DSP ‘contextual’ targeting offers solution to strict GDPR regulations

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Programmatic online advertising will not cease to exist because of the GDPR or the proposed ePrivacy Directive. Personally-identifiable information (PII) may seem essential to digital advertising, but it is not the only way to target a relevant audience. Targeting based on context was a reliable method for decades before we came to rely on collecting and cross-referencing vast amounts of intrusive data.

Why the GDPR ‘legitimate interest’ provision will not save you

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The “legitimate interest” provision in the GDPR will not save behavioral advertising and data brokers from the challenge of obtaining consent for personally identifiable data. As previous PageFair analysis illustrates, personally identifiable data (PII) will become toxic except where it has been obtained and used with consent once the General Data Protection Regulation is applied in May 2018. Even so, many advertising intermediaries believe that they can continue to use PII data without consent because of an apparent carve-out related to “legitimate interest” contained in the GDPR. This is a false hope.

The Need to Know Adblock Slidedeck (updated!)

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Dr Johnny Ryan of PageFair presented at The Advertising Research Foundation in New York this month. This presentation includes The latest adblock figures globally and for the US Demographic discussion of who adblock users are Options for media owners to address adblocking, from access restriction to tamper-proof ad serving Unexpected benefits for marketers from the adblocking crisis     He was speaking alongside Omnicom, Annalect, and Intel.…

Ten Key Things That Happened in Q4

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Amid the blizzard of press releases and conference tidbits concerning media, advertising, and adblocking, only some really matter. Here are the ten key things that happened in Q4. OCTOBER 1. US Department of Justice examines possible agency shenanigans.  It transpired that the US Department of Justice had launched an investigation into rigged bids that unfairly favored advertising agencies’ in-house services over others, at clients’ expense. The Association of National Advertisers’ report into agency kickbacks, released in June, exposed agency practises that shortchanged clients, and several big brand CMOs launched audits of their agencies. But the DOJ investigation now raises the stakes for agency executives: previous investigations in 2002 resulted in prison sentences. 2. Media consolidation AT&T agreed a deal to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 Billion.…

The Rules of Adblocking: How Block Lists Work

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This note is a layman’s guide to how the “block lists” that power adblocking work. A block list contains tens of thousands of rules that govern how a website should be displayed. There are two types of rules. “Filter” rules define what should be blocked. “Exception” rules define what content should be displayed. The most popular block list, “EasyList”, contains tens of thousands of these filters and exceptions.

Publishers – your only weapon is trust

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Adblocking—and publisher responses to it—sit at the nexus of two trends: the increasing value of trust in the publisher-consumer relationship, and the emerging conditions of the new information market. The Internet turns many types of information that were once scarce and expensive into overabundant—and therefore cheap—commodities. By corollary, trust and attention have become increasingly valuable. In short: As information becomes cheap, trust becomes precious.

CPM, CPC, CPA: Ad pricing models explained

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While documenting the journey of first-time publishers, we uncovered that comparing pricing models can be a bit difficult. This post gives a brief overview of each pricing model and explains how to compare their revenue potential. CPM – payment when an ad is seen CPM (cost per mille or thousand impressions) is the granddaddy of them all- a pricing model that existed long before the advent of the internet. Under this pricing model the publisher is paid every time a website visitor sees an ad. It’s commonly used where an advertiser wants a branding campaign; the focus is on raising consumer awareness of a company or product rather than persuading them to buy right now.…

Ad-News For Publishers

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This Week In Advertising: Yahoo launches a new banner ad product, while real time bidding aims to disrupt mobile advertising. Facebook’s increase in traffic is drawing more attention to the platform from publishers.  Here’s a look at this week’s Ad News. Yahoo Goes Big With New Banner Ad Product “Yahoo continued its long tradition of copycatting its competitors’ advertising strategies by announcing Wednesday the launch of Yahoo Image Ads, “native” photo ads that will appear within Yahoo slideshows. Although late to native image ads, Yahoo is making it harder for its users to skip those ads.” via Digiday Why Real-Time Bidding Is Changing Mobile Advertising “Real-time bidding is to digital advertising what high-frequency trading is to Wall Street. Computerized, algorithm-driven trading allows for the quick buying of ad impressions according to pre-set parameters.” via Business Insider Why Facebook Is Wooing Publishers: Traffic “Facebook is trying to woo news publishers with the currency they all understand: traffic.…

Ad-News for Publishers

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Things we learned this week: Online Advertisers hope to close the mobile revenue gap, while AdParlor makes its way to Twitter. But are the advances in technology making the online advertising system far too complex? Here’s a look at this week’s digest. How Publishers Hope to Close the Mobile Revenue Gap “Mobile is rising fast as a traffic source, with publishers reporting anywhere from 30 percent to 50 percent of their overall traffic coming from mobile. The problem is mobile ad rates are still a fraction of what they are for desktop.” via DigiDay AdParlor Makes Its Way To Twitter “Up to now, performance marketer Adknowledge’s AdParlor platform has served agencies and advertisers solely on Facebook, but it will now extend its work as the newest Twitter API partner.” via AdExchanger Is Online Advertising Getting Too Complex?