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Facebook Watch Is Competition For Publishers: Here’s What You Can Do About It

Decision makers inside of every publisher, from editorial to revenue to product to management, should begin evaluating how they remove their valuable content from the Facebook platform and treat Facebook as a marketing tool. Given the size of audiences on Facebook, publishers cannot ignore the platform. However, the focus needs to shift from distributing content on Facebook to utilizing it as a marketing and acquisition product. Publishers and content creators need to treat the platform the same way ecommerce companies…

Amazon Owns 80% Market Share Across Ecommerce Product Categories

Latest Jumpshot Report States that Amazon owns 61% of Private Label Conversions in Ecommerce  Jumpshot, a digital intelligence company, today released the State of the Amazon Era Data Report for Q1 2018. The report explores whether Amazon is a friend or a foe for brand marketers. The answer is not so clear as Amazon continues to eat market share, claiming more than 80 percent of conversions against other ecommerce sites across diverse product categories.  Jumpshot studied anonymous consumer actions within 500 online…

How SSPs and Publishers Can Break the Walled Gardens

An enormous gap divides our industry. On one side are the likes of Google and Facebook, the so-called walled gardens. On the other side is everyone else. For publishers, Facebook Instant Articles is a poisoned chalice. It forces them to surrender their audience data and compete with Facebook for traffic. Meanwhile, Instant Articles lines the pockets of the social media giant and helps it develop even greater targeting abilities. The walled gardens derive their power from their goldmines of data. They use the data as they…

Can Publishers And Agencies Survive In A World Led By The Duopoly?

There were some key buzzwords that drove a lot of the chatter in the advertising community in 2017, and none was more buzz-worthy than “the duopoly” -- a word used to describe mass media platforms Google and Facebook. There is a clear reason why the duopoly became a sensational subject in the trades: The duopoly is expected to rake in a combined 63% of US digital ad investment in 2017 -- up over 15% from the previous year. This investment trend isn’t because buyers want to massively consolidate and concentrate spend…