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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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Episodes

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E41 - May 2, 2019 - Strange New World

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore Google's slowing growth rate and the changing advertising ecosystem.

E40 - April 25, 2019 - United We Stand

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore why publisher are peeved with Google and the war to aggregate TV inventory.

E39 - April 18, 2019 - Stack That Cash

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore Publicis Groupe buying Epsilon and more Sizmek fallout.

E38 - April 11, 2019 - The Great Escapes

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore the regulation of dark patterns and IBM exiting marketing clouds.

E37 - April 4, 2019 - Riding Eternal, Shiny And Chrome

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore the latest news on Google, Sizmek and Oracle Data Cloud.

E36 - March 28, 2019 - Agencies And The Supply Side

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore the current state of affairs for agencies.

E35 - March 21, 2019 - Spring Forward, Fall Back

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore CTV purchasing rights and GDPR's continued ripple effects.

E34 - March 14, 2019 - Google's On First

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore the meaning behind Google's shift to a first-price auction model for it's Ad Manager product.

E33 - March 7, 2019 - Boiler Room

Tune in this week to “The Big Story” as we explore the ad tech industry’s ups, downs and plateaus.

E32 - February 28, 2019 - Falling Down

This week on “The Big Story,” AdExchanger looks at RockYou’s bankruptcy and, on a much larger scale, the major pain at Kraft Heinz.

E31 - February 21, 2019 - DTC Principles Come To Big Brands

This week on “The Big Story,” we’ll talk about the growth of digital and Amazon, in particular: why it’s succeeding and what it must do to grab even more precious, precious spend.

E30 - February 14, 2019 - Is IAB DTC?

On this week’s episode of “The Big Story,” Sarah Sluis describes what happened at the IAB Annual Leadership Summit, why the IAB might be making the wholesale shift to DTC and how DTC principles are effecting even the biggest companies.

E29 - February 7, 2019 - Blood In The Water

This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team takes a good long look at how GDPR has impacted Google and its policies, which, in turn, have impacted the rest of the digital ad ecosystem.

E28 - January 31, 2019 - Must See TV

The past couple of months have been big for TV...Netflix et al. are hyping up their shows. But the most interesting news, at least for advertisers, isn’t what’s on the screen – it’s all the maneuvering that’s happening behind it.

E27 - January 22, 2019 - A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To France

On Monday, France’s Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) levied a 57 million euro fine on Google for failing to comply with GDPR. Allison Schiff wrote a thorough report on the situation, but there’s way more to be said – and way more was said this week on “The Big Story.”

E26 - January 16, 2019 - This Episode Brought To You By The Letters CES And PMP

On “The Big Story” this week, the team stirs some alphabet soup. Rejuvenated after the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to worship at the mighty altar of the Consumer Electronics Gods, the AdExchanger editors return to dish on developments within the giant cluster.

E25 - January 9, 2019 - The Data Deluge At CES

This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team previews CES, from Google’s attempt to push its Assistant into more products and more homes to Apple’s attempt to establish itself as a bastion of consumer privacy – a claim that, let’s face it, might have some problems.

E24 - January 2, 2019 - All Hail 2019!

This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team takes a look at what they expect will happen in some of the areas experiencing the biggest transformations – from TV and video to publishing and, yes, regulation.

E23 - December 19, 2018 - Closing Out The Year With OpenX And Google

Sarah Sluis, who wrote about OpenX’s big shift, looks at the challenging road ahead for the company, as well as OpenX’s peers, which have made similar transformations as supply-side ad tech becomes more constrained.

E22 - December 13, 2018 - WPP’s Big Plan

This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team looks at what WPP CEO Mark Read has done, what Read still might do, and what he’s up against.

E21 - December 5, 2018 - Sir Martin Sorrell’s Botanical Curiosity

From peanut to coconut to coco de mer, the AdExchanger team examines Martin Sorrell’s agricultural improbability on this week’s “The Big Story.”

E20 - November 28, 2018 - Fuel For The Holidays

This week on “The Big Story,” the AdExchanger team discusses what Rocket Fuel was up to, what can be learned from its fall from grace and how that story came to be.

E19 - November 14, 2018 - DTC Disrupts The Competition

This week on “The Big Story,” the gang looks at Jerry Buhlmann’s surprise departure – a mild shock given that Dentu Aegis seemed to be weathering the financial storms that buffeted its holdco peers.

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.