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Thriving Through a Pandemic: 7 Lessons

It’s hard to believe it’s only been four weeks of Work From Home (WFH). The good news is that at many companies, this ‘Plan B’ for daily operations is working well. At least that's true at Digital Trends. The publisher is still producing content, delivering advertisers' KPIs, and productivity remains…

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Layoffs at Vox, Hires at The Atlantic, Ecommerce Success at GQ

This week's news briefs: Vox Media lays off staffers and reins in social video, The Atlantic looks to hire 100 heads, Gothamist/DNAInfo are revived by public radio stations and anonymous backers, GQ's ecommerce efforts deliver strong engagement numbers, and AT&T and Bayer both sign onto a blockchain solution for the…

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LinkedIn Ramps Up Ad Model, P&G Hedges on Programmatic

Is LinkedIn the New Facebook (for Content Distribution)? LinkedIn is reportedly firming up relationships with publishers in the U.S. and the U.K., according to Digiday, and a growing number of publishers are getting more serious about using LinkedIn as a content distribution channel. (They’re not just B2B publishers, either). LinkedIn…

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Assessing Amazon’s Alexa Advertising Advantage

The big news from Amazon’s direction this week is that the digital powerhouse (“e-tailer” doesn’t really suffice) has been having conversations with some major companies about how it might rev up its advertising efforts in Echo devices. Because Echo is driven by the voice-recognition tool Alexa, we’ve been seeing this…

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