Google’s SameSite Upgrade Reinforces Why Publishers Need to Move Beyond Cookies for Audience Targeting

The launch of Google’s SameSite Upgrade in Chrome 80 on Tuesday, Feb. 4 signals yet another nail in the coffin for third-party browser cookies. Following on the heels of Firefox and Safari, which have already blocked third-party cookies by default, and Chrome’s existing cookie warning, the SameSite upgrade further clamps down on the use of effective third-party cookies for audience targeting. Impact on Publishers The change will obviously impact ad tech vendors who rely on

Why GDPR Is Good for Digital Advertising

A broad legislative mandate called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, came into effect May 25th. The deadline had many digital advertising players scrambling and many more worried. GDPR will exact a toll and it will bring about change, but it’s change digital marketers should welcome, not fear. Here’s why: End Of Pixel/Cookie-Based Model Is Good For The Industry The reality is that this was long overdue. Companies have been dragging their feet, and

Graphic Design Terminology That Noobs Often Get Confused

I chuckled a little bit when I found this infographic because, as it turns out, I must be a graphic design noob. But, alas, it’s amazing finding out how much I don’t know about an industry I’ve been embedded deeply in for the last 25 years. In my defense, I only dabble and request graphics. Thankfully, our designers are far more knowledgeable about graphic design than I am. You need to know the difference between

Am I The Only One That Still Loves Creative Marketing?

I was driving on the West Side of town, looked over at a billboard, and there was a billboard for tools. Instead of the billboard being a typical ad, the advertisement went all the way to the ground. An arm ran up the post and the actual tool was in the billboard area. It looked as though the arm was coming right out of the ground. If I was in need of a hammer, I’d