Category: Programmatic Advertising & Media Buying

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

Survey: 87% of mobile marketers see success with location targeting

A new survey of 700 in-house and agency marketers using mobile marketing finds that 87 percent are using location targeting. A large majority of respondents reported positive results. The report was written by Lawless Research and commissioned by Factual. Survey...

/ June 11, 2018

IAB Tech Lab unveils a proposed Ads.txt for mobile apps

Last year about this time, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab launched its ads.txt project to prevent fraudulent selling of website ad inventory. This week, the Tech Lab is releasing a proposed spec for extending ads.txt, which is now...

/ June 8, 2018

DoubleClick Bid Manager opens up digital audio ad buying globally

As investment in digital audio advertising continues to grow, Google’s DoubleClick Bid Manager is rolling out support globally for buying audio ads programmatically across a handful of streaming services. The company announced Wednesday that advertisers can now buy ad inventory...

/ May 30, 2018

WFA demands that advertisers take actions that promote ‘a better marketing ecosystem’

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) released on Thursday a Global Media Charter aimed at advertisers that will “create the conditions for a marketing ecosystem that works better for brands and consumers.” The charter follows a data manifesto issued by...

/ May 18, 2018

Ask an #SMXpert: LinkedIn ads and search — The ultimate knockout punch

The Ask the SMXpert series continues the question and answer (Q&A) segment of sessions held at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2018. The following Q&A is from “Using Search Ads and Social to Deliver The Ultimate Knockout Punch” with AJ...

/ May 17, 2018

PulsePoint launches Genome to centralize data for healthcare advertising

PulsePoint is an ad exchange that has begun to focus more directly on the healthcare market in recent years. Now, the New York City-based company is out with Genome, a data targeting solution designed specifically for health-related ads or content...

/ May 17, 2018

All Apple News publishers can now use DoubleClick for Publishers to serve direct-sold ads

Apple has rolled out the ability for all publishers to use DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) for ad serving in their Apple News content, according to Digiday. Apple has been testing the use of Google-owned DFP with some publishers since last...

/ May 16, 2018