Ad Age Wake-Up Call: Changes Ahead for Social Media Video Ads, and Other News to Know Today

Devesh Gupta | August 18, 2017

Ad Age Wake-Up Call: Changes Ahead for Social Media Video Ads, and Other News to Know Today
Good morning. Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing and digital-related news. What people are talking about today: Social media video advertising. It's been in the news a lot in the last 24 hours, with a few different developments of note to anyone keeping track of the fast-moving space.

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NFFT will be the Future of Digital Advertising

NFFT | July 27, 2021

Since the days of newspaper and radio jingles, the idea of advertising has gone a long way. Nevertheless, advertising has become an integral part of our internet experience. You can't avoid digital advertising, ranging from banner ads seen on all online sites to pop-up ads that constantly ask for clicks. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) enable the development of tokenized representations of digital objects like images, music, and movies. In addition, tokenized representations of actual assets can also be created. While NFT has encouraged innovation and blockchain adoption in various industries, non-fungible fillable tokens are gaining momentum. For example, the advertising indus...

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CMG Announces Strategic Initiative with Amazon Advertising

Cox Media Group, Amazon | July 22, 2021

CMG Local Solutions today announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Advertising, which will allow CMG Local Solutions advertisers to access local audiences via Amazon Advertising's digital services. CMG Local Solutions advertisers throughout the country may now programmatically acquire display and OTT ads via Amazon DSP and evaluate their campaign performance using Amazon Advertising's suite of full-funnel measurement solutions. These new offerings, when combined with CMG's premium, a brand-safe local media website, and app advertising, may help local advertisers extend their reach and increase sales. CMG Local Solutions provides cutting-edge digital solutions ...

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Mediaocean Acquires Flashtalking For A Reported $500 Million

Mediaocean, Flashtalking | July 19, 2021

Mediaocean will buy independent global ad server Flashtalking to establish a "neutral tech platform" with a combined annual media spend of $200 billion. According to The Wall Street Journal, it will pay $500 million for the New York-based company, which has annual revenue of between $100 and $150 million. Mediaocean provides advertising workflow software that drives $70 billion in television advertising in the United States, but it is also actively pursuing programmatic opportunities. The deal with Flashtalking comes exactly a year after it paid $200 million for programmatic buying platform 4C. 4C has integrations with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amaz...

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Zappi Introduces Predictive Advertising Tool to Assist Brands in Understanding the Impact of Advertising on Sales and Brand Equity

Zappi | July 16, 2021

Zappi, the ad and innovation testing platform built by brands for brands, has announced the release of Zappi Amplify TV, a game-changing tool in advertising insights. Zappi Amplify TV, developed and validated by leading global brands like PepsiCo and Johnsonville, offers a new method to TV advertising designed to empower brands to predict how their commercials will succeed in today's media environment. The Zappi Amplify Ad System is the first in a series of advertising pre-testing systems. Advertisers need to accurately predict the effect of their advertisements before they go live to optimize their return on investment, and they must make any necessary optimizations to gu...

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