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Beyond Target Audience: 4 Other Factors for Choosing Publishers to Spend With

The modern digital media landscape gives brand marketers a virtually endless number of options when it comes to choosing the right outlets for reaching consumers. Most advertisers focus on the target audience when choosing which publishers to spend with, making sure that their audience demographics and behaviors align. While that’s certainly a priority, it’s not the only factor advertisers should consider. Consumer expectations have changed dramatically in the era of Big Data, social media, and fake news. Consumers are…

As the Cookie Crumbles: Strategies for CSPs Marketing in the New “Cookie-less” Era  

For 25 years, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and Marketing organizations, in general, have relied heavily on browser-based cookies to track consumer behavior online. That data has come in handy for targeting customers with digital ads and customized Web experiences that play to the products and services those customers care about. But the cookie is disappearing from the Marketing team’s toolbox. Apple got things underway last year with its Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) software, and Firefox quickly…

Why the Death of Cookies Means Profit for Google

If you thought Google’s announcement regarding the elimination of cookies from Chrome in 2 years was only about consumer privacy, you’re wrong. It’s all about revenue. Google has spent the last 20 years perfecting their Advertising business model, and what better way to protect your ownership of audience data than removing the other options. Most research shows that Google owns between 60-70% of the share of usage across all browser types, with the next highest competitors tied fairly evenly at 9% for Firefox and Safari…

Infringement of Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

Privacy in the digital age is a hot topic at the moment. After a honeymoon period, people are starting to realize how much of their data is stored digitally, and what the consequences can be. If you’re active online, chances are your full name, identification number, addresses, phone number, credit card details, etc. are stored online somewhere. On top of an invasion of privacy, if someone accesses this data, it can leave you vulnerable to further attacks. Your finances, relationships, and even your future can be at…

Advanced Content Marketing: How On-Page Insights Are Bringing Power Back to The Publishers

When GDPR forced our entire industry to take a closer look at how we capture, store and leverage user data, Content Marketing predictions for how we’d move forward were dire. Nearly a year later though, there are signs that publishers’ efforts to develop innovative, cookie-lite (or cookie-less) ad businesses are starting to drive some growth in Content Marketing. In a marketplace where consumer data protection initiatives limit third-party cookie access and increase browser restrictions, the data publishers can share…

Viant’s ‘Power of the People’ Unleashes Dominance of People-Based Marketing in the US

People-Based Marketing Is Key to US Ad Industry. In a Recent Report, Viant Tracked How People-Based Marketing Is Making a Huge Impact on the US Advertising Industry In February, Viant, a Meredith Corporation people-based advertising technology company, had announced a major enhancement to their partnership with Factual, the leading location data provider. Through a direct integration, Viant customers gained access to real-time foot traffic measurement and industry-leading reporting powered by Factual’s location data…

Death of The 3rd Party Cookie

The digital ad industry relies heavily on third-party cookies. These little pieces of code get placed in your browser as you move from site to site, letting advertisers collect data about your interests and serve you related ads. They differ from first-party cookies because they are placed by an object on the page (e.g. an ad) that originates from a different domain than the one you are visiting. So if you visit, say, Macy’s website, Macy’s can place a first-party cookie to collect data about your visit. But if you visit a…