Facebook Political Ads: What the 2020 Candidates’ Campaign Spending Reveals (New York Times)

New York Times: Facebook Political Ads: What the 2020 Candidates’ Campaign Spending Reveals. “Collectively, the 19 current Democratic candidates for president have poured nearly $32 million into Facebook ads this year — more money than they have spent so far on television ads, a striking measure of the social network’s ever-rising influence in politics. The heavy spending on Facebook comes even as leading party officials have raised alarms about the site’s role in American democracy.”

GlobeNewswire: NYU Tandon data scientists launch tool to analyze Facebook political advertising in Canada (PRESS RELEASE)

GlobeNewswire: NYU Tandon data scientists launch tool to analyze Facebook political advertising in Canada (PRESS RELEASE). “Computer scientists at New York University Tandon School of Engineering today launched a new website that analyzes all Canadian Facebook political advertising in the leadup to the October 21 elections. The interactive, user-friendly website lets users easily explore the data and break down the advertising spend based on party, target demographic, region, and other factors.”

AdAge: Why Reddit Is Leaning Into The Idea Of ‘Community’

AdAge: Why Reddit Is Leaning Into The Idea Of ‘Community’. “In a small May 2019 Digiday poll, 34 percent of the marketers surveyed said they avoid Reddit due to brand safety concerns. But Reddit has a survey of their own to point to: A YPulse study commissioned by Reddit released earlier this month included the surprising stat that 72 percent of Reddit users, or Redditors, say brands are welcome to join the conversation.”

Reclaim the Net: World’s largest and oldest commercial archive Adland taken offline after questionable DMCA claim

Reclaim the Net: World’s largest and oldest commercial archive Adland taken offline after questionable DMCA claim . “Adland, the biggest commercial archive in the world, has been shut down after its host Vultr responded to a questionable Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claim by telling Adland to remove its domain from the network within 24 hours.”

Phys .org: With ‘retargeted’ advertising, sooner is better than later

Phys .org: With ‘retargeted’ advertising, sooner is better than later . “At this point, no online shoppers should be surprised if they go sniffing around the internet for, say, a new handbag and find themselves, in the days and weeks following, besieged by handbag ads wherever they go on the internet. In the world of online marketing, this is known as ‘retargeted’ advertising, and it has become ubiquitous.”