Facebook shutters ad tech services as it stumbles in quest to topple TV

Facebook's plans to topple TV advertising have come to a halt as it shut down key programs that delivered commercials to TV networks and publishers online.Ads are no longer being served to connected TV devices like smart TVs, Apple TV and Roku, the company confirmed. The reason, according to some digital publishers and major TV networks that have worked closely with the social network: Facebook couldn't get the high prices it wanted from advertisers and wound up losing money.Facebook also discontinued a test among a small number of publishers that let them sell ads on their websites and apps using its targeting data. That program was called Audience Direct, and was an attempt to expand Facebook's reach into the wider world of ad serving technology online. That means two of its biggest initatives to challenge TV advertising were flops, failing to wow publishers and reel in brands in search of premium digital video. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2018-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out high-tech ad registry with a low-tech twist

Facebook is rolling out its Canadian political ad registry today with a low-tech twist — a bid to prevent people based outside of Canada from running ads in the upcoming federal election. Continue reading at CBC

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The FBI’s unusual Facebook ads, and bad news on TV ratings: Thursday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-03 10:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Linear cannot exist by itself’: OpenAP wants to help TV ad sellers contend with Google, Facebook

At the center of the TV industry’s audience targeting efforts is OpenAP, which will roll out a marketplace for advertisers to buy targeted TV and digital video ads. The post ‘Linear cannot exist by itself’: OpenAP wants to help TV ad sellers contend with Google, Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-05-30 04:01:33 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Bringing Its Ad Network to Apple TV and Roku

Facebook is bringing its ad network to Apple TV and beyond.The social network is feeling for new advertising ground in Apple TV and Roku by delivering ads to apps on those streaming video platforms, according to people familiar with the plans.The test represents an expansion of Facebook Audience... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Gawker’s Nick Denton: Facebook dominance is better than ‘convoluted’ ad tech

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Direct Line Group is shifting digital ad spending to targeted TV ads

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ProPublica’s Facebook-Monitoring Political Ad Tool (Which Facebook Fought) is Alive Again with a New Home at the Globe and Mail

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News groups ask Facebook to stop treating media ads like political ads

News organizations want Facebook to stop treating them like political and issues-based advertisers, claiming that the social network's new rules could negatively impact how the public views journalism.On Monday, media advocacy groups addressed a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Facebook Audience Network Added Auction Bidding for In-App Ads

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‘Tons of unnecessary ad calls going out’: Confessions of a beleaguered ad tech exec

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Facebook Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ads in Facebook Live

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In Another Swipe at Google, Facebook's Mobile Ad Network Gets Into Desktop, Offers More Video Ads

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Facebook to Help Mobile Apps Auction Off Their Ads Using Facebook Data

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When an ad is not an ad on Facebook

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Facebook Reveals Ad Plans For Instagram, While Twitter Says Vine Will Stay Ad-Free

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The paltry price paid for Unruly rattles the consolidating ad tech market

The $19 million shelled out for the Unruly transaction represents a sharp haircut from the $90 million upfront cash price News Corp paid for the company a little over four years ago. The post The paltry price paid for Unruly rattles the consolidating ad tech market appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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