Google exiles 600 apps from Play Store for 'disruptive advertising' amid push to clean up Android souk's image

Google | February 21, 2020

On Thursday Google confirmed it has removed nearly 600 Android apps from the Google Play Store and banned them from its ad services for violating its policies on disruptive advertising and interstitials. "We define disruptive ads as ads that are displayed to users in unexpected ways, including impairing or interfering with the usability of device functions," said Per Bjorke, senior product manager for ad traffic quality in a blog post. "While they can occur in-app, one form of disruptive ads we’ve seen on the rise is something we call out-of-context ads, which is when malicious developers serve ads on a mobile device when the user is not actually active in their app."

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Technology is continuously transforming and evolving. While trends that have previously rocked the industry won't be forgotten, there are a few noteworthy changes on the horizon. Let's take a look at some of the trends that’ll shape digital advertising in 2019.

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Technology is continuously transforming and evolving. While trends that have previously rocked the industry won't be forgotten, there are a few noteworthy changes on the horizon. Let's take a look at some of the trends that’ll shape digital advertising in 2019.

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On June 15, Permutive launched the infrastructure for the responsible web- bringing together hundreds of publishers, brands, and adtech companies such as The Financial Times, Penske Media Corporation, RocketMill, Kimberley-Clark, and PubMatic to work together to use data responsibly to restore consumer trust. Consumers are increasingly opting out of sharing their information for advertising. As many as 40% of users are browsing in cookie-less environments. Permutive research shows that up to 55% of users in Europe are hitting ‘reject all’ on cookies. Permutive’s responsible web infrastructure wants to alleviate the increasing regulatory pressure on the industry and address dwindling consumer trust and reduced addressability. The infrastructure will deliver over 20 billion targeted impressions in 2021 via publisher-owned, consented data and with no third-party cookies entering the bidstream. “The opportunity and importance for publishers and brands to collaborate is growing in significance,” saysRyan Lewis, Media Director at RocketMill. “Understanding the audience has always been paramount in marketing, now more than ever, and by understanding, creating, and activating audiences in a privacy-centric way, brands have a truly powerful opportunity to connect and create meaningful ad experiences with consumers.” "Permutive has created new ways to work with some of the largest advertisers in the world," saysBrett Goverman, Associate VP, Data Strategy at PMC. “Publishers need to monetize all their audiences and have the tools to communicate who their audience is and why they are valuable. Success within the responsible web is twofold; one – control over your data, and two – successful monetization of your inventory and audience.” Permutive offers publishers 100% addressability and the tools to trigger audiences consistently across the media transaction types. Brands can activate first-party audiences by collaborating with the right media owners to extend the scale of their data. Adtech companies will be able to build on Permutive’s infrastructure to deliver incremental value by offering their customers’ audiences that are addressable, rich, consented, and relevant. “Permutive is an ideal partner to align with to protect consumer privacy while delivering high-performing, publisher first-party-data solutions that lead the industry,” says Andrew Baron, SVP, Addressability and Marketplace at PubMatic. “Publishers, brands and adtech partners are growing a new digital ecosystem using the Permutive infrastructure,” says Joe Root, CEO and co-founder at Permutive. “Publishers, brands and adtech partners are growing a new digital ecosystem using the Permutive infrastructure,” says Joe Root, CEO and co-founder at Permutive. “Over 20 billion targeted impressions were delivered on our infrastructure in 2021; we’re excited to see this grow as the advertising industry moves to a more responsible web.” Permutive has partnered with companies such as PubMatic, Neustar, and OpenX to create solutions for publishers and brands that deliver addressability at scale, without compromise.

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Best Buy Launches New Advertising Business, Best Buy Ads

Best Buy | January 04, 2022

For decades, Best Buy has been helping customers discover, try, and buy some of the most innovative products out there. No one knows consumer technology — and has the deep relationships with the people who buy it — like we do. That’s why we’re excited to announce Best Buy Ads, our new in-house media company that will help shoppers discover products, services, and offers. With our deep customer insights, we will partner with relevant brands in a variety of new and holistic ways, to provide meaningful messages at the right time. We interact with our customers three billion times a year — in our stores, in their homes, and online. These relationships last longer and run deeper than most. Knowing our customers on this level means we can help other brands cut through the clutter with advertising that won’t waste our customers’ time. With Best Buy Ads, we can show more of what interests our customers, when it interests them, and even help them save money. Whether a brand sells products at Best Buy or offers complementary products and solutions our customers need, we can help them reach their audience on our own channels (think BestBuy.com or in-store) and on external sites with a broad portfolio of offerings. We have spent the past few years building a business that can analyze the data from our customer relationships and recommend relevant ways to connect with customers based on cutting-edge data science and analytics. It’s an innovative approach to advertising, in line with the innovative tech we sell. Just what you’d expect from Best Buy. Diversifying an industry, creating equitable opportunities There’s more to Best Buy Ads than connecting brands with shoppers, including an important focus on inclusion and diversity. In the advertising industry alone, according to labor market data, 73% of hires are white. We’ve pledged to do better and, last year, Best Buy unveiled a five-year plan to address underrepresentation and technology inequities as well as create educational and career opportunities for those who need it most. As part of this pledge, we announced that Best Buy will dedicate nearly 10% of its annual media spend to BIPOC media by 2025. With this in mind, and with the help of some of our partners and the Best Buy Foundation, Best Buy Ads is launching an advertising-focused Career Pathways program through our Best Buy Teen Tech Center locations across the country. The goal of this new program is to create opportunities and a pipeline of talented and diverse candidates for future advertising careers. Teens in this program will have access to internships, mentorships with professionals and paid work-based experiences all within the advertising industry.

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Admixer | September 02, 2021

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