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Google, Apple Leave Publishers in the Dark on Ad & Cookie Blocking Browser Updates
September 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

Today, if you wanted an ad blocker to be operational on whichever browser you most often use to surf the web, you would need to go through the somewhat arduous process of actually turning it on. For many of us, that process would involve a fair bit of downloading and Googling, and perhaps a little…

Press Release: HousingWire launches HW Content Solutions, Naming Sarah Wheeler Managing Editor
September 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

DALLAS, TX (September 19, 2017) — HousingWire just announced the formation of HW Content Solutions. Led by Managing Editor, Sarah Wheeler, HW Content Solutions will be focused on brand journalism solutions that allow brands to reach HousingWire’s desirable audience of mortgage and real estate finance decision makers. Sarah Wheeler, Managing Editor,…

How Will Universal User ID Impact Publishers' Programmatic Advertising?
September 18, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Back in May, MediaMath, Acxiom/LiveRamp, Index Exchange, Live Intent, and a few other prominent, non-Google/non-Facebook, ad technology players made an eye-opening statement by announcing their intention to create a “Coalition for Open IDs.” Their goal is to create a single universal ID that connects someone’s identity across all devices and participating providers. Not much has…

Hearst Believes It Can Challenge Facebook And Google by Thinking Like Amazon
September 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Hearst Magazines is taking the duopoly head on. In fact, the venerable media company, which publishes magazines like Cosmopolitan and Elle, says it not only has more powerful advertising data than Facebook in some cases but can also be mentioned in the same breath as the ongoing obsession for everyone in media and advertising: Amazon.…

8 Trends & Takeaways From the FUSE Media Summit Keynote
September 14, 2017 at 9:54 am

At the inaugural FUSE Media technology summit in September 2016, publishing executives and tech providers came together to discuss ways in which technology was helping to resuscitate a publishing industry in flux. Attendees were treated to a prescient forecasting of media trends from FUSE Media conference chair Jeffrey Litvack, who at the time was interim…

58% of Publishers Say Lack of Time Is Biggest Tech Buying Obstacle
September 12, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Last week Publishing Executive hosted FUSE Media: The Convergence of Technology & Media, a summit designed to help publishing executives discover and better understand the technologies reshaping the media business. Throughout the 2½ days of the summit, I heard the same line over and over again from attendees: “I’m here because I just don’t have…

Press Release: MAZ Launches NewsX, Mobile/OTT Platform Built For Breaking News
September 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based technology media company, MAZ, has introduced its newest product, NewsX, built specifically for news organizations with a focus on real-time updates and livestream video. MAZ has launched NewsX in partnership with Bloomberg, National Review, Observer, The Hill, and American City Business Journals. NewsX was a…

LinkedIn Is Going to Start Serving Native Ads to Outlook Users’ Inboxes
September 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

One year into Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the professional social networking site is starting to serve ads targeted at the inboxes of Microsoft Outlook users. The move is part of LinkedIn’s new native ad network LinkedIn Audience Network that will place advertisers’ sponsored posts into ad inventory found in third-party publishers and apps. LinkedIn…

Ads.txt, Created to Help Publishers Fight Fraud, Isn’t Being Adopted by Publishers
September 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

Ads.txt is supposed to help clean up the industry’s ad fraud problem, but publishers are dragging their feet in adopting the initiative. Few publishers have adopted ads.txt because their tech teams are overcommitted to other projects, and they don’t understand how ads.txt will benefit them. Plus, some publishers want to avoid notifying ad buyers that…

How to Stop Ad Fraud, Fake News & Ad Blocking From Tanking Publisher Revenue
September 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

Innovation often yields our toughest publishing challenges. Ad fraud, fake news, and ad blocking are three examples that stem from one such disruption: The prevalence of programmatic advertising. Ad fraud is probably the most pernicious culprit. It stems from sites, stuffed with programmatic ads, that attract bot traffic to yield false impressions, generating income that…

Publishers Are Making More Video—Whether You Want It or Not
September 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Mic, a website aimed at millennials, used to employ 40 writers and editors producing articles on topics like “celebrating beauty” and “strong women.” Ten were let go this month, with most in the revamped newsroom of 63 now focused on making videos for places like Facebook. Critics have called such moves “100 percent cynical” and…

With Advertising and Circulation Dwindling, Diversification Is Continued Imperative for Mag Industry
September 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A study conducted by consulting firm PwC confirms what a many publishing leaders already know: As advertising and circulation revenues decline, diversification becomes a business imperative. “Advertising for print is down. Circulation is down. Revenues are projected to be flat,” says PwC partner Greg Boyer. “To make up for these declines, magazine publishers need to…

BuzzFeed Reverses Course & Embraces Banner Ads
August 29, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Never say never in digital media. For years, BuzzFeed executives preached two things. The digital ad industry needed something better than the much maligned banner ad. And web ads should be "native." So-called "native" ads should look and feel like the websites they appear on (think a Promoted Tweet). They should be custom to that…

‘Larger Than Usual’ Ad Fraud on Exchanges Prompts Google to Offer Advertiser Refunds
August 28, 2017 at 1:19 pm

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Google is providing refunds to some advertisers that used DoubleClick Bid Manager in conjunction with ads that were placed on sites with fraudulent or invalid traffic: In the past few weeks, Google has informed hundreds of marketers and ad agency partners about the issue with…

How Brands Are Switching Up Their Approach to Magazine Advertising
August 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Magazine brands are having a tough time. Sales are falling, and you only have to look at the latest ABC figures to see how fast. Women’s weeklies are particularly struggling. The circulation of Time Inc.’s Look was down 35.4% in the first half of 2017, with sales for Woman magazine down 17.6%. Men’s titles, TV…

Press Release: Trusted Media Brands Expands Digital Team as Company Builds on Strong Growth Across Platforms
August 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

NEW YORK (August 24, 2017) – Trusted Media Brands, a multi-platform media company, has announced the continued expansion of its digital team. Throughout the first half of 2017, the company has continued its investment in its rapidly growing digital business with new hires in the areas of social media, product managers, content editors, designers and advertising…

Lead Gen: Where Do Publishers Go from Here?
August 24, 2017 at 11:18 am

Several years ago, I had a transformative experience surrounding lead generation. At the time, I worked for Edgell Communications and a good portion of our online business was driven by lead-gen programs. We were proud of our programs. We had a new platform. We delivered quality results. Our business was growing. But, as I sat…

Events, Data-Driven Ads Boosts Haymarket's B2B Brands
August 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Haymarket’s Energy and Environment Division publishes several authoritative B2B publications such as Windpower Monthly, focused on wind-energy development since 1985, World Architecture News, the largest provider of news and information to the global architectural community, and ENDS, the leading provider of environmental and sustainability intelligence for British and European businesses. As commercial manager of this…

Press Release: IAB Releases First “Podcast Playbook” for Advertisers
August 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm

New York, NY (August 22, 2017) – The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released today the “IAB Podcast Playbook,” the organization’s first-ever buyer’s guide for podcast advertising, which provides insights into audience demographics, listener behaviors, creative treatments, ad formats, delivery and targeting, and ad effectiveness measurement. Its release is timed to prepare brands and agencies for…

After More Than Half a Century, The Village Voice Is Closing Its Print Edition
August 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

The Village Voice, a storied progressive alt-weekly that has watchdogged New York's political and business classes for more than half a century, is ending its print edition, its owner announced Tuesday afternoon. The announcement is a symbolic blow for alternative weeklies across the United States, which have endured successive cuts and closures in recent years…