Twitter is going to start selling advertisements within third-party apps


Twitter apparently has a new advertising strategy that it hopes will help increase its revenue: sell advertisements within third-party apps. The social media network apparently revealed these plans to the Wall Street Journal at CES, but didn’t reveal which publishers it had brought the idea to, although it did mention that Twitter has been talking with ESPN about the idea. 

Twitter is laying out plans to make money from the millions of people who see tweets all over the Web but don’t actually use Twitter. The social media company is planning to sell ads within streams of tweets on other publishers’ apps and websites, people familiar with the matter said. Twitter laid out its initiative to media buyers in a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the people said. It isn’t clear which publishers are on board. The presentation at CES made references to ESPN’s SportsCenter app and Flipboard. ESPN and Twitter have had talks about the idea, but so far haven’t finalized a deal, one person familiar with the situation said. Executives from Flipboard could not be reached for comment.

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