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Topic: Online advertising

Facebook and Other Digital Ad Sellers Saw Double-Digit Gains on Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Big lift compared to last year

Digital advertisers spent 17.9 percent more on Black Friday and 13.8 percent more on Thanksgiving compared to last year, according to AdRoll's data. Its findings are based on cross-client numbers…

Ads on Premium Publishers' Sites Are 3 Times More Effective at Boosting Brand Favorability

ComScore report cites 'halo effect' of high-quality content

Advertising on the websites of premium publishers, such as The New York Times and Hearst properties, is three times as effective as it is on those of nonpremium publishers at…

The Online Industry Is Losing $8 Billion a Year, and Ad Blocking Is the Least of Its Worries

IAB report looks at the impact of bots, malware and more

Ad blocking is costing the industry $781 million a year—yet makes up only a sliver of the total $8.2 billion lost to major problem areas including bot traffic and content…

How James Murdoch Thinks the Ad Industry Should Innovate

Empower consumers to make their own choices

James Murdoch, who took over as CEO of 21st Century Fox in July, doesn't see Netflix as a harbinger of a world without advertising. But he said the ways brands…

Mobile Will Push Digital Ad Dollars Past TV by 2019

Forrester says interactive spending will hit $103 billion

The "when" depends on which research you adhere to, but by nearly all accounts, digital advertising is going to overtake TV in the next five years. Forrester Research today prognosticated that…

Sony Is Targeting Influencers' Real-Life Friends

It's employing Pursway's system

Pursway claims it can tap into Facebook and other social nets to target email, direct mail and social media messages to the family and friends of influential buyers. Its platform,…

Digital Effort Looks to Help Ladies With Wardrobe Malfunctions

Hollywood Fashion Secrets teams with Stacy London

Hollywood Fashion Secrets—maker of "wardrobe malfunction" products for women like fashion tape—is launching a digital campaign today that plays up style persona Stacy London to drive offline traffic to beauty…

AOL Enjoys Strong Q4 Earnings

Web company touts strongest quarter in a decade

AOL no longer seems to be in comeback mode. In fact, the company is on a pretty solid roll. The company's global advertising revenue jumped 23 percent in Q4, finally putting the…

Google’s Latest Role: The Cookie Monster

Ad tech firms are on alert

Google is going after all the cookies, and the rest of the data-hungry world is worried that only crumbs will be left. The search king is among a core group of…

Outbrain Adds $35M in Latest Fundraising

Viral content maker brings total raised to $100 million

Outbrain just picked up $35 million to keep churning out its signature viral advertising links. The company, known for sponsoring the links that appear on websites like ESPN, Slate and other…

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