Europe’s New ePrivacy Regulations: What has changed and how will this impact adtech?

With the GDPR on the horizon, the EU is now overhauling the more specific privacy rules which relate to direct marketing and cookies within the European Commission’s newly proposed ePrivacy Regulation. This article sets out some key impacts of the draft Regulation and includes a recording of Olswang and ADTEKR’s webinar on this topic from 19 January 2017.

2017 is a big year for adtech.

2016 marked a bad year for adtech start-ups as funding activity crashed to its lowest point in five years. Financers are becoming increasingly concerned that the fizz has fallen out of the market, reducing the likelihood of investments being made, particularly as the Facebook-Google duopoly continues to use financial and technical clout to dominate the digital advertising industry. But does this signify the beginning of the end for adtech companies as they struggle to compete with the Silicon Valley giants or can we expect an adtech renaissance in the near future?

Online health kick: CAP introduces tough new rules on advertising HFSS to children

Today, the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) announced tough new rules banning the advertising to children of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products across all non-broadcast media including in print, cinema and, crucially, online and in social media. The rules, which will apply to media targeted at under-16s and be regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), will come into effect on 1 July 2017.

Top 5 Gold Medal Winning Olympic and Paralympic Ads

The Olympic and Paralympic season is over once again, and it is thus the perfect time for ADTEKR to reflect on which advertising campaigns were the most memorable. These ads are funny, exciting, thought provoking and/or heartfelt, and they don’t even all feature athletes. However, the thing they do all have in common is that they were shown during the Paralympic and the Olympic Games and are great examples of how excellent creative campaigns can elevate a brand. Read on to see who won!