FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion And Demands Privacy Oversight. Many Feel It’s Not Enough.

It’s a big day for the big blue app. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) formally announced Wednesday it will fine Facebook $5 billion over Cambridge Analytica-related privacy violations and install oversight procedures to prioritize privacy and ensure enforcement at the company. In addition, a more than $100 million fine is expected from the Securities and ExchangeContinue reading »

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All About TikTok: An Advertiser’s Guide To The Fast-Growing Video App

TikTok isn’t developed enough yet to be a fully-fledged contender for ad dollars, but it’s growing like #area51, and advertisers have finally noticed the short-form video app. Roughly 60% of the app’s 26.5 million monthly active users in the US are between 16 and 24, according to a TikTok pitch deck circulated to US adContinue reading »

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Bully Pulpit Interactive Adds Another Obama Vet And Gears Up For An Ad-Heavy Cycle

Digital media and advertising expertise is moving up the political campaign hierarchy. The most direct example is Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign’s director of digital in 2016, who was made campaign manager for the 2020 reelection effort. But digital advertising is now the largest media expenditure for every major campaign on both sides of theContinue reading »

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New GroupM Global CEO Christian Juhl Has Big Ambitions, But Faces Challenges

GroupM has a new global boss. Christian Juhl, the former global CEO of Essence, was named global CEO of media buying giant GroupM on Tuesday. Juhl takes over for Kelly Clark, who joined as global CEO in 2016 with a three-year commitment to the role. Essence has not yet named a successor for Juhl, butContinue reading »

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Not So Fast: Linear TV Remains Vital to Advertising Success

This article is provided by New York Interconnect. In 2017, digital drew more ad dollars than television for the first time – generating $209 billion worldwide compared to $178 billion for TV, according to MAGNA. But in the rush to capitalize on the perceived advantages of digital advertising, brands are ignoring some important facts –Continue reading »

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Trade Desk Clashes With Google Over Transparency Initiative

The Trade Desk and Google are locking horns on pending industry specifications designed to bring transparency to programmatic buying. Why? The Trade Desk, rather than Google, is the one throwing its weight around for a change. As one of the originators of the Open RTB SupplyChain object spec, The Trade Desk has been gunning toContinue reading »

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PreciseTarget Exits Stealth Mode With Aggregated Retail Data Solutions

PreciseTarget publicly launched its first retail audience data segments on LiveRamp on Friday. PreciseTarget ingests audience and transaction data from more than 200 retail partners, primarily brick-and-mortar companies. It then anonymizes the data and packages audiences based on taste affiliations, like men who wear mid-priced vacation clothing or women who purchase expensive cosmetics. General tasteContinue reading »

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Three Ways Amazon Stays A Step Ahead On Prime Day

Prime Day has grown out of Amazon to become a general shopping holiday. Monday and Tuesday were the third ever two-day period with more than $2 billion in online shopping in the U.S., aside from the Thanksgiving holiday week, according to Adobe data. Only Memorial Day weekend this year and Labor Day 2018 had similarContinue reading »

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How OTT Platforms Fit Into The Complicated TV Landscape

Pity the OTT ad buyer, who must manage reach and frequency goals while finding inventory across a fragmented TV landscape. Often, the same inventory is available from multiple sellers – from networks like NBC, Fox and ABC to the actual OTT platforms, like Roku, Samsung or Amazon. And networks and platforms offer different strengths andContinue reading »

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Amazon Emerges As Google Challenger In Advertiser Perceptions SSP Report

Amazon Publisher Services shot up in the rankings in the 2019 Advertiser Perceptions supply-side platform (SSP) report, emerging as a challenger to Google. The survey evaluated 18 exchanges via a poll of 155 sales and ops staffers from sites with at least 3 million monthly uniques. Amazon’s sell-side ad tech business rose from eighth lastContinue reading »

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