To Conquer Instagram’s Explore Ads, Storytelling Must Outweigh Revenue

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Carly Carson, director of social at PMG. Instagram’s new addition of ads within its Explore section is yet another way the platform continues to expand inventory opportunities for brands and monetize highly valuable realContinue reading »

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Scaled Ad Platforms Vs. Smaller Custom Solutions: How To Strike The Right Balance

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Justin Scarborough, programmatic media director at PMG. As programmatic media enters its second decade – and a wave of consolidation, fire sales and amalgamations of ad tech stacks change theContinue reading »

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Four Reasons Why Agencies Are Working With Fewer DSPs

As media agencies become more skilled at programmatic buying, they’re working with fewer demand-side platforms (DSPs) than ever before. According to Pathmatics, advertisers have cut the number of DSPs they work with by 40% over the past two years, to about four per month on average. In part, that’s because the market is consolidating. Big-nameContinue reading »

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Agencies: Google’s Limitation Of DoubleClick ID Will Raise Garden Walls Even Higher

Google’s decision last Friday to limit portability of the DoubleClick ID outside of Google’s ecosystem was done in the name of consumer privacy. But the change will also stunt advertisers’ ability to do cross-platform reach and frequency measurement – unless they’re using Google’s Ads Data Hub. While agency execs support changes to protect consumer privacy,Continue reading »

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The Top 10 Programmatic Agencies

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By Alison Weissbrot, Sarah Sluis and Kelly Liyakasa Programmatic has transformed the role of the media agency. When programmatic was new, trading desks formed within agencies and holding companies to incubate expertise. As the buying method matured and the trading desk business model came under scrutiny, clients demanded that talent be integrated with their accountContinue reading »

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