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As Streaming Audio Grows, So Too Does Ad Inventory

11 Apr
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We’ve talked in the past about emerging opportunities for advertisers in streaming digital audio. Now, a few recently released studies show that digital audio is a great way for marketers to reach potential customers. First up, the annual Infinite Dial study published by Edison Research and Triton Digital highlights the massive year-over-year growth that podcasts […]

With digital ad spend growth comes more fraud

23 Feb
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There’s little doubt that 2019 is going to be another blockbuster year for digital advertising. Research firm eMarketer is forecasting a 17 percent lift to digital ad revenues for 2019, with advertisers spending more than $325 billion. Yet the more advertisers seem to spend, the bigger ad fraud seems to become. We’ve discussed fraud previously, […]

When it comes to media buys, segmentation is the name of the game

23 Jan
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Segmenting audiences based on a variety of factors is nothing new in media buying, but two new technologies that are currently being tested are making segmentation far more accurate than it’s ever been. Traditionally, marketers might have segmented their customers based on a variety of demographics—age, household income, etc. We’ve even been able to add […]

Is Ad-Supported OTT the Future of TV Advertising?

16 Oct
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It’s quite likely, especially if you look at the results of a recent IAB study that uncovered some interesting contours about the size and demographics of people who watch ad-supported video streamed through over the top (ASV OTT*). Chief among the findings were that this audience is young (average 18 – 34), affluent ($75k+ household […]

What’s Measurement without Data Integrity?

04 Sep
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We talk a lot about marketers improving both their approaches to measurement as well as the measurement tools they use. But one important point that is often overlooked by marketers is whether or not their data is any good. The old adage, “Garbage in, garbage out,” precisely illustrates what happens when marketers don’t think enough […]

Are you down with OTT? If not, it’s time to be.

20 Aug
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Several new reports have come out recently on Over-The-Top (OTT) video services, and if you haven’t taken the opportunity to look at this channel seriously, now’s the time. OTT includes any services that can be delivered over the internet, and not requiring either cable or satellite subscription. These services are often delivered through “smart TVs,” […]

How GDPR Is Impacting US Advertisers & Publishers

03 Jul
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At the end of last May, a new law covering collection and usage of data in Europe took effect that has a wide-ranging impact on businesses around the world. In a nutshell, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires websites and digital services to do the following: State in clear language what data they collect […]

Is advertising on radio streaming services worth it?

07 Jun
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Google seems to think so, as the ad serving giant recently announced it is “plugging into streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora” with its DoubleClick platform. That means that advertisers can dynamically bid on audio ad placements using Google’s platform just like they do for AdWords and display. By combining data from Google with […]

With impending change in advertiser base comes shift in budget

23 May
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In the history book for advertising (if such a thing exists), 2018 is going to go down as the year that mobile ad spending surpassed TV ad spending. And that trend is only going to become more pronounced through the next four years, according to a projection from eMarketer. This year, mobile ad spending is […]

Traditional TV may be in trouble, but it may also not matter

16 May
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According to a recent New York Times article, traditional television may be in trouble due to several generational shifts in media consumption habits. For one, the article points out that the shows with the highest ratings—The Good Doctor, Young Sheldon, The Voice, and others—are primarily attracting older viewers, with median viewer ages ranging from late […]