Ad Technology

Audience Development Shifts Focus from Facebook Traffic to Generating Revenue
October 31, 2018 at 10:14 am

Audience development pros have always been crucial to how publishers reach new readers. But increasingly, they’re all about the revenue, trying to get people to return to the site in hopes they eventually sign up for a membership, subscribe or buy a ticket to an event. Travis Bernard, director of…

5 Ways Publishers Can Take Advantage of Affiliate Commerce
October 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

The world of digital marketing is constantly evolving. With advertisers’ increasing skepticism around programmatic and concerns with fraud and transparency, publishers are looking beyond their traditional revenue models. And one framework they’re focusing on is affiliate commerce, which is growing at a rapid pace. In fact, affiliate marketing spend is expected to reach $6.8 billion…

How the BBC Ties Memory to Branded Content Effectiveness
October 12, 2018 at 11:02 am

For content studios to continue growing, they need to prove their ads work. BBC StoryWorks, the content marketing division of BBC Global News, has studied how content triggers long-term memory and in turn drives results for brands. The Science of Memory study, which came out Oct. 11, is an extension of the work the BBC started…

The Facebook Pixel Will Add a First-Party Cookie Option
October 8, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Facebook is following in the footsteps of Microsoft and Google by introducing a first-party cookie option for the Facebook Pixel that will enable advertisers globally to continue to access data from Apple’s Safari browser. Advertisers will be able to use this data to measure and optimize their campaigns on the social network. Facebook said advertisers…

Madison Avenue Ad-Buying Practices Under Federal Scrutiny (Report)
September 28, 2018 at 10:44 am

The opaque nature of media buying practices is under new scrutiny, with federal prosecutors in Manhattan believed to have opened an investigation into the matter, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, and issuing subpoenas as part of their work. The investigation is examining agencies getting rebates…

The Washington Post’s Ambitions for Arc Have Grown — to a Bezosian Scale
September 26, 2018 at 3:21 pm

In the blink of a digital era, The Washington Post’s Arc publishing platform has sprinted from an experiment to a full-on strategic business. Arc is now used by more than 30 clients operating more than 100 sites on four continents. It’s not the industry standard, but it’s not too early to call it an industry standard. But its ambitions…