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Pixalate Week in Review: January 25 - 29, 2021

Jan 29, 2021 12:00:00 PM

This week's review of ad fraud and quality in the digital advertising space.

1: Factors that will change how marketers use data


At the Adweek Outlook 2021 summit, Joanna O'Connell, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, shared factors that could change the way marketers use consumer data. Adweek has the recap, including O'Connell's notes that consumers are being more proactive about protecting their privacy as well as the potential for a U.S. federal privacy law.

2. The Information: Facebook prepping antitrust lawsuit against Apple


"Facebook for months has been preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple that would allege the iPhone-maker abused its power in the smartphone market by forcing app developers to abide by App Store rules that Apple’s own apps don’t have to follow," reported The Information.

3. eMarketer: US mobile ad spend will rise 22% in 2021


In 2021, eMarketer projects that U.S. mobile ad spend will rise by 22% to $117 billion, which is still below eMarketer's pre-pandemic estimate of $124 billion. "Still, due to increased mobile usage, we expect US mobile ad spending to continue rising, reaching $156.38 billion by 2023," noted eMarketer, a mark above pre-pandemic estimates.

4. Digiday's 'Cheat Sheet' for Apple's IDFA changes


"Apple’s long-awaited privacy control that will require developers to ask permission from users before tracking them will arrive early this spring," wrote Digiday. Digiday offers up a cheat sheet with everything advertisers need to think about before the change goes live, including a look at Apple's SKADNetwork.

5. Google claims FLoCs 'nearly as effective' as cookies: AdExchanger


AdExchanger reported that Google claims "that with cohorts marketers can expect to see around 95% of the conversions per dollar spent when compared with cookie-based advertising." AdExchanger notes that "There’s been some skepticism in the advertising community ... about the viability of FLoCs as a replacement for third-party cookies."

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