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Marketing Day: Yahoo Q1 Beats Expectations, Search Stronger Than Display

mday240pxHere’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.


From Marketing Land:



  • Yahoo Q1 Beats Expectations, Search Stronger Than Display

    Today Yahoo posted quarterly revenues of $1.13 billion. That’s down 1 percent year over year but still modestly beat financial analysts’ consensus estimates. Revenue ex-TAC was up 1 percent. Non Non-GAAP net earnings per share were $0.38, which was flat but also beat expectations. The company has about $4.6 billion in cash on hand. Some are celebrating these […]



  • Report: Advertiser Revenue From Facebook Ads Rose 191 Percent YoY, 12 Percent From Paid Search

    Advertisers saw revenue from Facebook advertising shoot up 191 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014, while paid search drove revenue increases of 12 percent on the year. That’s according to Kenshoo’s quarterly look at ad campaigns run through the platform. A new infographic shows both paid search and Facebook advertising experienced strong year-over-year […]



  • Health Org’s Creative Social Experiment Proves Smoking Is Ugly

    Ah, Tinder. That Hot or Not-ish site on which those who care only about looks can seek intimacy with others who only care about looks. It’s the way of things these days. After all, who really cares what a person is actually like when that gets in the way of the simplicity of a dating […]



  • Report: Facebook Is Giving News Publishers Free Mobile Ads

    Well, it is called the News Feed. For at least the last six months, Facebook has been adjusting its algorithm to reward high-quality content and has admitted a strong bias toward news publishers. Now as Digiday’s John McDermott noticed last week, Facebook is placing what amounts to free ads for publishers in users’ mobile news […]



  • Marketing Apps: Where Media, Messages & Mechanisms Converge

    One of the overarching trends in our industry is that marketing is shifting from being in the business of delivering communications — advertisements and content — to being in the business of delivering customer experiences. It’s not just what we say. It’s what prospects and customers experience when they connect with us, in digital channels […]



  • Perfect Audience Launches Self-Service Retargeting Solutions For Facebook Dynamic Ads & Twitter

    Perfect Audience launched in 2012 to offer self-serve solutions that allow mid-tier marketers to manage their own retargeting campaigns. Within the past month, the company has launched new services for managing dynamic ad retargeting on Facebook and now for Twitter’s new tailored audiences retargeting solution. Advertisers can set up and manage Facebook dynamic ad retargeting […]



  • Download Index: Android Beats iTunes But Not In Revenue

    App Annie’s new Q1 Market Index shows Google Play beating iTunes in terms of app downloads by a significant 45 percent. However, Apple’s App Store still generates 85 percent more revenue than its Google-owned rival — though the gap is closing. App Annie said that Google Play download growth was largely driven by emerging markets, […]



  • Twitter Doubles Down On Data By Acquiring Gnip, One Of Its Longtime Firehose Partners

    Twitter is bringing one of its Firehose providers in-house, announcing today that it has acquired Gnip, a longtime partner that sells social media data to companies seeking information about consumers and their behavior. The move is seen as a indication that Twitter is looking to extract more revenue from its data. Previously, the company has […]



  • Google Analytics Rolls Out Beta Diagnostics For Limited Number Of Users

    Google announced yesterday it is launching beta Analytics Diagnostics, but only giving access to a limited number of users for now. According to the announcement, the new Analytics Diagnostics feature will identify a number of account issues: It inspects your site tagging, account configuration, and reporting data for potential data-quality issues, looking for things like: […]



  • Google Tells Users It Scans Their Email As Microsoft Puts “Scroogled” To Bed

    Google updated its terms of service (TOS) yesterday to make more explicit the fact that it scans Gmail for the purpose of matching email content with ads. The relevant part of the updated TOS reads: Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored […]



  • Content Marketing Haters Gonna Hate (And Why They’re Wrong)

    When something gets big enough to attract a great deal of media coverage and conversation, it’s inevitable that not all the attention will be positive. Take Justin Bieber. Or Miley Cyrus. Both have detractors as vocal and as passionate as their fans. Content marketing is certainly no teen idol, but as interest in the topic […]



  • Google Offers Sneak Peek At Latest Google Glass Software Update

    Google Glass owners have been waiting since December for what used to be monthly software updates. The wait will be over later this week. Google offered a preview of the changes that are coming in the XE16 software update, which is due to be pushed out to Explorers later this week. The biggest change mentioned […]



  • Report: Priceline CEO Says Twitter And Facebook Ads Don’t Drive Results

    Priceline CEO Darren Huston, who presides over one of the biggest spenders on online advertising, says Twitter and Facebook ads aren’t effective for the travel site. “For Facebook and Twitter, we have endless amounts of money,” Huston told Bloomberg today. “But we haven’t found anything there.” Priceline’s online marketing costs were $1.8 billion last year, […]




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