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The Mystery of Ad-Buyer Blacklists
February 27th, 2017 by Digiday
The rise of Breitbart and focused attention on hard-right, fraudulent and fake-news sites have created renewed interest in blacklisting among brand clients, who look to it as a way to make sure their ads aren’t appearing on sites that will embarrass the brand. It’s a tactic not without its issues. Buyers generally have a list of sites...

The Oscars Surpassed on Price Only by the Super Bowl for a 30-Second Slot
February 24th, 2017 by The Drum
The Oscars is the second most expensive ad buy in US media with the Academy now accepting a historically high number of placements to accommodate brand demand, according to research from Kantar. A 30 second spot for the show (26 February) is likely to set brands back anywhere between $1.9m-$2.0m...
Why Patagonia's Off-the-wall Advertising Asks Customers to Think Twice
February 23rd, 2017 by The Drum
Early last year, Patagonia’s European marketing director Alex Weller was sitting with two creatives in the outdoor clothing company’s Amsterdam offices, bouncing around ideas for a brand campaign. As they talked tactics and scribbled suggestions, their eyes, and their conversation, kept being drawn to a few...
Oreo’s Latest Ad Lets Fans Virtually Launch Cookies Into Space
February 22nd, 2017 by The Drum
Mondelez’s Oreo has rolled out a mobile game that lets fans of the cookie brand launch Oreos into space and watch them fall into glasses of milk all over the world. The game, which is part of the brand’s new “Oreo Dunk Challenge”campaign, begins by asking players to take a photo of an actual Oreo cookie. Once the photo has been taken and “cookie recognition” has taken place...
Snapchat Spectacles are Now Available to Buy Online as US Pop-up Push Ends
February 21st, 2017 by The Drum
After over 100 days of running a pop-up 'Snapbot' campaign, Snap Inc is finally letting customers in the US purchase its Spectacles online. Anyone in the country can now order, and virtually try on, a pair of the $130 specs via Snap's website. Up until now tech lovers have only been able to get their hands on a pair...
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