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Newspapers Record Strong Readership, Print Or Digital

Posted in Apps, digital media, Internet Activity & Sites, media, newspaper, publishing, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 29, 2016 by gadler

“A Nielsen Scarborough study measured U.S. newspaper readership and found that more than 169 million adults read a newspaper in print, on a Web site or on a mobile app in a month in 2016.

In total, newspapers reach 69% of the U.S. population each month.”

Read the article here: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/291865/newspapers-record-strong-readership-print-or-digi.html

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Posted in digital media, internet, LinkedIn, social media, world wide web, www with tags , , , on June 13, 2016 by gadler

Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion deal on Monday to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share.

Shares of LinkedIn surged 48 percent after the announcement, while Microsoft’s stock was down 4 percent. Trading in Microsoft had been halted briefly for news pending before the announcement of the all-cash deal.

Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO of LinkedIn and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The deal was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards, and is expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition is still subject to approval by LinkedIn shareholders and regulators.”

Read more here: Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

 

Google removes right hand sidebar ads

Posted in AdWords, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, PPC, search engines, SEM on February 19, 2016 by gadler

“Google has officially started rolling out an update to its paid search layout. Starting today, Google will begin phasing out the right hand gutter (sidebar) ads. Instead, Google will only show 1 – 4 ads above the fold and force the rest to the bottom of the results page.”

Learn more here.

Posted in app, Apps, digital media, mobile on January 14, 2016 by gadler

 

If You’ve Got A Problem With Fraud, You’re Doing Programmatic Wrong

Posted in Ad Fraud, advertising, digital media, interactive advertising with tags , , , on November 25, 2015 by gadler

With $6.3 billion destined for illicit hands this year, according to the Association of National Advertisers, ad fraud is clearly a major problem. But rather than impacting all players in the space equally, fraud is increasingly born by those who willfully, negligently or unmindfully make poor choices in their digital advertising efforts.

To understand why this is the case, we need to face two hard truths.

Read more here: If You’ve Got A Problem With Fraud, You’re Doing Programmatic Wrong

Google Debuts Programmatic Ads for Native, Mobile Video | Digital – Advertising Age

Posted in advertising, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, video with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2015 by gadler

Publishers can now sell native and mobile video ads programmatically through Google‘s DoubleClick, the company said Friday.

The ads can be sold through either DoubleClick’s open auctions or the private marketplaces run by publishers, and can appear in websites or in apps.

The system will soon enable buyers to purchase an ad to run across multiple kinds of screens in one shot as opposed to buying app and web inventory separately, Google said.

EBay was one of the first companies to use the programmatic capabilities.

“As a pioneer in the programmatic space, eBay recently rolled out its Native Mobile Programmatic solutions, which have revolutionized the way brands deliver their message to the right person, at the right time,” Jonathan Bellack, director of product management at Google, wrote on the company’s blog Friday. “Since the launch of its new native ad unit, eBay is seeing a 3.6x increase in ad engagement on average, with some campaigns delivering click-through rates up to 5%.”

 

Read more here: Google Debuts Programmatic Ads for Native, Mobile Video | Digital – Advertising Age

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