Roku Launches Measurement Platform Powered By Its First-Party TV Data

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Advertisers for the first time can tap Roku’s first-party data via a managed service measurement system called Ad Insights, released on Wednesday. The Ad Insights platform builds on Roku’s support of third-party measurement partners like existing partner Nielsen, Kantar Millward Brown, Oracle, Placed and Experian. “This launch was really the result of us stepping backContinue reading »

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The High Cost Of Low CPMs

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by David Kohl, president and CEO at TrustX. The industry has been doing the math wrong. For years media buyers have tolerated the waste everyone knew was part of cheap CPM media buys because, well,Continue reading »

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Spotify Will Turn Up The Volume On Programmatic And Podcasting In 2018

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Spotify was an early mover in programmatic audio, and it’s taking that momentum into 2018. “Marketers are moving so much money to programmatic. We’ve seen that channel explode,” said Brian Benedik, global head of ads monetization at Spotify. “We’ve seen brands [come to Spotify] that have never invested in audio because we’ve made it programmatic-enabled.”Continue reading »

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Pubs Seek Alternatives To Facebook Referrals; PE Firm Diversis Capital Buys Marketron

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. PE Strikes Again Private equity firm Diversis Capital has scooped up Marketron, a revenue and marketing software provider used mostly by television and radio stations. “We are excited to see Marketron’s commitment to growing new technologies as well as developing unique opportunities that areContinue reading »

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MoPub Is Working On Its Answer To In-App Header Bidding

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In-app header bidding is coming to MoPub. On Tuesday, the Twitter-owned mobile ad exchange started testing an advanced bidding solution to replace the app ads waterfall with a unified auction. Roughly a dozen publishers are testing the solution. The closed alpha test does not have a set end date. Until now, advertisers could buy MoPubContinue reading »

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How OkCupid’s Product Enhancements Inform Its Marketing Strategy

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Product and marketing go hand in hand at OkCupid. There’s a dotted line between user engagement, platform tweaks and the deployment of marketing dollars to reach specific types of users, mainly on social channels like Facebook, Instagram and Snap, said OkCupid CMO Melissa Hobley. “Our product truth is that we create experiences based on depth,Continue reading »

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Frequency Capping Is Far From Solved In Connected TV

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Although connected TV buyers have become pretty sophisticated at targeting and delivering an ad to individual users, managing frequency across video providers is a work in progress. But despite the industry’s recognition that consumers demand better ad experiences, many viewers find themselves bombarded with the same ad. Worse, those ads sometimes run within the sameContinue reading »

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Still On The Blocks, But Blockchain Ad Tech Hopes To Race This Year

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The rise (and fall, and rise, etc,) of cryptcurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum brought mainstream attention to blockchain technology. And advertisers and online publishers hope blockchain-based ad buys could expose bad actors in digital media. Despite the hype, however, the number of advertising dollars transacted through blockchain technology is near zero, and blockchain ad techContinue reading »

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The Hidden Dangers Of Supply-Path Optimization

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“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 Ari Paparo, CEO at Beeswax. The latest ad tech buzzword is supply-path optimization, and conveniently it comes with a tidy acronym – SPO – to save us all typing time.Continue reading »

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IBM’s Programmatic Pitch; The Uses Of Loyalty Data

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Big Blue Bet IBM hopes marketer interest in AI and blockchain technologies will help it seize programmatic market share. “Programmatic is a relatively dumb system – it doesn’t learn,” IBM CMO Michelle Peluso tells Digiday. Raw audience targeting is being outperformed by AI programsContinue reading »

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