Senators introduce privacy ‘bill of rights’ to protect consumer data

Senators introduce privacy ‘bill of rights’ to protect consumer data

As predicted, the government is using the Facebook “scandal” to try and get it’s hooks in to regulating the internet, similar to what Europe is doing with GDPR. It’s not needed.

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More than 80% of US Digital Display Ads Will Be Bought Programmatically in 2018

It’s looking like in 2018, 82% of banner ads will be bought programmatically. In english, that means they will be bought with automated software. And I have a pretty good educated guess that there’s not many small businesses in that 82% that pay for programmatic software. My point is that in 2018, small businesses are still not sold on the value on banner ads.

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Facebook’s removing third-party targeting data: What marketers need to know

Facebook’s removing third-party targeting data: What marketers need to know

This is a really big deal for Facebook. They must think they’re in possible end-of-company type trouble for banning 3rd party data. What does that mean? 3rd party data was used for about half of their targeting features advertisers would use. The whole entire reason Facebook’s banner ads have value is because of the targeting features. Otherwise, their banner ads would be no different than any other banner ad on the internet, except that Facebook’s ads would be more expensive. Facebook is in real trouble.

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Forecast: Digital advertising pulling away from TV on global basis

Forecast: Digital advertising pulling away from TV on global basis

Internet marketing is a great industry to be in. 2017 was the first year more money was spent on digital ads than TV ads and this research firm is saying there will be even greater difference in the next 2 years.

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Anti-sex trafficking law opposed by many internet companies likely to pass this week

Anti-sex trafficking law opposed by many internet companies likely to pass this week

I think this bill is ok to pass. There’s a big difference between free speech in content vs a website allowing certain things to go on like online sex trafficking. Hopefully the language in the bill differentiates between the two. Publishers shouldn’t have liability when it comes to free speech, but should have liability when it comes to people using a website to commit crimes.

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Google Play Instant lets app marketers offer game trials for free on Android devices

Google Play Instant lets app marketers offer game trials for free on Android devices

Very smart of Google to “stream” apps to let consumers demo them without downloading them. But don’t forget Google’s grand plan is to maybe get consumer behavior to do “app streaming” instead of app downloading. Google would prefer consumers stream instead of download. Why? Because if you download an app, you don’t need Google anymore for that app’s content. But if you stream, Google is still the gatekeeper. Google is paranoid that apps could destroy their business if everybody downloaded apps for everything instead of using mobile websites, but that doesn’t seem to be the trend. But if there was anything that could destroy Google, it would be Google losing their position as gate keeper to the internet and web content.

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Google News Initiative kicks off with Subscribe With Google, other efforts

Google News Initiative kicks off with Subscribe With Google, other efforts

This could be the way newspapers survive with online subscribers. They need to make it easier to subscribe. There could be success with Google doing this, but I predict Amazon to be the bigger player here. They have waaaaay more customer payment info on file. And they have a vested interest with Amazon owning the Washington Post. Never underestimate how important it is to make it as easy as possible for customers to pay.

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Google expanding YouTube Director onsite video ad service to more than 170 cities

Google expanding YouTube Director onsite video ad service to more than 170 cities

I think the word game changer is now cliched and watered down. But this program YouTube is launching could be a game changer to help small business produce the video content that some consumers prefer over actual websites.

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Bringing search intent to video: Google extends custom intent audiences to YouTube, launches TrueView for Action ads

Bringing search intent to video: Google extends custom intent audiences to YouTube, launches TrueView for Action ads

Now this could be interesting. Video ads on YouTube. But the new targeting feature Google rolled out could be based off what keywords people recently searched on google. So if you recently searched, “airport transportation lax” into Google, it means that an airport trans company could roll it’s ad to that person when they watch any video on YouTube. If this goes well, I could see Google rolling the feature out to it’s extensive banner ad inventory. This could actually become a really big deal.

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Ad fraud allegations continue to besiege Newsweek Media Group

Ad fraud allegations continue to besiege Newsweek Media Group

Not very cool Newsweek. Manipulating website activity to get more ad money. They thought they wouldn’t get caught??

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https://martechtoday.com/ad-fraud-allegations-continue-besiege-newsweek-media-group-212177

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