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Adweek’s Power List, No Parents on Instagram, & More | Midweek Marketing News

Written by Tim Edmundson

As crazy as marketing news has been these past couple months, this week can be considered a somewhat slow one. Facebook’s stock price downswing and Amazon’s Prime Day are now in the rear view mirror, leaving us with time to take a look at Adweek’s 2018 Power List. The list, published annually, ranks the top 100 CEOs in tech, marketing, and more. It’s not too shocking to see the heads of Amazon and Facebook at the top (we just can’t escape them), nor is Google’s Larry Page a surprise. Still there are some surprises here, with Ikea’s Jesper Brodin mixing it up with the likes of Elon Musk and Tim Cook.

What else has been happening in the world of marketing news? Let’s take a look at what else is making headlines this week.



Amazon Ad Sales Top $2 Billion, Its Fastest-Growing Segment
Its growth exceeded even the most optimistic of expectations, clocking in at 132%.

In Age of Cord Cutting, Many Cable Loyalists Cling to Remotes
Cable and satellite companies are counting on these customers — call them never-cutters — to support their business at a time of record defections.

Adweek’s 2018 Power List: 100 Cutting-Edge CEOs in Marketing, Media, Branding and Tech
If you guessed Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg topped this list, you would be right.

Why AI for PR May Be Different Than AI for Marketing
If the trajectory of adding AI to marketing tech keeps up, it’s possible that these campaigns will become the equivalent of the self-driving car. Not so in PR, says PR exec.

Aiming for TV Dollars, Digital Publishers Adopt Nielsen’s Digital Content Ratings
It’s unclear if it will help digital publishers get advertisers to shift their TV spending to digital. But publishers say the effort is worth it if it helps them explain the size and composition of their audiences.



Instagram: The Ad Channel Your Parents Aren’t On (Yet)
If your audience skews younger, have an image-heavy brand, or you use photos and video to tell your brand’s story, you need to be on Instagram.

LinkedIn Overhauls Campaign Manager for Marketers Managing High-Volume Accounts
Marketers now have access to personalization options, one-click campaign breakdowns, and new search capabilities.

As Facebook User and Revenue Growth Slows in Q2, Advertisers are Still On Board
Investors may not be happy, but advertisers still see the value Facebook offers.



Verizon’s New Wi-Fi Service Blocks In-App Ads, Ad Tracking
The service lets mobile users block ads while logging onto a public network.

Study: Mobile Biometrics Market to Surge 17x by 2023
Mobile biometrics will authenticate $2 trillion worth of in-store and remote mobile payment transactions annually by 2023.

Pinterest Ad Revenue Set to Rise 2x to $1B This Year Ahead of IPO
The platform is seeing particular success with mobile ads among its more than 200 million active monthly users.


We’ll Keep You Up to Date

That’s it for the roundup this week, we’ll be back with another list of what’s making news in marketing.