Location-Based Headwinds; Podcasting Has Grown Up

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Right Place, Wrong Time Location-based technology fueled optimism about mobile ad revenue, but regulations like GDPR and mobile policy changes from Apple and Google have put a damper on those expectations. Now some location companies are ditching their media-buying business to focus on moreContinue reading »

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Snap’s Q2 Revenue Growth Is Strong, But User Growth Still Lags

Snap’s revenue grew 44% year over year to $262 million in the second quarter. Its average revenue per user – a critical metric where Snapchat lags behind Facebook and Instagram – increased 34% to $1.40 in Q2. Snapchat’s transition to self-serve programmatic has allowed the company to scale its ad business in ways that weren’tContinue reading »

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Opera IPOs; Fake Sellers Surge On Amazon

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Opera, The Other Operator The Norwegian software company Opera, maker of eponymous web browsers and mobile apps, IPO’d on the Nasdaq stock exchange last Friday, raising about $115 million. Opera has a 2% sliver of the global browser market but hopes to grow alongContinue reading »

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‘Phone Swap’ Content Unlocks Awareness For Boost Mobile On Snapchat

Boost Mobile’s recent campaign on Snapchat’s hit series “Phone Swap” went three levels deep to make its ads as seamless and relevant as possible – all the more important because they were among the app’s first unskippable ads. The ads ran on mobile phones while viewers watched the dating show where a potential couple tradesContinue reading »

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Snapchat’s Programmatic Turnaround Is Helping It Compete With Facebook

Snapchat took a short-term revenue hit last year when it pivoted from its original direct branding business to a self-serve ad platform. But the low inventory prices and data and user-tracking features that have accompanied Snapchat’s programmatic transition are making the company more competitive with Facebook and Instagram. Snapchat’s improved measurability come as Facebook’s platformContinue reading »

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Snap’s Predicament Has A Bright Side; Europe’s War On Silicon Valley

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Snap’s OK Instagram may have run away with Snap’s stories format, but – consolation prize! – Snap is benefiting from all the exposure. According to Digiday, Snap story ads are now seen as a great value, selling at CPMs of just $1.88 versus asContinue reading »

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New Rules For Facebook Custom Audiences; Snap Opens Up

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. How The Sausage Gets Made Facebook announced new requirements for businesses building Custom Audiences. Facebook wants to make it clearer to users how their names got on lists that are commonly used for ad targeting. Starting July 2, businesses using the tool will haveContinue reading »

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Amazon Ad Revenue Grows; Snap Tests Unskippable Ads

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Amazon Ad Revenue Accelerates Revenue in Amazon’s “Other” category grew 132% YoY to $2 billion this quarter, with advertising services making up a “majority” of that segment, CFO Brian Olsavsky said during the company’s earnings call Thursday. So it’s safe to say Amazon’s adContinue reading »

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TBS Applies A Programmer’s Touch To Platform Distribution

TBS and TNT try to be “brands that live outside of television,” said Karina Kogan, SVP of digital media and products for the two networks. Beyond its owned-and-operated networks, sites and apps, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are the networks’ workhorses for driving engagement with viewers – and acquiring new ones. “We start with who’s watchingContinue reading »

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NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke On The Facebook Fallout And Snapchat Success

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said Facebook faces big repercussions because it breached users’ trust. “The problem is exacerbated by the fact that Facebook’s business model is based on data people don’t [always know] they’re sharing and then selling that data … to a buyer Facebook [doesn’t even] know,” Burke said Tuesday in response to Facebook’sContinue reading »

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