A Cross-Platform Measurement Framework Is Finally Close To Becoming A Reality

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by George W. Ivie, CEO and executive director at the Media Rating Council. In an advertising industry that is defined by data and measurement in a way that few other sectorsContinue reading »

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Auction Theory Ph.D.s Share Five Things Buyers And Sellers Should Keep In Mind For First-Price Auctions

As all online advertising exchanges – including Google – switch to a first-price auction format, marketers and publishers can trust they will be run fairly. The auction type ensures that the exchanges, acting as the auctioneers, have no incentive to cheat. “First-price auctions wipe out a lot of ways auctioneers would be tempted to bendContinue reading »

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Is Ad Tech Consolidation Killing Programmatic?

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Rotem Shaul, CEO at Primis. Programmatic advertising has grown by hundreds of percentage points, and as the industry has matured, market consolidation has commenced. Many vendors are too small and cannot compete with theContinue reading »

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The Implications Of Streaming Subscription Fatigue; Amazon Tries Mobile Video Ads

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Streams Do Come True Streaming subscription fatigue may be setting in. That means marketing costs to acquire and retain new subscribers will go up and advertising models will remain under pressure. “Media companies and content owners … should not only continue to strengthen theirContinue reading »

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The Big Story: Spring Forward, Fall Back

The Big Story is a podcast featuring a roundtable of AdExchanger editors talking about the biggest stories from the past week. It is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Agencies are moving to buy connected TV (CTV) inventory, but wherever there’s construction, there’s dust. The issue is that agency buying teams are at odds overContinue reading »

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Silicon Valley Tech Is Spending More On Ads – Largely On Itself

Internet-age companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Netflix, not to mention Chinese technology giants, are spending more on advertising, catching verticals like CPG, automotive and financial companies that traditionally spend the most on ads. There are 10 new-age tech companies among Ad Age’s top 100 global advertisers. In 2017, the most recent full year dataContinue reading »

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Marketing Isn’t The Only Way To Go Direct To Consumer

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Lance Neuhauser, CEO at 4C. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) startups are thriving as more consumers expect a seamless online experience with their favorite brands. But what if you are a major brand that needs toContinue reading »

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Smart TV Manufacturers Will Decide The Tipping Point For ACR

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Ronan Higgins, CEO at TVadSync. Vizio, Samsung and LG make up 70% of the smart TV market, with many of the other manufacturers trailing in the single digits. It’s a new tri-opoly for brands toContinue reading »

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Pay Up, Google; Ad Tech Readies For TV 2.0

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Third Fine’s A Charm Google was slapped with its third EU antitrust fine in two years on Wednesday, to the tune of $1.7 billion. EU regulators determined the search giant used its dominance to block competitors from selling text ads on third-party websites’ searchContinue reading »

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