The Mechanics Of Real-Time Bidding
Many newcomers to online ad buying have questions regarding the traffic they can buy through a demand-side platform (DSP). How much does it cost? How much of it is available? What is the quality like?
The answers are actually interrelated, and require an understanding of the mechanics behind how real-time bidding (RTB) works.

The Mechanics Of Real-Time Bidding

Many newcomers to online ad buying have questions regarding the traffic they can buy through a demand-side platform (DSP). How much does it cost? How much of it is available? What is the quality like?

The answers are actually interrelated, and require an understanding of the mechanics behind how real-time bidding (RTB) works.

Instagram Makes Nice With Revised New Terms Of Use. Will Users Be Satisfied?

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom didn’t offer any clarification of the section that states, “You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.” This would seem to violate a key tenet of the Federal Trade Commission’s stance on Internet advertising — that ads should be labeled as ads.

IAB & PwC: Online Ad Spending Resumed Pre-Recession Growth Rates In Record 2011

Online advertising spend topped $30 billion (coming in at $31.7 billion) for the first time in 2011, with a 22% growth rate over 2010, marking a return to pre-recession rates of growth. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) today released revenue numbers for the full year of 2011, which also included the best-ever $9 billion quarter in Q4.

Pinterest’s terms of service are changing, and changing for the better. A very straightforward email was sent out to Pinterest users notifying them of upcoming changes to the terms that will become effective on April 6th.  Some of the language changes were implemented due to two big feature changes, private pinboards and a Pinterest API.

Read more about the TOS changes.

Study: Email Deliverability Dropped Precipitously In Second Half of 2011 For First Time
Only 76.5% of emails landed in inboxes worldwide in the second half of 2011, a significant decline from the typical 80% rate that has held for the past 3 years, according to a new study released by Return Path. Better spam filters is one reason.
Maybe it’s time for marketers to rethink sending emails that aren’t useful. Or worse yet, boring.

Study: Email Deliverability Dropped Precipitously In Second Half of 2011 For First Time

Only 76.5% of emails landed in inboxes worldwide in the second half of 2011, a significant decline from the typical 80% rate that has held for the past 3 years, according to a new study released by Return Path. Better spam filters is one reason.

Maybe it’s time for marketers to rethink sending emails that aren’t useful. Or worse yet, boring.