Google’s Antitrust Suit is a Harbinger of Rough Waters for Apple’s IDFA Changes

Reading Time: 2 minutes While a long time coming, DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has arrived at an important time for the ad tech industry, as marketers are bracing for Apple’s crippling Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) changes. And with Apple also being accused in the recent 449-page report from the US House of Representatives of abusing its respective monopoly power, Tim Cook must be weighing his next steps very carefully. Could Apple’s tightening grip on advertisers make it the

SkAdNetwork? Privacy Sandbox? I stand with MD5s

Reading Time: 3 minutes Apple’s June 2020 announcement that the IDFA would be an opt-in feature for consumers by September’s iOS 14 release felt like the rug was pulled from under the 80 billion ad industry, sending marketers into a frenzy to find the next best thing. It’s now been over two months, and we’re still scratching our heads. With the recent much-needed postponement until 2021, we as an industry need to use this time effectively to find a new gold standard for

Apple iOS 14: Data Privacy and the IDFA Armageddon

Reading Time: 6 minutes At WWDC this year, Apple announced the depreciation of the iOS Users’ Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) with the release of iOS 14. Without a doubt, this is the biggest change in the mobile app advertising ecosystem in the past 10 years. For the advertising industry, IDFA removal will upend and potentially close companies, while creating a tremendous opportunity for others. Given the magnitude of this change, I thought it would be helpful to create a