Inside Xandr’s Pitch To Agencies

If Xandr wants to live up to its promise and create a programmatic marketplace for the TV industry, it’s going to have to convince agencies to buy what it’s offering. The AT&T-owned company recently hired Jay Askinasi for the job, and he joined Xandr in early February as VP, head of digital and agency partnerships.Continue reading »

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YouTube’s Latest Brand Safety Scare Is Very Different From 2017

Marketers are reacting differently to YouTube’s latest brand safety flare-up compared to 2017, when scores of global brands suspended YouTube campaigns over ads monetizing violent or offensive videos. There’s certainly some déjà vu, with Disney, Nestlé’s and McDonald’s halting YouTube spending after YouTube creator Matt Watson showed them advertising on a video that had aContinue reading »

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The Trade Desk Train Is Still Picking Up Speed With 55% Revenue Growth

The Trade Desk’s growth streak shows no sign of diminishing, with revenue of $477 million in 2018, a 55% increase from the year before, according to the company’s earnings report on Thursday. Shares of The Trade Desk were up more than 10% in after-hours trading. The company raised eyebrows last year when its stock wentContinue reading »

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After Buying Sorenson Media, Nielsen’s Addressable Ads Strategy Starts On Smart TVs

Nielsen’s move into addressable TV planning and measurement starts with the smart TV. About a week after Nielsen bought Sorenson Media for $11.25 million in a bankruptcy auction, the measurement company has formally launched a new unit: the Nielsen Advanced Video Advertising Group. That group consists of Gracenote, which was acquired in 2016 for $560Continue reading »

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Oracle Data Cloud Companies Expose ‘DrainerBot’ App Fraud Scheme

Oracle has uncovered an ad fraud operation it calls “DrainerBot,” which siphoned off ad dollars and monthly data packages. Oracle’s internet infrastructure business Dyn originally discovered the operation after it picked up suspicious activity among some mobile apps using an SDK from Tapcore, a Dutch mobile monetization company. The apps obscured web data with proxyContinue reading »

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US Digital Marketing Spend Beats Traditional For The First Time

US digital ad spend in 2019 will surpass all traditional advertising for the first time, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. Digital advertising is being driven by mobile, which is now more than two-thirds of the digital category, and by TV dollars moving to streaming and online video. Oh, and Amazon, which grew from 4.5% ofContinue reading »

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A Marketer’s Guide To 5G

How can a brand take advantage of the 5G revolution today? Actually, that’s a trick question. The next evolution of wireless technology after 4G LTE, 5G-enabled devices won’t be available until at least 2020, despite limited test deployments in large cities and a fair amount of boasting from the big telecom companies. But what willContinue reading »

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Why 2018 Was The Year Header Bidding Realized Its Potential

This article is sponsored by Prebid.org. 2018 wasn’t the year header bidding first began disrupting how exchanges and publishers thought about monetizing their inventory, but it may be remembered as the year it reached an inflection point. According to the ServerBid Header Bidding Industry Index, nearly 75% of the U.S.’s top 1,000 websites had adopted headerContinue reading »

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Erin Matts Becomes CEO Of Hearts & Science

Another executive with a data and technology background is taking a big leadership role at Omnicom. Erin Matts, former North American CEO of Annalect, was named US CEO of Hearts & Science on Tuesday. Matts will succeed Scott Hagedorn, who was promoted to CEO of Omnicom Media Group on Thursday. Omnicom has not yet namedContinue reading »

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How Kellogg’s Speed Team Is Launching Brands With Startup Principles

Normally, when Kellogg’s launches a new product, it goes all out with national marketing and big TV budgets. But Kellogg’s broke all its own rules when its 12-person “speed team” created and brought to market two new products in less than a year: Joybol, a protein-packed smoothie bowl, and Happy Inside, a prebiotic and probioticContinue reading »

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