I’m in awe of the fact there’s a remote-controlled car rolling around Mars as I’m typing this. But as BuzzFeed points out, the whole thing is probably just an elaborate hoax involving a teen and an iPhone, or perhaps a drunk. In the meantime, check out these links.
AllthingsD suggests Mayer is readying a shopping spree after Yahoo sold some of its Chinese assets. Foursquare, Yelp, and Pinterest could be on the list of potential acquisition targets, Swisher speculates. (AllThingsD)
Ads over subscriptions? Only 2.1 percent of users that try out The Guardian’s iPad app for free convert to paying subscribers. (PaidContent)
Publicis CEO Maurice Levy and WPP chief Martin Sorrell were taking pot shots at each other in the press last week over rumors the former is plotting to acquire Interpublic Group. (AdAge)
In an attempt to rekindle its user base, social media reputation-measurement tool Klout is offering “real life” perks to its most “influential” users. (Digital Trends)
Social continues to lag both search and email for driving e-commerce revenue. (GigaOm)
MediaMath and Viant are in talks to join forces
Potential outcomes include one of ad tech's most storied names debuting on the public markets via a buyout.
As AI spreads across the marketing landscape, data’s role will be key to success or danger
There’s a growing awareness of the risks inherent in AI's ultra-powerful potential, but whether enough steps are being taken to mitigate them remains a huge question mark.
Spotify cancels six true crime podcasts amid layoffs, Gimlet-Parcast merger
Spotify is canceling six shows and laying off 200 people as it merges its Gimlet and Parcast units to push its podcast business towards profitability.
SponsoredWhat the measurement and currency discussion really means to TV advertisers
Ali Mack, head of TV and agency, Experian Major streaming video providers have recently made headlines by adopting new currencies for ad measurement, threatening Nielsen’s long-standing TV ratings monopoly. NBCUniversal, for example, has certified iSpot and VideoAmp as currencies for advanced audiences and formed the Joint Industry Committee with Paramount, TelevisaUnivision and Warner Bros. Discovery. […]
The Brazilian Report, Paramount Brand Studio, New York Times Advertising and The Wall Street Journal are among the 2023 Digiday Media Awards finalists
Personalization, authenticity and inclusivity emerged as significant themes among this year’s Digiday Media Awards shortlist. With the expansion of digital media’s global reach and influence, brands are recognizing the importance of investing in emerging channels to engage diverse communities. The Brazilian Report was shortlisted for several categories, including Best Podcast for its weekly series, ‘Explaining […]
‘Not the future’: European publishers remain steadfast in blocking alternative IDs to third-party cookies
Some European publishers believe alternatives to the third-party cookies, probabilistic or deterministic, will do more harm than good to their ads businesses.