Snap Embarks On A Charm Offensive; Amazon’s Hiring Spree

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Snap, Mon Ami Snap is starting to tone down its too-cool-for-school vibe. The company has been known to operate with a certain level of hauteur in relation to advertisers, agencies and the press. But Snap is making a concerted effort to be less secretiveContinue reading »

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Quibi Already Has $100 Million In 2020 Ad Commitments; FTC Investigates YouTube Over Child Privacy

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Watch And Learn Facebook really wants those TV ad dollars – but it’s going to take more than simply showing up at the upfronts. The first thing Facebook needs to do is prove that its video service, Watch, is a hit with audiences. FacebookContinue reading »

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Hulu Tries TV-Style Negotiation; Old Brands Can’t Burn Cash Like A DTC

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Hulu Steals The Show Hulu is taking a page from the TV sales playbook by offering lower rates to buyers who commit large budgets ahead of time, Variety reports. Hulu was one of the only ad-supported streaming video players at the upfronts, TV’s annualContinue reading »

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Roku Vet Jim Lombard On How Tetra TV Gains Inventory And Trust As A CTV Ad Network

“On TV and Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. After this exclusive first look for subscribers, the story by AdExchanger’s James Hercher will be published in full on AdExchanger.com on Thursday. If mobile and display advertising was the first stage of programmatic technology, connected TV (CTV) and broadcast advertising could be considered the second. But there is oneContinue reading »

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Disney Takes Full Ownership Of Hulu

Hulu now lives in the mouse house. The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday it will gain full operational control of Hulu as part of a “put/call” agreement with Comcast, under which Comcast can require Disney to buy NBCU’s 33% Hulu stake at its fair market value as early as January 2024. The future value ofContinue reading »

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Doubting DTC Valuations; Amazon Courting New Marketing Verticals

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Agent Amazon Amazon is on a charm offensive to bring in more agencies and non-endemic brands, like financial services companies or auto manufacturers that don’t sell on its platform today. Amazon is doing a roadshow pitching its data and OTT chops to help createContinue reading »

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These Are The Supply-Side Ad Servers Trying To Win The Next Generation Of TV

Television advertising is getting smarter. And the smartest companies in digital advertising are coming for TV. That means a royal rumble is playing out over who controls the ad serving for data-driven TV campaigns. AdExchanger looked at the TV and video ad serving landscape, where broadcasters and digital ad platforms like Google and Amazon fiercelyContinue reading »

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Disney Is ‘All In’ On Streaming – But Advertisers Are Out Of Luck

“Let it go, let it go” is the theme song for any advertisers who might’ve had their hearts set on an ad-supported option for Disney+. There won’t be one, Disney revealed during an investor day event on Thursday in Los Angeles. Disney’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service, slated to launch in the United States on Nov.Continue reading »

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LiveRamp Adds Connected TV IDs To IdentityLink

LiveRamp has added connected TV IDs to IdentityLink, its cross-device identity graph, the company said during its Monday Q4 2018 earnings report. Connected TV IDs are tied to a home IP address, and are used to distinguish households by companies that serve ads over smart TVs or OTT services, including some smart TV manufacturers, multichannelContinue reading »

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Hulu Hits Play On Pause Ads

Hulu viewers will soon start seeing ads when they hit pause on a show. Coca-Cola and Charmin are on tap to test the so-called pause ads, which allow advertisers to run static display ads on screen when viewers take a break. The ads, in development for most of 2018, will roll out with beta advertisersContinue reading »

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