To Meet Video Demand, Time Inc. Turns To Google’s Mobile Outstream

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As Facebook grabs more mobile and video dollars from the ecosystem, premium publishers are looking for viable ways to compete. For storied publisher Time Inc., one solution is to bring its own mobile-optimized video solutions to market. Using Google’s native framework, Time created a mobile, in-feed video solution dubbed Adapt that is customized to itsContinue reading »

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Google’s ‘DMP-Like’ Measurement System Gains Steam

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Since launching a proprietary YouTube measurement system last January (and later expanding it to DoubleClick and the Google Display Network), Google has been pretty buttoned up about its Ads Data Hub. However, Google VP of Product Management Brad Bender tells AdExchanger that adoption of the audience management tool is strong. Google claims Ads Data HubContinue reading »

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Google’s Rubles: What We Know So Far About Russian Meddling Via Ad Platforms

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Google is the latest walled garden to be sucked down the Russian rabbit hole. The Washington Post reported Monday that Google has uncovered evidence of ads linked to Russia that were used to spread propaganda via YouTube, Gmail, Google Search and its DoubleClick ad network. Google’s revelations follow similar disclosures by Facebook and Twitter, whichContinue reading »

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Stay Tuned … For More TV Ad Products From Google

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Google is swooping in for TV advertising dollars with a slate of TV-related product releases and updates. While Google revealed these products on Tuesday during its Publisher Leadership Summit in Chicago, it will formally announce them during TV Week in mid-October. First up are TV Content Explorer and TV Modeled Forecasting, both of which areContinue reading »

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The New York Times, Vice And The Local Media Consortium Get Organized Around Data

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Every publisher wants to harness its data – but you can’t climb a mountain without a lot of pain. At the Google Publisher Leadership Summit in Chicago, ad execs from The New York Times, Vice Media and the Local Media Consortium (LMC) discussed their often-arduous quests to reach the peak. The New York Times, forContinue reading »

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Google Offers Refunds For Fraud, But Only On Its Own Terms

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Google’s latest anti-fraud measure aims to stamp out ad fraud by clawing back money from the exchanges where its DSP purchased fraudulent inventory. In Q4, DoubleClick Bid Manager will give advertisers the option to buy only from exchanges that will refund media spend for fraudulent inventory. Over the past month, Google’s DSP has issued advertisersContinue reading »

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Standard Media Index: YouTube’s Direct Ad Spend Down 26% In Q2 Amid Brand Safety Crackdown

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While Google claimed advertisers are returning to YouTube, new data from Standard Media Index reveals advertisers really did tighten their purse strings after the video platform’s brand safety scare. YouTube ad spend declined about 26% YoY in Q2, while ad spend spread across digital video platforms such as Hulu or network-owned video services increased, onContinue reading »

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How M&A Impacts The Remaining DSPs

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For the independent demand-side platform (DSP) market, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. On the one hand, it’s unlikely any new scaled DSPs will enter the market. The costs to build a competitive platform – nine digits off the bat and another eight digits per year in operational costsContinue reading »

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Tracing The Timeline Of Sizmek, Ad Tech Rollup And Duopoly Alternative

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The ad tech rollup is real, and its name is Sizmek. On Tuesday, the 18-year-old company revealed its intent to buy public ad tech company Rocket Fuel for $145 million. If the purchase finalizes, Sizmek’s acquisition spree (excluding the earliest iterations of its evolving stack) will round out to about five companies acquired in lessContinue reading »

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Online Video Changes The Way Super Bowl Advertisers Gauge Their Big Game Buy

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The Super Bowl used to be the one day when, thanks to the commercials, non-football fans would willingly watch the sport. Today, you can watch those spots well before the big game even airs, as the number of pre-Super Bowl ads on YouTube grew 200% since 2008, said Google. And the growing importance of onlineContinue reading »

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