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Pixalate Week in Review: January 20 - 24, 2020

Jan 24, 2020 1:20:00 PM

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

1. OTT/CTV budgets are the latest target for ad fraudsters


"Ad fraud is the mouse that has worked its way into your home and feeds on your budget," reads a MediaPost op-ed. "Every so often it finds something new to feast on and right now it’s particularly enjoying OTT budgets, where many insertions are unprotected."

2. New apps, tech advances threaten consumer privacy


"A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and 'might lead to a dystopian future of something,'" wrote the New York Times in a piece examining the potential privacy ramifications of a new app.

3. In the UK, consumers' digital time surpassed traditional in 2019


"Last year, for the first time, UK adults spent more time with digital media than with traditional media," reported eMarketer. "We estimate UK adults spent a daily average of 5 hours, 16 minutes (5:16) with digital media last year [which] represents 52.2% of media consumption," wrote eMarketer. 

4. Programmatic mobile video to generate $25 billion in 2020


Per eMarketer, "...mobile video ads sold programmatically generated $19.93 billion in revenues in 2019 in the US and will generate $24.87 billion in 2020." The article added: "Mobile programmatic video ads represented 87.1% of total mobile video ad spending in 2019."

5. How Google Chrome's 'cookie-killer' move can affect marketers


"Ad buyers aren’t thrilled about Google Chrome’s decision to phase out third-party cookies," wrote AdExchanger in a piece examining four ways the move could affect marketers. Building a first-party data strategy and rethinking targeting and optimization are among the things agencies have top of mind, per AdExchanger.

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