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Advertising news today: Facebook’s ad outage, Amazon bids for Disney RSNs



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Facebook’s advertising platform suffered from a major outage.

The company’s Ads Manager, its tool that lets users create
advertisements on its social network, crashed on Tuesday, leaving
would-be advertisers unable to create new ad campaigns just days
before Thanksgiving and crucial Black Friday sales.

The outage is unusual in its duration; and when the story was
written, the system has been down for more than eight hours, one
source who buys ads on the platform told Business Insider.

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In other news:

‘A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: Amazon reportedly bid
for Disney’s 22 regional sports networks, and a bidding frenzy
that tops $25 billion could follow. 
The company
looks at the RSNs as a chance to bolster its sports offerings and
could use it as another catalyst for Prime subscriber growth, an
analyst told Business Insider.

A GDPR warning France’s data-protection regulator issued
to a little-known mobile ad-tech firm is causing ripples of
excitement to run through privacy watchers in Europe, TechCrunch
Vectuary, a small DSP, was using the GDPR
consent framework endorsed by industry association IAB Europe to
collect consent strings from its many partners, but was ordered
to delete the data. 

Apple just released this year’s sentimental holiday
ad. Watch
this year’s tearjerker here.

Seeking nominations for the rising stars of Madison

Please submit
your nominations here

Hear from Coca-Cola marketing veteran and DDB’s first female
global CEO, Wendy Clark, at IGNITION. 

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