Direct Relationships Keep Cookies Alive: News Corp’s Guenther

Are rumors of cookies’ death are greatly exaggerated? Over the last year, you could be forgiven for thinking that technology companies’ moves to kerb the historic browser tracking technology would kill off classical advertising practices: ITP 2.1 from Apple purges most first-party cookies after seven days and blocks all third-party cookies by default, rendering device fingerprinting […]


Publishers Need To Pool Readers’ Identities: News Corp’s Guenther

PHOENIX — News publishers need to come together to create a single method of storing user identities, according to News Corp’s programmatic ad sales chief. In the last two years, rival publishers in many several countries around the world have come together to form joint systems which aim to unify audience data in to holistic […]


News Corp’s Guenther Sees Publishers’ ‘Destiny’ In Flight To Quality

COLOGNE — The era when news publishers were happy to just adopt big ad-tech firms’ stacks is over. Now they want to control their tech and, with it, their own destiny. So says the man who runs programmatic ad-tech at one of the world’s biggest news publishers. “The key, the underlying thing across all this […]


News Corp’s Uses “Blackout” To Find Ad Fraud

PALM SPRINGS, Calif — It is one of the leading causes of contemporary digital ad fraud. But just how big is domain spoofing, and how damaging is it? When News UK, News Corp’s UK newspaper publishing arm, conducted a test in December, the results were shocking. Though it removed the inventory of its The Times […]


News Corp.’s Guenther On Infrastructure Flexibility, Fake News And Viewability

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – While programmatic media buying continues to grow rapidly, publishers need to remain flexible with their infrastructure. It’s all about helping advertisers reach the audiences they want, says the SVP and Global Head of Programmatic for News Corp., Chris Guenther. “It’s just a means of servicing our clients,” Guenther says of programmatic in […]