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What Can Blockchain Really Do for Advertising in 2020?

Back in 2018, there was a lot of hype about blockchain saving advertising and Senior Editor Lynne d Johnson was riding the wave—high. Now that the hype is over, there are actually quite a few projects proving every day that blockchain and related technologies like cryptography and permissioned ledgers can…

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How Will an Entire Industry Unlearn Ad Tech 1.0?

"Ad Tech 2.0 won’t offer marketers nearly as much access to deterministic, user-level, and cross-site/cross-app data as they’ve grown accustomed to. In many cases, user-level data will dry up completely," says Myles Younger, Senior Director of Marketing, MightyHive. "No matter what “Ad Tech 2.0” ends up looking like, hundreds of…

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SuperAwesome’s Jamie Gutfreund on Connecting the Dots Between Data and Marketing in a Privacy-centric Era

During her Publisher Forum Santa Monica keynote address, “Show Me, Don’t Tell Me: How Publishers Become Advertisers' Guides in a Turbulent Digital Ad Landscape,” on Monday, March 9, Gutfreund will discuss how stricter privacy laws, improving technology and shifting perceptions offer advertisers and marketers an opportunity to come together to…

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Digging Deeper Into Google’s Privacy Sandbox With Michael Zacharski, CEO of EMX

To gain a better understanding of Google's Privacy Sandbox, we spoke with Michael Zacharski, CEO Engine Technology & EMX Digital, who believes that Google's Privacy Sandbox won't drastically hurt digital advertising and its efficiency against other advertising mediums and that this will initiate positive actions that will build a trustworthy…

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Unknown Unknowns: Speculation Mounts About Freezing Chrome’s User-Agent String

Developers on a recent GitHub thread are really heated about the Chromium project freezing the User-Agent String that provides the advertising ecosystem with metadata about a user's browser name and version, operating system, and rendering engine used\. Many fear they'll no longer have the ability to access this information to…

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What is Google’s Privacy Sandbox?

As the clock ticks on the two-year expiration of the third-party tracking cookie, the advertising industry wonders how advertising tracking and measurement will work. Google has proposed a plan called the Privacy Sandbox, a series of APIs intended to provide users with privacy while ensuring that programmatic will continue to…

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Best Lawyer in Privacy and Data Security Law: Jessica B. Lee Bridges the Legal Gap Between Media, Privacy and Community

During her Publisher Forum Santa Monica keynote address, “Escaping CCPA Limbo,” on Monday, March 9, Jessica B. Lee will discuss the newly implemented (and still fluid) California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how publishers and ad tech professionals can use the narrative of the law to build new bridges to…

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Another Big Win for Privacy: Death of Chrome’s User Agent String Signals Alarm For Publishers

While we were all busy lamenting the death of the third-party cookie, we just might have missed another privacy initiative that Google is about to implement. It's a measure to deprecate Chrome's user agent string. The user agent string is a string of metadata sent out by your browser when…

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The Big Google Cookie Crumble: 5 Sessions To Help You Prep

Google’s recent announcement that it would follow Safari and Firefox in eliminating third-party tracking cookies—within two years—shook the digital advertising industry like an earthquake off the Richter scale. Are you panicking at the idea that the majority of your inventory will soon lack identifiers? Are you hyperventilating about digital publishers'…

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