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The Big Story PodcastOur new weekly podcast, hosted by the AdExchanger editorial team, will feature roundtable discussion on the week's top news stories.

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E18 - November 7, 2018 - Thus Spoke The Electorate

This week on “The Big Story,” we look at how the application of polling data has changed over the past two years and why, this time, it was a better predictor of the final results. Between trolls and landline users, pollsters are at least more aware of variables that can throw off their predictions.

E17 - November 1, 2018 - Planting Seeds In The Walled Gardens

This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team looks at some small but significant shifts in Amazon’s and Facebook’s ad offerings.

E16 - October 25, 2018 - Twitchy Trigger Finger

In “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team unpacks how Twitch could factor into Amazon’s next big ad agenda. The platform certainly has the potential to become the next YouTube, where users and influencers can upload and monetize their own videos.

E15 - October 18, 2018 - You Trust Me, Right?

This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team looks at the state of trust in ad tech.

E14 - October 11, 2018 - Investigations, Valuations, Valedictions

No one doubts that the rebate problem persists, but is federal intervention required for its resolution? On the other hand, perhaps the FBI’s mere presence can snap some crooked players straight – and the industry could use a cleansing force from the outside.

E13 - October 4, 2018 - The Quest For Quality

Tune in to this week’s episode of “The Big Story” as we unpack the issues that might have left you scratching your head – and come away not just educated, but entertained as well.

E12 - September 27, 2018 - Fall Into Festival Season

AdExchanger editors put on their trench boots and waded through the confetti – but not to cover all the keynote celebrity speakers. Both AT&T and Salesforce have made big acquisitions to turn their respective galleons toward shining new horizons.

E11 - September 20, 2018 - The Strange Case Of The Vanishing Media Agencies

The temperature is cooling, the leaves are falling and the skies are turning the color of slate. It’s a time for mystery. This week on “The Big Story,” the team investigates the baffling situation of the missing media agencies.

E10 - September 13, 2018 - Snap Judgements And A Broken Oath

The AdExchanger team examines the original promises that once boosted Snap and Oath, back when enthusiasm reached stratospheric heights and ad buyers fantasized that either or both could become viable alternatives to Facebook and Google.

E9 - September 6, 2018 - New Faces In Challenging Places

Join us for the next 20 minutes as the AdExchanger team discusses what’s at stake for WPP and Nike.

E8 - August 30, 2018 - Brand-ishing New Tricks And Old

This discussion about branding focuses on a trend, two years in the making, of brands hiring data-driven user-acquisition experts from gaming apps.

E7 - August 23, 2018 - Bid Crashing

This week, the AdExchanger editors discuss what bid caching is, why it’s so controversial and who is harmed by the practice.

E6 - August 16, 2018 - The A To Z On Amazon

In this week’s “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team scrutinizes the history and future of Amazon as an ad platform – from one decade ago, when it struggled to convince media planners to buy a banner ad, to today, as the owner of some of the most coveted and exclusive data sets.

E5 - August 9, 2018 - The Blockchain Cometh

This week on The Big Story, members of the AdExchanger editorial team talk about blockchain, the subject of a feature (What’s The Latest For Blockchain In Ad Tech?) that was among our most read stories last week.

E4 - August 2, 2018 - What Makes A Top Programmatic Publisher?

In this week’s “The Big Story” podcast, the AdExchanger team takes a deep dive into the pubs that made its Top 10 Programmatic Publishers list, which went live Monday and featured a variety of companies – from programmatic upstarts King and Spotify to traditional broadcasters such as NBCUniversal, legacy publishers like Conde Nast and digital giant Vox Media.

E3 - July 26, 2018 - Facebook’s Fury

In the latest episode of “The Big Story,” we examine what happens to companies that rely on Facebook but have fallen out of favor.

E2 - July 19, 2018 - Acquisition Mania

In the second episode of “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger gang takes a long look at the 2018 M&A landscape, exploring why the price tags are so high and what kind of impact that will have on the industry.

E1 - July 12, 2018 - IPG Buys Acxiom Marketing Solutions, LiveRamp’s Future And Sir Martin Wins Against WPP

In our inaugural episode, Managing Editor Ryan Joe and staff writers Alison Weissbrot and James Hercher discuss two holding-company acquisitions that, while very different, will both disrupt the agency landscape.