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Apple IDFA is Dead, But Here’s What’s Next

Apple With over 720 million users, any decision by Apple regarding the iPhone has an immediate global impact. Their recent announcement at WWDC to discontinue Apple IDFA left the advertising world reeling — one of the most critical and effective methods of advertising to iPhone users is being kicked to the wayside. Well, they are not entirely being kicked to the wayside. Apple played this decision very cleverly. Instead of halting IDFA completely, the new iOS 14 will give users a chance to opt-in to IDFA tracking with a…

Time to Rethink your CRM Advertising Strategy, Courtesy Latest IAB Report

Advertising measurement is a terrific science. When done right, it can drive sustained revenues with a retained customer base for a very long period of time. Even in 2020, CPM remains the most preferred choice of ad sales payment, despite programmatic specialists nailing down on new-age ad performance metrics such as the number of clicks, installs, completed views, and buy-ins. Ad sales growth has made the most daunting impact on the current CRM and Customer Experience Management systems. Modern CRMs are working in sync…

Google’s Private Web Browsing Promise Takes Shape; Embrace a “Cookie-free” Economy by 2022

Apple Safari was the first browser to implement ITP. Firefox had also decided to block third-party cookies. Now, Google Chrome is expected to follow these browsers by rendering third-party cookies obsolete.  By 2023, Google Chrome will secure its web browsing technology, banning third-party cookies from accessing user's browsing history. There were speculations last year after Google announced its Privacy Sandbox initiative to develop a set of open standards for enhanced user privacy on the web. Google's monopoly on web…

Why Your Business Needs a Digital Content Strategy

There was a time when a professional-looking website was the only digital asset a business needed to worry about. With that in place, a multi-location retail brand or restaurant could rest assured that when people found their business online, they would see a polished, controlled digital presence. Then came review sites and geo-specific content hubs like Yelp and TripAdvisor. As this gained traction, they started to rise to the top of search results for local businesses. Suddenly, every guest or customer was also a…

Server-Side Platforms (SSPs) Take Note: 5 Things That Matter to Site Owners

As programmatic advertising spent keeps increasing, and the digital landscape gets more complex, one thing remains the same: Publishers need to strike a delicate balance between earning ad revenue and maintaining a positive user experience. Enter Server-Side Platforms or SSPs: It’s their role to help publishers manage the dynamic programmatic buying process while keeping their readers happy. Over the years, Server-Side Platforms have expanded their functions and responsibilities. Today, many SSPs include ad-exchange…

How Google’s Rising Trust in Machine Learning Affects Ad Buys

Google recently announced two significant changes to its Google Ads policies. Both reflect Google’s increased trust in machine learning to optimize performance over time. Each promises better performance, but each requires practitioners to adjust their habits in order to make the most of them. The first change involves close variants. In the beginning, Google’s engine rolled out close variants on exact-match keywords, so that your keywords would be eligible for queries with essentially the same meaning. The most common…

Content Recommendation Platforms Taboola and Outbrain Merge to Disrupt “Global AdTech” Ecosystem

Content is nothing if it can't be discovered. And, Content Recommendation and Discovery platforms like Taboola and Outbrain attract attention from publishers by helping them meet their audience with smart techniques. In an major announcement reported by The Times of Israel, two online content discovery and recommendation platforms are merging to take on the duopoly of Google and Facebook advertising. Adam Singolda-led company Taboola will merge Outbrain into their operations, allowing Outbrain's shareholders to get $250…

AI Platform Pattern89 Plans Expansion Into Growing Digital Advertising Market

Pattern89, which offers an artificial intelligence platform to improve paid social advertising results, has announced that their platform is expanding to include Google advertising. Throughout 2019, the Pattern89 software will include successive releases to analyze and predict performance across Google Display, YouTube and Search. The expansion will enable marketers to drive improved multi-channel results across more than 58% of the digital advertising ecosystem according to eMarketer. @pattern89 expands successful AI…

Location Data and The Growing Role in Marketing and Advertising Campaigns

The Recent Survey on Location Data Revealed Most Respondents Agree That Geo-Marketing Is the Next-Big-Thing After Automation and AI-Driven Ecommerce Let's take a shot at the most enterprising question of 2018 -- How are companies using location data, and what is its impact on digital campaigns? To answer this, Factual, a global leader in location data, surveyed 700 location data buyers in the US. The purpose of the study was focused at understanding the true state of location data marketing and how different companies use…

Have Facebook and Google Done Enough to Restore Advertiser Trust?

Amid mounting concerns surrounding brand safety, transparency in advertising, and the responsible use of consumer data, marketers are rethinking the field’s larger strategic framework. Nine in ten CMOs at large US brands overhauled their digital strategy in 2017, according to a Teads survey. Amid this strategic pivot, Facebook and Google have been at the forefront of the debate over how to effectively combat ad fraud, protect the brand safety, promote transparency, and ensure the appropriate use of user data. Among the…

TechBytes with Wesley MacLaggan, Head of Marketing, Marin Software

Wesley MacLaggan, Head of Marketing, Marin Software In 2018, leading B2B brands are increasingly looking at the current crop of cross-channel advertising platforms to see better results from their ad spend— not just for the year, but every day. With the growing demands from the publishers' side, the focus of leading cross-channel advertising platforms is to deliver transparent retargeting and prospecting solution powered by cross-channel intent backed by real-time performance metrics. To understand the current state of…