Australian government urged to examine political advertising laws following election

The Drum | May 27, 2019

Legal and political experts are calling on the Australian government to launch an inquiry into misleading and deceptive political advertising. The calls come in the wake of the recent Federal election which saw fringe groups promoting false and misleading claims on social media, which were then amplified by major parties. One incident saw signs made to look like official Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) signs directing Chinese voters on the “correct” way to vote, by placing a vote for the Liberal party. Australia does not currently have truth in advertising laws and the AEC is powerless to act unless a political party “mislead or deceive an elector in relation to the casting of a vote”. Integrity campaigners are calling for a government inquiry to examine how truth in political advertising laws could be implemented in a constitutional and fair manner.

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Janine Gianfredi, Google's Creative Agency Lead, introduces the Miami Ad School/Google partnership. The students at Miami Ad School are known for being at the cutting edge of technology and the communications industry. Housing the world's future creative leaders, it's easy to see why Google chose to partner with Miami Ad School for a year-long program teaching students all of the technologies that

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Janine Gianfredi, Google's Creative Agency Lead, introduces the Miami Ad School/Google partnership. The students at Miami Ad School are known for being at the cutting edge of technology and the communications industry. Housing the world's future creative leaders, it's easy to see why Google chose to partner with Miami Ad School for a year-long program teaching students all of the technologies that

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Contextual Advertising Expert Seedtag Opens US Headquarters in New York

Seedtag | July 16, 2022

Seedtag, the leader in contextual advertising in EMEA and LATAM, has today announced the opening of its US headquarters in New York. By opening its headquarters in the United States, Seedtag continues in its mission to become the global contextual advertising partner for brands and agencies. The ad tech company, with employees already on the ground in major US cities, expects to triple head-count by the end of 2022. The US leadership team will be led by US managing director Brian Danzis, joined by co-founder and co-CEO, Albert Nieto, who will be relocating to New York. Albert will be on-site to oversee International Sales, Marketing, and Finance and support Seedtag’s rollout in the US. The New York office will act as Seedtag’s new commercial HQ while the company’s development and operations hub will remain in its founding city Madrid. Seedtag’s main US office will be located in New York, with satellite offices in Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Seedtag’s New York office will act as a base for a brand new team that will be led by Brian Danzis, US managing director. Brian brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in advertising, sales and marketing in North America. Brian has served in a number of leadership roles in digital media throughout his career, gaining a wealth of expertise in driving growth. He has gained a reputation as an outstanding leader, capable of rallying his teams around plans and effectively crafting and executing strategies. Prior to joining Seedtag, he served as EVP, agency solutions for VideoAmp where he was responsible for managing the national sales team. Previously, he served as global head of video & live event sales at Spotify, where he developed and executed the go-to-market strategy of the platform’s video ads business. With Seedtag's arrival in the US, American advertisers will be able to increase the effectiveness of their advertising while respecting users' privacy. Seedtag's solution is currently the leading contextual solution in Europe and Latin America, with its AI and programmes such as Seedtag LAB providing advertisers with a much deeper understanding of user interest.

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Streaming TV reached a record high in April-Nielsen

Nielsen | May 23, 2022

Nielsen's monthly total TV viewing snapshot, The Guage, reported April as another month of high records for streaming. Streaming captured 30.4% of full TV viewing and surpassed its previous record of 29.7% set in March 2022. While overall TV viewership fell by 2.1% in March, streaming volume remained nearly unchanged, helping to boost its share by over 0.6%. Even though Netflix said it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter, which sent its shares into a tailspin, its share price stayed at 6.6%. YouTube had a 6.1 %, which is up from a 6.0 %. Hulu had a 3.3 %, which stayed the same. Amazon Prime Video had a 2.5 %, up from 2.3%, and Disney Plus had a 1.7 %, which is down from 1.8 %. Other streamers had 9.2% of the market, less than the 9.8% they had before. Nielsen said that a significant drop in sports viewing and the end of seasons and series of dramas hurt the share of broadcast. With the NBA playoffs and the final games of the Final Four, people were watching sports on cable. However, 16.9% fewer people watched cable news. The Gauge also showed that HBO Max reached a 1% share of streaming for the first time. This achievement allowed it to move out of the "Other Streaming" category and join other streaming services that have already passed the 1% share mark. The "Other Streaming" category, which includes all high-bandwidth video streaming on TV that isn't broken out separately, has grown by more than two share points since The Gauge was first released in May 2021. According to Nielsen's State of Play report, this category's steady growth shows that audiences are becoming more interested in the growing number of streaming platforms. The Gauge, the monthly total TV viewing snapshot from Nielsen - April 2022

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Neustar to Help Marketers Manage and Optimize Their Data Across the Fragmented Advertising Ecosystem

TransUnion, Neustar, Adverity | July 29, 2022

Neustar, a TransUnion company, today announced a partnership with integrated data platform Adverity to enable marketers to easily connect all of their data to help improve their marketing and brand performance. As data-driven marketing grows in complexity, marketers require a holistic data strategy to better optimize marketing spend and improve return on investment (“ROI”). This partnership will enable brands and agencies to better measure marketing performance across disparate online and offline channels inclusive of the walled garden and television ecosystems. It enables Neustar to leverage Adverity Connect’s automated data integrations and data management capabilities for advanced marketing analytics modeling powered by Neustar Optimizer. Neustar Optimizer is a closed-loop marketing optimization and consumer insights platform that enables marketers to improve marketing and brand performance by measuring all consumer activity. Marketers use Neustar Optimizer to make real-time optimizations to marketing mix, media budget allocation, campaign and creative tactics, and audience segments. “Data management is a critical first step in the journey to data-driven marketing,” said Mike Finnerty, SVP Global Services at Neustar, a TransUnion company. “By partnering with Adverity, our clients can now easily organize and structure their marketing data and then use that data for advanced marketing analytics, saving significant time in the process.” “To have such a powerful, shared goal in making data more accessible and usable is really exciting for us,” said Alexander Igelsböck, CEO and Co-Founder of Adverity. “To have such a powerful, shared goal in making data more accessible and usable is really exciting for us,” said Alexander Igelsböck, CEO and Co-Founder of Adverity. “This partnership with Neustar will allow us to continue bringing new and cutting-edge data and analytical capabilities to the marketing industry as we see more and more data growth in the space.” For more information on Neustar’s marketing analytics solutions, please visit: https://www.home.neustar/customer-analytics/unified-marketing-analytics. About TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. We do this by providing an actionable picture of each person so they can be reliably represented in the marketplace. As a result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good®. A leading presence in more than 30 countries across five continents, TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences, and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people. https://www.transunion.com About Neustar Neustar, Inc., a TransUnion company, is a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enable trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most. Neustar offers industry-leading solutions in marketing, risk and communications that responsibly connect data on people, devices and locations, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions. Learn how your company can benefit from the power of trusted connections. Home.neustar About Adverity Adverity is a leading integrated data platform for marketers that enables businesses to make insights-driven decisions, faster and easier. By automating connectivity from hundreds of data sources and destinations, Adverity's platform transforms data to deliver a single view of marketing and sales performance, reducing the complexity in demonstrating marketing effectiveness and return on investment across online and offline channels. https://www.adverity.com

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