Ad Technology

Why Meredith is Serving Up More Shoppable Content on its Food Sites
April 6, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Advertisers are hungry to connect ad spend to consumer purchases, and publishers want to grow their non-advertising revenue. Meredith is trying to serve up products that address both problems. The women-focused publisher partnered in March with eMeals, a subscription meal-planning app, where editors from Better Homes and Gardens, EatingWell and Allrecipes contribute meal plans and…

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…

Fraudulent Web Traffic Continues to Plague Advertisers
March 30, 2018 at 11:17 am

Web traffic is rife with bots and non-human traffic, making it difficult for ad and media businesses to understand who is visiting their sites and why, according to new findings from Adobe . In a recent study, Adobe found that about 28% of website traffic showed strong “non-human signals,” leading the company to believe that the traffic…

3 Reasons B2B Digital Advertising Has Reached the Tipping Point
March 28, 2018 at 10:50 am

Recently, eMarketer revealed its first business-to-business digital ads forecast, estimating that the space will total $4.6 billion in 2018, up 13 percent from last year’s $4.07 billion. And when comparing this year’s forecast to 2013, B2B digital ad budgets will have grown by 111 percent in…

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…

Apple Expands Test to Sell Ads in Apple News
March 26, 2018 at 10:03 am

Apple is expanding the number of publishers that can serve ads into their Apple News articles using Google’s DoubleClick for Publishers after testing the option last year, according to five publisher and industry executives. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the record. The DFP move lets publishers take the direct-ads sold on their own sites…

Google Now Knows When its Users Go to the Store and Buy Stuff
March 23, 2018 at 11:44 am

Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases – even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said Tuesday. The advance allows Google to determine how many sales have been generated by digital ad campaigns, a goal that industry insiders…

Less Is More: How Fewer Ads Can Make You More Money
March 22, 2018 at 8:00 am

When a site has too many ads, websites become slower, content becomes obscured and readers become frustrated. But too few ads and publishers won’t be able to fund the content they work so hard to produce. In conversations I have with publishers, I see this reconciliation of user experience and ad revenue is one of…

IAB’s Proposed Framework for GDPR ‘A Non-Starter’
March 19, 2018 at 11:06 am

A second publisher-side advocate has come out against the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)’s proposed consent framework. Jason Kint is the CEO of Digital Content Next, a New York City-based trade association of about 70 premium publishers in the US and Europe, including The New York Times, ESPN, The…