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Posts tagged with I Ad

Does the iAd Producer reflect a shift for iAds?

When you combine the world's most popular mobile and tablet computing devices with an advertising model that Steve Jobs himself was said to have called "revolutionary", you might expect overnight success.

But that hasn't exactly been the case for Apple and its iAd offering. Although it is far from a failure, it hasn't exactly upended the mobile advertising space -- yet at least.

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Q&A: Josh Resnik, VP & GM of Gannett Digital Network

Josh Resnik, Gannett DigitalLike many newspaper conglomerates, Gannett has struggled with "going digital" in the midst of dwindling print revenues. As VP and GM of the Gannett Digital Media Network (GDN) Josh Resnik's job is to help ensure that the company's transition to digital is a lucrative one. 

GDN encompasses the flagship USAToday.com and all of Gannett’s local newspaper and TV station websites. We caught up with Resnik to get a read on how GDN is handling increased competition on the local ad front, what the company thinks about iAds, and even a glimpse into the crystal ball for 2011.

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Is Apple driving iAds advertisers away?

For advertisers looking for the holy grail in mobile, the iPhone is one of the most attractive targets. And with iAd, Apple is aiming for nothing less than the perfect mobile ad.

But sometimes perfect is the enemy of good, and if rumors that have been circulating are to be believed, Apple's quest for the perfect mobile ad is driving advertisers crazy. It's also driving them away from the advertising solution that's supposed to help them.

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Apple iAds for developers: high cost with low returns?

Apple's new iAd mobile advertising platform offers the enticing proposition of advertising seamlessly integrated into Apple's myriad mobile applications. But according to one developer, the acquisition cost on the platform is around $15.

If other users have similar problems, this could spell trouble for Apple.

Developer David Smith of Cross Forward Consulting recently spent $1,251.75 on an iAd campaign that generated only 84 downloads. He documented his issues on the company blog. According to Smith:

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As Apple struggles with iPhone 4, Android picks up speed

It may look like the iPhone is winning the smartphone wars, but according to a new study from Millennial Media, Google's Android platform is nipping at Apple's heels.

Most interestingly, these new numbers document the month following the launch of the iPhone 4. And it looks like Android's popularity has only increased in that time. 

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Apple's success with the iPad may not extend to iAd

Apple's new iPad may be flying off the shelves, but the device maker is also trying to sell mobile ads, and that may prove trickier than Steve Jobs anticipated. As the Wall Street Journal points out today, Apple's new mobile advertising platform is getting off to a slow start. And at Digiday: Apps in New York on Monday, publishers and media buyers were cautious about buying ads from Apple.

As much as the iPad has people excited about new monetization approaches for digital content, it's the end result — reaching consumers — not the iPad specifically that they're concerned about. And Apple's approach to ad selling could turn brands away from its popular devices.

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Apple isn't boxing out competitors in mobile — yet

There's some good news for third party networks that want to sell ads on Apple's mobile devices. The Jesus Phone maker isn't currently enforcing its overly strict rules designed to keep competitors from selling targeted ads on its mobile devices. 

According to Omar Hamoui, founder and CEO of Google's AdMob, Apple hasn't been cracking down on its overly aggressive ad rules.

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Marketers face delays with iAd, but don't seem to mind

There are a lot of things $1 million can purchase a brand. But an ad premiering with Apple's new iAd platform may not be among them.

Apple has reportedly sold $60 million worth of mobile advertising inventory for the launch of its new ad platform iAd, but according to AdAge, marketers jumping to get aboard may have a lot of waiting to do.

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Millennial Media: iPad ads exploded in May

If Silicon Alley Insider is correct that Apple's iPhone 4 is an iPad killer, advertisers haven't taken notice yet. According to a new study from Millennial Media, ad requests on the iPad are up 160% in the last month.

With Apple's iAd platform launching this summer (and the company's competitor-blocking ad policy), Steve Jobs' prediction that Apple will serve half of the mobile ads sent in the second half of 2010 might not be that far off. 

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Apple wants to corner the mobile ad market. By any means necessary.

Earlier this week, Steve Jobs estimated that Apple's iAd network would handle 48% of all mobile advertising in the second half of 2010. That number may seem high, but it looks like Jobs is pulling out all the stops to make sure that developers choose iAd.

Today the company unveiled new terms of service that would prohibit competitors like Google from delivering ads on its mobile products. This is an anti-competitive slippery slope that could get Apple into trouble pretty quickly.

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AdMob's CEO: Don't drink Apple's Kool-Aid on mobile ads

AdMob may currently be the largest mobile ad network, but Apple is bullish that dominance won't last long. In the six months that Google's purchase of AdMob spent stalled by the Federal Trade Commission, Apple purchased Quattro Wireless, integrated the business and launched iAds. Today, Steve Jobs announced that iAds would take in 48% of the mobile ad spend in the second half of 2010.

That's wishful thinking if you ask AdMob's CEO Omar Hamoui. On stage with John Battelle at CMSummit, Hamoui took a moment to dispel some of the boasting that Apple has made about mobile.

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In case the FTC hasn't noticed, the mobile ad market is still anyone's game

Google's overwhelming dominance in search is proving to be a hindrance in other areas of its business. Like mobile, where the search giant's $750 million purchase of AdMob is rumored to get blocked by the Federal Trade Commission sometime this week.

Despite the fact that Google has not proven itself to dominate in any sector other than search, the company's reputation seems to precede its success in mobile. But blocking the Google-AdMob deal would be preemptive regulation at its worst. The mobile ad market is still anyone's game.

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