We know public relations firms do more than send press releases. Many are delving into advisory on emerging media like the blogosphere, social media, and other interactive media. A while back Ketchum launched a personal media practice, Edelman hired Steve Rubel about a year ago, and now Weber Shandwick said today it’s launching screengrab, its interactive, social and emerging media group. The PR firm has been handling the space already, but formally expanded and named its division. Screengrab will place an emphasis on multi-screen strategies so messages “run in concert across multiple devices,” a statement on the new group said.
Marketers' spending on social media has tripled in the past seven years but falls way short of where marketers expected it to be when they peered into their crystal balls in 2009.
Advertisers have been flocking to Snapchat, which now has more daily users than Twitter and is increasingly seen as perhaps the biggest threat to Facebook's dominance in social.
Header bidding is a programmatic technique that allows publishers to offer their inventory through multiple ad exchanges before they serve up ads from their ad server.
YouTube is said to be preparing new non-video features that will allow content creators to interact with their viewers through photos, text posts, links and polls.