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Toyota Launches its Biggest Teen Safety Initiative to Date

This week, Toyota and 360i launched TeenDrive365, a comprehensive new campaign that marks the automaker’s largest-ever advertising effort to address teen driving safety. According to the National Safety Council, the first year a teenager gets their driver’s license is one of the most dangerous years of their lives. And while cars today are safer than […]

What to Expect from Google’s Rumored Third-Party Cookie-Killer

For years, the major players in online media have been seeking to improve the accuracy of their online tracking while at the same time aiming to solve user privacy-related issues. In the past month, Google in particular has seemingly taken some major steps toward meeting these objectives. Here’s a brief overview of the developments: On […]

Media Dating: A How-to on Choosing the Right Media Partners

“It’s not you; it’s me.” These are the five words you prefer to limit saying or hearing when in the process of dating, or working with a media partner for that matter. Sometimes, the media planning business can feel a lot like dating. Each day, dozens of publishers are knocking on your door — vying […]

Programmatic Buyers Must Follow Different Rules in the News Feed

This byline was originally published in AdExchanger.  With Facebook Exchange expanding its canvas to the desktop News Feed, marketers face a new set of challenges. Unlike traditional publisher websites, the new Facebook environment presents a land grab involving disparate parties, namely content and community managers, social-ad buyers and programmatic-ad buyers. The News Feed began as a […]

4 Best Practices for BuzzFeed Sponsored Posts

BuzzFeed – dubbed “The Media Company for the Social Age” – has emerged as the preeminent place to browse the most entertaining, viral content on the web. The site is known for its ‘listicles’ (quirky articles comprised of bulleted images or GIFs) but it has also been building out a robust editorial arm that covers […]