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IBM and Nielsen Enable Real-Time Weather-Based Ad Targeting

IBM’s The Weather Company is joining with Nielsen to offer Zip code-level advertising triggers based on local weather and Nielsen’s product sales data. The magic of artificial intelligence has let IBM develop more than 500 triggers with up to six variables per trigger. These will be available to target ads across programmatic, display, social, search, video, email, and digital out of home media.

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Ad Industry Group Offers Framework on Cookie-Free Media Measurement

September 21, 2020

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has released a framework and technical paper detailing its proposed approach to ad measurement without third party cookies. The Federation represents ad industry associations around the world. They propose two complementary approaches, one using anonymized data and sampling across all channels and another tracking individuals when first party data can be had. No silver bullets here.

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Legal Woes Mount for Big Tech

September 17, 2020

Speaking of politicians, let’s catch up with Big Tech Goes to Washington. In the politically-tinged TikTok soap opera, several players are having second thoughts about the ill-defined Oracle deal. Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission is eyeing anti-trust action against Facebook and the Justice Department and Republican state attorney generals are rattling anti-trust swords at Google.  Outside the Beltway, Google faces a $3 billion lawsuit in the United Kingdom over children’s privacy at YouTube.

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Two-Thirds of Companies Plan More Customer Data Use: Treasure Data Report

January 28, 2022

Is there anything more fascinating than other companies’ customer data strategies, Dear Reader?  I thought not.  Here’s a Treasure Data study on that very topic.  Random factoids: data silos are a more common problem (34%) than data quality (24%); data and IT departments are responsible for customer data strategy at 49% of companies, while marketing is responsible at 11%.; 63% of companies plan to expand use of customer data.

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