Google’s Latest Ad Announcement Changes Little: Magnite’s Kershaw

LOS ANGELES – The journey to the future of advertising identity is long and winding. Amid the deprecation of third-party cookies and limits on other tactics like mobile identifiers, the industry is striving to develop new methods with which to identify audiences. In doing so, perhaps it has become so used to reading about forthcoming […]

 

History Creates Context: Magnite’s Kershaw On Life After Identifiers

The withering of the third-party cookies and mobile identifiers that have made up much of traditional digital ad targeting is up-ending the business of marketers reaching audiences. As those methods wane, many ad planners are contemplating the switch from targeting users to targeting the content they read or watch – commonly called “contextual” targeting. But, whilst “context” […]

 

Apple’s IDFA Change ‘Not Terrifying’: Magnite’s Kershaw

Apple is ripping up the fabric of mobile ad targeting – but Tom Kershaw sees it as just another step along the trajectory to a world of enhanced compliance. The tech company is due to change its Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), which advertisers use to identify iOS devices so they can deliver customized advertising, to […]

 

GDPR Reboots Our Pact With Users: Rubicon CTO Kershaw

Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation sees new requirements for consent placed on the collection and use of EU citizens’ data That would seem to mean a hefty challenge for ad-tech techniques that, in recent years, have grown so fast that users cannot keep up. But Tom Kershaw relishes the challenge. As Rubicon Project’s chief […]

 

Header Bidding Changes Everything: Rubicon’s Kershaw

Tom Kershaw is deadly serious about header bidding. Last year, his company felt the pain of the new technology, which allows publishers to entertain multiple simultaneous ad bids for higher yield. Rubicon conceded it had been slow to roll out – an admission that sent its stock tumbling, forcing it to make wide-ranging lay-offs and prompting it […]