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Supreme Court ruling opens up legal sports betting | CMO Strategy – Ad Age

Posted in baseball, football, golf, internet, NCAA, sports, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by gadler

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers.

Ruling in a New Jersey case, the court said the 1992 law unconstitutionally forced states to maintain laws that ban gambling. Nevada is the only state where single-game wagering is now legal.

Sports gambling could begin in a matter of weeks in casinos and racetracks in New Jersey, which instigated the legal fight by repealing its gambling prohibition. Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and West Virginia could follow soon, and the number of states might reach double digits by the end of the year.
— Read on adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/supreme-court-ruling-opens-legal-sports-betting/313498/

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Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

Posted in advertising, Campaigns, digital media, interactive advertising, internet, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2018 by gadler

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

The very first banner ad on the Internet—for AT&T on Wired in 1994—had a click-through rate (CTR) of 44 percent. Now that the novelty has worn off, that rate is more like 0.05 percent.

Add augmented reality (AR), however, and it may be a different story. Taking a page from the leader of the free world, companies like Blippar and Oath want to use AR to make digital ads great again. But, like Trump’s presidency, can it last?

— Read the AdWeek article here www.adweek.com/digital/can-augmented-reality-breathe-new-life-into-banner-ads/

2018 Update: What Happens In An Internet Minute by Lori Lewis | Merge | AllAccess.com

Posted in email, Facebook, Google, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, LinkedIn, Research, social media, video, world wide web, www, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2018 by gadler

Radio listening remains strong; Nielsen’s Comparable Metrics Report reveals radio reaches 93% of the U.S. each week.
The audience relies on us at work, at home and in the car. They trust we’ll curate the best music, and keep them entertained and informed.
We also know they have other choices. And some of those choices are today’s best time sucks.
So as a follow up to our 2017 version of “What Happens in an Internet Minute” – here is an update of what’s going on right now in 2018 as we’re pushing out music logs, coaching talent, collaborating with advertising partners all the while captivating the airwaves.
It’s a battle for consumer bandwidth every 60 seconds.
— Read on www.allaccess.com/merge/archive/28030/2018-update-what-happens-in-an-internet-minute

New IAB Standards released. Think L.E.A.N.

Posted in advertising, digital media, interactive advertising, online marketing, video, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2017 by gadler

The 'N' in LEAN: Non-Disruptive Ad Experience

"Disruption of the content consumption by advertising has been a major complaint from users as well as a motivation to use ad blocking tools. This guidance lists current ad experiences and identifies disruptive ad experiences that MUST NOT be

used as well as provides guidance on acceptable experiences. …"

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

 

Net Neutrality – Simply Explained, in Simple English

Posted in internet, Internet Activity & Sites, video, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by gadler

Business Insider does a good job of explaining the issues and developments surrounding net neutrality. It seems certain that consumers will be paying more for Internet services requiring greater bandwidth (i.e. video, such as Netflix, etc).

Net Neutrality – Simply Explained

MediaPost Publications Catching The Drift: Online Video Views Up Almost 50% Over A Year Ago 04/15/2014

Posted in digital media, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, television, video, world wide web, www on April 15, 2014 by gadler

The new comScore Video Metrix report for February comes out just as the IAB touts that the Internet advertising reached $42.8 billion in 2013, which is more than was been spent on television, for the first time.

But let’s be clear about it. Of that amount, online video only accounted for $2.8 billion, a sizable 19% over the year before, and counted within the $12.8 billion spent in online display advertising, which was up 30%

Those are great numbers, still, that seems to suggest an obvious trend. Indeed, television’s overseers and other content makers seem to be tripping all over themselves to get more solidly positioned for an online future.

Read the full story here: MediaPost Publications Catching The Drift: Online Video Views Up Almost 50% Over A Year Ago 04/15/2014.

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