Facebook Centralizes Its Ad Transparency Tools

Facebook is trying to make it easier for people to get information about the ads running on its platform. Ad transparency – political ad transparency, in particular – has been a top priority at Facebook since it became clear that bad actors were running amok in the leadup to the 2016 presidential election. Starting Thursday,Continue reading »

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The Right Way For Publishers To Be Transparent

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Alysia Borsa, chief marketing and data officer at Meredith Corp.  As the industry clamors for more transparency in the supply chain, publishers should take the lead. Publishers are sitting on high-quality, proprietary data sets. TheirContinue reading »

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Rocket Fuel Powered Its AI By Mixing Client Data That Wasn’t Meant To Be Mixed

How Questionable Data-Sharing Practices And A Healthy Dose Of Hubris Helped Bring Down One Of The Most Well-Known Players In Ad Tech The Rocket Fuel brand is dead and buried, the founders long gone, its tech sold off to Sizmek for a song and the code completely rewritten. An ad tech unicorn that courted topContinue reading »

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Facebook Battens Down The Hatches With New Data Sharing Requirements

On Thursday, Facebook alerted advertisers, agencies and its marketing partners that starting in November, they’ll need to confirm the nature of their relationships to each other before they’re allowed to share Facebook data amongst themselves. Some businesses are in the habit of sharing data from using Facebook’s ad products with their partners to help withContinue reading »

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ANA Confirms FBI Criminal Investigation On Ad Transparency

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has contacted the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), requesting cooperation from the trade group and its members in a criminal investigation into US media buying practices. The ANA detailed the FBI’s probe in a statement to members and validated recent unsourced reports from The Wall Street Journal and TheContinue reading »

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Brand-Safety Fear Factor

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is by Paul Bannister, co-founder and executive vice president at CafeMedia. It’s unquestionable that brands need to use brand safety platforms to ensure their ads run in safe and appropriate environments. While these platforms were developed with positive intent, they also createdContinue reading »

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Vox To License Publishing Software; Data Privacy Suit Dismissed

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. SaaSy Publisher Vox Media will license its digital publishing software Chorus to other publishers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Twenty media companies are in talks to license Chorus already, which allows publishers to create, monetize and distribute articles for a recurring fee. In theContinue reading »

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Comic: 2050: The Singularity

A weekly comic strip from AdExchanger that highlights the digital advertising ecosystem… AdExchanger: Origins AdExchanger: Crisis In Ad City (Part I) AdExchanger: Crisis In Ad City (Part II) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part I) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part II) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part III) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (The Conclusion) AdExchanger: Angels And Startups AdExchanger: Rumble In Arbitrage PlazaContinue reading »

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PushSpring’s Audience Marketplace Is For Buyers Fed Up With Prepackaged, Opaque Segments

Canned audiences are as stale as cigarette smoke in an old casino. That’s why MGM Resorts International is looking for alternatives to what Kelly Smith, MGM’s SVP and chief digital officer, calls “black-box syndicated segments.” In its quest for custom audience activation, MGM is kicking the tires on a new self-serve data marketplace offering fromContinue reading »

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Rubicon Project CEO Does The Math On Its Low-Fee Future

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Rubicon’s CEO Michael Barrett will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Industry Preview conference on January 17 – 18, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt New York.  Rubicon Project is in the midst of a risky move – one that CEO Michael Barrett thought he could avoid when he joined nine months ago. Because of customer outcry, the company stopped chargingContinue reading »

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