Unilever Pulls Back On Influencers; Amazon Kills It With Twitch

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Weed Whacks Influencers Influencer marketing has a fraud problem, and Unilever CMO Keith Weed has had enough of it. At the Cannes Lions festival, Weed said Unilever will no longer work with influencers who buy followers to inflate audience and engagement metrics. Unilever willContinue reading »

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New Rules For Facebook Custom Audiences; Snap Opens Up

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. How The Sausage Gets Made Facebook announced new requirements for businesses building Custom Audiences. Facebook wants to make it clearer to users how their names got on lists that are commonly used for ad targeting. Starting July 2, businesses using the tool will haveContinue reading »

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ANA Opposes Census Change; Apple Vs. Facebook Intensifies

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Census Incenses The ANA published a survey of advertisers who oppose a potential change to the US census that would undercut marketing spend and measurement. The Trump administration wants to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census, which advertisers worry willContinue reading »

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Facebook Dives Into Live News; Apple News Plays Favorites

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Live For The Moment Facebook’s latest TV gambit is paying up for live news. The platform announced a list of news programs for its video hub Watch with talent like Shep Smith of Fox News and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Facebook will pay publishers toContinue reading »

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In-App Header Bidding Is Hot. Next Up: Facebook

Facebook is hopping into in-app header bidding. Starting Wednesday, publishers can include Audience Network inventory in their in-app unified auctions. All formats will be available, including display, native and video. Facebook joins a long list of other platforms that have gotten jiggy with in-app header bidding in recent months, including Google’s AdMob, Oath, MoPub andContinue reading »

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Tension Between Facebook And WhatsApp Over Ads; Inside The Fox Sports ‘Pivot To Video’

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Justifying $22B The Wall Street Journal does a post-mortem on strife at Facebook that led to the resignation of WhatsApp’s founders. Facebook paid $22 billion to acquire WhatsApp in 2014, and as the years ticked by, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl SandbergContinue reading »

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Sorrell Won’t Undermine WPP; Podcast Measurement Fixes Hurt So Good

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Playing Nice As he throws his energy into a new marketing investment vehicle, Martin Sorrell has no plans to undermine WPP Group, where he remains the eighth largest investor, Reuters reports. Reuters spoke with another big WPP stakeholder, Jupiter Asset Management fund manager AlastairContinue reading »

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Apple Plans Ad Net; DoubleClick Bolsters Digital Audio

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Second Bite Apple has discussed a potential in-app ad network to target audiences based on keywords – similar to its current App Store search business – and drive app downloads. Snap, Pinterest and others have been approached about the idea over the past year,Continue reading »

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Facebook To Shareholders: Sorry ‘Bout The Scandals, But We’re Making Changes

Although Facebook’s stock has mostly recovered from its Cambridge Analytica lows, stockholders are unamused by the rocky ride. “Scandal is not good for the company’s bottom line,” said one investor Thursday during Facebook’s 2018 annual shareholder meeting. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gotten quite good over the last year or so at acknowledging the scandals. “TheContinue reading »

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Apple Extends Lead In App Monetization; Duopoly Hit With GDPR Suits

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Many Appy Returns It’s a truism that iOS users and Apple App Store downloads generate more value for brands than downloads that happen through Google’s Play store. But over the past couple of years Apple has been running away with the market, according toContinue reading »

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