The idea of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for decades, and from movies to games, has now found a home in the mainstream. We are not yet at the point where computers are starting to plot the overthrow of humanity, but through AI, computers are beginning to understand our fellow human beings better than we may understand ourselves.
From a digital and brick-and-mortar perspective, overlaying first-party data with accurate and real-time location data enhances the ability of marketers to serve appropriate creatives at the right time and place. The ad-tech duopoly has fully understood this need.
Fake news, with its tangible effect on our society and general worldview, poses some particularly interesting questions about the role of the ad-tech world. RTBlog conducted a Q/A with Marc Goldberg, CEO of Trust Metrics, to examine the landscape.
The emergence of header bidding, particularly the server-to-server variety, has minimized latency and optimized yield for many digital publishers. We should expect more, however, in terms of the range of ad formats and devices effectively integrating this technique in the near future.
Authenticated customer data in omnichannel marketing is a challenging issue. How does ad tech confront it?
A survey by Yahoo's BrightRoll found 31% of digital media decision-makers polled will reduce spend with programmatic partners whose inventory includes brands associated with fake news. Meanwhile, 43% said they won't change their spend, but will ask for fake news publishers to be blacklisted.