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Media Pitch: Admiral Stems Ad Block Losses With Personalized Ad Experiences
November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

Admiral is helping publishers reclaim billions of dollars lost in advertising revenue by taking a personalized approach to ad block prevention. The startup measures ad block rates as well as revenue lost to ad block users and provides publishers with the tools to reengage those users. The startup empowers readers to choose which ad experience…

Press Release: Launch of B2B Media Exchange Assures Quality and Transparency for B2B Marketers
November 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Shelton, CT November 14, 2017 – BPA Worldwide, the global not-for-profit provider of media auditing services, announced the launch of its B2B Media Exchange, a programmatic marketplace connecting premium advertisers with brand-safe B2B media suppliers. The B2B Media Exchange, powered by PulsePoint, is a collective of qualified audience and audited business-to-business media. The platform’s suite…

How Hearst Pivoted to Native & Programmatic Advertising
November 8, 2017 at 10:49 am

In the past three years, Hearst Magazines has dramatically transformed its online advertising strategy, says Heather Keltz, VP of ad operations and ad product. “Three years ago programmatic ads and native were a small percentage of our advertising revenue, and now they’re a majority of what we’re making for ad revenue overall.” The shift to…

Facebook Beats Earnings Expectations With 49% Growth in Q3, Despite Russian Ad Controversy
November 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Facebook reported another $10.14 billion in advertising revenue in the third quarter even while the company’s top attorney testified in Congress about how Russian operatives bought ads to misinform users before, during and after the 2016 presidential election. Today, the company said revenue for the previous three months grew 49% compared to the same period…

It’s Time for Publishers To Build Trading Desks of Their Own
November 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm

With social media dominating the way readers find and consume content, digital publishers are faced with daunting challenges. Sponsored posts and native promotions are gaining traction and fewer people are visiting website homepages or responding to organic updates and shares. As costly paid promotions gain traction, the long-term future of digital publishing hangs in the balance.…

Social Platforms Grilled on Russia
November 1, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Welcome to November. Tuesday was day one of long-anticipated Congressional hearings with representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Russia’s presence on the social platforms as it attempted to influence the 2016 election is now well established, and the testimony confirmed that. What still isn’t clear is what impact the attempts actually had. The platforms confirmed…

New York Times Co. Increases Revenue, Books Healthy Third Quarter Profit
November 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm

The New York Times Co. is suffering the same miserable print advertising losses as others in the industry — down 20% year-to-year for the third quarter. But the Times, unlike the rest of the public news companies, still achieved revenue growth — 6% for the quarter — thanks to another surge in digital subscriptions and…

Media Industry Reports Are Releasing Less Data on Print Ad Revenue & Employee Head Counts
October 31, 2017 at 1:48 pm

The last decade has seen a steady erosion in the number of media industry benchmark reports — at least those made publicly available to trade reporters and bloggers — leaving less reliable, third-party data by which to gauge the overall health of the media business. The Publisher’s Information Bureau, which long provided quarterly and annual…

8 Ways Publishers Mismanage Their Sales Teams
October 27, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Publishers face many challenges that did not even exist 10 years ago. But before chalking up all your revenue woes to Facebook and Google, you need to ask yourself if you’re really managing your salespeople properly by hiring smart, pushing them out of their comfort zone, and creating accountability. Maybe it’s not the economy, the…

The Coming Ad Tsunami of 2018 (Part 2): Viewability, Filtering & E.U. Compliance
October 26, 2017 at 10:43 am

In part one of this series, I explored how new online forces are driving massive changes that will impact how B2B publishers sell and deliver online ads in 2018. From the rise of ad fraud, to Google’s “ad filtering,” and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the world of online advertising is undergoing…

The Ad Industry Is Changing—Here’s What Publishers Can Expect
October 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm

The advertising landscape is undergoing its most sweeping transformation in years. Apple just released the new version of Safari, which prioritizes user privacy; an updated version of Google’s Chrome, with a new ad filter, comes out in January; and new rules on data protection in the European Union take effect in May. These changes will…

LinkedIn Will Debut Video Ads by Q2 2018
October 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Smartphone users will start seeing autoplay LinkedIn video ads from Prudential Financial and Microsoft Canada first, then from all

How to Regulate Facebook And the Online Giants in One Word: Transparency
October 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Demands to regulate hi-tech companies like Google, Facebook and Apple are being heard at deafening pitch almost every day. This rush by the political herd on both sides of the Atlantic to make new laws (or to enforce the breakup of these corporations) is no better focused or thought-out than the extraordinary degree of latitude which the same political classes were prepared to allow the same online platforms only a couple of years ago.

Did The IAB UK Just Save Advertising -- From Itself?
October 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm

If readers had any doubt that the digital advertising industry was picking 2017 as the year it finally grew up and became more accountable, less prone to fraud and more focused on transparency, they need only look at today's news from IAB UK. Just a day after its figures, with PwC, showed that the humble…

[Video Q&A] AC Business Media Pivots from Display Ads to Lead Gen & Events
October 19, 2017 at 11:04 am

The publishing revenue model is constantly evolving as new technologies upend the market and new opportunities for monetization emerge. One day, a media organization is doubling down on programmatic ads, and the next, it is pivoting to video. Publishers need to prepare for and expect change, said AC Business Media digital sales director Monique Terrazas.…

U.S. Publishers: $15.8B Annual Revenue Lost To Ad Blocking
October 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Consumers in Europe are more likely to block ads, but the United States isn't far behind. About 26% of U.S. consumers use some sort of ad-blocking software, according to data released Monday. And soon, Google will give consumers another way to block ads, through its Chrome browser scheduled to launch in 2018. The OnAudience.com study…

Publishers Are Already Feeling Pain From Apple’s Move Against Ad Tracking
October 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Apple is cracking down on ad tracking through Safari, and the first publishers to feel the pain are those who rely heavily on programmatic advertising. Programmatic publishers’ ad rates have taken a hit since Apple updated its Safari browser last month to prevent third parties from tracking users for more than 24 hours after a…

Publishers Have a Problem: Their Outdated Approach to Magazine Ads
October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

“My name is Eadward, and I work in magazine publishing.” Welcome to Magazine Publishers Anonymous, a new 12-step program for people trying to overcome their addiction to the same old way of publishing magazines. I thought we’d get an influx of members a couple of weeks ago when The New York Times published “The Not-So-Glossy…