The Purchase Data Playbook For Marketers

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While tapping into purchases helps advertisers close the loop around the actual conversion, the use cases for purchase data have evolved far beyond measurement. The use of transactional data is maturing in media activation, as is the ability to commingle it with other data sources like behavioral, location and even panels in channels like addressableContinue reading »

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Congress Puts The Screws To Facebook, Twitter And Google On Russian Interference

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The tech titans have testified about Russian election meddling. And after two days and multiple hours of questioning by members of Congress aimed at top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday and Wednesday, it’s clear that Russian operatives continue to spread propaganda and sow social discontent using social media platforms and that saidContinue reading »

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Self-Disclosure May Not Be Enough When It Comes to Online Political Ads

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Facebook and Twitter both took steps last week to provide more transparent paid political advertising on their platforms. But although political ads will be clearly labeled and users will be able to access more information on who purchased the ads and how much the buyer is spending on electioneering, it’s primarily up to the advertisersContinue reading »

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The Alphabet Growth Engine Is Still Humming In Q3 Earnings report

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Alphabet’s headlong revenue growth continues to prove durable in spite of brand safety concerns, EU regulatory pressure, Russian election meddling and other controversies. The company reported total Q3 revenue of $27.7 billion, a 24% increase from the same period last year and beating analyst expectations by around $500 million. But the raw revenue growth isContinue reading »

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Senators Crack Down On Facebook And Other Platforms With A Bill To Regulate Online Political Ads

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If lawmakers have anything to do with it, political ads on Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online platforms may soon be subject to the same disclosure requirements as traditional political advertising. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday to do just that, prompted by revelations of Russian meddling before and during the 2016 US presidentialContinue reading »

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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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