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Time Dropped Its Paywall One Year Ago. Here’s What’s Happened Since

Adweek

The legacy publisher Time dropped its paywall last June, making it one of only a handful of news organizations--alongside Quartz and TechCrunch--to raise and later remove a paywall. Since then, Time has seen advertising revenues rise, digital subscribers evaporate, and traffic remain relatively flat, according to data shared by Time and measurement firm Comscore.

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Real-Time Data Stream Processing for Dynamic Bidding

The Ad Tech Blog

Real-time data processing is crucial for dynamic bidding in the ad tech industry. This article explores the key aspects of real-time data stream processing, its challenges, and solutions, providing insights for CTOs, software development managers, and product managers in ad tech startups and medium-sized companies. Understanding Real-Time Data Stream Processing Key Points Real-time data processing is essential for dynamic bidding in ad tech.

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Jane Austin in Cannes: Cindy Gallop calls out sexist behaviour at Cannes

More About Advertising

Some male advertising professionals behind entries for the Glass Lion for Change category this year are definitely not practicing what they preach in their creative work. Cindy Gallop, president of the Glass Lions jury, said on that several individuals who presented their work to the jury this week exhibited sexist behaviour while doing so and … The post Jane Austin in Cannes: Cindy Gallop calls out sexist behaviour at Cannes first appeared on More About Advertising.

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Criteo: The Privacy Sandbox Is NOT Ready Yet, But Could Be If Google Makes Certain Changes Soon

AdExchanger

Criteo has some good news and some bad news about the Chrome Privacy Sandbox based on its most recent tests. Bad news first: If Google were to shut off third-party cookies today and implement the current version of the Privacy Sandbox, publishers would see their ad revenue on Chrome tank by around 60% on average. […] The post Criteo: The Privacy Sandbox Is NOT Ready Yet, But Could Be If Google Makes Certain Changes Soon appeared first on AdExchanger.

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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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Exclusive: How Shake Shack Used Reddit and AI to Drive Sales

Adweek

Shake Shack added a secret sauce to its latest advertising campaign: generative AI. The burger joint used digital agency Known's Reddit-focused gen AI chatbot, The Big Letbotski, to scour over 80,000 active subreddits for contextual conversations around chicken sandwiches. The bot zoned in on phrases such as "healthy lunch on Sunday", "where can I grab.

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Micro-Influencers and Emotional Contagion

The Ad Tech Blog

Micro-influencers have become a powerful force in advertising and marketing, leveraging emotional contagion to create impactful campaigns. This article explores how micro-influencers use emotional contagion to connect with audiences and drive engagement. Understanding Micro-Influencers and Emotional Contagion Key Points Micro-influencers have a smaller but highly engaged audience.

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IPG Has A New Sustainable Ad Marketplace That It Says Doesn’t Sacrifice Performance

AdExchanger

IPG announced what it’s calling a Climate Action Marketplace built in partnership with SeenThis and PubMatic. The goal is to scale sustainable ad tech that doesn't sacrifice performance. The post IPG Has A New Sustainable Ad Marketplace That It Says Doesn’t Sacrifice Performance appeared first on AdExchanger.

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Tobin Heath and Ally Kickstart ION’s NWSL Coverage

Adweek

To bring in a knowledgeable women's soccer voice like multi-time World Cup winner Tobin Heath, you need the right Ally. E.W. Scripps Company is looking to make ION a destination for National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) coverage on Saturday nights, and to do so it's teaming up with Ally and RE--INC, a lifestyle brand co-founded.

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Geofencing Strategies for Hyper-Localized Mobile Ads

The Ad Tech Blog

Geofencing mobile ads offer a powerful way to target potential customers based on their location. By creating virtual boundaries, businesses can deliver personalized ads to users within a specific area, increasing engagement and conversion rates. This article explores effective geofencing strategies for hyper-localized mobile ads, providing insights and practical steps for marketing managers and digital marketing specialists.

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How to measure the impact of brand marketing

Martech

Performance media has enjoyed many years of supercharged growth. Its high trackability in digital media has made it a preferred investment for marketers and CMOs alike, looking to drive direct and measurable impact on the top line. But as many have noted, the pendulum is swinging back. Brands are having a moment. Many advertisers are shifting investment back up the funnel after realizing their performance-heavy investment strategies may have starved their brands of the reach and relevance neede

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

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The Rise of AI-Driven MFA Content: Insights from DoubleVerify’s Global Report

Ad Monsters

Discover how generative AI is driving a near-20% increase in “Made for Advertising” (MFA) sites, and learn from DoubleVerify’s Chief Innovation Officer, Jack Smith, how to navigate this evolving trend. When it comes to ad tech, Jack Smith is no stranger to innovation. With over 25 years of experience and seven patents in AI and machine learning, DoubleVerify’s Chief Innovation Officer knows a thing or two about navigating the digital wild west.

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‘Generally Laughable’: Critics Say Coca-Cola’s Recycling-Themed Cannes Win Is Greenwashing

Adweek

Last week between the rose-fueled networking sessions and adtech-funded yacht parties at the Cannes Lions Festival, Coca-Cola and Ogilvy bagged a Grand Prix in the print and publishing category for "Recycle Me." The winning campaign features striking images of the classic Coca-Cola logo on a bright red background as it appears after a can has.

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Impact of Algorithm Changes on Social Media vs. Email Marketing

The Ad Tech Blog

Algorithm changes impact both social media and email marketing in significant ways. Understanding these impacts can help marketing managers and digital specialists optimize their strategies for better engagement and conversion rates. Overview of Algorithm Changes Impact Key Points Algorithm changes can drastically affect social media visibility. Email marketing is less susceptible to algorithm changes but is still impacted by deliverability rules.

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Ozzy Osbourne gets his Liquid Death in a twist

More About Advertising

Liquid Death is a canned water brand that’s made a splash with the name and the line “murder your thirst.” All done in-house – who said marketing was a dying art? Now it’s introducing an electrolyte drink mix for extra hydration (hangovers to you and me.) With that infamous substance abuser Ozzy Osbourne. Short, snappy … The post Ozzy Osbourne gets his Liquid Death in a twist first appeared on More About Advertising.

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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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Advertisers Are Struggling with Fragmentation in Retail Media

VideoWeek

The proliferation of retail media networks has caused fragmentation in the market, says Marie-Clare Puffett, Industry Development & Insights Director at IAB Europe, which in turn causes confusion among advertisers looking to scale their investments. Dealing with multiple retail media networks becomes resource intensive for the buy-side, while reporting from the sell-side often lacks the transparency that advertisers need to compare sales across the different networks.

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Liberty Mutual Names Bandits & Friends Its Creative Partner, Shifting Away From Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Adweek

One year after Goodby Silverstein & Partners laid off executive creative directors David Suarez and Danny Gonzalez during a company restructuring, the pair has won the Liberty Mutual Insurance account away from GS&P for its new agency, Bandits & Friends. Liberty Mutual confirmed to ADWEEK that Bandits would be the lead partner to its internal.

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User Fatigue from Over-Personalization

The Ad Tech Blog

User fatigue from over-personalization is a growing concern in the advertising and marketing industry. This article explores the causes, impacts, and solutions to this issue, providing valuable insights for marketing managers and digital marketing specialists. Understanding User Fatigue from Over-Personalization Key Points Over-personalization can lead to user fatigue and disengagement.

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IAB Tech Lab releases final Privacy Sandbox Fit Analysis

IAB Tech Lab

On June 27, IAB Tech Lab releases the final results of the fit analysis of Google's Privacy Sandbox for Protected Audiences auctions The post IAB Tech Lab releases final Privacy Sandbox Fit Analysis appeared first on.

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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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Salesforce’s AI CEO explains why this new AI wave is different

Martech

Clara Shih, CEO, Salesforce AI, speaks at IAB Tech Lab Summit in New York. Image: Chris Wood It seems like every day new AI-powered tools enter the growing martech ecosystem. At the IAB Tech Lab Summit in New York this month, tech leaders discussed real applications for the technology, either available now or soon. The theme of the conference, “The End of the Beginning: Nothing Will Be the Same,” was fitting.

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Verizon Reveals a Significant Brand Overhaul. CMO Leslie Berland Dishes on the Strategy Behind It

Adweek

Cannes, France--The data will set you free. When Leslie Berland joined Verizon in December of 2023, CEO Hans Vestberg called the moment a "transformative time" for the industry. At the time, Berland didn't know yet what that would mean for Verizon's brand, but quickly the data showed Verizon needed a new look, feel and positioning.

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How Do Technical and Creative Strategies Work Together in Amazon PPC?  [The PPC Den Podcast]

Ad Badger

SUBSCRIBE In this episode, Michael and Laura from Envision Horizons will talk about balancing technical and creative strategies in Amazon PPC. Read More How Do Technical and Creative Strategies Work Together in Amazon PPC? [The PPC Den Podcast] The post How Do Technical and Creative Strategies Work Together in Amazon PPC? [The PPC Den Podcast] appeared first on Ad Badger.

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Disney Expands Its Audience Graph And Clean Room Tech Beyond The US

AdExchanger

Disney expands its audience graph and clean room tech to Latin America, marking the first time it's available outside the US. The announcement precedes the launch of Disney+ with ads in Latin America. The post Disney Expands Its Audience Graph And Clean Room Tech Beyond The US appeared first on AdExchanger.

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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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The Pinocchio protocol

Seth Godin

He had a hard time lying because his nose got longer every time he did. Gas-powered leaf blowers would disappear if the smoke they belched out was black instead of invisible. And few people would start smoking if the deposits on their lungs ended up on their face instead. We’re not very good at paying attention to invisible or gradual outputs.

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3 Strategies Fueling Today’s Creativity, According to Top Marketers

Adweek

When looking for what drives creativity, the Uber Villa at Cannes Lions is a good place to start. In partnership with ADWEEK, the Uber Villa hosted a Creativity in Motion: Exploring New Media Landscapes panel during last week's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, with top industry experts discussing what fuels today's creative marketing.

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How to market in the age of outrage

Martech

Welcome to the age of outrage, when even the most innocuous ad risks becoming a culture war casus belli. Tonight’s presidential debate will draw attention to the national political campaigns for another highly divisive election — which will make brands’ already tough situation even worse. By now marketers may feel like they’re trying to ride a pogo stick across a minefield.

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The best Pride ads of 2024

illumin

Pride is here once again and so are some amazing ad campaigns. This year’s lineup has everything from classic rainbow imagery to heartfelt messages. If you find the time between events, take a look at this year’s stellar lineup. Pride exists for a reason LGBTQIA+ community members gather and celebrate this time of year for a reason. Pride wasn’t born out of a love to party, it was born out of a need to protest, to be visible, and to build acceptance.

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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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Platforms Are Autogenerating Creative – And It’s Going To Be Terrible

AdExchanger

The most important thing in advertising is the actual creative. And major ad platforms are well on their way to an era of creative innovation. Actually, strike that. I meant creative desolation. For example, consider two commercials that made the rounds on the socials this week. One is an ad for the city of Oslo, […] The post Platforms Are Autogenerating Creative – And It’s Going To Be Terrible appeared first on AdExchanger.

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Read the Pitch Deck This Firm Used to Raise $1.1 Million to Automate Media Buying

Adweek

Ability AI, a martech startup focused on automating media buying across platforms like Meta and Google, secured $1.1 million in a pre-seed funding round today. The investment was spearheaded by SMRK venture capital, with participation from tech experts from firms like Google, Meta, Deloitte and The Economist. With a current valuation nearing $10 million, Ability.

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How to build a B2B brand that delivers lasting value

Martech

The digital banking revolution promised a financial dream: Manage everything from anywhere with sleek apps. Fueled by the ease of Venmo and Zelle, I (and many others) dove in, expecting a smooth switch for our personal and business finances. But after exploring numerous online banks over many years, each promising convenience and streamlined management, reality disappointed.

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Assume lack of context

Seth Godin

The person you’re working with might not know what you know, might not see what you see. It’s tempting to begin where we are. But it’s more useful to begin where they are.

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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.