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Facebook finally removes infamous 20% text limit

Facebook finally removes infamous 20% text limit

Big news from Facebook: Apparently, they’ve removed the famous (infamous) 20% text limit: While the above message was sent privately (apparently; not to me!), it is also mentioned on their official help pages as well. So, I have to admit: this 20% rule has pained me over the years. In […]

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Two of the major display ad companies call off their merger

Two of the major display ad companies call off their merger

One of the biggest pieces of news in the display and programmatic advertising industry in 2019 was the $2 billion merger of Taboola and Outbrain. But guess what? It’s been called off. Why has it been called off? Covid, market conditions, all the usual. That’s what they tell us. Of […]

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iOS 14 and its impact on Display Advertising

iOS 14 and its impact on Display Advertising

So it’s official: Facebook announced–in so many words–that you basically can’t do serious targeting on ads for iOS 14. Here is the key part of their words: Ultimately, despite our best efforts, Apple’s updates may render Audience Network so ineffective on iOS 14 that it may not make sense to […]

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Microsoft Advertising now gives you free stock photos to use for your display ads

Microsoft Advertising now gives you free stock photos to use for your display ads

Microsoft’s alternative to Adwords–Bing Ads, to use the name we always use but Microsoft is trying to get us away from, just as much as Google is trying to get us away from “Adwords” to use the always-ambiguous “Google Ads”–has been testing out their own display network. You may have […]

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Google launching Display Ad Disclosure info

Google launching Display Ad Disclosure info

Various sources are reporting an interesting new initiative from Google: upcoming Chrome functionality in which you can review information about any ad seen on a display network. Here are some examples of what it looks like on a mobile phone: Currently, it is taking the form of a Chrome plugin, […]

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