5 Things That Mattered Last Week in Marketing #MarketingMoments

As always, last week was another busy one in the world of marketing. Here we’ve summed up the top 5 marketing stories to keep you up to date on the latest news in the industry.

1.Marketing budgets stay strong for 2017 despite growing uncertainty over Brexit

Despite the uncertain financial forecast, marketers are still predicted to spend more than ever on marketing this year. There will be a continuing focus on online marketing and a shift away from sales promotions, according to the IPA’s quarterly Bellwether report.
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2.Vine is officially shut down

Twitter officially shut down the much loved video app Vine last week, after it announced the app would be closing down back in October last year. However, it’s not all bad news for fans, as the app will be transformed into Vine Camera, which will allow users to create 6 second videos that can then be uploaded to Twitter.
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3. Over £600 million was spent on non-viewable ads in 2016

Despite a growing effort to improve ad visibility, advertisers in the UK still spent over £600 million on non-viewable ads last year according to a report carried out by Meetrics, leaving the UK significantly behind other European countries in terms of ad visibility rates.
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4. Moneysupermarket.com top ASA’s list for most complained about adverts in 2016

For the second year running, moneysupermarket.com has topped the list for the most complained about adverts in 2016. The hard to forget ads racked up a total of over 2500 complaints last year.
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5.Facebook introduces tools to combat its fake news crisis

Amid growing pressure to tackle its fake news problem, Facebook has introduced a new tool which will allow users to report an article if they think it’s fake. Facebook introduced the tool in Germany last week and is the first country in the EU to trial it, as German politicians fear it could influence the country’s upcoming election.
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