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Facebook Is a Media Company–Even When That’s Inconvenient

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been catching heat from all over the internet since this past Thursday, when she told Axios editor Mike Allen that Facebook was not a media company. Her rationale was that Facebook doesn’t produce original news content, doesn’t hire journalists (which it actually has done), and…

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The Native Chronicles: Creative Revival

This is the first article in the Native Chronicles series, brought to you with the support of TripleLift. Read the second article on flexibility and A/B testing and the third on the future of mobile.   The first banner ad is both a thing of legend and of infamy. The latter because it launched a revolution of…

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What Is MarTech?

The line about marketing tech over the last few years is that it’s becoming more closely aligned with ad tech, for both brands and publishers. There must be some truth to that idea, then, if so many people in the industry have trouble explaining what the difference is between ad…

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Audience Extension for Publisher Marketing: Know Your Objective

Although audience extension campaigns are really about creating inventory by accessing third-party sites, they tend to have multiple purposes.The advertiser may be trying to reach a highly granular segment with limited on-site presence. The publisher may have limited pre-roll video inventory, so they will hunt down their audiences in third-party streams. The…

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Does Native ‘Perform’? Sharing Metrics Advertisers Understand

As publishers are clamoring for solutions to offer more native ad inventory, their reasoning makes sense, intuitively: Native performs better, because users can consume it seamlessly along with content.But try telling that to advertisers in so many words. Advertisers have long been skeptical about the metrics behind stories of superior…

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#OPSPOV: A Native Ad by Any Other Name Is… Confusing

Native advertising is such an ingrained part of media, you could call it the business’s “one weird old trick!” And while digital media inherited native from print, native seems particularly well for this particular moment in digital. Plenty of publishers are ready to ditch display in lieu of an all-…

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#OPSPOV: Can Creative Get Its Groove Back?

The other week when someone asked me by email if I was going to Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, I wrote back, “Do I look like I’m the type to go to Cannes? If I wanted to go to an overcrowded waterfront with a bunch of bloated Europeans, I’d…

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