2018 could be a $100bn year for digital advertising in the US
PricewaterhouseCoopers has published its latest report for ad-industry body the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) tracking US digital-advertising revenues in the first half of 2018. The key figures: digital ad revenues...
November 14, 2018
Sandbox Issue 215: ‘Boxing Clever. Sandbox Summit Special Issue
In a break with tradition, this issue of Sandbox is a wrap up of our recent Sandbox Summit in London. Inside, we have reports from every panel, every keynote and every presentation – going into detail on what was covered...
November 5, 2018
Facebook accused of misleading advertisers over growth in video usage
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a new problem has come knocking at the door of Facebook. Online marketing agency Crowd Siren is taking legal action against the social networking and, based on reviewing 80,000 pages...
October 18, 2018
eMarketer breaks down US digital-video advertising predictions
Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for digital video advertising in the US, which includes a new number for YouTube. “This year, YouTube will generate $3.36 billion in net US video ad revenues,...
October 10, 2018
Five trends for digital music marketing in 2018
There are three pillars for music marketing in 2018: what you do with social media; what you do with digital service providers (DSPs, principally streaming services); and what you do with your own platforms - mailing lists,...
October 8, 2018
Pandora will now sell ads for SoundCloud in the US
t’s certainly a busy time for Pandora, as it prepares for its acquisition by SiriusXM. The company has announced a partnership with SoundCloud: not an acquisition (yet…) but rather an advertising-sales deal that will...
October 4, 2018
YouTube is launching new ads for on-platform commerce
YouTube’s latest ad formats will enable viewers to buy movie tickets, book trips and download apps. Announced yesterday at the Advertising Week conference, the new units will be part of YouTube’s TrueView ads lineup,...
October 2, 2018
Interactive Marketing & Digital Advertising Manager – The Orchard – London
Position: Interactive Marketing & Digital Advertising Manager Location: London, UK Reporting to: Senior Director, Interactive Marketing We’re looking for a savvy, seasoned digital music marketer to promote The...
September 25, 2018
Spotify signs up for Nielsen Brand Effect to woo advertisers
Spotify has taken another step to boost its credibility with advertisers, by adding Nielsen Brand Effect to its ‘third-party verification suite’. That means brands spending money with Spotify will be able to get more...
September 11, 2018
Snapchat gets Ariana Grande merch lens and TuneMoji GIFs
The latest artist testing Snapchat lenses as a marketing tactic is Ariana Grande. A lens based on her new ‘Sweetener’ album lets fans virtually try on a tie-dyed face mask, with a ‘shop’ button enabling them to tap...
August 24, 2018
Sandbox Issue 210: Bounty Hunters. The Buried Treasure of Affiliate Marketing
Lead: Affiliate marketing in music used to mean taking a few pennies from download sales that you drove on iTunes or CDs that you pushed on Amazon. But with Apple Music offering significant bounties for driving subscriptions...
August 13, 2018