Advertising

Advertiser Blacklisting and Its Silencing Effect on Journalism
August 20, 2019 at 10:19 am

Since the dawn of reporting, one question has been elevated above all others: Does this serve the public interest? In today's increasingly polarized news environment, advertisers are dictating the kinds of content they will and won’t associate their brand with. Increasingly, and unfortunately, the content they seek to distance themselves from is the very kind that serves the public interest most.

4 Ways to Restore Value in Publisher-Advertiser Relationships
August 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

The symbiotic relationship between advertisers and publishers dates back hundreds of years to the rise of print mass media, when branded advertisements emerged as a means of funding the handbills and newspapers that educated the general public, both in the U.S. and abroad. Throughout the centuries, the relationship between advertisers and publishers has evolved gradually.…

Concerned about Amazon's Growing Digital Ad Business? Turn to Email
July 29, 2019 at 11:26 am

For quite some time the digital advertising world has been described as a duopoly between Google and Facebook with every other online ad platform picking up the scraps. That state of affairs has been changing over the last few years, with Amazon’s advertising business catching up and becoming the third largest ad platform in the…

8 Ways to Increase Digital Ad Revenue by 50% or More
July 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm

I recently received a fantastic email from a single title B2B publication that I work with: “As of today, we are on track for $452,380 in digital revenue alone. This is a 66% increase over last year's digital revenues of $271,798!” How did they do it? We took a serious look at how the team…

The Internet Cookie Is Dead, and Marketers Should Plan for a Content-First World
June 25, 2019 at 2:03 pm

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the digital ad business who didn’t understand that the cookie’s days were numbered. But the news of Google Chrome's privacy updates showed there are very few people willing to admit that the cookie is already dead; it just hasn’t been buried yet. Here's why marketers will need to move past the cookie and look toward a content-funded future.

2019 to 2022: The Evolution of Consumer Consent & How Publishers Must Adapt
June 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laid the foundation for privacy legislation in 2018. One of its key aims was to give consumers more control over their personal information and make users understand they have a choice when it comes to providing consent to data collection and processing. In the US, initial responses to…

Moving On From Publishing Executive: The Song Remains the Same
May 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm

It’s been nearly six years since I took on the very meta role of directing a publication about publishing. It’s been a period of great uncertainty, innovation, and disruption, all of which create a lot of noise, so I always took the job of editor-in-chief of Publishing Executive and Book Business to be one of…

Why Your Ad Campaigns Aren’t Working & How to Fix Them (Part 2): Effective Ad Design
May 8, 2019 at 1:20 pm

Is your website underperforming for your advertisers? Are they pulling dollars from you to run more with your competitors or to spend on inbound marketing and programmatic ads? In my previous article, we talked about how your biggest ad challenges aren’t necessarily because of you. They’re often due to a misalignment in the advertiser’s campaign…

Press Release: Meredith and Hearst Among First Publishers to Commit to Adopting IAB Tech Lab Transparency Label
May 3, 2019 at 12:21 pm

This week Meredith Corporation and Hearst Magazines pledged to adopt the IAB Tech Lab’s proposed industry standard Data Transparency Label. The label will provide advertisers and buyers with four key sets of data: data solution provider information, audience snapshot, audience construction, and source information. The details of each data set can be found in the…