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Say you’re a 36-year-old mom of two, busy juggling work and parenting. It’s seven in the morning on a hot summer day, and you’re drinking coffee on your porch while scrolling through your phone, trying to figure out what to make the kids for breakfast. Suddenly, an ad for a blender paired with a recipe

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In this week’s episode of IPG Media Lab’s “Floor 9” media futures podcast, MediaLink Founder, Chairman and CEO Michael Kassan talks about the here and now, offering a “temperature check” on the current health of the ad industry. The freewheeling conversation focuses on the industry’s “recovery phase,” agency searches/account pitches, and the future of industry

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Marketers are increasingly preventing their ads from appearing alongside content related to Black Lives Matter protests, with some blocking keywords including “black people,” “George Floyd” or “BLM,” according to a top executive at Vice Media. The exclusions are driven not only by specific brand requests: Agencies have long used third-party brand safety vendors to avoid specific keywords, including “murder” and “riot,” which allows

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This month’s virtual IAB NewFronts will help to heighten interest in streaming video platforms that are ramping up their sales efforts and touting premium content to draw bigger audiences, Jon Stimmel, chief investment officer at advertising agency UM Worldwide, said in an interview with Beet.TV. The coronavirus pandemic spurred a massive jump in media consumption among people

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