DigiTrust purchased by IAB Tech Lab | The increasing value of first-party data | Advertisers are starting to understand Amazon's ad potential
April 24, 2018
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DigiTrust purchased by IAB Tech Lab
Nonprofit ID consortium DigiTrust has been bought by the Interactive Advertising Bureau's Tech Lab. DigiTrust brings together programmatic platforms with the common goal of establishing an industrywide standard identifier for targeting ads.
MediaPost Communications (4/23),  The Drum (Scotland) (4/23),  AdExchanger (4/23) 
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Marketing Trends
The increasing value of first-party data
The increasing value of first-party data
The Cambridge Analytica issue and forthcoming EU's General Data Protection Regulation have brought to light insecurities in third-party data processes across social platforms and websites. Brands that have access to first-party data are at an advantage when it comes to protecting consumer privacy and better ad targeting, writes Ambreen Ali.
SmartBrief/Marketing (4/24) 
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Advertisers are starting to understand Amazon's ad potential
Advertisers are starting to understand Amazon's ad potential
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Amazon has been ramping up its ad products and services, and more interest from advertisers is pushing up costs, such as a 128% year-over-year rise in the price of headline search ads, per Merkle. Industry executives share their thoughts on the appeal of the platform, with eMarketer's Monica Peart explaining, "Amazon almost seems like they're not advertising. To the consumer, it's, 'Oh, I searched for this, and you're trying to be helpful by showing me other options.' "
Digiday (4/23) 
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Mobile Focus
Autotrader invites car buyers to test drive its new site
Autotrader invites car buyers to test drive its new site
Autotrader has launched a new campaign, "Test Drive," which showcases the brand's new website. The push from Zambezi is running across broadcast, cable, streaming, radio and social, and it features interactive content on digital platforms including Spotify, YouTube and Pandora.
MediaPost Communications (4/23),  Marketing Dive (4/23) 
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Register Now: IAB Women Visionaries, May 8 in NYC
IAB is convening top leaders in tech, media, and marketing to share lessons in leadership and real-world takeaways to advance women’s trajectories and the workplace at large. The event offers leader-to-leader management conversation, workplace wisdom, and industry insights.
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Company Watch
YouTube removed 8M+ videos in Q4, most of them caught by computers
YouTube removed 8M+ videos in Q4, most of them caught by computers
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YouTube has revealed that it removed over 8 million videos from its platform in the final quarter of 2017 for not complying with community guidelines. Computers were the first to flag 6.7 million of those videos, of which 76% were eliminated before any users had warned YouTube about them.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (4/23),  CNN (4/23) 
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Alphabet takes home $31.1B in Q1
Alphabet has announced that it made $31.1 billion in revenue in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street projections by around $870 million. Growth was up 26% compared with 24% in the same period in 2017, and advertising accounted for $26.6 billion of revenue.
MarTech Today (4/23),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (4/23),  USA Today/The Associated Press (4/23) 
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Brands & Campaigns
Pizza Hut, Smith-Schuster want NFL fans to share "Doorbell Dances"
Pizza Hut, Smith-Schuster want NFL fans to share "Doorbell Dances"
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Pizza Hut is celebrating its new status as an official NFL sponsor with a push that stars the Pittsburgh Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster performing his own "Doorbell Dance" to mark the arrival of his delivery from the brand. The campaign is urging consumers to share their own celebration dances on Instagram using #Sweepstakes and #PizzaHutHut for a chance to win NFL game tickets.
MediaPost Communications (4/23),  Forbes (4/23),  Pizza Marketplace (4/23) 
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Policy & Research
Survey: Majority of Americans not in favor of voice ads
Two-thirds of Americans who use voice search do so on their smartphones, 35% use home smart speakers and 46% search by voice at least once a day, per NetElixir. The survey also found that 38% of respondents are open to ads on voice if they're relevant, implying that the remaining 62% are not in favor.
Search Engine Land (4/23) 
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IAB News
IAB Video Symposium: How to Build a 21st Century Brand Through Digital Video & OTT
This year's IAB Video Symposium, taking place on May 7 in New York City, will discuss new ways of direct-to-consumer engagement with sight, sound and motion. It will also cover strategies for creating and monetizing video designed for increasingly mobile, moment-to-moment consumers.

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IAB's top direct brands to follow
The IAB has released its “IAB 250 Powered by Dun & Bradstreet" analysis that pinpoints the most important “Direct Brands” to watch in the US economy. The companies on the list come from 15 different categories including apparel/fashion, consumer electronics, sporting goods, travel and hospitality, and more.

Check out the full list here.
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