AT&T And Bayer Bet On Blockchain To Tame Digital Advertising

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Major brands like AT&T and Bayer are on a crusade to bring transparency back to the digital media supply chain – and are hoping the blockchain-based solutions they’re testing can be an answer. “Who specifically are those tech providers [in the supply chain] and how much of a fee are they assessing to my workingContinue reading »

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Pandora Finally Launches Programmatic Audio

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Call it fashionably late: Pandora has finally showed up to the programmatic audio party. The digital audio platform said Tuesday buyers can now purchase its audio inventory programmatically through a private marketplace (PMP) via The Trade Desk, MediaMath and AdsWizz’s AudioMatic DSP. Pandora is testing the PMP in a pilot program with five to 10Continue reading »

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Programmatic’s Slow Payment Problem Puts A Strain On The Industry

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Pity the ad tech middleman. They place an ad on behalf of the advertiser, but when it comes time to get paid…they wait. And wait. And wait. In the meantime, they owe their own bills to creditors who want cash now. Since the economic crisis in 2008, marketers have slowed down payments to vendors andContinue reading »

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How Mars Petcare Uses Data To Connect The Dogs

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You probably don’t think of Mars Petcare as a center for startup incubation. It owns a lot of brands you can buy at a local grocery store, including Pedigree and Whiskas. But in 2000, it bought Royal Canin, a pet food brand focused on health care, and, more recently, a string of veterinary clinics. So,Continue reading »

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Performance Marketer ProFlowers Renews Its Vow To Build The Brand

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FTD Companies, parent company of online floral delivery brands ProFlowers and Interflora, wants to get back to the basics of brand marketing. “Our company, like many brands, has been obsessed with directly attributable, perfectly measured marketing for the last five years,” said Jeff Severts, CMO of FTD Companies, who previously served as CMO of UltaContinue reading »

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OTT Audiences Are There – So Why Aren’t Advertisers Buying?

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OTT audiences are prevalent and engaged. But while advertisers are buying, they’re not exactly beating down the doors. Watch any premium long-form show on an internet connection and you’ll see the same irrelevant message played so frequently it’ll haunt your dreams. What gives? The main issue is buyer confusion about how to transact on OTTContinue reading »

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New Chief For Adobe Ad Cloud As TubeMogul Integration Marches On

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Adobe has placed a new exec in charge of its advertising cloud. TubeMogul’s longtime CMO and head of strategy, Keith Eadie, now oversees product, engineering and overall go-to-market for Adobe’s media and advertising business. His title is VP and GM of Adobe Advertising Cloud. Meanwhile his predecessor, TubeMogul CEO and founder Brett Wilson, is nowContinue reading »

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Unilever CMO Keith Weed Demands Ad Platforms Make “A Positive Contribution To Society”

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In an early draft of his prepared remarks at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting on Monday, Unilever CMO Keith Weed threatened to stop advertising on digital platforms that “do not make a positive contribution to society.” But when he actually took the stage in Palm Desert, Calif., a few hours later, Weed struck a softerContinue reading »

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Snap Posts Its First Strong Quarter Since Going Public Last Year

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Snap finally snapped out of its earnings slump on Tuesday as it beat analyst expectations for both revenue and daily active user growth. Revenue in 2017 reached $825 million, a 104% increase from the year before, while 2017 Q4 revenue grew 72% to roughly $286 million, topping analysts’ quarterly estimates of $253 million. “Our businessContinue reading »

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The Complete Guide To Amazon’s Ad Business

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Amazon has become part of virtually every media plan and it’s only going to continue to grow. Yet, Amazon’s advertising business remains an enigma. Even its closest partners aren’t exposed to the inner workings of its ad stack. It’s also not clear how much spend flows through Amazon’s ad platform, though the investment bank BMOContinue reading »

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