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Nielsen Acquires DMP eXelate, Enters Programmatic Audience-Buying Marketplace

In a move that sends a powerful signal about the future of data-based audience targeting, Nielsen this morning announced a deal to acquire eXelate, a leading data management platform (DMP) used by the digital programmatic media-buying marketplace. The deal has huge implications for integrating audience-based programmatic digital media-buying logic into the company that still represents the purest play currency for traditional media-buying (TV ratings), ...

Opinion

Online Spin
The Spreading Activation Model Of Advertising

"Beatle." I have just primed you. Before you even finished reading the word above, you had things popping into your mind. Perhaps it was a mental image of an individual Beatle: either John, Paul, George or ...

Events & Awards

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The Social Graf
Men Are Possessive Jerks, And Other Psychological Insights From Social Media

Social media is yielding real insights into human psychology, according to a number of presentations at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual convention in Long Beach. According to PsychCentral.com, researchers believe that detailed new ...

Bob Garfield: Garfield At Large
Why Google And Facebook Deserve Your Trust, Without Reservation

There are clearly two cultures occupying the same country, with very different ideas of what constitutes a gift, an agreement and perpetuity. I speak, of course, of the culture of Big Social on the one hand, ...

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