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Turn Drops ‘Respawned’ Cookies
Turn will quit using Verizon’s unique ID header (aka “zombie cookie”) in the wake of some bad press. “We have heard the concerns and are actively re-evaluating this method,” Turn chief privacy officer Max Ochoa writes in a blog post. “In the meantime, we have begun work to suspend the re-association of a Turn cookie ID with a Verizon UIDH.” Starting next month, Turn says, the company won’t “respawn” cookie IDs tied to the persistent device header. It also hints at inaccuracies in articles published by ProPublica’s Julia Angwin (of WSJ’s “What They Know” series fame) and a blog post written by Jonathan Mayer, a Stanford professor and privacy advocate. Read more.
Facebook is aggressively staffing up in Atlas, its ad-server-and-then-some product, with more than 20 positions posted, reports WTAQ News. A closer look at Facebook’s job site turns up openings for optimization specialists, client partners, measurement specialists and product marketing managers. Two jobs are of particular note. One is a head of sales ops responsible for establishing a “rhythm of the business” around publisher ad tech and advertiser ad tech. Another will run holding company sales. Your move, Google.
The Programmatic Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is almost upon us and, according to industry execs, ads will be more personalized. “Where it’s going to get interesting this year is the sort of interplay between programmatic and human-based [communication],” Brand Networks CEO Jamie Tedford told NBC News. Referring to “opportunistic social media,” Tedford said advertisers are working hard to link social platforms to commercials in real time. “How much of that can we make programmatic, can we tee up in advance [like] syncing tweets or posts with ad,” he pondered. More.
Reddit’s Mobile Data
The New York Times is advertising at least seven jobs in its in-house native content division, Capital New York reports. The so-called T Brand Studio has been churning out branded content – last year it conceived more than 40 campaigns for the likes of Netflix and Shell. And paid posts generated a 16.5% increase in revenue during Q3 2014. Will 2015 bring the first data-driven content campaign? More.
- Publicis Group Names Anthony Gazagne President Of PublicisLive – press release
- MediaVest Promotes Three Of Its Own To Key Leadership Roles – Adweek
But Wait! There’s More!
- The Most Important Programmatic Prediction Of 2015 – Pulse
- Google Ads Versus Facebook Ads – Investopedia
- Social Video Trends Of 2014 – Forbes
- Tension Mounts Between Marketers & Agencies Over Data, Tech And Social – Adweek
- Tremor Video Passes 40 Brands For Programmatic Video Platform – Rapid TV News
- BMW Refuses To Give Connected Car Data To Tech Firms & Advertisers – CMO (AU)
- Mobile Industry Generated $3.3 Trillion Last Year, Created 11 Million Jobs – Re/code
- SourceKnowledge Launches RunSafe Brand Protection Suite For Programmatic Video Advertising – press release