Amazon Fire Has More Users Than Roku; Spotify Bets On Podcast Content

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Video Jockeys Amazon has a monster ad business, but it’s missing one piece: video inventory. The Amazon Prime video library has the audience, but like Netflix, it’s ad-free. Some recent moves show how Amazon will broaden its video supply. At CES last week, AmazonContinue reading »

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Amazon Tries Product Samples; Google’s Jonathan Bellack Departs

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Thinking Inside The Box Amazon is testing a program to deliver free product samples on behalf of brands like Maybelline and Folgers, Axios reports. With its ecommerce data, Amazon says the old-school free sample tactic can lead to “a higher likelihood of conversion thanContinue reading »

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Pivotal Forecasts Amazon Ad Revenue To Reach $38 Billion

Pivotal Research forecast Amazon’s advertising revenues will reach $38 billion by 2023, growing faster than any other Amazon business in that time. The investment research firm also initiated coverage of the ecommerce company on Monday. Pivotal’s coverage of Amazon was spurred this summer at Cannes and in conversations with marketers about the looming presence ofContinue reading »

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Ad Loads Are Actually Increasing, But That Won’t Offset TV’s Long-Term Negative Trends

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Eric Berry, CEO at TripleLift. TV is a fundamental part of any marketer’s mixed media model. For many brands, TV is the highest performing inventory source. Yet the trends are unquestionably negative for TVContinue reading »

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CBS Keeps Playing Chicken With Nielsen; Facebook Spends Millions On Ads To Conquer Voice

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Broadcast Impasse CBS will be without Nielsen ratings after failing to renew a contract that expired on Monday. The dispute began six months ago over pricing, with CBS, which spent $100 million with Nielsen last year, demanding fairer terms and arguing that the metricsContinue reading »

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The Industry Faces Fakery On The Internet; Amazon Cozies Up To The Government

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. F Is For Fake Last year was a point of “inversion” for the Internet, which has become oversaturated with malicious nonhuman traffic, ad fraud, fake news, falsely reported metrics and other forms of digital unreality, according to a New York Magazine story. It wasContinue reading »

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Samsonite’s Amazon Strategy In Four Words: “Play Chess, Not Checkers”

Working with Amazon is about going in with your eyes open, said Charlie Cole, global chief ecommerce officer at luggage juggernaut Samsonite and chief digital officer at Samsonite-owned Tumi. “Amazon has a proven track record of creating brands in a data-centric way,” Cole said. “I’m always a little surprised when people on the brand sideContinue reading »

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Retailers Race To Own A Piece Of CTV’s Future

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Ryan Christiansen, co-founder and CEO at Ntooitive Digital. The ability to track and effectively target consumer actions has never been more essential to marketers seeking to unleash the power of cross-platform digital advertising. WithContinue reading »

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YouTube Expands Stories; Facebook Considered Selling User Data

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Sell Me A Story YouTube is expanding its Stories feature to all creators with over 10,000 followers. YouTube Stories launched last year as “Reels” and was only available to select creators. Now, in an effort to capture some of the traffic that its creatorsContinue reading »

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Visto Files For Bankruptcy; Fierce Competition For Amazon Talent

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Collective Sigh Visto, the company formerly known as Collective, filed for bankruptcy protection and has reached a “stalking horse” deal to sell its assets to largest investor Zeta in a $15 million all-stock deal. The court filing gives a glimpse of just how toughContinue reading »

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