Snap’s Programmatic Adoption Skyrockets, But Its CPMs Plummet

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Snap said during its Q3 earnings call Tuesday that pricing pressure caused its CPMs to sink 60% year-over-year and 20% sequentially, as more advertisers switched from direct buys to using its self-serve programmatic platform. “The auction transition continued to impact Snap ad pricing during the quarter,” said chief financial officer Drew Vollero. “Most of [theContinue reading »

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WPP Spent More Than $7 Billion On Google And Facebook This Year

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 WPP, which reduced its full-year forecast Tuesday following a disappointing Q3, said it had invested mre than $7 billion on Google and Facebook this year as the No. 1 and No. 3 destinations for its clients’ media spend. NewsCorp., Twenty-First Century Fox, Sky and Foxtel all tied as the second-largest destinations for client spend. ByContinue reading »

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IPG Reports Soft Q3 As Clients Move Away From AOR Relationships

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IPG took a hit in revenue last quarter as cost-cutting clients opted to forego agency-of-record (AOR) relationships in favor of working project by project. Unfortunately for IPG, that business model doesn’t provide a consistent revenue stream, as it gives clients the ability to stop their projects. “During the third quarter, several of our largest clientsContinue reading »

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