeaway (paraphrasing) where Zuckerberg affirms… 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 →

2018.06.08 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news in digital media you may have missed last week: General Apple held their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). There were some not-so-subtle digs at Facebook and tracking (see this photo). The IPG Media Lab has a great write up on what brand marketers need to know from WWDC across everything from AR, Siri, Memoji (Apple’s take on Bitmoji)… Read more →

2018.01.19 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the digital media news you may have missed last week: General While everyone was focused on CES, Major League Gaming (MLG) launched their Overwatch League season. In proof that eSports can reach an audience, over 10 million people (globally) watched over 4 days. It’s worth checking out, as MLG have been really good at building, branding local and national… Read more →

2017.10.20 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: Perhaps the biggest news of the week is that there is now a bill before Congress to regulate political advertising on Facebook and Google in the same way as other media publishers. The bill (called the Honest Ads Act) is sponsored by representatives from both US political parties and would require disclosure… Read more →