Data privacy matters every day of the year

By Data, Privacy

Today is Data Privacy Day, an international effort to empower individuals and encourage businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust. At BRIDGE, we’re dedicated to this mission every day of the year. As data continues to power incredible opportunities for marketers and consumers alike, cultural and regulatory forces are increasingly shaping its use. This is a good thing. More attention to privacy only means a more meaningful conversation going forward — and, hopefully…

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A national data privacy law could be taking shape. Here’s why that’s great news.

By Privacy

On January 1st, the California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect. It’s the nation’s strictest privacy law yet and is paving the way for other states to act. The CCPA is the first of potentially many jurisdictional laws meant to protect U.S. consumers and will help close the gap between where laws currently are and where we believe they should be. And now there’s movement on a national scale: a wave of Senate activity that…

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We’ve joined the Digital Advertising Alliance. Here’s what that means.

By Data, Marketing, Privacy

Transparency. Accountability. Control. All important things, especially in a world where some publishers and ad tech vendors place a less-than-ideal emphasis on user privacy. But around these parts, we take users’ privacy seriously. The only good privacy policy is one in which you’re completely honest with your users, and we’ve long advocated for unified national privacy law. Which is why we’re excited to announce that we’ve joined the Digital Advertising Alliance. The DAA is a…

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You can now build reliable global audiences and target them at scale. Here’s how.

By Data, People-Based Marketing, Privacy

You want to build a global audience. You want to make sure it’s full of real, verified people. You want to perform U.S.-style ad targeting in countries outside the U.S. All valid objectives. But up until recently, you may have faced obstacles. Perhaps your global data was sparse or didn’t come from reliable sources. Perhaps you didn’t have global data at all. Maybe you weren’t able to correctly identify your global audiences across the litany…

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This was the most important conversation at the LUMA Digital Media Summit

By Data, Marketing, Privacy

On May 14, we attended the Luma Digital Media Summit, an event that separates itself from similar events through its sheer volume of heavy-hitters, and the ideas these heavy-hitters bring to the table. There were CEO’s, COOs, and EVPs from The New York Times, Axios, Snap, Verizon, Accenture, Publicis, and GroupM, among others. The keynotes and firesides had information — good information — and, in general, we can report that the future of the digital…

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Mobile Advertising IDs, explained

By Mobile, People-Based Marketing, Privacy

You want to create the best experience possible for your users and make sure they’re getting served with ads they actually care about. That can get tricky on mobile devices. Enter the MAID. Mobile Advertising IDs — or MAIDs, for short — are strings of digits assigned to mobile devices. Android assigns them. So does Apple. If you’re into cooking, news apps use them to float food-related content to the top of your feed. Instagram…

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