Digital News Daily Editions for April 2020
Digital News Daily - Thursday, April 30, 2020
Spotify: Pandemic Altering App Usage Patterns
Top Brands Projected To Lose Nearly $400B In U.S., $1T Globally In Value Due To Pandemic
Facebook: Q1 Revenues Up 17%, But Ad Demand Drops
ViacomCBS CEO Rallies Troops As Layoffs Continue
Regal Joins AMC In Threatening NBCU Over Breaking Theatrical Release Window
A Month Later, IAB Finds 'Buy-Side' More Resolute About Ad Cuts: Especially For Traditional Media
Video Streamers' National TV Spend Skyrocketing, HBO Max, Peacock Ramp Up Launches
Microsoft Surpasses $10 Billion Net Income On $35 Billion in Q1 2020 Revenue
Linear TV Grows Without Sports, Netflix Also Higher
Surprising Link Found Between Ransomware, Purchase Behavior And Brand Loyalty
Google Meet Now Free To Anyone With An Email Account
Amazon Tops Retail Brand Rankings, Value Rises Amid Pandemic
Daytime Kids Viewing In Top 25 Markets Soars Nearly 300%, Big Gains In Internet, Gaming
Google-Apple Contact Tracing Plan Meets With Skepticism
MDC Partners Posted Growth Of 2% In The First Quarter
Amazon: How Well Will The Ecommerce King Navigate COVID-19?
Photographer Seeks To Revive Copyright Battle With Mashable
How Brands Can Add Value In The Face Of Uncertainty
How TV Is Reacting Flexibly To COVID-19
Advertising Head Count Reduced For Two Consecutive Years
GoDaddy Steps Into Domain Registries, Acquires Neustar
Legislation Filed For 5G Efforts
Digital News Daily - Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Reports: Dish Network, Other MVPDs Balking At Carriage Fees For Sports-Challenged ESPN
UK Advertising Growth Not Expected Until 2021
Facebook Turning Pandemic Into Branding Gold
Microsoft Advertising Rolls Out Cookie-Based Experiments
YouTube Advertising Surprises Analysts, Surges 33% To $4B In Q1
Omnicom's Wren: 'Every Aspect Of Our Business Is Going To Change'
Zuckerberg Consolidates Control Of Facebook
Samsung Sees Declining Quarterly Profits
Marketers' COVID-19 Messaging Draws 'Positive' Response, Little Change in Brand Favorability
Google Makes 'Meets' A Free Service
Net Media Usage Effect Of Pandemic: TV, Streaming Boom, But Outdoor Media Erodes
Automakers Spend $456M On TV In Q1
Alphabet Reports: Google Search Helps Drive Q1 2020 Revenue
Brands Change Marketing Course During The Pandemic, Knowing They Will Be Judged
Canceled TV Sports Budgets Going To Bottom Line, Online, Or Other Forms Of TV
GDPR Advice Site Fixes Data Exposure Problem: Report
IAB, USC Study Reveals Rapid Shifts In Consumer Behavior Due To COVID-19
Amazon Sued For Duping Streaming Video Purchasers
Lawmakers Urge FCC To Inform Newly Jobless About Broadband Subsidies
AMC Theatres Won't Play Universal Pictures Movies, Blames 'Trolls World Tour' Dispute
Brands, Agencies Raise Funds, Create Programs To Ease Pandemic Impact
Ogilvy CEO Seifert Is Stepping Down
Tik Tok Will Match User Donations During Pandemic
Traditional Sports Events And Fans Can Go Digital To Find Their Fix Via Esports
FreeWheel, White Ops Team On Pre-Bid Bot Fraud Prevention
Digital News Daily - Tuesday, April 28, 2020
HBO Max To Be Available Through All Apple Devices At Launch
Restaurant Delivery Services, Issues Comprise Top Social-Media Mentions
SMBs Planning Ad Spend, Messages As States Open For Business
Havas Media Study Finds 10% Of Americans Cutting Subscription Video Due To COVID-19
Divided FCC Issues Upbeat Report On Broadband
Disney Takes Twitter Fire For Heavy-Handed 'Star Wars' Hashtag Move
Carriers Extend Commitments Not To Cancel Customers' Service
Supreme Court Asks hiQ To Respond In Battle Over Data Scraping
Tech Giants Turning Pandemic Into Gold
IRI Launches Demand Index Providing Detailed View Of Consumer CPG Purchases
Twitter Users Lose SMS-Based Tweet Alerts
The End Of Upfront Bull: Why Analysts Are Bearish About TV's Long-Term Ad Marketplace
Advertisers Don't Need The Upfront Anymore
Amazon Strikes Free-Year Deal With Discovery's Food Network Kitchen App
Havas Media Study Finds Millennials 'Embracing' Radio, Print Because Of COVID-19
Pixalate Earns MRC Accreditation for Multiple CTV/OTT, SSAI Metrics
OTT-CTV Could Be A Potent Ad Force In 2020 Election
Ad Council Appoints New Board Members
Where Does AT&T Go From Here?
How Brands Can Help Those Suffering Most From Pandemic
Burger King Taps QR Code On TV For Free Whoppers
Pandemic Moves Experiential Retail Online
Google Reportedly In Talks To Acquire D2iQ
What To Send To The Inbox During The Pandemic
NHS Rejects Google And Apple Model For COVID-19 Tracing
Online Ordering Boom Leads To Delivery Delays
News Helps Drive Sports Fans' Total Viewing Time Up 10%, Despite 87% Drop In Sports Event Viewing
Digital News Daily - Monday, April 27, 2020
Dentsu Postpones Releasing Q1 Figures
Local Media Forecast To See A 3.6% Drop In 2020
Facebook Takes On Zoom With Messenger Rooms
Unilever To Carry On With Advertising
Virtual NFL Draft Grows 37% To 15.7 Million Viewers
Where Did Magic Leap Go Wrong?
WhatsApp Sees 70% Decline In 'Highly Forwarded' Messages
Michigan Revokes Ad Restrictions On Big-Box Retailers
AT&T: Stephenson Stepping Down As CEO July 1, Rather Than Year-End; Stankey Named Successor
Amazon Uses Data From Sellers To Develop Competing Products
Fios TV Loses 84K Video Subscribers In Q1
New Walmart CMO Assumes Role With Unusual Reporting Structure
NBCU Issues Official Virtual Presentation Invite To Ad Industry
FCC Moves Forward $9 Billion Rural 5G Fund
Facebook's $5 Billion Settlement With FTC Over 'Stunning' Privacy Violations Granted Approval
CTV's Pandemic Performance Mixed So Far, But It's Now The Primary Video Screen
Apple, Google Address Privacy Concerns Around COVID-19 Tracing On Mobile
Senators Urge FCC To Give Cities More Time To Address Net Neutrality
Trump Campaign Draws Fire For 'Swag' Email
Slack Sustains Stay-At-Home Orders Until September
What Does TV Advertising Look Like After COVID-19?
Is GDPR On The Verge Of Failing?
Programmatic Rekindling CPG, Consumer Relationships
Google, Facebook Earnings May Offer Insight Into Digital Ad Market
On The Upside...
Digital News Daily - Friday, April 24, 2020
FCC Refuses Cities' Request For Time To Weigh In On Net Neutrality Repeal
Google To Cut 2H Marketing Budgets, Possibly As Much As Half
Spike In TV Usage Begins To Level Off, Top Markets Still Posting Strong Gains
COVID-19 Fallout: How Badly It's Shaking Ad Industry Across Regions And Categories
3-Day '2020 NFL Draft' Pulls Double-Digit Hikes In Ad Revenue
Facebook Adds Locations Of Popular Pages
Connected TV Video Impressions Continue To Climb, Programmatic CTV Activity Rising
Microsoft Advertising Responds To Questions About Validation Process For Media Buys
Google Move Requiring Advertisers To Verify Identity Provides Safety For Brand Non-Disclosure Agreements
'Bloomberg' Launches New Self-Serve Mobile Ad Tool
Consumers Seek Value, Relevance From Sharing Personal Data
FCC Makes More Spectrum Available For WiFi
Kantar Finds Newspapers Most 'Trusted' Medium Worldwide, Social The Least
Does Divided Upfront Mean Scatter Becomes Center Of TV Ad Market?
Walmart's New CMO Worked At Target, Coca-Cola
Brands Turn To VR Shopping
Digital News Daily - Thursday, April 23, 2020
NBCU Intros Direct Ecommerce From Shoppable Ads, Waives Fees During Pandemic
Should Mobile Marketers Rethink Consumers' Age Differences?
Google To Require All Advertisers To Verify Identities
Quibi Marketer Exits On Heels Of Launch And Nielsen Connectivity Bring Advanced, Real-Time Measurement To In-Game Advertising
Dish Media Expands Programmatic Set-Top-Box VOD Ad Inventory
Kantar Reveals Post-Pandemic Planning Data: Finds Consumers Challenged, Embrace Advertising
OTT/CTV Programmatic Advertising Fell 14% In March
How To Advertise During COVID-19: What CMOs Say They're Doing Now
Google Shopping Makes Listings Free
California Residents Sue Amazon For Alleged Price Gouging
Consumers Have Mixed Views On Paying For Ad-Free Content
Cartoon, Nickelodeon Viewers Most Apt To Buy Products Advertised
Video Chat App Houseparty Hit With Privacy Lawsuit
Vote On Proposed TiVo, Xperi Merger Set For May 29
Streaming Video, Multiplayer Gaming On The Rise: CTA
Facebook Invests $5.7B In Jio Platforms
AdRoll Adds Email Features For D2C Brands
Apple Designing Its Own Chips
Magic Lead Planning Major Layoffs
Expedia Raising $3.2B In Capital
Ericsson 5G Growth Shows Mixed Results
American Airlines Returns To Marketing After Four Years
Digital News Daily - Wednesday, April 22, 2020
AT&T Total Ad Revenue Down 13% In Q1, But Xandr Up 15%; Pay-TV Losses Hit 897K
Watchdog: Facebook Remains Riddled With COVID-19 Untruths
Ad Market Fell 10.8% In March, First Month To Begin Feeling Effects Of Pandemic
Netflix Mixed Results: Lower Q1 Marketing, Higher Subscriptions, Viewing/Member Deceleration To Follow
Snap Inc. Records Strong Q1 Revenues, User Growth
NBCU Sells Half Of Its Peloton Stake, Raising $178M
Coca-Cola Details Impact Of Restaurant Closings, Fewer Sports Events
Google-Apple Contact Tracing Plan Poses 'Alarming' Privacy Risk, Sen. Hawley Warns
Most Consumers Favor Continued Quarantine
Study: COVID-19 Renders Pay TV Status Uncertain
Streaming, Live News Top Media Consumption During Pandemic
Cookieless Targeting Finds Its Way Into Online Advertising From Unlikely Tech Companies
Top U.S. Markets See Rising Streaming Viewing During Daytime Hours
How Shelter-In-Place Is Impacting Local TV Markets
Ad-Free Streaming's Pandemic Bump: About A Third Of Americans Say They're Watching More
Despite Pandemic, IPG Posts Q1 Organic Growth
Study: Consumers Rely On Reviews For Buying Decisions
Online Retailer Fashion Nova Settles With FTC Over Refunds, Shipping Delays
Facebook Offering Messenger Kids In More Countries
Apple's iPhone 12 Models Might Be Delayed
Epic Games Adding Fortnite To Google Play Store
Alaska Gets First 5G Service
Digital News Daily - Tuesday, April 21, 2020
HBO Max Launch Set For May 27, More Content Unveiled
U.S. TV Average Ad Spending To Sink 25% In The First 6 Months Of 2020: eMarketer
Facebook, Carnegie Mellon Launch COVID Tracker
COVID-19 Crisis Shows Need For Net Neutrality Rules, Advocates Say
Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Over Scope Of Anti-Hacking Law
Mindshare Finds Pandemic Impacting Brand Access, Loyalty: Many Americans Say They'll Continue Using New Brands
Programmatic Hit Bottom, Then Began To Climb In April: Analysis
How GroupM Handicaps The Pandemic's Impact On Consumer -- And Business -- Behaviors
Should Pharma Brands Go Dark, Stop Advertising And Marketing During COVID-19 Pandemic?
TrafficGuard Offers Free Software To Google Ads SMB Advertisers, Identifying Click Fraud
TVadSync Offers Faster Turnaround TV Attribution Platform
Disney's Future Revenues Sag Due To Lack Of TV Sports Content, Closed Theme Parks
The Dos And Don'ts Of Advertising During A Pandemic
COVID-19 Loses Sway Over Consumer Conversations As Mood Lifts
Microsoft Bing Partners With GoFundMe To Support Small Businesses
The RFP Plateau: Ad And PR Providers See Declines During COVID-19 Crisis
Fortnite Brings Millions Together On Video Game For Live Music
Alibaba Investing $28B In Cloud Infrastructure
Startups Seeing VC Capital Vanish
Apple Expands Services Around The World
Data Analytics Startup Adverity
Verizon On Track For 5G In 60 Cities
T-Mobile Moves Ahead On 5G Despite COVID-19
Streaming Consolidation: NBCU's Fandango Snaps Up Walmart's Vudu, As Fox Seals Tubi Deal
Digital News Daily - Monday, April 20, 2020
Australia To Require Big Platforms To Pay For News Content
Quibi's iOS App Ranking Dives; Android Performance Strong
Auditor Asserts Google Sought To Control Its Reporting Of Some Ad Metrics
Upfront TV Shifts Could Mean A Stronger Scatter Market, Disruptive Pricing
Pre- And During Pandemic, CTV/Streaming Taking Bigger Role In 2020 Ad Plans
Facebook Launches Gaming App To Compete With Twitch, YouTube
Pharma TV Ad Impressions Grow, TV Ad Spending Remains Flat
GroupM's Retail Media Specialist Triad Is Closing Its Doors
TAG Allies With China Advertising Association
Google Waives Ad-Serving Fee For Publishers, Advertisers Still Waiting For Bone
Empty Store Shelves May Lead Shoppers To Try New Household Brands
Rhode Island Seeks To Revive Battle With Google
Twitter Loses Fight Over National Security Surveillance Requests
Facebook Keeps Most Staff Home, Cancels Large Events Through June 2021
Pandemic Profoundly Affecting Gen Z, Millennials
Facebook Adds 'Care' Emojis To Support Users
Direct-To-Consumer Brands Struggle In Pandemic
Digital News Daily - Friday, April 17, 2020
Analysts Downgrade Industry Stock Prices, Especially For Nielsen
Sorrell Predicts Q2's 'Bloodbath' Will Prompt Holding Companies To Sell Agencies
Michigan Should Revoke Restrictions On Ads By Big-Box Retailers, Industry Argues
Verizon Business Acquires Video Service BlueJeans Network
Amazon Redesigning Site To Sell Fewer Items Amid Delivery Crunch
MoffettNathanson: Peacock's Launch Timing Is A Mixed Bag
Pandemic Drives Google, Microsoft, Others To Innovate Faster, Amp Up Video
Google Adding 'Kids' Section To Google Play
Amazon Gives Alexa Long-Form Speaking Style
For Media Sellers, Flexibility Is The New Norm
Heavy TV Sports Viewers Still Watching During COVID-19 Crisis: Nielsen
Tim Cook Remains Optimistic About Apple's Future
Facebook Alerts Users To COVID-19 Misinformation
Microsoft Says AI-Sniffing Security Bugs Nearly Perfect
TV In 'Lockdown Family' Households, And Implications For Media Brands
Local TV News Sees Sharp Growth In March Among Young Viewers, Rise In Viewers Overall
Stimulus Checks Stimulating Ecommerce, Per Search Agencies
Is Rising 'Blacklisting' Hurting TV News Networks?
Who Wins, Who Loses, Without A Market-Defining TV Upfront?
Android Users Battling Google Can't Seek Intervention By Appeals Court
TV On Hold: Fundamental Questions About The Pandemic
Yext No Wrong Answers Campaign Tells Companies What Site Visitors Want To Know About Them
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