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The Demon in the Network

The Demon in the Network

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Online display advertising has become a huge business. But with that popularity comes a new threat that marketers need to be aware of.

The Constant Social Disruption

The Constant Social Disruption

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Ben Watson, VP of marketing at HootSuite—known for its social media management solutions—says that there will be even more disruption in 2013 that brands will have to address, especially as they further extend into social networks.

Your face on Zynga

Your face on Zynga

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There's much speculation that Facebook is in the process of starting an ad network. This is consistent with the reports that Facebook is about to launch a real time bidding service for ads called Exchange.

Kellogg Company: 'We don't care about clicks'

Kellogg Company: 'We don't care about clicks'

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Clicks are irrelevant to the Kellogg Company's digital marketing goals of driving sales and building brand awareness, says Bob Arnold, the company's associate director of global digital strategy.

Yahoo to limit DSP access to inventory

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Yahoo will limit demand side platforms' (DSP) access to Yahoo Network Plus inventory on the company's Right Media Exchange (RMX) beginning in January, said Seth Dallaire, Yahoo's VP of sales, on Dec. 1.

Q&A: Don Kennedy, SVP of network sales, AOL Advertising

Q&A: Don Kennedy, SVP of network sales, AOL Advertising

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Don Kennedy, SVP of network sales at AOL Advertising, discusses how advertisers are dealing with oversaturation in the display advertising landscape and how online publishers are dealing with remnant inventory challenges.

CityGrid Media extends agreement with Infogroup

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IAC subsidiary CityGrid Media has renewed its contract with Infogroup to provide approximately 15 million local business-database files to publishers in the CityGrid advertising network.

Apple backs off mobile tracking

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Apple has discouraged mobile app developers from using a feature that enables mobile ad networks to target ads, according to TechCrunch's Erick Shonfeld.

Mobile carriers, card companies could be double-trouble for ad networks

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If I'm a Visa executive, I'm looking at the mobile carriers as though they're my university-mandated college roommate who's not really my style but brought the min-fridge: "Hey, buddy, I'll grab the beer."

Predictions for media buying in 2011

Predictions for media buying in 2011

2010 will be remembered as a year that eliminated any doubts as to the viability and longevity of digital media.

Harrah's launches in-resort digital ad network

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Harrah's Entertainment launched a digital advertising network in its resorts this week with Reach Media Group.

Open Book Video partners with Lotame for audience data platform

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Open Book Video, a digital video ad network, launched August 23 after partnering with marketing technology company Lotame last week to provide publishers and advertisers with access to its audience data platform.

Marketers to experiment through this year: Razorfish

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Marketers will continue to experiment with digital channels throughout this year, according to the sixth annual Razorfish Outlook Report. The study also noted that Razorfish clients invested 45% of their media spend last year into vertical properties, such as search, ad networks and portals.

Privacy groups want FTC to investigate advertisers' use of digital data

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Consumer advocacy groups the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), US PIRG and the World Privacy Forum filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on April 8, asking it to investigate consumer privacy threats from data-targeting auctions and online exchange marketplaces.

Sharp turns on integrated effort highlighting TV technology

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Sharp Electronics is rolling out an integrated campaign to support its upcoming Aquos line of televisions. The company's agency of record, McGarryBowen, created the effort, which has e-mail, display, online video, paid search, social media, print and TV elements.

AppNexus launches real-time ad management platform with eBay as client

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AppNexus, a Web advertising start-up founded last year by veterans of DoubleClick and Yahoo's Right Media Exchange, launched an advertising platform March 15. EBay, the company's beta client since last year, is using it to streamline its approach to ad buying.

Yahoo announces pilot program for demand side publishers

Media buying can be a fragmented mess and Yahoo is trying to fix this.

24/7 Real Media integrates service with Omniture tool

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24/7 Real Media has partnered with Omniture to update its Open AdStream Web ad management platform, and integrate it with Omniture's SiteCatalyst tool. The goal of the integration, effective March 9, is to make ad buying more targeted for publishers and advertisers by combining analytics and ad serving.

Citysearch debuts local content, ad network

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Citysearch has launched CityGrid, a content and advertising network for local markets. The platform aggregates advertisers from company partners, enhances their listings' by adding Citysearch content and distributes it through a pay-per-performance ad engine to partner Web sites.

Adknowledge acquires ad network business of SocialMedia.com

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Adknowledge, an independently owned ad network, has acquired the advertising business of SocialMedia.com. Financial terms of the deal, announced this week, were not disclosed. The acquisition strengthens Adknowledge's position in targeting publishers and advertisers in the social apps and social games space. Adknowledge partners with more than 2,000 publishers and developers and has made four acquisitions in the social media space in the past two years.

Google buys AdMob for $750 million

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Google has agreed to acquire AdMob, a mobile display ad network, in an all-stock deal valued at $750 million. Susan Wojcicki, VP for product management, and Vic Gundotra, VP of engineering, said on Google's company blog on November 9 that "this acquisition will enhance Google's existing expertise and technology in mobile advertising, while also giving advertisers and publishers more choice."

Google debuts Campaign Insights display ad measurement tool

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Google debuted a tool that measures the impact of brand awareness on online display ad campaigns this month. Called Campaign Insights, the platform compares two groups of Internet users, those who have been exposed to the ad and those who have not. It then measures the difference in searches and site visits of the two groups to identify the impact of the ad.

Publicis Razorfish deal closes

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Razorfish is now officially a part of the Publicis Groupe, making Publicis the largest digital advertising company in the world. After acquiring the agency from Microsoft for $286.8 million in cash this summer, the deal is now complete.

Insider conversation with: Josh Jacobs, SVP, brand advertising products and marketing, Glam Media

Insider conversation with: Josh Jacobs, SVP, brand advertising products and marketing, Glam Media

Josh Jacobs was appointed SVP of brand advertising products and marketing at Glam Media, a publisher and media network, on October 12. DMNews talks with Jacobs about the state of ad networks and how his experience as VP and general manager of Yahoo advertising technology platforms will help him in his new role.

Ad networks 101

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Today, more and more marketers and agencies are turning to ad networks. Prices tend to be lower than buying advertising directly from publishers and the networks boast a vast online footprint. Starting to experiment with and choose your network(s) can be overwhelming. Here, our experts offer tips on how to make smart choices when it comes to online ads.

Expedia debuts StorePoint Expandables rich media ad units

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Expedia Media Solutions, the advertising sales division of Expedia, broadened its display ad unit offering this week to include rich media units called StorePoint Expandables. This is Expedia's third release of ad unit offerings since 2008, when the e-commerce company began to grow its business model to include display advertising.

Turn promotes Demas to CEO

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Digital advertising network Turn promoted president and COO Bill Demas to CEO, effective September 10. Former chief executive Jim Barnett took the role of chairman. Demas is charged with growing both the company's client list and its technology offerings.

Data optimization drives media buy

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Marketers have gone beyond using data to inform segmentation strategy. A combination of data now influences display ad buys across ad networks. "Display is broken, and it has to evolve if it is going to work," said John Giuliani, chairman and CEO of Dotomi. "The idea of Display 2.0 is about optimizing the ad and making it more relevant through data."

SpotMixer powers video in AdWords

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Google AdWords users have a new option for creating in-stream video advertising now that SpotMixer's self-serve video ad creation platform has been integrated within AdWords' In-Stream Video Ads. The new deal, officially being announced today, enables AdWords users to create 15- or 30-second in-stream video ads using SpotMixer's do-it-yourself ad creation tool.

Katz 360 debuts display inventory

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Katz 360 Sales, the digital sales arm of the Katz Media Group, is expanding its digital ad sales inventory for local advertisers to include optimized display impressions, through a new partnership with the Rubicon Project.

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