Podcast: The Rise Of B2B

The B2B marketing discipline, worth some $120 billion in annual spending, is in flux. Brands like Microsoft, John Deere, HP, GE and Adobe have migrated from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that is far more targeted. This week on the podcast, we cover the impact of new methodologies, technologies and data on enterprise marketing, withContinue reading »

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Google’s Q2 Ad Revenue Hits $32.6B

Alphabet’s revenue rose 19% YoY to $38.9 billion in Q2. Read the release. Much of that came from Google of course, whose ad revenue hit $32.6 billion in Q2, up 16% YoY. Within the ad revenue category, Google network member revenues, which includes programmatic display and video, grew 9% to $5.3 billion. Impressions across GoogleContinue reading »

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Digitally Native Companies Spent $1 Billion To Dominate NBCUniversal’s TV Upfront

Digitally native companies made nearly $1 billion in commitments during this year’s upfront, making them the biggest advertiser category in NBCUniversal’s $7 billion upfront, the company said during its Q2 earnings Thursday. The digitally native category includes the “FAANG” companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) as well as direct-to-consumer companies like Peloton, NBCU’s CEO SteveContinue reading »

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The Big Story: Ad Tech Fight Club

Ad tech titans face off with each other this week as The Trade Desk takes a stand against Google, the FTC fines Facebook and TikTok… well, I suppose its denizens talk about invading #Area51. First up, Sarah Sluis broke wide open a scuffle about standards – namely, how will Google’s exchange bidding product be definedContinue reading »

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Choose Your Own Advertising? What Interactive Content Could Mean for Digital Advertising

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Jeremy Hines, an executive at Infinitive. The rise of interactive programming has raised eyebrows in media circles. Netflix’s choose-your-own episode of “Black Mirror” and the previous experiment with “Puss in Book” are widely expectedContinue reading »

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Google’s Secrecy About YouTube Rankles Investors; Study Claims Anonymous Users Are Easily Re-Identified

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here WhoTube? As Google prepares to report second quarter earnings Thursday, investors and analysts are fed up with the company’s secrecy around YouTube. The streaming hub, which generates an estimated $16 billion to $25 billion in annual revenue, would be a Fortune 500 business onContinue reading »

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Facebook Beats Earnings Expectations The Same Day It Gets Hit With A $5B FTC Fine

Facebook’s stock dipped slightly on Wednesday morning after the Federal Trade Commission formally announced its $5 billion dollar fine over privacy violations. But by the time Facebook reported its second quarter earnings after the bell, the stock has recovered and then some. Facebook is up 3.2% postmarket after beating expectations and raking in the adContinue reading »

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AT&T Prepares TV Services That Will Unleash More OTT Inventory

There’s yet another content streaming service joining the fray: AT&T TV will enter beta testing in Q3, offering viewers an internet delivered TV option, the company said during its Q2 earnings call today. If AT&T TV’s service takes off, it will open up a new pool of OTT inventory for buyers. IP TV services canContinue reading »

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FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion And Demands Privacy Oversight. Many Feel It’s Not Enough.

It’s a big day for the big blue app. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) formally announced Wednesday it will fine Facebook $5 billion over Cambridge Analytica-related privacy violations and install oversight procedures to prioritize privacy and ensure enforcement at the company. In addition, a more than $100 million fine is expected from the Securities and ExchangeContinue reading »

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All About TikTok: An Advertiser’s Guide To The Fast-Growing Video App

TikTok isn’t developed enough yet to be a fully-fledged contender for ad dollars, but it’s growing like #area51, and advertisers have finally noticed the short-form video app. Roughly 60% of the app’s 26.5 million monthly active users in the US are between 16 and 24, according to a TikTok pitch deck circulated to US adContinue reading »

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