Facebook vs. Snapchat: 5 Panel Takeaways

On April 5th, 2018, MediaRadar hosted a panel to discuss the state of the media industry following the recent, sweeping changes made by Facebook.


Advertising Mergers and Acquisitions: March 2018

In last month's advertising mergers and acquisitions report, we did a recap of all of February 2018's deals. After an action-packed close to 2017, however, February proved to be comparatively slow. This month, it appears that we're back to where 2017 left off, with March showing a sharp increase in deals. In fact, March was easily the most action-filled month of the year thus far. Let's take a look at the high-profile and media deals, as well as the announcements and rumors from the publisher and brand space, March 2018.


Facebook: Are Advertisers Leaving the Social Network?

To say the least, Facebook has been in the news quite a bit recently. And while that may not come as a surprise to many, the conversation surrounding the platform and its content is one that is still very important for publishers and their advertisers. In recent months, Facebook has been roasting in the spotlight of the general public, as concerns surfaced over the platform's user-privacy, data-leaking, and potential role in the 2016 U.S. Election. It's proven to be the most intense scrutiny put on any platform in the relatively brief lifespan of social media.


5 Things Every Ad Sales Rep Should Do Every Day

Ad sales professionals have a lot to do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. As each quarter comes and goes, and the months fly by, a single day can often seem like a blur - a flicker of time. One of the best ways for any ad sales rep to set themselves up for year-long success, however, is to focus specifically on those blurry, fast-moving, singular days. That's where having a routine comes into the equation.


Advertising Mergers and Acquisitions: February 2018

With the start of a new month, comes a number of advertising mergers and acquisitions to report. Here, we'll be taking a look at all of the activity from February 2018. In recent months, we've seen some monumental deals take place, certainly not excluding last month. And despite this month being a bit less noteworthy in terms of the deals that took place, there's plenty to recap.


Emerging Trends in Advertising: Programmatic Audio Advertising

As any ad sales or ad tech professional knows, the demand for programmatic ad inventory has been rising on a number of different platforms. And with Pandora's most recent news, it's evident that audio platforms are now taking full advantage of the process, as well. Pandora will now, for the first time, offer a private marketplace (PMP) for programmatic audio advertising, something that many considered a long-time coming. While, the audio industry does not always receive the same amount of coverage as other formats in relations to programmatic advertising, Pandora's full buy-in could change that.


Snapchat Advertising: A History of Vertical Innovation

Today, Snapchat is one of the fastest growing mobile messaging and social media networks in the world. The app was originally launched in 2011, allowing its users to send temporary photo messages to one another. From day one, Snapchat was purely mobile.


Snapchat Trends Upward: Where are advertisers investing?

If one thing is clear in the brand and publisher space for 2018, it's that the media mix is shifting. As new platforms continue to enter the advertising space, there’s more and more for brands, publishers, and ad sales teams to consider in knowing where advertisers want to be.


Stranger Things, Stranger Advertising

Now that you've had time to digest Season 2 of Stranger Things, we prepare to journey back to the quaint hamlet of Hawkins, and highlight some of the more unique and amazing ways that Season 2 was advertised.

These marketing efforts come courtesy of Doner LA - an agency showing that it's ok to think outside the box.

Doner LA's outside the box ideas found us on the sidewalks, in the subway, and in our favorite apps. Regardless of where they were, however, the one thing these ads all have in common is how creatively unique they are.

Watching Season 2 of Stranger Things was a no-brainer after seeing these 4 ads: