At ANA Masters, Marketers Take Control

After years of banging the drum about gaining more control, transparency and efficiencies from service providers, marketers are doing it themselves. Cost and speed to market are necessities for marketers struggling to drive growth, but too many third-party relationships often slow things down. “Our current situation is unproductive, unsustainable, undesirable and untenable,” ANA CEO BobContinue reading »

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ANA Confirms FBI Criminal Investigation On Ad Transparency

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has contacted the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), requesting cooperation from the trade group and its members in a criminal investigation into US media buying practices. The ANA detailed the FBI’s probe in a statement to members and validated recent unsourced reports from The Wall Street Journal and TheContinue reading »

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Marketers Warm To Google And Facebook As The Blame Shifts To Ad Tech Middlemen

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Despite a year marred by brand safety blunders, measurement errors and targeting missteps, marketers are mending ties with Facebook and Google as they place blame for the industry’s many issues on its ad tech underbelly. “Just 25% of CMOs’ digital media investment reaches target audiences,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice during his opening remarks atContinue reading »

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ANA Partners With DCN To Get Marketers On Transparent Exchange TrustX

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The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) said Wednesday it will partner with publisher trade body Digital Content Next (DCN) to encourage marketers to join DCN’s TrustX cooperative exchange, which promises access to viewable, brand-safe and premium inventory from DCN-member publishers. “The marketplace TrustX and DCN built aligns with the digital supply chain priorities that theContinue reading »

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