Facebook charged by Trump administration with 'discriminatory' housing ad practices

USA Today | March 28, 2019

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged Facebook with "discriminatory" advertising practices, alleging that the social network prevents advertisers from reaching a broad swath of buyers.Facebook's advertising platform uses data and machine learning that allows landlords, developers and other housing providers to target certain users, the Housing Department alleges, which discriminates against other users on the base of race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, sex, and disability. Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson in a statement. “Using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone’s face.

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Social networks provide individuals and companies who want to develop their company’s vision and improve their brand awareness etc, with many different opportunities. Nevertheless, social networks reveal obstacles which may not have been anticipated from the outset. These are obstacles which new users do not necessarily consider as they only think of the positive aspects of social networks such as the fact that they are free, easy to access and easy to use.

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Social networks provide individuals and companies who want to develop their company’s vision and improve their brand awareness etc, with many different opportunities. Nevertheless, social networks reveal obstacles which may not have been anticipated from the outset. These are obstacles which new users do not necessarily consider as they only think of the positive aspects of social networks such as the fact that they are free, easy to access and easy to use.

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Mediavine Minority-Owned Sites See Significant Uptick in Programmatic Ad Sales Via New Partnership with Colossus SSP

Mediavine | November 16, 2021

Mediavine, the largest exclusive full-service ad management firm in the U.S., has partnered with Colossus SSP to increase diversity in programmatic ad spend across Mediavine's minority-owned inventory from its network of 8,300+ independent publishers. Colossus SSP is operating on the Mediavine Exchange, the company's proprietary server-to-server (S2S) technology. Since onboarding in July, Colossus SSP has quickly jumped into the top ten Mediavine monetization partners, and ranks the highest-performing partner tested in the last 18 months overall. Colossus SSP is a custom supply side platform that delivers a diverse marketplace, enabling brands of all sizes to connect with multicultural and general market audiences at scale. The SSP is minority-owned, with an inclusive market approach and a track record of working with independent publishers that have strong niche audiences. "By partnering with Colossus SSP, the largest multicultural media marketplace in the industry, we're strengthening our commitment to diversity and providing long-overdue representation of diverse publishers and audiences in the advertising ecosystem," said Mediavine Co-Founder and CEO Eric Hochberger. "We've only scratched the surface of capabilities between Mediavine and Colossus SSP, and we look forward to driving pivotal results ahead." "Mediavine's diverse publisher portfolio and server-to-server technology have made them an ideal partner – and the traction we've achieved has been significant," said Colossus SSP CEO Lashawnda Goffin. "Our success points to a growing commitment among buyers to intentionally invest programmatically in multicultural audiences and minority-owned properties. We were able to rapidly tap into the demand and provide value for both marketers and independent publishers." About Colossus SSP Part of Direct Digital Holdings, Colossus SSP is a proprietary supply side platform that delivers a diverse marketplace, enabling brands of all sizes to connect with multicultural and general market audiences at scale. In addition, the company's consulting arm provides brand marketers with meaningful insights and actionable guidance for connecting with a variety of curated audiences—Black, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ, and more. About Mediavine Mediavine is the largest exclusive full-service ad management company in the United States, representing and monetizing 8,300+ publisher partner websites in addition to its owned and operated properties. Mediavine proudly ranks as a Comscore top five lifestyle property with 130 million unique monthly visitors and 17 billion monthly ad impressions.

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AcuityAds Named to The Globe and Mail's Third-Annual Ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

AcuityAds Inc. | September 28, 2021

AcuityAds Holdings Inc., a digital advertising technology leader that provides targeted media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences across advertising channels, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies. Canada's Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. AcuityAds earned its spot with three-year growth of 79%. AcuityAds was selected as one of Globe and Mail's Canada's Top Growing Companies due to the success of its groundbreaking journey automation technology, illumin™. illumin is the only advertising automation technology that offers planning, buying, and omnichannel intelligence from a single platform. Today, brands like The Home Depot, Purina, New York Life, Mercedes Benz, Dell, Sparkling Ice, and Purple Mattress are turning to illumin. "We are honored to be recognized on The Globe and Mail's 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies list for two consecutive years, to be included as a top company in Canada is a testament to the success of our illumin and further demonstrates a need to help brands across the U.S. and Canada understand the consumer journey." said Tal Hayek, Co-Founder, and CEO of AcuityAds. Launched in 2019, Canada's Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 448 companies earned a spot on this year's ranking. The complete list of 2021 winners and accompanying editorial coverage is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online. "As we look toward the future, Canada's Top Growing Companies offer both inspiration and practical insights for other firms facing similar challenges," says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. "The entrepreneurs behind these companies are smart, tenacious, and unwavering in their commitment to their goals." "Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 448 businesses on this year's Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies, Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers." says Phillip Crawley, Publisher, and CEO of The Globe and Mail. About The Globe and Mail The Globe and Mail is Canada's foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With award-winning coverage of business, politics, and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.4 million readers every week in print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2 million readers in print and digital every issue. The Globe and Mail's investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family. About AcuityAds AcuityAds is a leading technology company that provides marketers a one-stop solution for omnichannel digital advertising with best-of-category return on advertising spend. Its journey automation technology, illumin™, offers planning, buying, and real-time intelligence from one platform. With proprietary Artificial Intelligence, illumin™ brings unique digital advertising capabilities to close the gap between planning and execution. The company brings an integrated ecosystem of privacy-protected data, inventory, brand safety, and fraud prevention partners, offering trusted solutions with proven, above-benchmark outcomes for the most demanding marketers. AcuityAds is headquartered in Toronto with offices throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Latin America

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