Tag: Brand Safety

2019.08.16 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and the last one for August! The newsletter will resume after Labor Day. For now, here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL Snapchat announced Spectacles 3.0 will be available for pre-order. Priced at US$380, they’re priced at a premium compared to earlier models (V1 US$150 and V2 US$200). The latest model now… Read more →

2019.08.09 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Facebook is embracing Instagram and WhatsApp in a very direct way, with the company putting its name on Instagram and WhatsApp apps. This is a significant change because currently the apps are branded as being from Instagram Inc and WhatsApp Inc respectively. The move… Read more →

2019.06.21 Last Week in Digital Media

A longer newsletter this week, but I can promise it’s worth it. There was some major news from and about Facebook during the week, so starting with those updates first: Facebook: Calibra / Libra After several months of speculation, Facebook confirmed the development of Libra, a cryptocurrency that would be stored in a digital wallet called Calibra. You can pre-register… Read more →

2019.06.07 Last Week in Digital Media

Another week, another Last Week in Digital Media. Enjoy. GENERAL Nielsen has expanded the Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) YouTube in-app measurement offering to 26 additional markets (bringing the total to 34). There’s a story doing the rounds that French adtech Weborama is attempting to derail Amazon’s acquisition of Sizmek. Sizmek’s Chapter 11 proceedings are still in progress, so there is still time… Read more →

2019.03.01 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the last week in digital media. GENERAL Adobe has released a study on the state of Voice Assistants (slideshare). Of note, the study claims that 1/3 of consumers find voices ads to be more engaging and less intrusive than other forms of advertising. Pandora has launched Pandora Stories, a format designed for artists to create playlists with additional voice commentary. The… Read more →

2019.01.25 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another update, here’s what you might have missed Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Mark Zuckerberg posted an Op-Ed on the WSJ titled “The Facts About Facebook“. The post has been criticized by some for being dismissive of the challenges and concerns faced over the past 12 months. However, there is a positive takeaway (paraphrasing) where Zuckerberg affirms… Read more →

2018.12.14 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s the last Last Week in Digital Media for the year. Thanks for reading, sharing, and notes of encouragement throughout the year. GENERAL The IPG Media Lab has published an excellent retrospective of the year, reviewing progress in six (6) key areas from regulation, to voice search and AR. Something to read and reflect on over the holiday break and prior… Read more →

2018.09.21 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media. Here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL The biggest news of the week broke on Saturday, with Bloomberg reporting that there is draft White House Executive Order that would investigate whether the major tech companies and social platforms have breached antitrust laws. By Sunday, the Whitehouse has distanced itself from… Read more →

2018.04.27 Last Week in Digital Media

Looking ahead to next week, Facebook’s Developer Conference (F8) kicks off. The F8 agenda features a heavy VR focus and it will interesting to see how FB attempts to re-engage with developers, especially when all new app and bot approvals are currently suspended. GENERAL Amazon is increasing the annual subscription price of Amazon Prime to $119 (up from $99). The price… Read more →