French Startup Teemo Appeases GDPR Regulators, Avoids A Fine

There is life after a GDPR enforcement warning. Location data ad tech startup Teemo, one of the first companies admonished under the General Data Protection Regulation for gathering and processing data without informed consent, was given the all clear on Thursday. Teemo, headquartered in Paris, received an ultimatum from France’s data protection authority, the CommissionContinue reading »

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GDPR: Leveling The Playing Field Or Flattening Publishers?

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Ivan Ivanov, chief operating officer at PubGalaxy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has positive intentions, aimed primarily at controlling the data practices of large corporations. Many hoped the regulation would begin to level theContinue reading »

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GDPR And Consent: Calm Before The Storm?

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Alessandro De Zanche, an independent audience strategy consultant. A few days ago, I read an interesting exchange on Twitter. A well-respected newspaper editor-in-chief advocated for digital news being free, like the newspaper he had,Continue reading »

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How Nestlé Germany Stayed One Step Ahead Of GDPR

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in May, Nestlé Germany was ready. Germany’s data collection laws have been notoriously austere for decades, much to the chagrin of some digital players. National laws – such as the Federal Data Protection Act, the Criminal Code, the Civil Code, the Telecommunications Act and Telemedia ActContinue reading »

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Kohl’s Surges After E-Com Strategy Shift; Pro-Privacy Browser Brave Sues Google Over GDPR

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em Shares of the 56-year-old retailer Kohl’s have almost doubled in the past year as it bridges a new generation of shoppers with help from ecommerce natives. Kohl’s was seen as accepting a Trojan horse when it announced a dealContinue reading »

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Why Google And The IAB Europe Haven’t Been Able To Resolve Online Consent

The advertising technology ecosystem has been waiting for Google to implement the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF), a protocol for collecting consent and conveying it to intermediaries for data-driven advertising. Google and IAB Europe have been negotiating for almost three months about how to reconcile their technology and interpretations of consent for GDPR,Continue reading »

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Can Criteo CEO JB Rudelle Adapt To The Changing Media Environment?

With the rapid pace of change in the advertising technology industry, a couple of years can seem like a generation of change. Which is why it was a surprise to see JB Rudelle, Criteo’s founder and CEO until 2016, return as chief executive in April, retaking the reins a month before the implementation of GDPR.Continue reading »

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Google Misses Self-Imposed Deadline To Implement IAB Consent Framework

When GDPR took effect in May, Google told publishers and ad tech vendors it expected to implement the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) by August. But Google’s consent management solution, Funding Choices, is still not an IAB-registered consent management platform (CMP) and isn’t interoperable with many IAB members. And no new timeline hasContinue reading »

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Loyalty Is The Most Important Item On The Menu At TGI Friday’s UK

Generating loyalty in the casual dining space is about more than just serving up tasty food. Competition is fierce, and without a rewarding experience both online and offline, customers will just tuck in elsewhere, said Steve Flanagan, CMO at TGI Friday’s in the UK, where the brand operates 84 restaurants with three new locations inContinue reading »

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Gay Dating App Scruff Isn’t Interested In Third-Party Relationships

Scruff has a love/hate relationship with programmatic advertising. When the gay dating app, which now has more than 12 million users, first came on the scene in 2010, its monetization strategy could pretty much be summed up in one word: AdMob. But in January, the Grindr competitor decided to remove all its banner ad slotsContinue reading »

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