A look at ever-changing media planning and buying options, from identifying innovative advertisers and publishers to new approaches for targeting audiences on networks and exchanges.


GroupM and TAG Join Forces to Tackle 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

Ad Blocking Blocks Publishers’ Business Model, Threatens Free Internet

ad-blocking Sep 21, 2015 - How will the integration of new ad-blocking technology, such as Apple's latest mobile iOS software update, affect the current state of the free Internet and the future of publishing? Comments

Mark Zuckerberg’s First Live Stream Shows Facebook’s Video Ambition

facebook-video-image Sep 15, 2015 - In order to obtain more video inventory for advertising, Facebook could eventually roll out its live-streaming feature to the masses. Comments

3 Ways to Achieve Sustainable Revenue: Why Gigaom and Re/Code Are the Tip of the Iceberg

money-tree-shutterstock-289276631 Sep 14, 2015 - The revolving door of media publishers incites questions about the sustainability of the current publisher business model. Here are three suggestions that can help encourage revenue. Comments

Is The Washington Post Right to Block Ad Block Users?

wp-ad-blocked Sep 11, 2015 - This analyzes how The Washington Post has decided to address users with ad-blocking software installed on their devices. Is this an effective way to counter this issue? 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

Your Mobile-Only Customer Experience Guidebook

shutterstock-234409663-buy-buttons Sep 3, 2015 - Portable and intimate by design, mobile devices are ideal for driving e-commerce sales. Here are suggestions to help enhance your marketing strategy by improving the customer experience. Comments

The Video of Small Things Rises in Asia

social-media-and-video Sep 2, 2015 - Mobile video is outpacing the growth of most other ad formats in Asia and is fast changing the face of digital advertising. Comments

TV Isn’t Dead - It's Evolving and Evolving Quickly

internet-television Aug 31, 2015 - The abandonment of linear TV formats for digital on-demand media consumption signifies the rebirth of TV. How does this metamorphosis affect brand strategy for consumer engagement? Comments

Mobile Advertising and Its Original Medium

mobile-music-listen-shutterstock-259943798 Aug 28, 2015 - The evolution of audio as a portable medium justifies the progressive rationale behind leveraging digital audio resources to support mobile advertising efforts. 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

Hulu to Test Programmatic with Facebook and Oracle

hulu-image Aug 27, 2015 - Through a partnership with Facebook and Oracle, Hulu is going to make its premium video inventory available programmatically for the first time. Comments

Tumblr Helps Mobile Developers Distribute Content with In-App Sharing

yahoo-tumblr-annoucement Aug 26, 2015 - At Yahoo's first-ever mobile developer conference today, Tumblr unveiled In-App Sharing, a new feature supported by mobile analytics platform Flurry, to help app developers distribute content. 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

Is The Focus on Viewability Making Us Blind?

blind-spot-banner-ads Aug 26, 2015 - Inconsistencies regarding the expected standards of viewability are even apparent on large video platforms like YouTube and Google. That said, is viewability a reliable measurement of KPI? 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

The Practical Guide to Programmatic Planning in China: Part 3

programmatic-stack Aug 23, 2015 - How to evaluate demand side platforms for a programmatic strategy in China. Comments

7 Things That Really Great Online Media Buyers Do

koeppel-online-media-buying Aug 21, 2015 - Marketers can use media buying to ameliorate a business or brand's online presence. These seven insights disclose the actions necessary for executing an effective media buying campaign. Comments

Long Live Long-Form: The Hidden Value of Blogs

Knowledge Aug 20, 2015 - Marketers shouldn't discount the power of long-form blogs because they're conducive to high levels of engagement from potential consumers. Comments

Why Retailers Will Embrace the New Mobile Consumer This Holiday Season

holiday-mobile-shopping-shutterstock-232253863 Aug 18, 2015 - Here are some reasons why retailers will benefit from effectively leveraging modern consumers' dependency on mobile technology as a shopping resource this holiday season. Comments

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