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Hey Digital Media Doomsayers—Did You Forget About Ad Fraud?

Repent, sinners, because the digital media apocalypse is now upon us. Even outside the trades, the news is awash in talks of corrections; discourses on the failure of advertising and why subscriptions are the only option; and pre-emptive surrenders of souls to the Duopoly. I hear bunker sales are through the roof…

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Weekly News Roundup: Discovery Invests in Thrillist’s Parent, Layoffs at BuzzFeed, AppNexus Is In on Ads.txt

Discovery's $40 Million Investment in Thrillist's Parent Company This week it was announced Discovery Communications would be investing $40 million in Group Nine Media, the company that owns Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker. That’s less major than their $100 million investment in Group Nine last year, but still very…

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Weekly News Roundup: FCC Says Down With Net Neutrality, Up With Media Consolidation

Net Neutrality on the Chopping Block Earlier today, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to end net neutrality regulations. If his strategy was to sneak this one out on the wire during a holiday week, to make smaller waves, I'm not sure if that's going to work, because…

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Everyone’s Gone Native: Wrapping Up PubForum Sonoma & the Native Advertising Summit, Part 2

As I mentioned in the first part of this wrap-up of the Publisher Forum: Sonoma and the Native Advertising Summit, questions surrounding native seem to spring eternal: do utilitarian campaigns perform better than ones that are simply entertaining? As publishers and brands get bolder and wiser, we’ll have much more…

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Publisher Forum Sonoma: Live Blog

Ah, Sonoma! Your vineyards so lush, your sun so spicy, your breeze so cold. The Monsters have assembled and after some wine-fueled fracas on Sunday night, we're ready to roll with the Publisher Forum Sonoma agenda. First up, Brian Monahan, EVP and Managing Partner at MAGNA GLOBAL, describing the post-audience…

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