Rob Brill Walks Us Through The State Of Data, Hyperlocal Targeting, And More!




September 11, 2019



Robert is the Founder and CEO of Previously, Robert held senior leadership positions for agencies in Los Angeles and New York, and has developed programmatic solutions since 2010.

Brill Media takes a stand for the advertising agencies, companies and entrepreneurs who propel their businesses through advanced advertising and marketing practices. Brill Media is a matchmaker who speak the language of business: data, automation and creativity.



Article #1: Despite Its Risky Reputation, In-App Advertising Is More Popular Than Ever by Shoshana Wodinsky

PubMatic, which released its second Quarterly Mobile Index a few days ago. 

found advertisers increasingly turning toward private marketplaces, or PMPs, to make their media buys across apps and the mobile web.

The in-app open market is festered with fraudulent inventory, lack of true measurement, accidental clicks and more.

A 2018 report from fraud-intelligence company Pixalate found app-based inventory had the highest concentration of invalid traffic, with roughly one in five of these ads serving up impressions to bots and bad actors—rates higher than ads served on desktops, tablets or even the mobile web.

Article #2:  Amazon’s Deals With The Trade Desk And Dataxu Bring RTB To CTV by James Hercher on Adexchanger

The partnerships enable buyers on The Trade Desk, dataxu and Amazon’s own DSP to access Fire TV impressions exclusively through a private marketplace (PMP) in the U.S. developed by Amazon Publisher Services (APS), the sell-side technology group that also operates Amazon’s header bidding product.

Article #3: The Big Story: Targeting Targeted

by Ryan Joe

Both Apple and Mozilla are restricting the ability to target on their respective browsers, and it’s forcing Google’s hand with Chrome.

This week on The Big Story, we take a look at some recent news related to Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Protection. Specifically, Apple has acknowledged that its policy could unintentionally break some practices that are crucial to online advertising, including measurement and attribution.

Article #4: Google Chrome Will Protect Programmatic As It Enhances User Privacy

by Sarah Sluis

For consumers, Google proposed more prominent opt-outs and controls at the browser, website and ecosystem level. The company shared mock-ups that explain to users what data is being collected, who is collecting that data and what pieces of data led to the showing of a particular ad. There was also an option to block ads.

Google claimed publisher revenue decreased 52% on impressions without cookies, with news publishers specifically seeing a 62% revenue decline. This data, from a study with 500 publishers, repudiates another academic study released in May that showed only a 4% ad revenue increase from impressions with cookies.

Article #5: Omnicom Jumps On LinkedIn Audience API For Platform Data It Can Actually Use

by James Hercher 

Days after LinkedIn announced its Audience Engagement API, Omnicom has released a product built around it – an analytics tool called “Professional Audiences.”

The LinkedIn API returns aggregate-level audience data. So a search for executives in the creative production industry doesn’t return a list of targetable individuals, it returns lists of trending topics, publishers and news stories, cities and other features that index highly for that audience.

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