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Revolutionizing Ad Targeting: Innovations in Digital Marketing and Ad Blocker Bans

This week in digital marketing news, we've seen several significant developments and breakthroughs. To start, "The Trade Desk" has formed a partnership with "Circana", formerly known as IRI and The NPD Group. This innovative alliance is set to enhance authenticated audience targeting and multi-retailer measurement solutions for the advertising technology platform. This marks the first collaboration between the demand-side platform and Circana in Australia. With this partnership, brands and media agencies that use The Trade Desk can now leverage store-level data analysis across Australian retailers. This includes major grocery chains, pharmacies, and even petrol and convenience stores. It allows marketers to compare in-store sales in locations where their ads are displayed against similar locations where their ads are not shown. This analysis is further supported by a sales uplift comparison analysis incorporated into post-campaign reporting. This service optimizes digital campaigns to drive real-world sales across multiple retailers while offering valuable insights for future campaign effectiveness. The real game-changer here is the ability for brands to measure the incremental impact of omnichannel campaigns across multiple retailers. Essentially, this partnership combines retail data offerings with the path to future data-driven advertising. In other news, Google recently tested an initiative to block ad blockers. This experiment was successful, and now the tech giant plans to extend its ad-blocker blocking initiatives globally. Google's simple solution to ad-blocking is to encourage users to either stop blocking ads on YouTube or subscribe to YouTube Premium. However, as Google moves forward with this plan, a counter movement is emerging with consumers looking for alternative ways to block YouTube ads. Interestingly, some users, armed with knowledge of strict EU privacy laws, are challenging Google's ad-blocking initiative. These users argue that the use of ad-block technology could be illegal under EU laws. Privacy experts have filed complaints with the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), claiming that YouTube's ad blocker detection system violates user privacy laws in Europe. The outcome of this dispute is still undecided, and even if resolved, it will only affect Google’s YouTube operations in Europe. Lastly, we look at the partnership between Amagi and AD Digital to launch TV Aparecida’s new free ad-supported streaming TV channel, also known as a FAST channel. TV Aparecida, a newcomer in Brazilian religious culture, has employed Amagi’s infrastructure and AD Digital’s expert services for this launch. This new FAST channel mirrors TV Aparecida’s linear TV offerings and includes live broadcasts of prayer gatherings, religious events, and family-friendly variety programs. Hyundai, a key partner in ensuring successful channel distribution, supports this expansion. TV Aparecida is confident that this new model will allow them to reassess opportunities for advertising insertion and bring innovation to their commercial deliveries. The successful launch of this channel demonstrates the potential of cloud solutions for channel creation, distribution, and monetization. With the power and scalability of cloud technology, the boundaries of what is possible in digital marketing are being pushed. By integrating with Amagi CONNECT, TV Aparecida can connect with a variety of platforms within the global FAST ecosystem in CTVs. By removing geographical boundaries and offering a unique engagement model, they are contributing to the future of digital marketing and the ongoing evolution of the advertising landscape. Links:


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