Friday, October 12, 2018

Digital Marketing News: Google Shutters Plus, B2B Chatbots, Facebook’s Shiny New Pixel, & the Voice Search Bonanza

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2018 October 12 News Adode Image Google+ for G Suite lives on and gets new features Despite Google shutting down Google+ after an API glitch allowed access to user data, its business version lives on and has even been given new features. TechCrunch Marketers struggle to keep up with content creation demand for their personalization efforts New Adobe survey data shows the content scaling challenges digital marketers are increasingly facing as demand for content creation and personalization has risen. Marketing Land Should You Entrust Chatbots With B2B Customer Communication? With some predicting that by 2020 85 percent of customer interactions will be with chatbots, Forbes takes a look at their expanding role in B2B communications. Forbes Your Move, Apple: Facebook Intros First-Party Cookie Option To Power Its Tracking Pixel Facebook has launched its own first-party tracking-cookie-powered pixel, with October 24 set as the release date for the new option in its Events Manager. AdExchanger How Advertising Pros Plan To Leverage The 70 Million Household Voice Search Bonanza Forbes takes a close look at the increasing importance of creating a successful sonic brand identity, and the challenges of targeting the roughly 70 million U.S. households using voice search. Forbes Facebook’s ‘Premieres’ videos now available to all global Pages Facebook has announced its Premiers video format, along with Live Polls and Top Fans, three of the notable new features the social giant has recently rolled out. Marketing Land 2018 October 12 Statistics Image Digital Media Content Consumption Posts 15% Gain Consumption of digital media content has grown by 15 percent, according to a new analysis of recent Nielsen data. The report examines digital content use, with Google, Facebook, Waze, and YouTube all continuing to carry sizable shares. MediaPost Video Swells to 25% of US Digital Ad Spending Among U.S. digital advertising spend, video has grown to hold a full quarter portion, according to a new forecast that sees Facebook taking almost 87 percent of social video ad spending, among other findings. eMarketer Generation Z Americans love Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube mobile apps: A Foolish Take The Motley Fool looks at a collection of new survey findings showing that some 50 percent of Gen Z'ers couldn't "live without" YouTube, one of several insights detailed. USA Today Today’s CMO must tackle these 3 challenges A look at some of the increasing number of B2B marketing requirements that CMOs are faced with. MarTech Today How Voice-Activated Tech Will Change Content Marketing With 55 percent of U.S. adults expected to have a smart speaker by 2022, voice-activated technology is poised to change the way digital marketers utilize content marketing. Content Marketing Institute ON THE LIGHTER SIDE: 2018 October 12 Marketoonist Tom Fishburne Cartoon A lighthearted look at customer satisfaction survey fatigue by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist ‘Try It Now,’ Shouts Gogo Internet Technician Standing On Plane Wing While Fixing In-Flight Wireless Connection — The Onion TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:
  • Lee Odden — 56 Speakers to See and Meet at PubCon Pro Las Vegas 2018 — Bill Hartzer
  • Lee Odden — 41 Experts Share Their Top Takeaways from Content Marketing World 2018 — Magnificent
  • Lee Odden — How It’s Done #12: Lee Odden from TopRank Marketing — Synup
  • Oracle, SAP, 3M, and GE Digital (clients) — Best Global Brands 2018 Rankings — Interbrand
  • Lee Odden — Nimble Rated Market Leader in Email Tracking Software by Office 365, G Suite Users on G2 Crowd — VentureBeat
  • Ashley Zeckman — 5 things I’ve learned about the power of influencer-hosted webinars — Techstars
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