Facebook: Are Advertisers Leaving the Social Network?

To say the least, Facebook has been in the news quite a bit recently. And while that may not come as a surprise to many, the conversation surrounding the platform and its content is one that is still very important for publishers and their advertisers. In recent months, Facebook has been roasting in the spotlight of the general public, as concerns surfaced over the platform's user-privacy, data-leaking, and potential role in the 2016 U.S. Election. It's proven to be the most intense scrutiny put on any platform in the relatively brief lifespan of social media.

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4 Reasons Why Google Loves Native Advertising

For a moment in time, in 2017, many perceived Google's new ad blocking standards as building a bleak set of walls around online publishers. In June 2017, Google first announced that, come 2018, Chrome would begin to support and abide by the "Better Ads Standards," originally set in place by the Coalition for Better Ads, to which Google belongs. The Coalition for Better Ads is a collection of companies and associations that have come together to form an alliance for the betterment of viewer experience with advertising. The Better Ads Standards were put in place to essentially add guidelines to how ad servers should interact with their viewers.

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5 Things Every Ad Sales Rep Should Do Every Day

Ad sales professionals have a lot to do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. As each quarter comes and goes, and the months fly by, a single day can often seem like a blur - a flicker of time. One of the best ways for any ad sales rep to set themselves up for year-long success, however, is to focus specifically on those blurry, fast-moving, singular days. That's where having a routine comes into the equation.

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MediaRadar Native Advertising Roundup: March 2018

While native advertising is widely used among advertisers and publishers in the online space, it is also still growing at an impressive rate. In fact, last month, over 900 brands ran native ads for the first time! Every month, MediaRadar analyzes thousands of brands utilizing native advertising.

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4 Innovative Trends in Native Advertising

Advertiser spend on native advertising continues to rise, and it's become one of the most popular ways for advertisers to truly engage with their audience. It's no longer a matter of "if" for publishers when it comes to integrating native ads into their content. In 2017, native advertising spend was more than any other form of display advertising. We're beginning to see native advertising in many offline environments, as well.

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Advertising Mergers and Acquisitions: February 2018

With the start of a new month, comes a number of advertising mergers and acquisitions to report. Here, we'll be taking a look at all of the activity from February 2018. In recent months, we've seen some monumental deals take place, certainly not excluding last month. And despite this month being a bit less noteworthy in terms of the deals that took place, there's plenty to recap.

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The Oscars 2018: Best Picture Advertising

With the arrival of this year's Oscars ceremony, we thought we'd take a look at the best trailers and advertising from this year's best films. The Oscars 2018 will be held this Sunday, March 4th, at 5pm on ABC. Host Jimmy Kimmel will be joined by members of the industry, their families, and millions of television viewers, as they give out awards and tributes to celebrate this year's best in cinema. The annual event, held in Los Angeles, celebrates the best acting, directing, screenwriting, and so on from the year most recently passed.

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Emerging Trends in Advertising: Programmatic Audio Advertising

As any ad sales or ad tech professional knows, the demand for programmatic ad inventory has been rising on a number of different platforms. And with Pandora's most recent news, it's evident that audio platforms are now taking full advantage of the process, as well. Pandora will now, for the first time, offer a private marketplace (PMP) for programmatic audio advertising, something that many considered a long-time coming. While, the audio industry does not always receive the same amount of coverage as other formats in relations to programmatic advertising, Pandora's full buy-in could change that.

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Digiday Hot Topic Takeaways: The Rise of OTT Content

It seems as though we've done quite a bit of recent writing about fluctuations, shifts, growths, rises, and so on. And in the television industry, the biggest conversation currently revolves around the rise of over-the-top (OTT) content consumption.

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