Ad Tech

Fake ads storm threatens media buying model

Whether it’s fake news or fake ads (as we might call those next to to “inappropriate” videos on YouTube or Facebook) the architecture of the ad world is changing dramatically. Suddenly, for example, there’s the opportunity for “old,” linear media ...

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Is the Cannes Lion set for a surprise gender change?

The resolutely male Cannes Lion is having his big cat-eared credentials questioned by activist group Creative Equals along with agency CP+B London. They think the statuettes should now be half lion/half lioness as a commitment to gender equality. Accordingly they’ve ...

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Tom Denford and David Indo from ID Comms: when Adland left YouTube

On this week’s #MediaSnack (not that anyone in adland will see it, having decided to boycott of YouTube), Tom and David sink their teeth into the juicy story that won’t go away, the ‘scandal’ of Google allowing advertisers to be ...

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Now post-merger AB InBev joins media review round

It’s already a busy year for media agencies with clients on the warpath and the media agencies themselves in hot pursuit of Google and Facebook (we all love an enemy just when we need one) and it’s going to get ...

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Why programmatic media buying faces a stormy future

Media agencies have taken a fair old pummelling recently – although currently they’re on the front foot hammering Google/YouTube and Facebook – but a new threat is emerging from a NASDAQ offshoot, the New York Interactive Ad Exchange (NYIAX). In ...

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T&P’s Hornby leads the charge as Google’s Brittin resists outside ad verification

Here’s The&Partnership’s Johnny Hornby on the trail of Google and Facebook again, in one of his regular appearances on Sky News. He wants Google and Facebook to decide whether they’re “platforms” or “publishers” (publishers are legally responsible for their content ...

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YouTube “rogue ads” threaten Google’s online cash cow

Google’s YouTube is facing a full-on ad crisis as a raft of important advertisers – including the UK government’s Cabinet Office, TfL, the Guardian and L’Oreal – have pulled their ads from the online channel following a further investigation by ...

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