• Google goes after mobile native advertising with new AdSense formats

    Google is plugging the hole that has remained a key weakness in mobile advertising: native ads. On Wednesday, the company announced the launch of native ads for all AdSense publishers. AdSense native ad formats include in-feed, in-article and matched content. All can be customized to match the look and feel of the publisher’s mobile sites.

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  • 5 Disruptions to Marketing, Part 1: Digital Transformation

    The cartoon above is “Disruptive Innovation” by Tom Fishburne. This is not your typical “predictions for 2017” story. I confess, those things aren’t my cup of tea. But it is a serious call to prepare yourself for a transformative year ahead. I believe that marketing is in the middle of five major disruptions that are reshaping our whole industry and profession.

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  • Accenture is touting an AI-driven programmatic video ad

    Accenture Interactive, Accenture’s agency arm, is pitching publishers and brands on a product that uses AI to automatically overlay product placements on streaming video content. The way it works is, for example, if an online streaming service serves a video ad featuring a moving plane to two people, one in the U.S.

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  • The sunshine agency: Inside Crossmedia’s transparent model

    This story first appeared in the spring issue of Digiday magazine, available exclusively to Digiday Pulse members. Join the community and receive the full magazine here. Just before Thanksgiving, Kamran Asghar, co-founder and president of media agency Crossmedia, got a call from an executive at Nordstrom Rack, which was parting ways with WPP’s Mindshare.

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  • What does Medium.com’s profit model pivot say about the future of online advertising?

    Online advertising, and especially its bulky older brother, “programmatic,” are darlings of the digital marketing world. Even folks who typically focus on the content and SEO side are dipping into the implications of bot-driven ads. The ability to deliver highly targeted display ads and sponsored content to key consumer segments, with (literally) super-human speed and precis ...

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  • Google introduces fully automated ‘Smart’ display campaigns

    Automation isn’t new to display campaigns on the Google Display Network, but with the new Smart display campaigns, it’s not just the creative that’s automated. Targeting, bidding and the ads all run on autopilot powered by machine learning. The system pulls advertiser-provided headlines, descriptions, logos and images to create responsive text, display and native ads.

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  • How Affiliate Marketing Wins in the Age of Ad Blocking

    … The increased use of ad-blocking software is disrupting the digital marketing industry as we know it. People have grown tired of “interruption advertising,” whereby irrelevant ads are forced upon them or they are tricked into clicking them on their small mobile screens. Successful brand marketing depends on building relationships with consumers…

    Acceleration Partnersin Affiliate Display How To's- 38 readers -