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November 5, 2021

Summit Snapshot: Ad-Supported Streaming and Meeting Consumer Privacy Expectations

During the Digital Advertising Alliance’s 2021 Virtual Summit, we assembled an innovation panel dedicated to exploring how privacy and trust can be conveyed in such data-driven advertising experiences. As we look at these innovations, we want to make sure that we use the lenses of transparency and control which have served consumers and the industry well over the past decade-plus and find ways to incorporate that ethos into this new world. Consumer convenience, trust and other dimensions of engagement were discussed and we believe it sets up the conversations we all need to be having to protect the advertising medium and the consumer experience. Read on.

Suffice it to say, streaming is an increasingly relevant facet of the online marketplace made even more prevalent by the COVID-19 pandemic, and relevance to the consumer continues to be greatly valued. During the Summit session, experts Holly Grochmal, general counsel, Pandora; Adam Markey, director of product management, platform, Roku; Christin McMeley, senior vice president, deputy general counsel, and chief privacy and legal information security...

September 1, 2021

Summit Snapshot: Data 4 Good – The Ad Council, Federation for Internet Alerts Deploy Data for Vital Public Safety Initiatives

Consumer data, analytics, and relevant advertising are each and all a collection of powerful tools with unimaginable potential. Such perspectives were on full display at the recent Digital Advertising Alliance Virtual Summit 21, where the Ad Council and Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA) both showcased their respective “data for good” initiatives: the Ad Council to influence Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, and FIA to help safely recover more than 2,000 missing and exploited children through its internet and mobile alerts system across the world and in over a dozen dynamically rendered languages in partnership with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

A Most Vital Campaign of Our Time:  Getting Vaccinated to Curb or End a Pandemic         

Since the 1940s, the Ad Council has used its messaging prowess to promote countless social good campaigns, from gun safety education, to forest fire prevention, to lung...

August 17, 2021

Summit Snapshot: Data Drives Small- and Mid-sized Business Online, It’s Imperative that Regulation not Short-Circuit Consumer Connections

Responsible data usage and growth of small- and mid-sized businesses go hand-in-hand. This is according to a panel of entrepreneurs that addressed delegates at Digital Advertising Alliance’s Virtual Summit 21: What’s Next. 

According to the Census Bureau, there are well more than 200 million U.S. adult consumers – all of whom have with unique wants and necessities, and with nearly 16 million-plus small- and mid-size businesses (NAICS Association) with their own fortes to boot -- a growing number of which are leveraging an online presence to attract and grow customers. 

In such a densely populated realm, it’s tough for consumers to know all of what’s out there, let alone which businesses are best suited to their particular needs. That’s where data and advertising come into play. Simply put, that’s how businesses can bring their front doors to their true customers. In this Summit panel, three small business owners shared firsthand...

August 5, 2021

Summit Snapshot: With Data Infinity, the Advertising Operating System Has Evolved to Become a Society Operating System – with Ethical Ramifications

Data ethics was a central focus of this year’s Digital Advertising Accountability Workshop, held June 24 in conjunction with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Virtual Summit 2021 – and a keynote conversation between author Rishad Tobaccowala, senior advisor to Publicis Groupe, and Sheila Colclasure, global chief digital responsibility and public policy officer, IPG Kinesso, moderated by 4A’s President and Chief Executive Officer Marla Kaplowitz.

“Because of the Internet, because of data and because of technology, we are entering what I call the third connected age where we will continue to thrive,” Tobaccowala said, noting that first connected age allowed us to discover and transact (notably through Google and Amazon), while the second connected age enabled connecting all the time and with everybody (Apple, Facebook) in an always-on way.   

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June 22, 2021

Preparing Consumer Choice for Its Next Chapter – A ‘Thank You’ to Industry Leaders for Their Vision and Support

As we move forward to a “beta” launch of token-based opt-out/revocation functionality for consumer choice later this month, I want to take a moment to mark this achievement by acknowledging some of the companies that have raised their hands to help get this developed.

Later this week, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) will roll out a new user flow inside our AppChoices platform to offer a centralized portal for consumers to opt out/revoke consent for use of hashed email identifiers for interest-based advertising (IBA).  

To continue to give consumers transparency and control over data used to tailor ads, DAA is working to offer several new enhancements to its choice tools. These enhancements will support brand advertisers and their supply chain partners in providing enhanced transparency and control in this new era. By submitting their email address through the DAA tool, consumers will be able to opt out or revoke consent...

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