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Crumbling Cookies and a Rotten Apple: A Rock and a Hard Place for Pubs

By now, you know that the Chrome third-party cookiepocalypse is staved off for at least another year.  The reasons are many …. CafeMedia’s Paul Bannister outlines how difficult it’s been to get the user-tracking alternatives off the ground.  Meanwhile, Mike Juang at Ad Age posits that buy-side pressure spurred the delay. …

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Go Big or Go Home: Sports Media Companies Cash In

Maybe it’s the “larger than life”-sized player personalities. Maybe it’s the rabid, easy-to-amass audience segments. Or maybe it’s some marvelous combination of the two — but sports media brands are cashing up and turning pandemic-driven shifts in content consumption into new pathways for revenue generation.

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Can Amazon PWN the Cookieless Ad Market?

Move over Big G and Facebook … a little company (well, maybe not so little) called Amazon is nipping at your heels when it comes to digital ad sales. Amazon’s ad business raked in over $15.7 billion in 2020, according to new data from eMarketer. That’s up 53% year-over-year —…

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Blurred Lines: Is Roku a Platform or a Publisher?

Platform, publisher, or some next-gen amalgam of the two? As ad tech companies race to dominate the streaming/CTV/OTT market, Roku’s strategy is looking more like an attempt to build out an entire ecosystem — from devices to ad serving pipes, to measurement — one that now includes a new branded…

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