How GDPR Will Transform Digital Marketing

From HBR: This month will see the enforcement of a sweeping new set of regulations that could change the face of digital marketing: the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. To protect consumers’ privacy and give them greater control over how their data is collected and used, GDPR requires marketers to secure explicit permission for data-use activities within the EU. With new and substantial constraints on what had been largely unregulated data-collection practices, marketers will have to find ways to target digital ads, depending less (or not at all) on hoovering up quantities of behavioral data.

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CMOs rein in ad spend as majority draw more services in-house

From The Drum: “A global survey of chief marketing officers (CMO) conducted by NewBase, the marketing and advertising consultancy, has delivered some interesting findings – chief amongst them the fact that 60% now plan to halt further increases in ad spending or even reduce expenditure.

The Evolving Marketer report wasn’t all bad news, with 72% of senior marketing leaders committed to growing their content marketing budgets as part of a laser focus on boosting growth.

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This is coupled with some other interesting snippets including the fact that two-thirds of CMOs now say that they will bring more marketing services in-house, despite the fact that a paltry 3% consider themselves to have the appropriate skillset – limiting the ability to do so.

Another stumbling block comes in the form of data with three quarters of respondents in agreement that they are only in position to harness a tiny fraction of the data they have access to, with half of all data entirely unused, prompting 80% of CMOs…..”

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The Free Ride Is Over – FCC Repeals Net Neutrality

If you listen to the lyrics of REM’s ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine!)’ it feels more like a prediction as we live through 2017. US net neutrality is for the chop, after today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) undoing 2015’s rules that stopped internet providers from blocking or slowing particular websites based on a tiered/paid system.

Read the full story on The Drum.

Publishers Need To Step Up To Get A Clean Slate

The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community.

Today’s column is written by Andy Vogel, global head of digital products at NewBase.

“The ad supply chain is underregulated, and this has become obvious with the recent Financial Times spoofing scandal that uncovered at least six industry players offering fake inventory.”

 

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Billions pour into LA as it gears up to be the next Silicon Valley

When Snapchat parent company Snap went public in a $3.4 billion IPO offering in March, it proved yet again what a growing number of venture capitalists have been betting on for months: Los Angeles, the land of Hollywood movie stars and sunkissed beaches, had become a launching pad for start-ups after decades of being a poor relation to Silicon Valley

People take pictures in front of the Snap headquarters on the strand at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

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