This week in publishing – Ad market growing faster than expected; first party key for 2022 relationship building; and compliance concerns.

2022: Ad market keeps growing faster-than-expected According to GroupM’s latest figures digital advertising will account for 64.4% of total ad spend this year; but worryingly it’s big tech that is benefitting most with 80-90% of that (outside of China) going to the parents of Google, Facebook and Amazon.  The latter of those also appears to

Investigating biases in video question answering to develop state-of-the-art tech

A Phd student from Durham University, Thomas Winterbottom, in collaboration with Durham University’s Dr Noura Al-Moubayed & Sarah Xiao, and Carbon CDO Dr Al Mclean recently had a paper accepted to the British Machine Vision Conference – the findings of which could have huge implications for how image-based media is analysed and optimised. Video Question

Carbon is now part of Magnite.