Podcast: Waze Finds A Way

AdExchanger Talks is a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. This episode of AdExchanger Talks is supported by Tealium. The social navigation app Waze inspires great loyalty among its users. While the app may at first seem to compete with its corporate sibling Google Maps, there are big differences. “Waze is for drivers. Waze is about traffic.Continue reading »

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Amazon Ramps Up Search Ads; Imran Kahn’s Mixed Legacy At Snap

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Search Wars, Part 2 Amazon has lit a fuse under the staid discipline of search advertising. With paid placements commanding more real estate on Amazon’s results pages, organic listings have been pushed lower on the page. As Recode reports, this has led to escalatingContinue reading »

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Brian Lesser’s Challenge At AT&T; Jun Group Acquired

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Time Will Telco There’s plenty of pressure on Brian Lesser to build advertising into a pillar of AT&T’s business and marry the wireless company’s customer data to the new WarnerMedia content assets. “But probably more than anything, I feel this sense of responsibility toContinue reading »

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Criteo Loses Facebook Preferred Status; A Peek At Google’s Podcast Plans

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. A Retarget On Your Back Criteo shares fell on Friday after it was revealed the retargeting company had been removed from the Facebook marketing partner program, Bloomberg reported. The situation is not dire, since Criteo’s share of revenue from Facebook has dropped from 9%Continue 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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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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Mastercard Helps Power Google Store Sales Measurement – Here’s Who Else Supplies Purchase Data

While Google said in May 2017 it was using purchase data from unnamed payment processors to link online ads to transactions, Bloomberg discovered Thursday that one partner is Mastercard. To recap, Google is using purchase data for a product called Store Sales Measurement product, which tracks the connection between online ads and in-store purchases. “TheContinue reading »

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Trump Alleges Big Tech Bias; In-Housing Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Searching For A Problem The Trump administration is “taking a look at” Google’s alleged practice of diminishing conservative news in search results after the president went on a Twitter tirade after seeing anecdotal reports from conservative media, according to The Washington Post. It wouldContinue reading »

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Break Up Google? Don’t Hold Your Breath; Nintendo’s Miyamoto Bemoans Today’s Game Monetization

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Let’s Stay Together A growing chorus of media industry leaders, privacy activists and even legislators have called for anti-monopoly cases against Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. And those calls have only gotten louder since the European Union hit Google with a record-breaking $5.1 billionContinue reading »

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As Google Restricts Its Ad ID, Advertisers Debate Whether To Use Ads Data Hub

Major brands and global holding companies are preparing for a world without the Google ad ID. A month before GDPR, Google announced that in Europe it would no longer distribute the Google ID, an identifier attached to its ad server log files used to measure campaigns across the web. Any measurement of Google audiences inContinue reading »

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