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2018.10.05 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the last week in digital media: GENERAL It’s official! Acxiom Marketing Solutions is now part of the IPG family. This quote from Michael Roth states it best “(Acxion will) add a foundational, world-class data asset, covering two-thirds of the global population, to our capabilities“. More to come on this, all of which will be communicated via official internal IPG channels. Snapchat,… Read more →

2018.09.28 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the digital media news you may have missed: FACEBOOK SECURITY INCIDENT The big news Friday (9/28) was a security incident on Facebook, exposing up to 90million accounts due to a bug in the “View As” feature (View As has since been disabled). 50million accounts are known to impacted and 40million accounts are being reset as a precaution. The… Read more →

2018.06.29 Last Week in Digital Media

Happy 4th of July week! Here’s all the digital media news you may have missed: General It’s the end of an era, with Google retiring the Doubleclick name, replacing it with “Google Marketing Platform“. Announced in this blog post, the change sees tighter integration of Google’s Analytics platform (Analytics 360) and essentially deletes “Doubleclick” and appends “360” to every product… Read more →

2018.03.23 Last Week in Digital Media

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica incident dominated the headlines and has implications across the entire industry. So this week, this email is part editorial on the event and then other industry news. Summary: A good primer on the controversy can be found on Vox. Cambridge Analytica obtained a substantial amount of Facebook user data through questionable means. Total Facebook users impacted ranges from… Read more →

2018.02.02 Last Week in Digital Media

Hope you had a good weekend, here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL TapAd is exiting the media side of the ad industry, with the media business moving over to Brand Networks. TapAd will focus on their device graph, cross-device and identity products. Google’s acquisition of part of HTC completed during the week. Now that it has completed, expect… Read more →

2017.10.20 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: Perhaps the biggest news of the week is that there is now a bill before Congress to regulate political advertising on Facebook and Google in the same way as other media publishers. The bill (called the Honest Ads Act) is sponsored by representatives from both US political parties and would require disclosure… Read more →

2017.06.09 Last Week in Digital Media

A mixed update this week, as Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) tends to result in less announcements from everyone as the news can get lost as Apple dominates the news cycle. Starting with WWDC: Apple is building ad blocking and 3rd party tracking blocking in the next version of Safari. Apple is applying AI to the way cookies get blocked and it’s based on understanding… Read more →

2017.05.12 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the wrap of last week. Snap Inc. released their Q1 numbers. The top level numbers Earnings $150M vs $158M expected. 166M DAU vs 167M expected. ARPU 90c. Shares dropped by over 20% but recovered slightly towards the end of the week. Based on the revenue numbers for Spectacles, Snap sold ~62,000 units. There’s a good chart on Business Insider which compares… Read more →