Summary of Brand Safety Summit Singapore

The 614 Group launched a series of Live Virtual Brand Safety Summits for 2020. The Live Virtual Summit featured a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and fireside chats covering the most pressing brand safety issues. Speaker lineup featured experts on brand safety, advertising fraud, measurement, contextual advertising, consumer data protection and more. 614 Group hosted… Read More Summary of Brand Safety Summit Singapore

IAB | COVID-19’s impact on Programmatic in SEA and India

COVID-19 surely helped news publishers see an increase of traffic and their digital inventory, however, programmatic CPM saw decline as brands are concerned about brand safety around COVID-19 articles. China has recovered from the pandemic and advertising industry there is seeing a rapid recovery after the pandemic, which indicates positive trends. This IAB SEA+India’s thought… Read More IAB | COVID-19’s impact on Programmatic in SEA and India

From SpotX – Impact of COVID-19 on Viewership and Ad Spend in Southeast Asia

SpotX recently compiled and published this report based on the observations around how COVID-19 has impacted the viewership, content consumption and overall ad spend in Southeast Asia region. Here is the quick summary – Steep increase in ad calls on premium publisher sites Ad calls were up 471% as compared to baseline activity As lockdowns… Read More From SpotX – Impact of COVID-19 on Viewership and Ad Spend in Southeast Asia

Samsung to sell inventory programmatically across its 50 million smart TVs in the US

Samsung Ads to make its CTV video inventory available programmatically for the first time to buyers, via the supply-side platform SpotX. Previously, the only way buyers could access Samsung Ads-represented inventory was through an IO. Samsung Ads observed a 70% increase in viewing time and 132% in weekly hours after the pandemic hit, compared to… Read More Samsung to sell inventory programmatically across its 50 million smart TVs in the US

New York Times to phase out all 3rd-party advertising data from 2021

The New York Times will no longer use 3rd-party data to target ads come 2021, and it is building out a proprietary first-party data platform. Beginning in July, The Times will begin to offer clients 45 new proprietary first-party audience segments to target ads. Those segments are broken up into 6 categories: age (age ranges,… Read More New York Times to phase out all 3rd-party advertising data from 2021

[eBook/PDF] IAB Europe’s guide to the post Third-Party Cookie Era

This Guide has been developed by experts from IAB Europe’s Programmatic Trading Committee (PTC) to prepare brands, agencies, publishers and tech intermediaries for the much-anticipated post third-party cookie advertising ecosystem. It provides background to the current use of cookies in digital advertising today and an overview of the alternative solutions being developed. As solutions evolve,… Read More [eBook/PDF] IAB Europe’s guide to the post Third-Party Cookie Era

Google Chrome to start blocking resource-heavy ads in August

Google recently announced that Chrome will start blocking resource-heavy ads. As shared by Marshall Vale, Product Manager, Chrome on this Chromium Blog, Google discovered that a fraction of a percent of ads consume a disproportionate share of device resources, such as battery and network data, without the user knowing about it. These ads (such as… Read More Google Chrome to start blocking resource-heavy ads in August

Google to increase transparency through advertiser identity verification

Google To Make All Advertisers Submit Personal IDs, Business Verification Docs. The process will start in the United States and then expand globally, but it will take a few years before the new business verification program is complete, according to a blog post by John Canfield, Google’s director of product management for ads integrity. Read… Read More Google to increase transparency through advertiser identity verification

Facebook just killed off its web supply in the Audience Network

Beginning on April 11, 2020, Facebook Audience Network will no longer fill any ad requests to web and in-stream placements. Facebook warned that campaign performance may fluctuate during the phase-out period. Read Facebook’s post on the change here. But why make the move now? Facebook is reading the writing on the wall, and the writing… Read More Facebook just killed off its web supply in the Audience Network

[VIDEO] Sir Martin Sorrel’s POV on COVID-19’s long term impact on the industry and priorities for AdTech and Publishers on Google phasing out 3rd party cookies

In this interview with Beet.TV, Sir Martin Sorrell says Google, Facebook, Amazon, Tencent, Alibaba and Tik Tok “are going to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis with huge advantages in terms of data“. For example, Sorrell says, Amazon, during the pandemic, is accumulating consumer data to make targeting more effective. “The targeting and the performance of… Read More [VIDEO] Sir Martin Sorrel’s POV on COVID-19’s long term impact on the industry and priorities for AdTech and Publishers on Google phasing out 3rd party cookies

Merkle launches an Identity Solution as the industry approaches the Cookie-less World!

Merkle launched the Merkury, an identifier designed to allow marketers to continue targeting audiences online without using third-party cookies. Merkle’s Merkury enables first-party, cookie less identity Clean and link offline and digital records for databases, data lakes, and technology platforms Turn anonymous site, media, and email engagements into cookie-less IDs of consumers Enhance cookie-less IDs… Read More Merkle launches an Identity Solution as the industry approaches the Cookie-less World!