YouTube has banned channels running content that warns against vaccinations from receiving advertising funding, the BBC reports.
Channel 4 will restructure the four sales teams it has to deal with media-buying agencies down to three. "Campaign" reports the broadcaster is currently running plans past staff so they can comment and provide input before conversations are held with those affected by the reduction to three teams.
"Campaign" is reporting that the AR tech company Blippar made just GBP2m in its first six months of trading last year and so collapsed with debts of GBP34m.
Avon has appointed Media Monks to run its digital content hubs around the world. "Campaign" reveals that four hubs will be launched next month in the UK, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.
"The Drum" is reporting that TSB Bank reveals it has saved millions by taking its content requirements in-house. The bank also believes this has helped the brand take on a "publisher mindset."
Reach, the publisher of the "Daily Mirror" and "Daily Express," has issued a stark warning about the effects of Brexit as its latest results shows a GBP20m write down across the business, pushing it to a GBP120m loss for last year, "The Guardian" reports.
The IAB UK is claiming that privacy campaigners are deliberately stirring up trouble to try to damage the digital advertising industry, "Campaign" says. The industry body points out that despite what campaigners allege, it is not necessarily illegal for Google to collect data on users' race and religion under GDPR. Campaigners claim that processing sensitive data is banned when users have no control.
"Countdown" presenter Rachel Riley and former "EastEnders" actor Tracey Ann Oberman are preparing joint legal action against 70 Twitter users they allege have targeted the pair with "vile lies" following their criticism of antisemitism in the Labour party, "The Guardian" reports.
The Rapid Response Unit, set up by the Government to tackle fake news, will carry on its work after securing further funding. "Press Gazette" reveals that the unit's pilot phase was deemed a success, meaning that the Government has committed to carry on funding the unit.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is inviting advertising executives to give their views on the proposed takeover of Exterion Media by Global. The proposed purchase comes just months after Global bought Primesight and Outdoor Plus, "The Drum" writes.