Digi Know Episode 54 – Ad Blocking is All the Rage and Snapchat Knows Where Your Kids Are

Will and Andrew talk about the new features of Apple browser Safari, the latest updates of Facebook, also Google is getting ready for Chrome on blocking ads, New updates on IG stories, Snapchats sharing your child's location and a Happy Anniversary to Pokemon GO!

Featuring Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

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Show Notes

Apple

Apple’s Next Version of Safari Will Block Desktop Ad Tracking and Autoplay Videos
http://www.adweek.com/digital/apples-next-version-of-safari-will-block-desktop-ads-and-autoplay-videos/

Facebook

Facebook Advertisers Can Now Create Lookalike Audiences Based on Customer Lifetime Value
http://wersm.com/facebook-now-allows-lookalike-audiences-based-on-customer-lifetime-value/

Brands Can Use These Two New Facebook Tools to Target ‘Valuable’ Users
http://prismdigitalmedia.com/2017/06/12/brands-can-use-these-two-new-facebook-tools-to-target-valuable-users/

Advertisers Can Now Deliver Mocked-Up Ads Directly via Facebook Creative Hub
http://www.workingmediagroup.com/advertisers-can-now-deliver-mocked-up-ads-directly-via-facebook-creative-hub/

Facebook Added Three More Suggestions From M to Messenger and Launched the Feature in Spain
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-three-more-suggestions-from-m-messenger/

Here’s a Status Update: Facebook Now Has More Than 2 Billion Monthly Users
https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/27/facebook-2-billion-users/

Facebook Just Bolstered Its Retail-Focused Dynamic Ads With Video and Merchandising Overlays
http://www.4-traders.com/RETAIL-HOLDINGS-NV-165565/news-twitter/Facebook-just-bolstered-its-retail-focused-dynamic-ads-with-video-and-merchandising-overlays-879861152775258112/

Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-will-soon-let-brands-target-ads-at-entire-families-or-specific-people-within-households/

Facebook Messenger Users Can Now Search Brand Bots via Discover Tab
https://www.recode.net/2017/4/18/15336942/facebook-messenger-bots-qr-codes-fb

Facebook Is Now Reducing the Reach of Users Who Routinely Share Fake News, Clickbait and Spam
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-is-reducing-the-reach-of-users-who-routinely-share-fake-news-clickbait-and-spam/

Facebook’s Find WiFi Feature Is Now Available Globally
http://uk.businessinsider.com/facebook-wi-fi-finding-feature-main-app-global-2017-7

Facebook Is Testing the Addition of Pages’ Descriptions to Their Cover Images
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14211985/1/facebook-testing-descriptions-for-cover-photos.html

Google

Google Is Getting Ready to Make Changes to Chrome That Could Block Bothersome Ads
http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-is-getting-ready-to-make-changes-to-chrome-that-could-block-bothersome-ads/

Google Plans to Stop Scanning Users’ Emails for Ad Targeting
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-to-stop-scanning-users-gmail-inboxes-to-send-ads-2017-6

Instagram

Instagram Stories Now Has 250 Million Daily Active Users, Heating Up Its Rivalry With Snapchat
https://www.scoopnest.com/user/Adweek/877241390710702080

Posting Offensive Comments or Spam on Instagram? These New Filters Will Catch You
http://www.techsite.io/p/625138

Photos and Videos Can Now Be Used in Replies to Instagram Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/photos-videos-replies-instagram-stories/

Periscope

Periscope Users Can Now Connect to Their Facebook and Google Accounts
http://www.adweek.com/digital/periscope-users-can-now-connect-to-their-facebook-and-google-accounts/

Periscope Now Allows Android Users to Broadcast Live 360 Video
http://www.adweek.com/digital/periscope-now-allows-android-users-to-broadcast-live-360-video/

Pinterest

Pinterest Is Jumping Aboard the Two-Factor Authentication Train
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/community/threads/pinterest-is-jumping-aboard-the-two-factor-authentication-train.240929/

Snapchat

Warning to parents: Snapchat now shares your child's exact location
http://www.kmov.com/story/35729245/warning-to-parents-snapchat-now-shares-your-childs-exact-location

Snapchat Users Can Now Create On-Demand Geofilters on Their Phones
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/28/15886612/design-custom-snapchat-filters-from-phone-creative-studio

You Can Now Link to Websites on Snapchat, Which Is Good News for Brands and Publishers
http://www.adweek.com/digital/you-can-now-link-to-websites-on-snapchat/

Snapchat Launches New Features Including ‘Infinity’ Snaps & Looping Video
http://www.justjared.com/2017/05/10/snapchat-launches-new-features-including-infinity-snaps-looping-video/

Snapchat Releases Sponsored World Lenses, Which Allow Brands to Augment Reality
http://www.adweek.com/digital/snapchat-releases-sponsored-world-lenses-which-allow-brands-to-augment-reality/

Snapchat hits a disappointing 166M daily users, growing only slightly faster
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/10/snapchat-user-count/

Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for groups of friends and family
http://snip.ly/d2i9j

Spotify

Spotify Just Became More Social With a Feature That Make Sharing Super Easy
http://www.konnectmedia.com/spotify-just-became-more-social-with-a-feature-that-make-sharing-super-easy/

Twitter

Twitter reportedly explores the idea of a fake news button
http://mashable.com/2017/06/29/twitter-fake-news-button/#hf2DVuSJQOqK

Twitter news video will appear 24/7, thanks to Bloomberg
http://snip.ly/tw9hg

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Is Rejoining the Company to Shape Its Culture
https://www.recode.net/2017/5/16/15647494/twitter-biz-stone-returns

Twitter is giving brands a new way to promote their chatbots
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/23/twitter-is-giving-brands-a-new-way-to-promote-their-chatbots/

Pokemon

Pokemon Go Is Celebrating Its First Anniversary With an Ash Hat Pikachu and More
http://www.vg247.com/2017/07/07/pokemon-go-anniversary-in-detail-anniversary-box-contents-pikachu-with-ash-hat-and-more/

Others

The global app economy could quadruple to a whopping $6 trillion in the next four years
http://mashable.com/2017/06/27/app-economy-quadruple-size/#Uuq3FfvmXSq9

About 

Will Hanke owns Saint Louis' top independent Internet Marketing firm, Red Canoe Media. In addition to helping some of St Louis' most recognizable brands with their online marketing strategy, Will also is an Amazon bestselling author, speaker and teacher.

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