Facebook Woos Game Developers To Audience Network With Playables And Rewarded Video

Facebook is bringing playable ads, an interactive format that lets users demo a mini version of an app before downloading it, to Audience Network starting Wednesday. It’s available within rewarded video and interstitial placements. In the coming weeks, Facebook is also planning to expand access to its rewarded video unit to all publishers across theContinue reading »

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The Walled Gardens Are Eating Open Programmatic – Here’s How They Do It

Beyond the money they mint with their owned-and-operated inventory, Google, Facebook and Amazon are, each in their own way, bidding into nearly every programmatic auction that takes place across the open internet. Although programmatic is growing year over year, independent ad tech players are increasingly fighting over the remaining crumbs while the walled gardens cutContinue reading »

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The Ad Buyer’s Wish List For Snapchat’s TBD Audience Network

Snap teased an audience extension product called Snapchat Audience Network in early April, but the offering is still being baked and the beta likely won’t open until some point this summer. So, advertisers have to wait to find out how targeting will work outside of the Snapchat platform, what data will be available and whatContinue reading »

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App Advertisers Give Low Marks To Facebook’s Instant Articles And Audience Network

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Apps lean heavily on Facebook for their paid user acquisition efforts, but they also want more control over how and where their ads run. And Instant Articles? No thanks. When Pixelfederation, a game studio based in Slovakia, tested Instant Articles, the return was nil. “The impressions were almost nonexistent, and all of the impressions weContinue reading »

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Facebook On How It’s Mending Fences With Publishers And The Press

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Facebook is trying to reset its relationship status with publishers from frenemy to friend. “That is an area we can do better in,” acknowledged Brian Boland, Facebook’s VP of publisher solutions. As for exactly how Facebook will build stronger ties with publishers, Boland only said, “We’re listening to our partners.” On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled itsContinue reading »

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