AOL launches Pictela Enterprise ad publishing platform
The Obama administration released its "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" for web consumers on Feb. 23, aimed at giving people more control over how their personal information is collected and used online.
Mobile advertising is a fragmented market, with sketchy data on ad network market share and revenue.
AOL promoted Jim Norton to head of AOL sales on Dec. 9. Norton previously served as SVP of AOL Advertising's advanced sales team.
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.
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.
Advertising generated $317.7 million in revenue for AOL in the third quarter, an 8% increase compared with the prior year. The segment accounted for 60% of the company's total revenue, which dipped by 6% year-over-year to $531.7 million.
U.S. mobile ad spending will jump by 47% to hit $1.8 billion in 2012, according to estimates from eMarketer.
AOL, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo have agreed to share unsold display ad inventory, according to numerous news reports.
AOL's global advertising business generated $319 million in revenue in the second quarter, a 5% increase compared with the prior year. The second quarter was the unit's first period of year-over-year revenue growth since Q2 2008. AOL's global advertising business contributed 59% of the company's total revenue in the quarter.
Advertising Week kicks off today and with it comes the annual Walk of Fame event in which this years best commerical icons take the stage. This year includes a couple of classic characters such as Smokey the Bear, Little Debbie, the Michelin Man, the Jolly Green Giant and the California Raisins. There are also a few newer players including the Verizon guy aka "Test Man," the AOL Running Man and Burger King's King. Vote on your favorite here.
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