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Pixalate Week in Review: December 27, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Piotr Boiwka
Jan 7, 2022 12:15:00 PM

Welcome back to the last two weeks' review of ad fraud and quality in the digital advertising space!

How should ad networks handle children privacy?


The amendment of the COPPA Rule in 2013 dramatically increased ad tech companies' potential liability and causes them to collect information from children via websites and apps appropriately.

Writing in Dark Reading, Allison Lefrak, SVP of Public Policy, Ads Privacy and Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Compliance at Pixalate, explains how ad networks should tackle their responsibilities toward children's privacy.

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User-Generated Content accounts for 39% of time spent with media by Americanssocial-media-mobile-likes-comments

"Americans now spend nearly as much time streaming user-generated videos on YouTube, TikTok and other online platforms as they do watching traditional TV," informs Variety. According to the study conducted by Consumer Technology Association, traditional TV content had an 18% share of weekly time spent on consuming media by Americans, compared to 16% for UGC videos.


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The US ad industry lost $17 billion due to COVID


According to analysis from Standard Media Index (SMI), the U.S. advertising industry lost $17.3 billion during the 13 months of recession caused by the pandemic. "The analysis [...] utilizes a 'COVID deficit backcast model' developed by SMI's analytics team to calculate what the material loss was between a forecast of what advertisers would have spent if not for the pandemic, vs. what they actually spent," according to MediaPost.

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TikTok has become the most popular site in 2021

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TikTok excelled in 2021 to become the most popular domain worldwide, according to Cloudflare's data. "Surpassing mammoths like Google, Facebook, YouTube and Netflix in web traffic shows the speed and power of the ascent," claims Axios.

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NBCUniversal launches NBCUnified - first-party data platform for advertisers


NBCU launched its first-party identity platform where advertisers can compare their own first-party data. "NBCUniversal’s first-party data for NBCUnified will encompass all consumer data across its movies, TV shows, entertainment, news, sports, ecommerce, subscriptions, theme parks and more, which marketers can use against their own proprietary data platforms," informs MediaPost.

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