Apple will now allow ads in app notifications on iPhones and iPads

| March 6, 2020

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Apple has updated its App Store guidelines, with a new report on the matter by 9to5Mac stating that the company will now allow apps to push advertisements, promotions, and marketing material on push notifications on iOS. However, Apple has stated that while push notifications with advertisements can now be sent on iOS devices, app developers will need to offer its users with a clear option to opt out of receiving such material on notifications, and the makers of the apps will need to receive explicit permission from users before delivering ads to their devices.

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Google updates its ads policy for inappropriate content to include ‘public health emergency’

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Marketers Need to Invest in Detailed Geo Targeting Now

Article | April 16, 2020

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Simpli.fi Launches Online Attribution for OTT/CTV Advertising

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Today, Simpli.fi, the leading programmatic platform for addressable, mobile, and OTT/CTV advertising, announced that the company has once again bolstered its OTT/CTV advertising offering with the launch of its new online attribution capability. Advertisers working with Simpli.fi can now directly attribute online browser-based conversions to their OTT/CTV advertising campaigns, including those ads that are served on televisions. This capability is especially applicable to Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands and e-Commerce advertisers as it enables them to quickly measure performance and optimize campaigns to meet their performance goals.

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How BlockChain Technology Is Benefiting Digital Marketing & Advertising Industries

Article | February 18, 2020

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RockYou is an interactive media company delivering great entertainment to the most engaged audiences online. Its portfolio of free-to-play games includes dozens of company-owned and partner titles across key platforms, genres and demographics. RockYou’s seamlessly integrated video advertising service enables brands to efficiently reach 75M+ consumers on Facebook, web and mobile. Currently ranked within the Top 20 of comScore's Top 100 Video Properties, RockYou is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco.

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