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Meaningless jargon and lazy buzzwords have plagued the media and marketing industries for decades, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. With that in mind, we’re releasing the third edition of the Digiday Dictionary. Whether you’re trying to baffle someone into buying something they don’t need, decipher something your vendor told you, or simply cover up for having no idea what you’re talking about*, this guide will have you covered. (*Actual results may vary)
Ad exchange: Cheap ad space
Ads.txt: List of people we think we can trust
Agency of record: Scapegoat
Brand newsroom: Marketers with journalism degrees
Brand safety: Screenshots
Branded content: Native advertising that’s more expensive
Consent management platform: Something we say we use so we don’t get fined
Consultancies: Agencies with suits
Data: Email addresses
Digital agency: Website sweatshop
Facebook Watch: Animal videos
In-house: Dedicated agency group
Long-form: 15 minutes, tops
Native advertising: Branded content
Podcast ad measurement: Discount codes
Premium video: Netflix
Privacy: An illusion
Publisher commerce: Amazon links
Social agency: Tweet sweatshop
Sponsored content: Text ad
Subscriptions: Last resort
Transparency: Insertion orders
Video audience measurement: A tax a publisher pays to take meetings with TV ad buyers
View views: Autoplay
Viewability: Bigger ads
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