Category: Programmatic Advertising & Media Buying

Amazon now 3rd-biggest digital ad seller in US

Amazon is set to bring in $4.61 billion from digital advertising this year, according to a new estimate from eMarketer. That only represents 4.1 percent of US digital ad spending. In surpassing Oath and Microsoft, Amazon is now the front-runner...

/ September 19, 2018

Oath combines its ad tech assets under new Oath Ad Platforms brand

Verizon-owned Oath has unified its ad tech stack under the new brand name Oath Ad Platforms. The effort has been underway for more than a year and follows Google and Amazon’s ad tech stack consolidations in recent months. Oath Ad...

/ September 11, 2018

Here’s why you should crowdsource your programmatic creatives

It’s not often that marketers get to kick back and relax while customers do their job for them, but when you adopt user-generated content (UGC) as your creative, that’s how it works. Coca Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaign is a...

/ August 31, 2018

Sizmek unveils unified ad serving platform it says can replace Google’s walled garden

When Sizmek scooped up Rocket Fuel’s demand-side programmatic ad platform (DSP) last summer, Executive Chairman Mark Grether said the merger would create the “largest independent marketing platform built for agencies and brands.” The DSP world is a crowded one, studded with stalwarts...

/ August 17, 2018

Our wake-up call to improve an industry

If you change nothing, nothing will ever change. We’re making it our primary goal to improve advertising technology. We’re facing down the challenges of our industry and responding with innovation because we believe call-based leads are the truest form of...

/ August 8, 2018

New report: CTV emerges as top platform for video advertisers, completion rates continue to improve

Internet connected television continues to be a fertile place to advertise, according to a new report released Wednesday by Extreme Reach. Extreme Reach’s Video Benchmarks Report is based on billions of video ad impressions served through its platform in the...

/ August 2, 2018

Google allows advertisers to buy ads.txt authorized-only inventory

Google announced Thursday that advertisers using Display & Video 360 (formerly DoubleClick Bid Manager) can now opt to only buy inventory that has been authorized via a publisher’s ads.txt file. Ads.txt is an initiative spearheaded by the IAB Tech Lab...

/ July 27, 2018

Keeping up with the pace of advertising, MRC proposes updates to its ad verification guidelines

As the digital advertising landscape evolves, so must the rules governing it. Responding to industry changes such as an increase in contextual targeting, the Media Rating Council (MRC) announced proposed updates to its existing ad verification guidelines Tuesday. The changes —...

/ July 13, 2018

Should marketers own programmatic accounts as they do with SEM & Social?

Large marketers spending millions in annual programmatic and digital media spend have a number of good reasons for taking some elements of programmatic media in-house. We’ll talk about the specific pros and cons of doing this later in this article,...

/ July 5, 2018

Unilever stops working with digital media influencers who buy followers

Unilever isn’t going to take it anymore. With increased calls for transparency in all aspects of marketing, the mega consumer packaged goods (CPG) company said Monday that it will no longer work with social media influencers who buy followers. Unilever...

/ June 18, 2018