Google is unlikely to displace agencies — and probably has little incentive to go that route — but its wide-ranging ambitions could mean it encroaches on agency turf. Witness Google’s recent deal with Heineken to use its many digital platforms to achieve “brand-building reach and the ability to carefully target their audience.”
That sounds a lot like the work of a digital agency, but Google’s forte is not, nor will it ever be, the kind of expertise necessary to create, manage and optimize digital campaigns for a major brand. Brands will probably never use a single source as agency and ad exchange, but they do want to partner with Google on the elements of digital advertising where it holds an immeasurable competitive advantage. Google has unrivaled access to search and behavioral data.
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.