Ad Lib: Skift Founder Rafat Ali on the State of Travel -- and the Media -- in 2018

Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher, Google Play and iHeartRadio too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend!Rafat Ali is co-founder and CEO of the travel site Skift, which covers the business side of the travel industry. In publishing circles, he's also known as an astute and pointed observer of digital media. On this week's Ad Lib podcast, he dons both hats as he takes us on a mini tour of his time at internet 1.0 startups like Inside.com and, his own first company, PaidContent. He explains why he's a believer in the scaled-down pivot to qualityand the power of the email newsletter.We also touch on his time growing up in India, where he first learned about media and advertising by reading Ad Age, or so he says. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Direct Line Group is shifting digital ad spending to targeted TV ads

Insurance group Direct Line dumped a large chunk of its digital media for TV in 2017 and could move even more over. The company is one of the largest TV advertisers in the U.K. As Direct Line upped its spending on TV, the business cut the number of display and programmatic online video ads it... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-24 04:00:05 UTC ]
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FUSE Media 2019 Speakers from Hearst, Annex Business Media, Industry Dive, Farm Journal & More

FUSE Media Summit is coming up next month, and we're preparing to delve into the most pressing topics for digital media executives today. From productization and marketing automation to data privacy and the consumer experience, there’s a lot to discuss over just 2 1/2 days. Here's a look at the... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2019-10-17 18:06:42 UTC ]
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Ad Age Women to Watch, a new Gillette ad and a deal for Sports Illustrated: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today For over two decades, Ad Age has named Women to Watch in the marketing,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-28 10:00:00 UTC ]
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‘It’s been tight for us’: Why local media company Spirited Media ran out of time

The local news publisher couldn't find enough takers to complete a $1.5 million Series B round of funding. The post ‘It’s been tight for us’: Why local media company Spirited Media ran out of time appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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All Def Media, Daquan publisher IMGN Media are now co-producing original shows

All Def Media and IMGN Media are producing three unscripted shows that will be distributed on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram's IGTV. The post All Def Media, Daquan publisher IMGN Media are now co-producing original shows appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top UK publishers say they’ll move to reduce ads bought through open ad exchanges

Digital media-buying habits are continuously in flux. The post Top UK publishers say they’ll move to reduce ads bought through open ad exchanges appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blake Freeman Johnson Media rebrands as Soho Friday Media

Richard Johnson, John Blake and Derek Freeman are changing the name of their new web-based publishing start-up from Blake Freeman Johnson Media to Soho Friday Media. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2018 Spotlight: Michelle Obama, Doris Kearns Goodwin Headline 2018 ALA Annual Conference

A star-studded main speaker program awaits attendees, June 21-26, in New Orleans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Audience Network Added Auction Bidding for In-App Ads

Brands can now bid in auctions for in-application advertising on Facebook Audience Network. The social network opened up header bidding via Facebook Audience Network last March, and head of publisher solutions partnerships Vijay Balan said in a blog post that publishers have seen "significant... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: The Future of Ads on Amazon's Alexa. Plus, Diageo Suspends Snapchat Ads

Vice: Vice Media suspended President Andrew Creighton and Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano as it probes harassment complaints about them, Bloomberg News reports.Out: Patrick Scissons is out as KBS' global chief creative officer, after a year marked by high-profile departures from the agency,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fairfax Media bidder TPG says it would resell media company within five years

TPG Capital tells Senate inquiry it would expand the business but concedes it has no experience running newspapersOne of the bidders for Fairfax Media, TPG Capital, has told a Senate inquiry that if the $2.7bn bid were successful the consortium would grow the media business and sell it off again... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IBT Media Rebrands as Newsweek Media Group | Industry Notes

B2B's shifting ad spend, a big promotion at Teen Vogue, and more news from around the magazine space. The post IBT Media Rebrands as Newsweek Media Group | Industry Notes appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IBT Media Is Rebranding as Newsweek Media Group

Whether as a print magazine or a digital brand, Newsweek is a name consumers worldwide can recognize--and, more importantly, trust. That was the driving force behind IBT Media's decision to buy Newsweek when it was a digital-only publication, and to revive the print edition in 2014. And it's why... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Tons of unnecessary ad calls going out’: Confessions of a beleaguered ad tech exec

A programmatic exec said publishers make too many ad calls and they don’t have a handle on their reputation with buyers or an understanding of which exchanges bring unique demand. The post ‘Tons of unnecessary ad calls going out’: Confessions of a beleaguered ad tech exec appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Mobile Ad Blocker Wants to Charge Brands to Show Their Ads

For the past year, ad blockers have made waves in the media world and threatened to wipe out digital advertising. Now one of those companies, Shine, has hired a chief revenue officer it's tasked with working closely with brands, agencies, publishers and trade organizations. Today, the company... Continue reading at AdWeek

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After Muhammad Ali's Death, Publishers Rushing Their Ali Books

In the wake of the boxer's death on June 3, publishers with upcoming titles about "the Greatest" are scrambling to get copies onto shelves as quickly as possible. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Another Swipe at Google, Facebook's Mobile Ad Network Gets Into Desktop, Offers More Video Ads

Video has become the content and advertising format of the year, with publishers, advertisers and social platforms all publicly pronouncing its importance.Facebook, of course, has become one of video's most vocal cheerleaders. It's rolled out a number of video products, for both advertisers and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IAB Releases HTML5 Ad Validator, Aimed at Creatives and Ad Operations Teams

The Interactive Advertising Bureau planned to release a new tool Monday that allows ad designers, developers and ad operations teams to verify that their HTML5 ad units meet the current bureau's guidelines.The tool, which works for mobile and desktop, analyzes elements such as file weights,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Canadian approach to fighting ad blockers: trade ads for user data

U.S. publishers could learn a thing or two about fighting ad blockers from their counterparts up north. Narcity Media, which runs a pair of city-focused sites aimed at Canadian millennials, last week started asking ad blockers to log in with their Facebook accounts if they wanted to read its... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Ad-Tech Company Thinks Interactive Video Ads Can Bypass Blockers

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