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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IPG’s Roth Bristles Over Questions About Acxiom; Xandr Finally Adds Video Partners To Community

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Asking About Acxiom IPG outperformed its peers in Q2 with organic revenue growth of 3% to $2.1 billion. While the group will continue to face headwinds from client losses through the rest of the year, it was able to offset losses in theContinue reading »

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Not So Fast: Linear TV Remains Vital to Advertising Success

This article is provided by New York Interconnect. In 2017, digital drew more ad dollars than television for the first time – generating $209 billion worldwide compared to $178 billion for TV, according to MAGNA. But in the rush to capitalize on the perceived advantages of digital advertising, brands are ignoring some important facts –Continue reading »

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Another Global Brand Sunsets CMO Role; WaPo And Vox Compete On Ad Tech

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. No Mo’ CMO Silvia Lagnado, McDonald’s global CMO since 2015, will leave the company in October, Ad Age reports. McDonald’s plans to scrap the global CMO role in favor of two marketing SVPs: Bob Rupczynski will oversee marketing tech and Colin Mitchell will focusContinue reading »

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Amazon Eyes Game Ads; Snapchat Shows Pay Off For One Publisher

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here Game On  Amazon is making a big push into game advertising, if recent job postings spotted by Business Insider are any indication. “We’re looking for the right hands-on engineer to work on a disruptive advertising system set to revolutionize customer acquisition for gamers,” accordingContinue reading »

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Browsers Still Vulnerable To Ad Fraud And Data Theft; AVOD Skates Around Verification

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Browser Bowsers Browsers remain vulnerable to ad fraud and data breaches. The Washington Post reports that some browser extensions piggyback on basic web tools like comparison shopping, hotel price-scraping and password storage to pass data on browsing histories and online shopping. The worstContinue reading »

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Amazon Faces EU Data Inquiry; Apple Will Fund Podcasts

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Ecom Advantage The EU’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, opened an investigation into whether Amazon unfairly collects or uses data to promote its own products at the expense of other retailers or manufacturers. “Ecommerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choiceContinue reading »

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WashPo Rolls Out Cookie-Free Targeting Tool; Quibi Snags Original NBC News Content

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Lightning Strikes The Washington Post introed a first-party data ad targeting tool called Zeus Insights that can work without third-party cookies and target across display, video and native ads, reports Digiday. Zeus, which can be used in both direct deals and programmatically, looks atContinue reading »

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How OTT Platforms Fit Into The Complicated TV Landscape

Pity the OTT ad buyer, who must manage reach and frequency goals while finding inventory across a fragmented TV landscape. Often, the same inventory is available from multiple sellers – from networks like NBC, Fox and ABC to the actual OTT platforms, like Roku, Samsung or Amazon. And networks and platforms offer different strengths andContinue reading »

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The Legacy Of Millennial Media; Vungle Acquired By PE

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Power Exits Successful ad tech exits can start a virtuous cycle of entrepreneurship. As AdExchanger previously reported, New York City ad tech exits have fostered a strong network of angel investors who support colleagues in new startups. The same is true for success storiesContinue reading »

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