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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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Will JCPA Break Down the Walled Gardens?

Move over COPPA, GDPR, CCPA and CPRA. There’s a new legislative acronym for publishers to watch: It’s called JCPA (short for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2021). And though it’s not focused on privacy like the others, if it gets passed, the bill could be just as game-changing…

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A Most Symbolic Boycott

We haven’t seen major brand advertisers ditch social media advertising like this since MySpace 2009. An ever-growing crowd of well-known brands is pausing their ad spend on Facebook—and other social media platforms—to protest lax moderation of hateful content keeps growing longer. Our cynical minds immediately leap back to the great YouTube…

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The Facebook Ad Boycott Could Be Magic for Publishers

The #StopHateForProfit Facebook advertising boycott, launched against the social media giant for continuously allowing hate speech and misinformation to exist on its platform, is steadily growing steam. Could this create an opportunity for publishers as brands seek to reallocate their ad spend? Folio Senior Editor, Greg Dool,  weighs in.

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AT&T Draws the Battle Lines

With AT&T ready to acquire AppNexus, are the duopoly's days numbered? It's too soon to tell. But with Congress broadening ISPs' capacity to handle user data, the big telecoms are in a position to create end-to-end ad buying solutions. And, says Gavin Dunaway, that's exactly what advertisers want.

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What Is the Honest Ads Act?

The Honest Ads Act was introduced to Congress in October 2017 and hasn't been passed as of March 2018. But the call for Facebook to be more transparent about who's paying for political ads on its network brings it back into the spotlight. Here's what the act proposes, and what…

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The Fallacy of the Right Ad, to the Right Person, Constantly

The data used for ad targeting feels more personal than ever, and the Cambridge Analytica story shows us the errors of levying personal information in ways users neither want nor expect. Publishers' job right now is to work with buy-side partners to find the right context for that personalization—and publishers…

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Data Targeting on Facebook Gets Complicated

News briefs for Apr. 2:Facebook makes it harder for advertisers to use third-party data sets. There's confusion around how GroupM expects publishers to comply with GDPR. More than a quarter of web traffic could be bots, but that could be partly okay.

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