Programmatic Advertising

Letting the Machines Do the Work: What I’m Eager to Learn at About at the FUSE Media Summit
August 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm

One of my favorite interviews during my time at Publishing Executive was with the then VP of Data for Hearst Corporation Rick McFarland. McFarland likened the work he was doing at Hearst to integrate systems and data throughout the organization to the construction of the US Interstate Highway System, which accelerated speed of communication, connectivity,…

Q&A with TMB’s New VP of Programmatic and Data Product Operations, Scott Mulqueen
July 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm

In June, Trusted Media Brands (TMB), which publishes titles such as Reader’s Digest, Taste of Home, and The Family Handyman, brought on industry veteran Scott Mulqueen to assume the role of VP, programmatic and data product operations. The move comes as data is increasingly used to drive intelligent programmatic ad targeting products and is the…

BuzzFeed Ditches Native, Goes All Programmatic with BuzzFeed News
July 23, 2018 at 12:51 pm

BuzzFeed has been on a mission to diversify away from direct-sold advertising. And nowhere is that more evident than on its new BuzzFeed News site. On Tuesday, the venture-backed publisher launched a standalone news site that was missing the native ads that still drive a majority of BuzzFeed’s revenue. The only ads on BuzzFeed News’s…

Programmatic is Not Just for Media Buyers. What Publishers Need to Know.
July 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

It’s a message we’ve been hearing percolate through the industry now for years: programmatic is the future of advertising. Brands, in search of more control over their media buying activity, have embraced technology-based approaches that promise efficiency, precision, flexibility, and superior ROI. Warts…

Dire Predictions Aside, GDPR Didn’t Kill Ad Retargeting (It’s Growing)
July 9, 2018 at 11:02 am

Europe’s far-reaching data privacy law was meant to be the end of ad retargeting, but the early signs suggest it’s still going strong. Six weeks after the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation, spending on retargeting is rising, according to several advertising executives. In the case of three of those executives, who all spoke…

Publishers Can Grab More Programmatic Brand Spend by Focusing on Quality Inventory
June 8, 2018 at 9:06 am

After a decade of lagging behind the rise of digital content consumption, the floodgates on digital ad spend opened wide around 2012. Much of this has been due to a tide of brand dollars flowing through automated pipes, with eMarketer estimating that over four in five US digital display dollars will be spent on programmatic…

Google’s Getting Into Programmatic Audio Ads for Google Play, SoundCloud and Spotify
June 4, 2018 at 9:54 am

As more streaming music services lean into automated advertising, Google is getting into the game with programmatic audio ads. The online advertising giant announced on Wednesday that it will begin offering programmatic audio ads through Spotify, SoundCloud, Tune In and Google Play Music. Starting this week, brands will be able to buy the ads through…

In the Age of AI, Publishers Need Authenticated Audiences
May 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

Though Facebook has only recently come under fire for fake user profiles on its platform, the problem of fake profile data has long plagued programmatic media trading. Lotame, for example, recently purged more than 400 million user profiles after identifying them as bots. The problem is so profound in programmatic that some…

NBC News Shares How New Technology Helps Them Get Ahead
April 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

At the FUSE Media conference last fall, Alex Gittleson, Director, Digital and Cross-Platform, News Research, NBC News, sat down to talk about the changing technology needs at his organization. In particular, programmatic, he noted, has become a major cornerstone of their ad-buying experience, and social media platforms like Snapchat are beginning to play a larger…