Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 3. I’m deputy editor Lucia Moses, filling in for Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:
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Google is toughening up on Android ad tracking but won’t yet go as far as Apple’s radical changes
- Google is making it harder for app developers to access information about Android users who ask not to be tracked across their devices, Hugh Langley and Ryan Joe report.
- Google is under pressure from privacy advocates and regulators to scoop up less information about its users but also needs to keep its huge ad business growing.
- That pressure has resulted in delicate compromises that contrast with a firmer approach from archrival Apple.
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Content-recommendation company Revcontent has been acquired by a duo of asset-management firms as rivals Taboola and Outbrain prime themselves to go public
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Public relations giant Edelman is shaking up its leadership as it tries to position itself as the top crisis and social issues agency
- New US CEO Lisa Ross is shaking up the PR giant’s leadership to gain an edge in crisis management and social issues-related work, Sean Czarnecki reports.
- She’s combining Edelman’s brand and corporate divisions to stand out from firms like Sard Verbinnen & Co. and Porter Novelli that are known, respectively, for crisis and purpose-related PR.
- She’s also elevated execs to focus on tech and diversity.