Ad Technology

Amazon Tips Its Hand on Alexa Ads
January 8, 2018 at 8:00 am

Although Amazon says no plans to put ads on its Alexa voice assistant, but they’ve started asking advertisers what they might pay for.

Purch Is a Publisher With a $24 Million Business in Licensing Ad Tech
January 4, 2018 at 1:09 pm

With publishers realizing that they can no longer be wholly dependent on ads for their revenue, Purch is getting more serious about selling proprietary technology to other publishers. Purch — a commerce-focused publisher that owns tech and product review sites such as Tom’s Guide, Top Ten Reviews and Live Science — is profitable. It makes about…

News Corp Launches New Ad Network to Take on Facebook/Google
January 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm

News Corp is taking aim at the digital-ad dominance of Google and Facebook with a new platform to let advertisers reach audiences across all of its online properties. The new platform, called News IQ, will pull audience data from sites like The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Barron's and give advertisers a way…

We’re Already Seeing the Fallout From Apple’s War on Cookies
January 2, 2018 at 12:58 pm

The predictions are now a stark reality. With its Q3 earnings release in early November, Criteo confirmed what until then had been only speculation: Apple’s new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, rolled out with the latest version of its Safari browser in September, is taking a heavy toll on retargeters and industry players that rely on…

A Bunch Of Digital Publishers Bought Cheap Traffic And Later Found Out It Was Fraudulent
January 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

This summer,, a news site that’s raised more than $35 million in funding from high-profile investors, published a group of articles in an ongoing series about how companies and entrepreneurs are trying to be a positive force in their communities. The content was created as part of a partnership with JPMorgan Chase, whose logo…

Chrome Will Start Blocking Ads on February 15
December 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

In June, Google revealed that Chrome will stop showing all ads (including those owned or served by Google) on websites that display non-compliant ads “starting in early 2018.” Now the company has committed to a date: Chrome’s built-in ad-blocker will start working on February 15, 2018. Interestingly, this date does not appear to be tied…

How Programmatic Is Changing the Way Salespeople Work with Ad Operations
November 27, 2017 at 9:00 am

Digital ad spending through programmatic channels continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to eMarketer, digital spending through programmatic channels will account for 78% of all digital revenue in 2017 from just 9% in 2011. Programmatic direct or private marketplace (PMP) transactions will account for 56% of that revenue this year. While programmatic advertising…

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…