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Channel 4 trebles digital viewing

Channel 4 reported it has delivered a three-fold year-on-year increase in UK viewing of full episodes of TV shows on YouTube in Q1, and its made-for-social network Channel 4.0. The first of a new quarterly update on Channel 4 social performance, based on UK views in 2024, highlights progress made against its Fast Forward strategy […]

May 20, 2024

Research: Short-form video improves brand recognition

Fragmented media consumption and rising advertising costs are making it harder for brands to reach and connect with audiences. Increasingly, advertisers are leveraging the power of short-form video to build quality reach and drive business impact. Research from WARC, in partnership with TikTok, finds that adding short-form video to the media mix can improve brand […]

May 13, 2024

TikTok, Universal Music settle royalties dispute

TikTok will restore millions of Universal Music tracks to its social media platform after the two companes settling a dispute over royalties. In an email to staff published the BBC, Universal’s boss Sir Lucian Grainge said TikTok had agreed to “key changes”, adding “under the new agreement, artist and songwriter compensation will be greater than […]

May 2, 2024

Report: Social media affects girls’ well-being

A UNESCO report warns that, while digital technologies can enhance teaching and learning, they also present risks such as the invasion of users’ privacy, distraction from learning and cyberbullying. The report sheds light on how social media amplifies gender stereotypes, with negative effects on girls’ well-being, learning and career choices. “Children’s social lives are increasingly […]

April 25, 2024

Study: Infants receiving increased digital independence

Infant school children are increasingly online and given more digital independence by parents, according to Ofcom’s annual study of children’s relationship with the media and online worlds. Around a quarter of 5-7 year-olds (24 per cent) now own a smartphone, while three-quarters use a tablet  (76 per cent). Compared to a year ago, a higher proportion of […]

April 19, 2024

DoubleVerify enhances brand safety on TikTok

DoubleVerify (DV), the software platform for digital media measurement, data, and analytics, has announced the rollout of 16 new brand safety and suitability categories for TikTok advertisers, to support TikTok’s new Inventory Filters – Vertical Sensitivity and Category Exclusion, to go into effect this April. The expansion allows advertisers on TikTok to navigate the digital […]

April 12, 2024

IAS enhances TikTok brand safety

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the media measurement and optimisation platform, is expanding its brand safety and suitability measurement reporting on TikTok to include new Category Exclusion and Vertical Sensitivity Segments, enabling advertisers to avoid a wider range of content unsuitable to their brand. This expansion further enhances and simplifies how advertisers measure and safeguard their […]

April 11, 2024

Report reveals TikTok brand engagement strategies

Creative data company Vidmob and TikTok have unveiled insights from a collaborative study to pinpoint the creative strategies – such as real people, direct connection, and brand integration – that propel success for brand advertising campaigns. More specifically, the research identifies the key visual and creative elements that significantly boost engagement and purchase intent within […]

April 3, 2024

Report: Social media spend set to skyrocket

Findings from the 2024 Retail Advertising Outlook Report from omnichannel advertising specialist Mediaocean reveals that paid social media spend for retail brands looks likely to skyrocket in 2024, with 72 per cent of respondents planning on increasing spend in this channel (highest). Retail ad spend will rise on a macro scale, with industry optimism reflected […]

April 3, 2024

Forecast: Snapchat ad revenue at $5.2bn in 2024

Having suffered consecutive quarterly revenue declines in 2022, Snapchat saw advertising revenue steadily bounce back in 2023 – albeit at modest levels compared to Big Tech peers. According to WARC Media forecasts, the company will see +13.7 per cent year-on-year advertising spend growth this year to reach $5.2 billion (€4.8bn), with marketers in APAC having […]

March 28, 2024