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Facebook glitch leaves publishers with data shortage

facebook data glitch worries publishersPublishers are no longer receiving data from Facebook's Graph API feature due to a technical glitch, and the company has not confirmed when the issue will be fixed. The tool gives information on how users are engaging with content, including the number of shares.

Facebook Releases Data on Mother's Day Usage Trends [Infographic]

facebook releases data on mothers day usage trends

Facebook has released a new infographic which outlines how people used the platform to celebrate Mother's Day last month.

And there's a reason why Facebook has given Mother's Day specific focus:

"Across the world, Mother’s Day 2017 drove more posts in a single day than any other topic on Facebook in the last year"

Facebook Releases New Data on E3 and Gaming Related Discussion on the Platform [Infographic]

facebook releases new data on e3 and gaming related discussion on the platform

While gaming is not for everyone, it’s pretty much impossible to ignore the sector’s growth, and the rise in popularity of gaming as a spectator sport, as much as a participatory activity.

According to research from eSports analytics company Newzoo, more than 2.2 billion gamers across the globe are expected to generate $108.9 billion in game revenues in 2017 - a 7.8%, increase on 2016. Couple that with the fact that eSports network Twitch has “100 million monthly viewers spending 106 minutes daily watching live gaming” while more than 20 of the top 100 YouTube channels with the most subscribers worldwide are gaming related.

How to Ensure Data Quality for Your Inbound Marketing Campaigns

how to ensure data quality for your inbound marketing campaigns

Inbound marketing is still a mystery to many. Marketing strategies for both B2B and B2C companies have changed dramatically over the past decade - marketers are increasingly understanding the benefits of inbound strategies, like search engine optimization, content marketing and leveraging social media over traditional outbound strategies, like direct mail, telemarketing and print ads.

But marketing hasn’t changed because marketers woke up one morning and thought, “let’s try doing things in a different way.” Marketing has changed because consumers have changed. Their mailboxes overflowing with direct mail, inboxes jammed full of spam, and an endless stream of unwanted calls from pesky telemarketers have made audiences more skeptical than they used to be. To halt the flood of sales pitches they don’t want, more than 200 million Americans have signed onto do-not-call lists, and most now fast forward or hit the mute button to avoid TV commercials.

LinkedIn Provides New Data on the Topics Resonating Most Among LinkedIn Users

linkedin provides new data on the topics resonating most among linkedin users

LinkedIn has started a new initiative to help their members make best use of their publishing platform and create content that resonates. Called the “LinkedIn Content Insights Quarterly”, the new report provides an overview of the posts that LinkedIn users are engaging with most – and with more than 100,000 articles being uploaded to LinkedIn every week, there’s a fair data pool to work with.

So what’s working on LinkedIn? Unsurprisingly, recruitment-focused content ranks high among LinkedIn members.

Twitter Releases New Data on Generating Response with First View Video Ads

twitter releases new data on generating response with first view video adsA year ago, Twitter released a new video ad option called First View, which gives marketers the opportunity to ensure their Promoted Video will be the first ad their target audience sees when they log onto Twitter for the first time on any given day.

As explained by Twitter:

“First View’s exclusive placement enables brands to achieve “Love at First View,” getting attention at the top of the timeline when users are at their most receptive.”

What Were The Most Effective B2B Marketing Tactics of 2015?

B2B tacticsEven though many B2B marketers are already looking ahead to 2016, it may be worth recognizing the accomplishments of the past year. Why? Because a component of your B2B marketing strategy certainly needs to focus on leveraging the experience gained executing tactics and campaigns that worked well.

In an effort to shed light on how marketers tackled challenges and made strides in 2015, we spoke to a group of industry leaders across the B2B marketing space. Here is what they had to say about their most effective B2B marketing tactics over the past year.

WhatsApp allows Facebook access to user information

whatsapp to share user data with facebookWhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow its owner, Facebook, to access user analytics data and phone numbers. Facebook said it will use the information to provide better personalized marketing, and users can opt out of sharing their phone numbers.