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YouTube’s Brand-Safety Woes Give Publishers a Boost in Selling Video Ads Directly
February 27, 2019 at 11:11 am

To avoid future brand-safety embarrassments, agencies are increasingly looking to buy directly from premium-quality content owners on YouTube. “We are seeing a huge increase in demand from agencies in our own YouTube inventory bought directly at meaningful CPMs,” said a publishing executive at a major media owner. Although YouTube…

Digital Advertising in the US is Finally Bigger than Print and Television
February 22, 2019 at 9:19 am

It was inevitable, but it’s finally here: Digital advertising businesses like Facebook and Google will be bigger in the US this year than traditional advertising businesses like TV, radio, and newspapers. New estimates from eMarketer show that US advertisers will spend more than $129 billion on digital advertising in 2019 — more than the $109…

Google's Proposed Changes to Chrome Could Weaken Ad Blockers
January 28, 2019 at 11:13 am

THE WEB CAN be an annoying and creepy place. Big animated ads try to distract you from what you’re reading, while ads for products you’ve already bought stalk you. That’s led many people to install ad blockers or other tools to inhibit websites from tracking them. According to a survey by…

The Metric Every Publisher Should Use in 2019: “Revenue at Risk”
January 24, 2019 at 10:28 am

I was recently speaking with the head of operations at a large news publisher about their 2019 advertising strategy. His company is focused on a mix of initiatives, from private marketplace deals to video to better viewability metrics. What immediately became clear was that in order for these goals to be met, everyone across the…

B2B Programmatic Ad Sales & the BPA Media Exchange
December 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Programmatic advertising accounts for more than 80% of digital advertising sales today, and rising, according to all reports. Yet only a virtual handful of B2B publishers have been making or accepting programmatic sales. Is this a giant missed opportunity hiding in plain sight? Programmatic is an inevitability, whether or not an unqualified opportunity. The overwhelming…

As Programmatic Ad Revenue Grows, Publishers Adapt Sales Team Structures
December 5, 2018 at 10:46 am

A publisher’s direct salesperson convinces an advertiser to include a programmatic buy as part of a larger package. After that campaign is completed, the advertiser agrees to a separate private marketplace deal that is managed by one of the publisher’s programmatic specialists. For the latter deal, should…

Press Release: MediaRadar Study - Native Renewal Rates Up to 40% in 2018
December 3, 2018 at 1:35 pm

NEW YORK, NY (November 30, 2018)— MediaRadar, the leading advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform, today released its latest trend report on digital native ad spend from January 2016 to June 2018. The study reviewed thousands of ads from over 3,000 sites. Market Reaching Maturity According to the analysis, in the first half of 2018, an…

Think Apple News is Going to Save Your Traffic? Think Again.
November 15, 2018 at 9:32 am

In a year where Facebook has pushed publisher content further down the news feed (and further down their list of priorities in general), Apple News has seemed to be a relative bright spot in the ongoing tug-of-war between publisher and platform. Pre-installed on millions of devices, Apple’s news aggregator allows publishers to reach large audiences…

Google is Advertising in Print Magazines and You Can’t Tell
November 12, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Perhaps you would buy a smartphone for its camera if you knew it was used to photograph the rapper Cardi B on the cover of W magazine. Or actress Angela Bassett on the cover of Allure. Or Ryan Gosling on the cover of GQ. If so, you…