February, 2024

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Google Is Paying Publishers to Test an Unreleased Gen AI Platform

Adweek

Google launched a private program for a handful of independent publishers last month, providing the news organizations with beta access to an unreleased generative artificial intelligence platform in exchange for receiving analytics and feedback, according to documents seen by ADWEEK. As part of the agreement, the publishers are expected to use the suite of tools.

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What Do We Say to Emily? The Human Cost Of Advertising Data Abuse

AdExchanger

Last week, the Connecticut Attorney General published a privacy enforcement update that made my stomach turn. A consumer had sent a complaint to the AG’s office because they received an advertisement in the mail for cremation services after recently completing chemotherapy. Apparently, the individual had been part of a list sold to the cremation company by […] The post What Do We Say to Emily?

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Why B2B marketing needs brand building more than lead gen

Martech

B2B marketing has become overly focused on measurement and attribution, appearing and claiming to be more science than art. Everyone wants to believe it’s a science. Investors, boards and leadership expect marketing growth to be measurable, predictable and projectable. But the truth is that marketing is not a hard science. Experiments are not repeatable and playbooks are not fully transferable between companies.

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Building CTV Ad Breaks That Don’t Break the User Experience

VideoWeek

As more streaming companies enter the advertising market, the battle for eyeballs and ad dollars has never been more competetive. Publica, an ad server owned by IAS, argues that in order to attract ad dollars, you need to retain viewers – and in order to retain viewers, you need to ensure a seamless ad experience. In tandem with the company’s new white paper on the topic, VideoWeek asked Paul Gubbins, VP, CTV Strategy & Marketing at Publica by IAS, what CTV publishers need to thi

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Introducing Initial OpenRTB Support for the Protected Audience API

IAB Tech Lab

Google’s Privacy Sandbox introduces a number of APIs that impact how advertising is bought and sold. Some of them, like TOPICS, are relatively straightforward and were successfully mapped to existing programmatic constructs. Others, like the Protected Audience API, are significantly more complex and require the evolution of OpenRTB for clear […] The post Introducing Initial OpenRTB Support for the Protected Audience API appeared first on.

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AI writes a Valentine’s Day romance for Japan’s Skyn

More About Advertising

It is, of course, Valentine’s Day on February 14 – which means lots of things to different people in different places it seems. Here it may be an M&S Dine-In for two, in Japan you maybe have to battle through a lot of tech to actually meet someone. Not just Japan, of course. Japanese condom … The post AI writes a Valentine’s Day romance for Japan’s Skyn first appeared on More About Advertising.

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IAB Tech Lab Says The Chrome Privacy Sandbox Is A Time Bomb That Will Break Real-Time Bidding

AdExchanger

The online advertising industry is in for the bumpiest ride of its existence. Of the 44 basic digital advertising use cases analyzed by the IAB Tech Lab’s Privacy Sandbox Task Force over the past few months, only a small handful remain feasible using the APIs in the Google Chrome Privacy Sandbox. According to the task […] The post IAB Tech Lab Says The Chrome Privacy Sandbox Is A Time Bomb That Will Break Real-Time Bidding appeared first on AdExchanger.

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B2B content marketing: Driving success through strategic content creation

Martech

B2B content marketing is an indispensable strategy for businesses looking to establish their brand, engage their target audience, and drive conversions. In this article, we will explore the fundamentals of B2B content marketing, delve into effective strategies for creating impactful content, and examine the role of generative AI in enhancing content creation.

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Google’s Privacy Sandbox Risks “Fragmenting the Internet” Says IAB Tech Lab

VideoWeek

Earlier this month, IAB Tech Lab carried out gap analysis of Google’s Privacy Sandbox, the tech giant’s set of tools designed to replace third-party cookies, which are due to be fully phased out of Chrome in Q3 2024. But large pockets of the digital advertising industry remain unconvinced by the Sandbox, with critics citing its limitations, complexity, and potential for anti-competitive practices.

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The four cohorts of the status quo

Seth Godin

The first group cares about the policy. They benefit from it. They’ve organized themselves around it. The second group cares about stability. They have limited bandwidth, and they’re not particularly interested in reconsidering everything, all the time. The third group doesn’t care that much. And the fourth group is harmed by the policy, either directly or indirectly.

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Retail media advertising: How e-commerce is becoming AdTech’s next frontier

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Will Amazon Prime’s switch to an ad-supported model lose viewers?

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Amazon Prime is switching to an ad-supported business model in 2023. As of February 2024, Prime will start airing commercials, leaving many television enthusiasts wondering if viewers continue to choose streaming services over traditional television options. Will audiences still choose streaming if they have to watch ads to do so? The answer? Yes. Even though the introduction of ads to streaming services like Amazon Prime may be fraught with unhappy users, they are still likely to pay for on-d

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Bustle Digital Group Lays Off Fatherly Team, Part of Its Parenting Portfolio

Adweek

The digital media company Bustle Digital Group (BDG) laid off seven editorial staff of its title Fatherly on Friday and will significantly decrease its editorial output going forward, according to two people familiar with the matter. The decision marks the latest in a series of retrenchments from BDG, which over the last two years has.

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Were We Wrong About the Value of First-Party Data?

AdExchanger

Hi readers! I’m AdExchanger Senior Editor James Hercher, here with the first 2024 edition of the AdExchanger Commerce Newsletter. And why not start with a bang. This week, we’ll consider the possibility that, perhaps, the first-party data revolution is a dud. Digital native and direct-to-consumer brands are built on thumb-stopping hooks: mattresses that emerge from […] The post Were We Wrong About the Value of First-Party Data?

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5 Super Bowl LVIII takeaways for marketers

Martech

As the Kansas City Chiefs mounted a late-game charge to become repeat champions (three titles in five years!), Super Bowl LVIII proved to be a victory for fans, brands and the city of Las Vegas. Digital channels provided more options for audiences to engage with the Big Game, including an inventive stream on Nickelodeon called by SpongeBob SquarePants and friends.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Newsguard debuts new automation tools for tracking election-related misinformation

Digiday

NewsGuard, the news rating service, is adding more automation tools as it works to track misinformation efforts ahead of the 2024 elections. For the debut of its “Election Misinformation Tracking Center,” NewsGuard has developed new AI-assisted tools for early detection of election-related misinformation. The tools, which debut yesterday, will be used across websites, social media platforms and video channels to help track false or misleading claims about elections.

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The leap

Seth Godin

In action movies, there’s a lot of leaping. Brave shifts in which the hero gets from here to there, all at once. It’s easy to imagine that sudden leaps are how we make our impact. This is blog post #9000 (give or take). When did the leap happen? It wasn’t an external leap. The first hundred blog posts were read by fewer than a dozen people.

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Exclusive: The Trade Desk’s Media-Quality Product, SP500+, Puts Publishers at the Center

Adweek

Demand-side platform The Trade Desk began letting buyers test a new product called SP500+, which lets brands target a group of premium publishers, ADWEEK has exclusively learned. SP500+--Sellers and Publishers 500+--is a new interface for buyers that lets them target users across around 500 premium publishers, including The New York Times, Disney+, Hulu, Spotify, ABC.

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A Black Woman’s Burden: The Cost of Corporate ‘Excellence’

Adweek

The recent tragic passing of Antoinette Candia-Bailey, the vice president of Student Affairs at Lincoln University, strikes a deeply personal chord. It has taken time to fully process the tragedy, the depth of loss and the raw truth her experience exposes. Especially now, on the first day of Black History Month, because Dr. Candia-Bailey's story.

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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Science-Backed Training Helps the Ad Industry Avoid Greenwashing

Adweek

A new training and certification program from the nonprofit Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) aims to guard against industry greenwashing--in exactly the forms that it exists today. The online course, Green Shield, which is free to take and can be completed in less than an hour, is the first ad industry-focused training to incorporate social.

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Every Super Bowl 58 Ad in Under Two Minutes

Adweek

It's once again time for the biggest night for advertising. And football, too. And don't forget Usher fans. And the Swifties. But here at ADWEEK, it's obviously all about the ads. And what a night it was, with the game going into overtime and an additional five spots officially airing during the game. With each.

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Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Dua Lipa Help Drive Strong Grammys Ad Sales

Adweek

The Grammys should say a big thanks to Dua Lipa--because its ad sales are levitating. Top line The upcoming broadcast of the 2024 Grammys on CBS is seeing "tremendous demand," a Paramount spokeswoman told ADWEEK, with sales being "driven by the incredible lineup of performances." Between the lines The 66th annual Grammys, hosted by Trevor.

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The Fractional CMO Is a Trendy New Marketing Title—and It’s Not Going Anywhere

Adweek

Out of a global workforce of 3.38 billion people, almost half (1.57 billion) are freelance, The World Bank revealed last year. But the definition of "freelance" is evolving to now reach the C-suite, including senior marketers. The pandemic changed many aspects of work, introducing more companies to the concept of hybrid schedules and boosting digital.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Christina Aguilera’s Sexual Wellness Brand Is Rewriting the Playbook for Women

Adweek

In 2002, Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" video exploded on to MTV, changing everything for the artist. In a blur of red leather chaps, dirt bikes, dancing, muscles and mud wrestling, Aguilera shed her bubblegum pop persona and pushed the boundaries of '00s sexuality.

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Pfizer Super Bowl Ad Debut Fights Cancer With Science and Queen

Adweek

If you're Pfizer and you're dedicating your first Super Bowl ad to fighting cancer, how do you get the message across without bringing down more than 100 million people across the country? Crank up the Queen. "One thing we have seen, particularly with our new agency partners at Publicis, is the power of music in.

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Super Bowl 58 Breaks Viewership Records With Swift Rise in Ratings

Adweek

Super Bowl 58 was Taylor-made for ratings gold. Thanks to multiple telecasts and streams, the power of live sports and even a Taylor Swift bump, Sunday's Super Bowl matchup showcasing the Kansas City Chiefs' overtime win against the San Fransisco 49ers smashed viewership records. According to Nielsen Fast National data and Adobe Analytics, the game.

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Introducing Small Language Models, the Ad Industry’s Latest Gen-AI Fix

Adweek

Agencies and brands, driven by strategic business decisions to adopt generative artificial intelligence, are increasingly using small-language models for more task-driven solutions. "As we work with clients, we plan to use [SLMs] because the data set [to train] is smaller, and its tasks are defined to a particular brand's needs," said Michael Olaye, ?

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Solving the Biggest Tech Challenges in RevOps

In this eBook, we’ll run through real-world examples that show how RevOps teams can benefit from modern solutions for the access, management, and activation of their GTM data. Whether you need to improve lead response times, boost adoption of core tools, improve lead qualification, or target and automate your GTM motions, you’ll find examples of how revenue teams are solving some of the toughest problems in modern business.

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Super Bowl Ads 2024: Creatives Review the Highs and Lows

Adweek

Super Bowl commercials always come under immense scrutiny, and now the ad industry's creative leaders have weighed in. This wasn't just the year that Taylor Swift's appearance eclipsed the game. During the ad breaks, Beyonce tried to break the internet (again); Ben Affleck debuted his band the DunKings; Michael Cera pranked people into believing he.

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Half of Top News Sites Blocked OpenAI’s Crawlers in 2023

Adweek

At the end of 2023, nearly one-half (48%) of the top news websites, based on reach, across 10 countries blocked OpenAI's crawlers, while nearly one-quarter (24%) blocked Google's AI crawler, according to a study by Reuters Institute. Reuters Institute analyzed the robots.txt of the 15 online news sources with the widest reach, including titles like.

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A Definitive List of Super Bowl 58’s Top Performing Ads

Adweek

Super Bowl ads aren't cheap, with 30 seconds of screen time costing an average of $7 million. That's why effectiveness is so important for advertisers who hedge their bets on the Big Game. Though the Kansas City Chiefs might have clinched Super Bowl LVIII victory against the San Francisco 49ers in a nail-biting finale, the.

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Google Pixel Celebrates Accessibility in Its Latest Super Bowl Ad

Adweek

For the past two years, Google has used its Super Bowl spot to tout the capabilities of its Pixel camera, including its Real Tone skin representation feature and the ability to fix mistakes (or delete entire people) in photographs. For 2024, the trend continues, with Google highlighting its Guided Frame accessibility tool in a 60-second.

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Drive GTM Efficiency with Tech Stack Consolidation

Consolidating your tech stack is an effective cost-saving measure that drives GTM efficiency and adds value to your enterprise. With a cohesive, integrated tech stack, your revenue teams can deliver an excellent customer experience that sets you up to win faster than your competitors.