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Demojo’s Tabloid Tuesday – Issue #13

Every week, we will be sharing news related to the advertising industry, changes coming to our favourite social media platforms, and other relevant news which might be of interest to you! Here’s this week’s top headlines:


WhatsApp is testing new text formatting tools on iOS and Android

WhatsApp is currently experimenting with additional formatting choices for Android and iOS users participating in the beta program. This feature is only available to some beta users to explore Code block, Quote block, and Lists.


YouTube will be slower if you’re using an ad block

YouTube is continuing its crackdown on ad blockers by slowing down load times. YouTube is lagging for those using ad blockers. This is mostly due to an artificial timeout written into YouTube’s code which increases the buffering time on videos. 


foodpanda’s APAC director steps down

foodpanda’s APAC director of advertising and partnerships, Toni Ruotanen, is stepping down from his position. The director shared news of his departure on LinkedIn and will commence his new position in a different company on 1 March 2024. Ruotanen joined the food delivery firm foodpanda in October 2022 and has helped advertisers, partners and brands grow their business through the use of the foodpanda platform. 


That’s enough social news for now, so let’s move on over to other marketing news.


5 interesting marketing statistics to start your work

From global marketing budgets to market research, here are some statistics that you should take note of. Starting off, global marketing budgets return to growth for the first time in 18 months. In December, the global index score was 50.7. This is the first time the score has been above 50 since June 2022, when it was 53.3. The global growth was driven by the Americans, followed by Europe.


In Other News


Xiaomi is about to launch its new flagship series from January 20 onwards, and here is why it’s called the “mid-range king”.


Are you part of the ‘tomato debate club’? Then you’ll love this! A Sarawakian Treasure known as ‘Sarawakian olives’, called ‘dabai’ is going through this ‘identity crisis’ as well.