Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 12. I’m senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:
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- Over a million Clubhouse users have had their personal data leaked for free, Cyber News reported.
- The social media app, popular for its audio community, is the latest to have user records posted in a hacker forum.
- LinkedIn and Facebook user data has also been exposed online within the past week.
Apple’s upcoming privacy changes are sparking a wave of mobile advertising consolidation. Here are 7 companies experts say could be acquired next.
- Apple’s move to limit ad tracking has sparked a rush of M&A and IPOs from mobile ad firms, I reported.
- AppLovin, Vungle, and Digital Turbine have all made big bets on mobile adtech this year.
- I spoke with nine experts about the companies that could be acquired next.
- The 24-7 news cycle and the pandemic has led to a burnout crisis in the media industry, Lara O’Reilly and Steven Perlberg reported.
- Newsrooms are offering on-demand access to therapy and mandating staffers take vacation.
- Burnout is particularly pronounced for journalists from underrepresented groups.
More stories we’re reading:
- Salesforce invests $40 million in text-marketing startup Community (Insider)
- 2 executives leave CBS as it investigates claims they blocked efforts to hire Black journalists and created a hostile work environment (Insider)
- Subway is laying off hundreds, cutting costs, and abandoning franchisees as rumors fly that the distressed sandwich chain is up for sale (Insider)
- CBS News veteran Kim Godwin poised to lead ABC News (Variety)
- Google blocks advertisers from targeting Black Lives Matter YouTube videos (The Markup)
- Inside the fight for the future of The Wall Street Journal (The New York Times)
- Google’s secret ‘Project Bernanke’ revealed in Texas antitrust case (Wall Street Journal)