Contextual targeting: Say goodbye to cookies and hello to context

Contextual targeting: Say goodbye to cookies and hello to context

Every day brings us closer to the time when cookies aren’t an option for advertisers anymore. The news of cookies going away isn’t all bad, though. After all, cookies have their fair share of problems in terms of relevance for consumers. Just about everyone has a story like one of these: You buy something and then see ads for the item you’ve purchased all over the sites you visit for days or weeks. You buy a gift for someone—let’s say it’s your 10-year-old niece—and you start seeing ads related to that gift you have no interest in anymore. You’re a parent working full time and do searches at home related to your child’s needs and the ads follow you around while you work at the office. Not ideal, is it? While research shows consumers want personalized ads, there’s a growing unwillingness to sacrifice personal privacy in the interest of a better experience with ads. And given that consumers haven’t been cool with cookies for a

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