Ohio Car Dealer Takes Digital Video Ads For A Test Drive

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Hokey, funny car dealer ads dominate local TV broadcasts for a reason: They work. But auto dealers like Rick Ricart are starting to expand into places like YouTube and Facebook. “TV is the new background noise, like radio,” said Ricart Automotive VP of Sales and Marketing Rick Ricart, referencing marketing knowledge from Vayner Media CEOContinue reading »

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Rocket Fuel Reorgs And Lays Off 11%, Calls Plan To Return To Growth Unchanged

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Rocket Fuel has made organizational changes, resulting in laying off 11% of its headcount – 93 services and admin positions – which will save $20 million in operating expenses. It is the second round of cuts affecting more than 10% of Rocket Fuel’s staff. In April 2015, the company let go of 11%, or 129 staffers. TheContinue reading »

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Industry Trade Groups Want To Measure Ads Based On When Rendering Starts

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When should an ad count? Traditionally, the IAB and Media Ratings Council (MRC) has recommended measuring desktop or mobile ads based on served impressions. So that means the ad only counted after the ad server responded. But now, the IAB and MRC, in conjunction with the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), want to change these standards,Continue reading »

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White Ops Blows The Lid Off A $1 Billion-Plus Russian Botnet

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Meet Methbot, the Russian hacking operation that’s costing advertisers between $3 million and $5 million a day. At the very least, that’s a little over $1 billion a year – a hefty chunk of the ad industry’s estimated $7.2 billion annual ad fraud problem. White Ops first uncovered the browser-based botnet in September 2015, when itContinue reading »

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We May Be Losing The War On Ad Fraud (Say The Arms Dealers)

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While the online advertising trade groups have created anti-fraud programs and exchanges have instituted inventory standards, fraud is still on the rise. AdExchanger reached out to some of the people in the trenches about where the digital ad tech and media ecosystem stands now and how progress can be made. Click below for their responses.Continue reading »

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Private Equity Strikes Again As Clarion Capital Buys Madison Logic

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Private equity firm Clarion Capital Partners said Thursday it had acquired B2B marketing shop Madison Logic for an undisclosed sum. Clarion reportedly spent “hundreds of millions,” according to Fortune. Madison Logic hadn’t previously raised any institutional funding and specializes in account-based marketing, which sends targeted content to specific enterprise decision-makers. “We see an opportunity toContinue reading »

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