Ad Tech Is Consolidating; YouTube Pays Creators To Promote Products

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Ad Tech Is Consolidating Ad tech shows the hallmarks of a maturing market. Financing for ad tech companies this year is on pace for $1.5 billion, about half what it reached in 2015, The New York Times reports, citing data from CB Insights. Meanwhile,Continue reading »

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Will IGTV And Digital Long-Form Finally Bring Big TV Ad Budgets Online?  

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Edward Kim, founder and executive chairman at SimpleReach. Facebook recently announced the launch of IGTV, a hub for long-form, vertical videos that’s accessible from both a new app and the existing Instagram app. Facebook’sContinue reading »

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European Advertisers Have Limited Ability To Verify YouTube Ads

“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 Bjarte Humborstad, digital director at RED Media Consulting. Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Google has allowed advertisers to serve their YouTube ads only from Google-ownedContinue reading »

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Will Instagram’s IGTV Help Calm Brand Safety Anxieties?

Instagram dropped its answer to YouTube on Wednesday, and the timing couldn’t be riper. Ad spending across the top 70 YouTube channels is essentially flat, with only a 0.2% increase this year, according to ad sales intelligence business MediaRadar. Why? Marketers are increasingly worried about their brand reps on YouTube, said MediaRadar CEO and co-founderContinue reading »

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Unilever Pulls Back On Influencers; Amazon Kills It With Twitch

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Weed Whacks Influencers Influencer marketing has a fraud problem, and Unilever CMO Keith Weed has had enough of it. At the Cannes Lions festival, Weed said Unilever will no longer work with influencers who buy followers to inflate audience and engagement metrics. Unilever willContinue reading »

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YouTube Vs. The Fringe; Will Contextual Ads Boom?

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The House Always Wins As YouTube keeps dialing up brand safety protections, creators in marginal or disreputable categories are feeling the brunt. A relatively small but active group of creators who stream from inside casinos (because people like to watch others gambling) have foundContinue reading »

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How Advertisers Should Think About Brand Safety On OTT

Video delivered over the internet to a smart television or connected TV could have a brand safety problem. We’re talking specifically about user-generated digital video streaming to a big screen and the niche OTT channels and streaming services that seem be springing up on a near-weekly basis. That type of video shouldn’t be confused withContinue reading »

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Acxiom Is Shopping LiveRamp; YouTube Evolves Revenue Model

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Onboarder Offloaded? Acxiom is shopping LiveRamp, a linchpin of data-driven advertising, Mike Shields reports for Business Insider. LiveRamp, the strongest player in the data-onboarder category, would have many suitors, with marketing tech giants like Adobe, Oracle, Salesforce and IBM likely to make a bid.Continue reading »

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Even Regulators Aren’t Ready For GDPR; YouTube Still Growing Like A Weed

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. GDPR Cops Aren’t Ready Even the regulators charged with enforcing GDPR aren’t prepared for it. Seventeen of 24 EU regulators surveyed by Reuters say they don’t have the necessary funding to enforce the law. Watchdogs need more resources, but many EU governments haven’t updatedContinue reading »

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YouTube’s Brandcast: Finding Brand Safety In Google Preferred

Ariana Grande might have belted out a few songs at YouTube’s Brandcast on Thursday, but not even she could drown out the lingering chatter about YouTube’s massive brand safety crisis last year. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki sought to assuage advertisers who might still be wary of the video platform by addressing the issue early andContinue reading »

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