advertising · privacy

A new year’s resolution: The end of ‘right ad to the right user at the right time’

By Don Marti Start toward the end of “right ad to the right user at the right time”. That’s my aspiration for 2017. The current web advertising model depends on tracking the same user across multiple sites (either “anonymously” or using PII). Per-user targeting across the web is unsustainable and likely to become less available…… Continue reading A new year’s resolution: The end of ‘right ad to the right user at the right time’

advertising · collaboration · ownership

TrustX intentions might help fix digital advertising for publishers — and users

By Bill Densmore ITE Project Director Almost two years in the making, a new initiative backed by many major U.S. publishers might have the potential to cut down on problems with fraud and privacy abuses in the digital advertising industry. “TrustX,” unveiled on Monday by Digital Content Next, a trade association of online publishers, (and already…… Continue reading TrustX intentions might help fix digital advertising for publishers — and users

background · explanations

Concerning the future of news: Three views, two requirements and an inflection point?

  By Bill Densmore ITE Project Director Consumers need a simple, secure way to access, share and pay for valuable information from multiple services and sources. News organizations – legacy and new – would like to be the best-possible source for those users to receive a timely diet of information that matters. Now, people on…… Continue reading Concerning the future of news: Three views, two requirements and an inflection point?

advertising · technology

“Data leakage”: What happens when ad-tech companies get ahold of a publisher’s user information through cookies?

  What is “data leakage”?  It’s when advertising technology companies, using tracking cookies placed on the computers of an unsuspecting user, assemble a profile of the user.  Once they’ve done so, they can sell advertising to brands and “find” those users at all kinds of websites, rather than on the website where they started. The…… Continue reading “Data leakage”: What happens when ad-tech companies get ahold of a publisher’s user information through cookies?

advertising

What do we mean by “signaling” in talking about web advertising, and what’s CHEDDAR?

LINK TO THIS POST In several descriptions of the Information Trust Exchange, the word "signaling" is used. This post provides some context, and also introduces a new acronym -- "CHEDDAR." Academic and marketers earn degrees and spend careers trying to understand what makes an advertisement effective -- either directly selling a good or service, or… Continue reading What do we mean by “signaling” in talking about web advertising, and what’s CHEDDAR?

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BOOK: Q&A with Julia Cage, author of “Saving the Media”

Julia Cagé is an economics professor at Sciences Po Paris. This month (April, 2016), her book, “Saving the Media: Capitalism, Crowdfunding and Democracy,” was published in English translation by an imprint of the Harvard University Press. This Q-and-A interview was conducted April 22, 2016 by Bill Densmore, director of the Information Trust Exchange project.  Email:…… Continue reading BOOK: Q&A with Julia Cage, author of “Saving the Media”

advertising · explanations

The switchyard analogy: Managing anonymous user data to send relevant ads to proper destinations

Are Audience Profile Books and the Information Trust Exchange marketplace  like a railroad switchyard? In a railroad switch yard trains come in from all over the place and box cars of goods are switched around and made up to different trains and then go on their way. Imagine in our digital world that a “boxcar” represents…… Continue reading The switchyard analogy: Managing anonymous user data to send relevant ads to proper destinations