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Streaming Companies Have a PR Problem

When Amazon Prime announced at the beginning of the year that its subscribers would need to pay an extra $2.99 to continue an ad-free experience, consumers began grumbling earnestly about ever-increasing subscription costs. It's worth exploring their complaints so everyone with a stake in the CTV industry can address them head-on.…

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Google’s IP Protection Raises Concerns for Some Advertisers

Google's IP Protection is a proposed feature that blocks websites from tracking users' digital lives. Some advertisers have raised concerns about the potential impact of IP Protection on ad targeting and measurement. Location-based targeting will take a hit, which for some advertisers means more than just retargeting users' mobile devices…

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Google Finally Pulls the Trigger on Third-Party Tracking Cookies

After several delays that had many wondering if it would ever happen, Google finally pulled the trigger on its plan to deprecate third-party tracking cookies in its Chrome browsers. Today, Google has implemented Tracking Protection for 30 million Chrome users, or about 1% of its user base. Is this a cataclysmic…

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Big Tech, Walled Gardens, and Regulatory Battles in 2024

Thanks to their dominance, Google, Meta, and Amazon will continue to attract the lion’s share of the advertiser’s budget. Over the next few years, they will account for 83% of global digital advertising revenue. Regulators across the globe are doing all they can to stop the dominance, of course, but Big…

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DoubleVerify Survey Projects Strong Growth for Retail Media Networks

While GroupM and others are forecasting a modest slowdown in advertising spending next year, one channel will see a sizable bump: retail media. According to a DoubleVerify survey of 400 US, UK, French, and German marketers, retail media networks are an attractive, privacy-friendly way to reach new customers and engage consumers…

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The Cost of Criticizing Meta? Termination

According to Whistleblower Aid, representing Dr. Donovan, in 2021, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledged $500 million over 15 years to found Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard. It was the largest single contribution in the school's history. Both Chan and Zuckerberg attended Harvard.

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The $20 Billion Efficiency Opportunity for Marketers

In early December, the ANA published its Programmatic Media Supply Chain Transparency Study. It is a massive undertaking, as the researchers parsed the log-level data of 21 prominent advertisers to track the entire journey of their investments in the open web. Those campaigns represented $88 billion. Two years in the making,…

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