Is Facebook's '10-Year Challenge' an attempt to compile facial recognition data?

WDRB | January 17, 2019

By now, all of your social media feeds are probably brimming with then-and-now pictures showing the "glow-up" or positive transformations of people including celebrities, friends, family or random folks sharing decade-old images of themselves, alongside current photographs. Although the meme that's proliferated on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is a great way to show how much you've changed over the years, and users are freely sharing the images, one technologist and follower of the meme pondered whether the entire challenge was actually something more sinister and sparked a discussion about the technology in the process.

Spotlight

Facebook’s global reach is one of the key reasons advertisers invest so heavily in the channel, but important ad benchmarks can vary wildly from country to country.This infographic offers a graphical look at some striking similarities and differences between Facebook advertising in Europe and in the Americas.

Spotlight

Facebook’s global reach is one of the key reasons advertisers invest so heavily in the channel, but important ad benchmarks can vary wildly from country to country.This infographic offers a graphical look at some striking similarities and differences between Facebook advertising in Europe and in the Americas.

Related News

BRAND MARKETING

IAS and Mediaocean Partner to Transform Campaign Management

IAS | December 09, 2021

Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced an advanced integration with Mediaocean, providing a new level of automated campaign management. Now media buyers and planners can seamlessly set up, launch, and adjust their digital campaigns within Mediaocean buyer workflow (Prisma) and automatically populate this information within IAS Signal. Initially available to select advertisers, this enhanced integration will launch globally in early 2022. "Since launching IAS Signal, we've accelerated our product innovation and expanded critical partnerships, including our work with Mediaocean, to give advertisers the latest tools to manage digital media quality," said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. "Speed is critical in our business, and this integration will be transformational for advertisers looking to launch campaigns faster while aligning to media quality standards." Now advertisers working with both IAS and Mediaocean can quickly and easily activate their campaigns, all in one place. Within the Mediaocean platform, advertisers can: Use automatic campaign creation tools to enter information just once, launch faster, and focus more time on optimization. Maintain and easily adjust campaign settings, such as media partners or run dates, while in-flight to appear in both platforms. Reduce time spent on campaign launch and billing from days to minutes. "We're thrilled to extend our partnership with IAS, making it even easier for our joint customers to manage their campaigns," said Ben Kartzman, COO, Mediaocean. "With this integration, we're continuing to help advertisers control their marketing investments and optimize business outcomes." With more than $200 billion in annualized media spend managed through Mediaocean, the integration with IAS Signal means advertisers can manage their investments more efficiently. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world's leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com. About Mediaocean Mediaocean is the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising. With more than $200 billion in annualized media spend managed through its software, Mediaocean connects brands, agencies, media, technology, and data. Using AI and machine learning technology to control marketing investments and optimize business outcomes, Mediaocean powers campaigns from planning, buying, ad serving, and creative personalization to analysis, optimization, invoices, and payments. Mediaocean employs 1,500 staff across 30 global offices and supports over 100,000 people using its products

Read More

AD NETWORKS

CSI to Invest More in B2B Payments for Advertising and Media

CSI | December 22, 2020

Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI) has reported that it will spend more to support its cloud-based administrations for B2B payments for advertising and media needs, an organization public statement says. President David Disque considered it a "key focus" for the organization to help put resources into media payments, which could support speed and productivity. “This investment in innovation will enable CSI to continue to advance our market-leading position in media and advertising — delivering solutions that increase efficiency, reduce costs, and bring transparency and real-time analytics to all media payments (digital, TV, outdoor, print, and radio).” CSI works with a few huge media platforms and has worked with organizations of all sizes for quite a long time, the delivery says. The organization is channeling capital into item advancement and is turning out more approaches to amplify card spend improvement. Liane Sanson, divisional president of media sales and operations, said the organization was " launching exciting enhancements to our data analytics solution that will take actionable data to the next level for our clients and partners,” the release says. “Our goals are to enhance the customer’s experience and provide transparency and accountability on CSI’s efforts in an interactive way,” she said, according to the release. “We plan to deliver vital data that will assist CFOs in making more informed decisions on targeting suppliers, optimizing payment mix, increasing spend, and improving cash flow.” Disque, keeping in touch with PYMNTS recently, said the main change made in light of the pandemic has been the need to move to advanced methods for payments. He said the organization put a high need on conveying unmistakably about the digital payments circumstance and the advantages of working distantly.

Read More

BRAND MARKETING

Connected TV Advertising Companies VideoByte and VideoBridge Announce Merger

VideoByte | November 09, 2021

VideoByte and VideoBridge, leading providers of digital advertising technology, today announced the merger of the two companies creating a global best-in-class Connected TV (CTV) advertising experience. The combined company will operate under the VideoByte brand effective today and merge full business operations through Q4 of this year. Our organizations share a similar outlook as we look to further enhance the overall CTV experience. We are perfectly positioned to increase efficiency in demand-path optimization (DPO) efforts in the CTV ecosystem as audiences and spend continue to shift dramatically from traditional linear TV services to the CTV marketplace. We look forward to providing our industry leading solutions in the market together." David Naffis, co-founder of VideoByte. CTV advertising continues to be one of the most rapidly growing markets in the U.S. According to a June 2021 report released by BMO Capital Markets, CTV ad spending in the U.S. is anticipated to reach nearly $21 billion this year and about $100 billion by 2030. "We are thrilled to join forces as the marriage of our sales and operations leadership with best-in-class technology and product opens a new door for the fresh VideoByte team," said Nick Frazee, co-founder of VideoBridge. "Just in time for holiday campaigns, our technical assets have seamlessly transitioned into more transparency, controls and spend for our agency partners. We are excited to expand our work towards bringing more value to our clients as we draw on our decades of experience." The combined operation provides a viewer-first experience across CTV and over-the-top (OTT) platforms through data driven advanced technology delivering memorable brand messaging moments for advertisers. The merger brings the newly formed VideoByte to now serving more than 100 direct CTV customers with over 50 active advertisers. Notable partners include AMC, MLB, NFL and Plex. Overall, the goal of the merger is to offer an even higher return on investment for clients and ultimately reimagine the viewing experience for everyone. "Media16 is uniquely positioned to work closely with the new VideoByte platform to leverage better transparency and campaign management for our growing advertiser base," said Joe Evea, founder of Media16 and VideoByte client. "We look forward to the integration." Under the new merger, Naffis will operate as CEO and Frazee will undertake the chief revenue officer role. The privately held entity will be headquartered in Austin, Texas, the original VideoByte base, with a satellite office in New York City, VideoBridge's former headquarters. Together, the combined company will serve over 1 billion impressions annually. For more information, go to videobyte.com. ABOUT VIDEOBYTE VideoByte is a privately held and operated revenue-first video advertising platform focused on a viewer-first experience across connected TV (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Founded in 2020 with company headquarters based in Austin, Texas, the ad serving platform provides advanced technology delivering memorable brand messaging moments for advertisers at a higher profitability for publishers. As experts in CTV technology, VideoByte is known to provide strong performance for its variety of publisher clients including notable partners AMC, MLB, NFL and Plex.

Read More