Retail Networks and Audio Ads Grow Outside the Walled Gardens

Staying positive, let’s look at alternatives to Big Tech-based online media. One growing channel is retailer-based media networks, which Catalina is nurturing with a bundle of products and services that make them easier for retailers to deploy. Anther is the audio advertising, which iHeartMedia subsidiary Triton Digital is supporting with a marketplace, due early next year, that will aggregate 100 billion monthly impressions across broadcast radio, podcast, and streaming audio.

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Next Article Raises $10 Million to Flag Social Media Disinformation Campaigns

September 23, 2021

In the on-going plague that is Facebook, I could mention The New York Times’ report that they are pushing their own propaganda through the News Feed or that the ad industry proposes to “combat” social media hate speech without cutting off the ad spending that funds it. But let’s instead offer a ray of hope: has raised $10 million for its platform to quickly detect and respond to social media disinformation campaigns.

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Meltwater Combines with Microsoft to Create an Integrated Communication Insights Solution

February 20, 2024

Meltwater, a provider of media, social and consumer intelligence, announced it is partnering with Microsoft on an integrated communications insights solution. The partnership will integrate the data from Meltwater’s listening tools with Microsoft’s AI-driven capability to deliver data “as dialogue.” Microsoft will use Meltwater as its provider of global intelligence, while Meltwater has made a multi-year commitment to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

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