Instagram won’t fix Facebook’s ad load dilemma yet, but video might

Marketing Land | February 01, 2017

Instagram won’t fix Facebook’s ad load dilemma yet, but video might
For the past six months or so, Facebook has been warning investors that it will max out the number of ads it can stuff into people’s news feeds sometime around the middle of 2017. The company has made this warning because its ad revenue growth will likely slow as a result. Facebook has options to alleviate the ad load pressure, like pushing more ads on Messenger, Audience Network and Instagram, the latter seeming best-positioned to shoulder the load. But not yet.Despite Instagram’s success in growing its advertiser base to more than 500,000 brands and rolling out more ad formats, like ads within Stories, Instagram’s ad business may be growing at a more rapid clip than Facebook’s, “but it’s much smaller,” said Facebook CFO David Wehner, during the company’s earnings call on Wednesday.

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Disney and ad-tech firms agree to privacy changes for children’s apps

Disney, Viacom | April 15, 2021

In legal settlements that could reshape the children’s app market, Disney, Viacom and 10 advertising technology firms have agreed to remove certain advertising software from children’s apps to address accusations that they violated the privacy of millions of youngsters. The agreements resolve three related class-action cases involving some of the largest ad-tech companies — including Twitter’s MoPub — and some of the most popular children’s apps — including “Subway Surfers,” an animated game from Denmark that users worldwide have installed more than 1.5 billion times, according to Sensor Tower, an app research firm. ...

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Google’s AI advertising revolution: More privacy, but problems remain

Google | March 16, 2021

In March 2021, Google announced that it was ending support for third-party cookies, and moving to “a more privacy first web.” Even though the move was expected within the industry and by academics, there is still confusion about the new model, and cynicism about whether it truly constitutes the kind of revolution in online privacy that Google claims. To assess this, we need to understand this new model and what is changing. The current advertising technology (adtech) approach is one in which platform corporations give us a “free” service in exchange for our data. The data is collected via third-party cookies downloaded to our devices, that allow a brows...

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Nextech Successfully Launches its Ad Network Featuring Augmented Reality Capabilities on its Virtual Events Properties

Business Wire | March 02, 2021

Nextech AR Solutions (“Nextech'' or the “Company”) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (NEO: NTAR.NE) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a diversified leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for eCommerce, education, advertising, conferences, and events, is pleased to announce the launch of its Ad Network. The Ad Network generated very positive results at recently held virtual and hybrid events for Repticon who puts on 100 events annually and the North Carolina Association of Zoning Officials (NCAZO) Annual Conference. The company is utilizing its owned and operated virtual event platforms audience which hosts thousands of specialized events allo...

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Anzu partners with InMobi for programmatic brands advertising

Anzu | February 24, 2021

In-game advertising platform Anzu has partnered with InMobi for programmatic advertising. Through the partnership, InMobi's brand advertisers will have access to Anzu's mobile gaming inventory and will be able to buy in-game display and video ads programmatically. Furthermore, the ads specialist's inventory includes exclusive titles across a range of genres, including sport and action. "We are living in a mobile-first world, and media consumption in it continues to evolve rapidly," said InMobi GM of publisher platforms and exchange Kunal Nagpal. "In-game advertising is one of these new frontiers that allow...

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