As 2019 draws to a close, we look at some of the biggest marketing blunders of the year. From the US military threatening to bomb alien hunters to lethal conker recipes, there were plenty of mistakes from companies that should know better. Read on, learn from the mistakes and hope your team doesn’t make the list in 2020…
Facebook has exceeded revenue expectations and matched estimates for its daily active user growth.
Facebook has filed a patent for a new system that passes user’s personal photos to advertisers, making users the stars of online ads.
Personal Facebook data, including account names, comments and likes, was publicly accessible on the internet, the company has been forced to admit.
Facebook is rolling out a new feature that explains to users how its algorithms decide what to display in their News Feed, including more information on ad targeting factors.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has asked governments and regulators to play "a more active role" in policing the internet and the standards of big online companies.
More than one third (37%) of Facebook users spend less time on the platform Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to new research.
A UK parliamentary committee has published its findings after an 18-month investigation into fake news, accusing Facebook of obstructing its inquiry and "intentionally and knowingly" violating data privacy laws.
Facebook's increased its user base in the US and Europe, with profits up $6.9bn (£5.3bn) despite a year of scandals plaguing the social media giant.
Facebook is planning to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger across its applications, (but will remain separate apps) according to new report.
One in three ‘Gen-Zers’ (31%) visit YouTube the most, according to a new survey from Visual Objects.
As 2018 draws to a close, we look at some of the biggest marketing blunders of the year. From backfiring tweets to political privacy blunders, there were plenty of mistakes from companies that should know better. Read on, learn from the mistakes and hope your team doesn’t make the list in 2019…
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Politicians from nine countries have put out an empty chair in protest at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to appear at a hearing today.
Facebook has apologised for allowing people to place advertisements on its platform that target “white supremacists” as an audience.
Facebook's third quarter figures showed a rise in user growth, revenue and profits, helping calm investor fears over a fallout from its data scandal earlier this year.
Facebook has been fined £500,000 by a UK court over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, an amount which, based on last year’s revenue, the social network makes in less than 9 minutes of operation.
Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, with its appeal to marketers also growing, according to new research.
Facebook is expanding its efforts to demote low quality ads on its social network, with a new scheme to penalise any ads containing sensationalised language or headlines that withhold information.
Brands’ spend on Instagram ads increased 94% year-on-year (YoY), faster than spend on core Facebook ads (37% YoY) in the third quarter of 2018 according to new research.