Facebook took a major step toward achieving its goals of making sure its users see advertising that is relevant to them — no matter which devices they are using, and even when they are not on the social network itself — and of allowing advertisers to be a part of the process both online and offline. The social network Monday officially introduced Atlas at Advertising Week 2014 in New York, confirming reports earlier this month by The Wall Street Journal and Ad Age.
The European Union will announce its unconditional regulatory approval of Facebook’s $19 billion deal to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters Thursday.
Atlas, formerly Atlas Solutions, the ad network Facebook acquired from Microsoft in February 2013, is undergoing a revamp, and advertising holding company Omnicom – parent of agencies Omnicom Media Group, BBDO and TBWA Worldwide – is on board as the first customer, Ad Age reported.
Facebook’s acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp may still be pending, but that hasn’t stopped scammers from using it as bait.
Social media relationship platform Hootsuite announced the acquisition of Brightkit, a solution for creating customized social marketing campaigns, and the launch of new product Hootsuite Campaigns, which is based on Brightkit’s solution.
Social relationship infrastructure provider Sprinklr, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, has acquired influencer advocacy company Branderati, and Branderati CEO Mark Curtis will join Sprinklr’s New York office as a general manager of its advocacy business unit.
The European Commission, the antitrust authority of the European Union, will decide on Facebook’s proposed acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp by Oct. 3, and the EC will do so armed with detailed information from questionnaires sent to companies including telecommunications operators, other social-networking sites and Internet-service providers, The Wall Street Journal reported.