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Following YouTube's brand safety backlash, will ad relevance take center stage?

Earlier this year, Google found itself facing a major boycott after YouTube advertisers discovered that their ads were being displayed alongside offensive content.

Google was forced to respond. It promised advertisers better technology to weed out inappropriate content. And it got stricter about which content it allows to be monetized through ads, much to the chagrin of some of its biggest content creators who generate their revenue solely through ads.

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A day in the life of... a web designer for a programmatic ad company

Chelsea Ikona is a web designer at Sociomantic, a display advertising company and part of Dunnhumby, the customer science company, wholly owned by Tesco.

What does a designer do for a programmatic ad firm? We're about to find out...

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Native ads gain as advertisers seek brand safety away from programmatic

If one topic has dominated the digital advertising market in 2017, it's brand safety.

A backlash over advertising displayed alongside offensive content led major ad agencies like Havas and a diverse group of major brand advertisers including Toyota, GlaxoSmithKline and Verizon, to boycott Google.

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Ads.txt, a new standard for fighting inventory spoofing & unauthorized sellers: What you need to know

At the beginning of this month, the IAB's Tech Lab announced the release of the final Version 1.0 specification Ads.txt, which aims to help prevent inventory spoofing and unauthorized sellers.

Here's what publishers and advertisers need to know about Ads.txt.

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A day in the life of... Head of Yahoo Storytellers content studio

Emma Jowett is Head of ‎Yahoo Storytellers, an end-to-end customer content studio that helps Yahoo advertisers build campaigns.

We caught up with Emma to see what her role entails.

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10 superior digital marketing stats from this week

Ready for your weekly dose of stats?

This week’s diverse roundup includes news about start-up success, cyber-attacks, TV sponsorship, and lots more. You’ll also find tonnes more facts and figures in the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Snapchat opens up to the web in a big way with new Paperclip linking feature

Since its launch, popular messaging service Snapchat has only been accessible via iOS and Android apps. The Snapchat ecosystem has been totally closed off from the outside world, including the web.

That stands in stark contrast to Snapchat's biggest competitor, Facebook-owned Instagram. In 2012, it made user profiles accessible on the instagram.com website, and most recently, it upgraded its mobile web app to allow users to post content. Previously, content posting could only be performed via the Instagram native mobile apps.

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How Food52 successfully combines content and commerce

While many publishers are trying to find new content streams within the retail sector, few have managed to marry the two worlds of content and commerce like Food52.

First launched in 2009 as a small online food community, Food52 now has an average of 11m monthly visitors across various platforms, including an impressive 1.7m followers on Instagram. Meanwhile, it generates two-thirds of its revenue from sales in its online shop. 

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Seven steps to plan & manage your affiliate marketing campaigns

Wow. With affiliate marketing I can get more than 12x return for every cent I pay a publisher? Now that’s what I call ROI. Show me where I sign. 

Stop. Breathe. If you just rush off and join any old affiliate network without due preparation chances are you’re going to be disappointed.

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Programmatic has become problematic: Here's what marketers can do about it

Programmatic ad buying has been growing year on year, despite being plagued with scandals.

Whether its click fraud, brand safety, data privacy, or viewability it seems that every time programmatic is mentioned that it's because it is causing some major headache for marketers.

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Is Reddit on the verge of becoming a bigger player in digital advertising?

It is estimated that more than 80 cents of every new dollar of digital ad spend now goes to two companies: Google and Facebook.

But despite the fact that companies not named Google and Facebook are fighting for a shrinking portion of an otherwise growing pie, one company is aiming to significantly bolster its position in the digital ad market.

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As WPP hit by cyberattack, brands need to pay more attention to agency security

For the second time in as many months, a cyberattack has made waves around the globe.

Following on the heels of last month's WannaCry ransomware attack, a new virus dubbed Petya began spreading rapidly this week. 

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