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Is Native Advertising Content Marketing?

Oct 1, 2015 - Industry leaders have different feelings on whether native advertising is content marketing, but maybe the answer lies in the middle: it can be, but more conditionally than as a rule. Comments

Truly Cross-Screen Creative: A Revolution Unfolds

fresh-idea-shutterstock-311599517 Sep 30, 2015 - The IAB's recent update to its current cannon of industry standards and guidelines encourages cross-screen advertising. However, the need to optimize creative still remains. Comments

Small Publishers Are Most Affected by Ad Blockers, Says IAB

ad-blocking Sep 29, 2015 - Ad-blocking software is especially damaging to small publishers, but IAB MIXX says they understand why users download it. It's up to the industry to thwart blockers by serving ads people don't want to intercept. Comments

GroupM and TAG Join Forces to Tackle Brand Safety

brand-safety Sep 23, 2015 - GroupM and Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) stamp down on online piracy by ensuring all media partners receive validation as Digital Advertising Assurance Providers. Comments

Why Ad Viewability Matters More Than Above-the-Fold Targeting

data-visualization Sep 10, 2015 - What does the concept of ad viewability mean in the context of strategy? And what makes it more significant than above-the-fold targeting? Comments

Desktops and Banners Still Rule the Ad Marketplace

king-queen-crown Sep 4, 2015 - These observations are based on data collected via AppNexus' advertising index for Q2 2015. Use these insights to make informed inferences about the future of digital marketing. Comments

Tencent Opens WeChat Moments to All Advertisers

wechat-1000 Aug 27, 2015 - Any brand can now advertise on a WeChat user's private Moments feed, in a move Tencent will be hoping balances advertising revenue with user expectations. Comments

Why an Intent Strategy Can Solve the Ad Blocking Problem

shutterstock-125872154-problem-solving Aug 26, 2015 - One solution digital marketers can use for circumventing ad blockers is initiating a strategy based on intent marketing. Comments

Google's Alphabet: A Welcome Move in Asia

android-one-device-lava-pixel Aug 24, 2015 - For markets in Asia Pacific, Google's move to restructure itself under Alphabet will give products more autonomy to expand in the region. Comments

IAB: HTML5 to Be New Industry Standard

html5-image Aug 17, 2015 - Advertisers have long used Flash to make interactive ads online, but the IAB is going to ditch Flash for HTML5 as the new industry standard. Comments

Auto-Play Ads Coming to Facebook Audience Network

facebook-brand Aug 11, 2015 - Facebook has just made app advertising a little bit easier by offering new features to its Audience Network including carousel ads and desktop video app ads. Comments

Alphabet: What's Going to Happen to Google Advertisers?

Google Logo Aug 11, 2015 - Industry experts say Alphabet, which separates the profitable parts of Google's business, highlights the company's weaknesses but may also be good for branding and product development. Comments

Could Microsoft and AOL Take on Google and Facebook?

battleroyale Jul 31, 2015 - To compete with Google and Facebook, Microsoft and AOL are training one another on their respective strengths: content and programmatic. Comments

Eyes Wide Open on Viewability

Computing Jul 27, 2015 - Viewability still poses its challenges for advertisers but the more viewability is introduced as a standard on campaigns, the quicker the quality will improve. Comments

Standards Launch Our Rockets

advertising-words Jul 27, 2015 - While digital advertisers tend to like shiny new things, standards on the things we already have are what really facilitates growth and innovation. Comments

Will Twitter's Backgrounds Contain Ads?

Twitter Money Jul 23, 2015 - On Monday, Twitter removed all custom background images from user profiles. Marketers are divided on whether or not this move means that the white space will eventually be ad space. Comments

Best Practice For Native Advertising

native-advertising Jul 15, 2015 - LinkedIn's Nellie Chan outlines how thoughtfully created native content can develop long-lasting engagement on social media. Comments

Mobile Factors Into 54 Percent of Campaigns with Viewability Discrepancies

metrics-measurement Jul 9, 2015 - In its most recent testing phase, the Media Rating Council found that while 63 percent of campaigns had consistent viewability, mobile was a big factor in those that did not. Comments

How Taxi Drivers Stole the Show at Cannes

canneslions Jul 9, 2015 - It's increasingly difficult for advertisers to grab people's attention. But as the taxi strike in Cannes demonstrated, there's a difference between getting attention and keeping it. Comments

Toyota Partners with Google Places for Local Targeting

toyota-logo Jul 2, 2015 - Toyota has paired up with Google Places to create a local search API that enables banner ads to suggest geo-targeted activities to consumers. Comments

“Discovering” Shopping: Buying Natively

social-media-image-sharing Jun 19, 2015 - Many platforms have embraced native advertising in recent months. This columnist explores how it's been going so far for Polyvore, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. Comments

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