Data

Google’s GDPR Approach Raises Publisher Concerns
April 16, 2018 at 9:54 am

There’s nothing like a deadline to spur action. The May 25 date for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation has led to a flurry of activity, as players large and small look to get compliant. While attention is squarely on Facebook’s data practices, Google has raised concerns among several publishers…

Press Release: Certified Audit of Circulations Plans Merger with Alliance for Audited Media
April 11, 2018 at 10:20 am

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 10, 2018) — With unanimous support, the board of directors of Certified Audit of Circulations (CAC) is recommending a merger with the Alliance for Audited Media to help keep audit rates low, ensure easy access of independently verified data to media buyers, and enhance customer service. Pending approval by both CAC…

Facebook Data Changes Create Sales Opportunities for Publishers
April 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

Facebook has been under serious scrutiny lately as more is revealed about Cambridge Analytica’s use of the social networks’ user information.  Cambridge Analytica, a third party data brokerage firm, and Facebook are now the subjects of multiple investigations for the improper use of user data to target political advertising on Facebook. Since the revelation, Facebook…

What Facebook’s Ban of 3rd Party Data Means for Media Companies
April 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Over the past few days, Facebook announced two significant changes positioned as privacy enhancing moves.  One of those changes went under the radar, but the other change has some people steaming mad, some stock prices plunging and most people asking the question “what does this mean for me?”  For media and publishing companies, this shift…

Publishers Bristle at Agencies’ Demands for First-Party Data
April 2, 2018 at 10:34 am

Ad agencies using data to retarget publishers’ audiences is nothing new. But multiple publishers said they’re getting more frequent, onerous demands from ad agencies wanting to get their hands on that audience data. Sometimes agencies merely ask for the audiences’ social media IDs so the agency could retarget them on Facebook, using people’s Facebook’s IDs.…

Ad Industry Sources Slam Facebook's Latest Privacy Move
March 30, 2018 at 11:22 am

Facebook's move to block third-party data providers from its advertising platform limits what companies know about users' shopping habits – and renders an industry of personal information brokerage less effective. But industry insiders say that the move is mostly about optics, and could actually increase Facebook's control…

To Comply with GDPR, Google Asks Publishers to Manage User-Data Consent
March 26, 2018 at 10:07 am

Google is asking publishers in Europe to obtain consent for data use and ad targeting under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules, which go into effect May 25. Companies operating in Europe are required to gain opt-in consent for collection and use of personal data under the…

Press Release: Randall-Reilly Acquires Smart Rhino Labs
March 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (March 22, 2018) - Randall-Reilly announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Smart Rhino Labs, which offers recruiting services in the trucking industry. Randall-Reilly is the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Key company leadership at Smart…

Google News Initiative Announced to Fight Fake News and Support Journalism
March 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

Google is announcing new efforts today to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism, which will live under a newly announced umbrella called the Google News Initiative. Google already offers something similar in Europe through the Digital News Initiative, but the Google News Initiative is intended…