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Weekly News Roundup: Revamping Units for Better Ad Standards, Google Taps Into Rubicon PMPs, Who Wins in a First-Price Auction

Rebooting Ad Units to Meet Better Ads Standards Google wants (and intends, starting in 2018) to block intrusive ads from the Chrome browser, and it wants to tell you what counts as “intrusive.” Ever since Google made the announcement about which types of ad experiences should expect to be blocked,…

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Weekly News Roundup: Google Delivers Insights to Pubs, Rupert Murdoch’s Duopoly-Fighting Precedent, More

Google Delivers Insights Engine to Pubs Google announced it’s releasing a suite of tools to give its DoubleClick publisher clients audience and performance insights. It’s called the Insights Engine Project, and it’s angled to give publishers a view of performance similar to what the company gives advertisers when they target…

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The Duopoly Dominates, But For How Long?

The latest eMarketer estimates on US digital advertising are out and, yeah, there’s some stuff to grimace about. The infamous duopoly is expected to rake in more than 50% of US display spend (desktop and mobile) in 2017.According to eMarketer, Facebook will grab 39.1% of the display market in 2017,…

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Distribution Platforms’ Rough Start Isn’t an Ending

There’s a report from DCN (Digital Content Next) that’s been making the rounds in recent weeks, breaking down what the whole process of moving content into distribution platforms has meant for publisher revenue so far. Pulling data and commentary from 17 of DCN’s publisher members during the first half of…

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#OPSPOV: Facebook’s Video Reporting Snafu Presents Publisher Due Diligence Opportunity

Facebook is catching heat right now from agencies about an apparent long-standing discrepancy in the way it reports video ad performance. It’s debatable how much of an impact this has had to date on either Facebook’s or agencies’ businesses. But a highly public flare-up like this sure looks like a…

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