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Amazon Opens Fire TV Ad Inventory

Background: Amazon is opening access to Fire TV ad inventory to outside ad tech companies for the first time (currently being rolled out in the US first). All Connected TV (CTV) apps using the Amazon Publisher Services (APS) can setup...

Adweek: OTT Players and Social Platforms Are Cashing In on Live Sports Streaming

Excerpt: Now YouTube is the latest to chip away at traditional TV’s hold on live sports rights as the streaming platforms eye the biggest upcoming prize: broadcast rights to the NFL’s Sunday football packages will be up for grabs in...

Instagram Explore Ads

Background: Instagram has revamped its Explore page to feature a new format of ad and has introduced larger format posts that give preference to e-commerce and video content. Details and Implications: Within the Explore page, a user can now tap on a...

Apple WWDC 2019

Background: This week Apple held its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). As expected, Apple’s announcements focused on Operating System updates but also had a focus on privacy. Details and Implications: iOS13: Amongst a slew of new features such as: ‘dark mode’; a...

Facebook Interactive Ads

Background: Facebook is bringing interactive playable ads to its Audience Network. In August last year Facebook launched a new ad format that lives in the Facebook news feed and allows users to trial ‘lite’ versions of mobile games before downloading. Facebook saw that users who...

Mindshare Unplugged: Renée Tan

Mindshare Unplugged spotlights and interviews #TeamMindshare’s rising talent across North America. Everything we do is about Provocation with Purpose. We’re a team that is radically honest – we call this our Authenticity Quotient. We are curious and competitive –...

She Runs It Recap: Be authentic or else

In 2019, consumers are taking control of the media landscape—from the content consumed, to the stories being brought to life, and more. She Runs It’s “What’s Hot in Marketing, Media and Tech” event last week focused its discussions with...

NewFronts Debrief: Vudu

Mindshare’s Grace Smith, Director, Digital Media Investment, shares her insights from Vudu's Upfront. 1) The talent onstage: Stefanie Jay, General Manager, WMG Jeremy Verba, VP & General Manager, Vudu Scott Blanksteen, COO, Vudu Ben Simon, Head of Video Ad Sales,...

Facebook Voice Assistant

Background: Facebook is working on a new voice assistant to rival Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant. Details and Implications: The story, broken by CNBC and later confirmed by a Facebook spokesperson in an email to Reuters, revealed Facebook is working on its...

The Mentorship Gap: New Research from Mindshare U.S. Highlights Opportunities in the Workplace

NEW YORK—The past few weeks have brought forward countless news stories, research, and features around the gender pay gap in the U.S. And now new data from Mindshare U.S., the global media agency network that’s part of WPP, highlights...

WSJ Magazine: Why Fashion and Luxury Companies Are Investing in Film

Excerpt: Consumers have become nearly inured to pervasive product placement, from the prominent Lexus LC 500 in Black Panther to every character (and frame) in the Lego movies. But fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands are working with film in more subtle ways,...

Facebook Brand Safety: Inventory Filters

Background: Facebook has introduced a new brand safety update and a new set of ‘inventory filter’ controls for advertising that appears within placements outside the social newsfeed across Instant Articles, Audience Network and Facebook in-stream video. Details and Implications: Following the increased...

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Broadcasting & Cable’s Top Media Planners and Strategists: Nick Bernard

Broadcasting & Cable has selected Mindshare's Nick Bernard, Senior Partner and Director, as one of its Top Media Planners and Strategists – a list that...

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