Instagram is working to open up messaging to third parties

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Today’s news: Instagram eyes big push into messaging with API, Oracle becomes a minority investor in TikTok, and how big brands are taking marketing in-house.

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Instagram chief Adam Mosseri

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Instagram is building a messaging API to help brands manage their DMs with users

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Top marketers who’ve worked at Bayer, Logitech, Molson Coors and others share tips on how to master in-housing

  • A new report from Forrester breaks down how big brands are taking marketing in-house, reports Tanya Dua.
  • Companies should evaluate the scope, number of employees, fees, working dollars, and performance of their media operations to eliminate any redundancies, per the report. Marketers also need to get leadership and other departments like finance to buy in and hire talent.

  • “If paid media gives you a significant long-term advantage, then it could be worth the complexity of bringing it in-house,” said Tony Weisman, former CMO of Dunkin’ Brands.

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