Groupon voted top YouTube’s 6-second bumper ad of the year

A six-second Groupon spot featuring actress Tiffany Haddish was voted the best YouTube bumper ad of 2018. YouTube, in partnership with the Webby Awards, has released its full list of the top ads for 2018 spanning across seven different categories. The six nominees in the top bumper video ad category also included ads from Sargento

Here’s your exclusive insider look of SMX West

TL;DR: Here’s my epic 3,000-word preview of all the sessions, speakers and networking you’ll experience at SMX West. Read a little or read it all. Then register by 11:59pm Saturday, December 22 and save big with Early Bird rates. Search Engine Land’s SMX® West, the go-to event for search marketers, returns to San Jose January 30-31.

Why some marketers say Cyber Week is just too long

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday have begun to merge into a single blockbuster weekend to kick off the holiday shopping season, many enthusiastic marketers are pushing sales and promotions well past the weekend. But are we ready for a “Cyber Week?” Maybe not. Longer doesn’t necessarily mean better Gurjit Sandhu, marketing manager at Yes Marketing,

IAB’s in-app ad viewability and measurement SDK hits 2 billion devices

Out just over a year, the Interactive Advertising Bureau Tech Lab’s third-party in-app ad viewability and measurement tool is gaining significant steam. IAB will announce Wednesday that its Open Measurement software development kit (SDK) has been certified by 17 companies across the U.S., Europe and Asia, and it’s enabled on 2 billion devices across the

Why content marketers don’t want instant gratification

When marketers invest in content, they have to face a difficult truth. No content program is going to drive substantial results in 30 days. Maybe not 45 or 60 either. They may have to wait 90 days or more before their content strategy starts to move the business. That may go against our need for

Facebook starts testing ads in search results

Facebook announced Tuesday that it is testing ads in its search results. The test will run in the platform’s primary search results as well as in Marketplace search results. Why you should care Search is one of the few untapped inventory sources remaining on the social platform, which has seen many advertisers directing more budget

What email marketers should know about Alexa’s latest feature

Ever wanted to check your email on an Alexa device? Now you can. On Monday, Amazon announced some new Alexa capabilities. Chief among them was the ability to read and delete email. The company also is enabling location-based reminders and routines (tied to the smartphone Alexa app) and other incremental local search improvements. However the

Hulu launches new private marketplace for its OTT ad inventory

Hulu is opening up its sought-after video inventory to programmatic buyers with a new private marketplace that will launch Jan. 1. How will inventory be bought and sold? Hulu is partnering with video management platform Telaria, which has an ad server designed for programmatic and direct-sold video and connected TV and over-the-top (OTT) inventory. Hulu