Do you ever use Etsy to shop? If so, you better check your user settings, otherwise your shopping habits will be searchable. Or just don’t buy your artisanal dildos on Etsy anymore. Either way, just be careful. Ars Technica
Twitter + Sketches = Your Tumblr of the Day: Twetches
Looks like Google Earth is doing Dali. Check out these “melted bridges” images found on Google Earth. HuffPo
And the Charlie Sheen saga continues, one drug fueled Twitter sh*t show at a time. Today it’s not Charlie’s outrageous tweets, but those of his gal pal Kacey Jordan (the porn star who tweeted a pic of her crotch from Charlie’s home and gave a detailed account of her evening with Charlie before he was hospitalized for a “hernia”). Jordan apparently locked herself in a Chicago hotel room and attempted to commit suicide, all the while tweeting about it. Chicago police found her in her room surrounded by pill bottles and broken glass. Jordan later continued to tweet from the hospital during her recovery. A cry for help, for attention, for fame, whatever it was, the whole thing is ridiculous and sad. This is what Twitter is for? Gawker
Here’s a pretty fun campaign: Friskies hooked up with The Cheezburger Network to make a bunch of sculptures made of cheese in homage of lolcats.The sculptures, made with 640 pounds of cheddar, were unveiled at SXSW this week.
Podcast ad buyers have yet to see a slowdown
Ad buyers have yet to see clients cut their podcast budgets – though the time of podcasts as the shiny new medium may be coming to an end.
The programmatic open marketplace is faltering, but publishers see a bright spot in private programmatic deals
Publishers are coming to terms with their open programmatic marketplace RPMs being 20-55% lower than they were this time last year, but the hope is that programmatic guaranteed deals will make up the deficit.
Marketers weigh the cons of working with Google Ad Manager amid Justice Department’s new lawsuit
When is it time to back away?
SponsoredHow Jounce Media and Teads are framing SPO’s role in driving business outcomes for brands
As supply chain concerns abound, marketers are increasingly focusing on the main motivators that drive efficiency in their operations, including financial considerations, supply chain transparency and, most recently, environmental concerns. Sustainability has not always been at the forefront of the digital video buying process for the ad industry, but brands like Teads are taking steps […]
Atlas Obscura wants to be profitable before raising funds in a tricky media market
Atlas Obscura wants to turn a profit this year before it raises another funding round, at a time when publishers are facing lower valuations and pickier investors as deal activity slows.
WTF is cookie stuffing?
Fraud is a well-documented pox on digital advertising, but it’s also an issue for publishers and marketers working together on affiliate marketing deals, too. One of the more tried-and-true techniques is cookie stuffing.