Who's winning advertising as it returns in 2020

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 16. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected].

Today’s news: 14 ad buyers pick the winning media companies and platforms, Endeavour snaps up Fred Santarpia, and behind DoorDash’s marketing.

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14 ad buyers that control billions in spending named the media companies and platforms that are winning as advertising comes back


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Ari Emanuel’s Endeavour nabs a Condé Nast alum to expand its streaming company globally

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DoorDash boosted its ad spend ahead of its IPO, and it says it did so while cutting losses

  • DoorDash increased sales and marketing expenses in 2020 ahead of its IPO.
  • But unlike other buzzy startups who ramp up marketing at the expense of profits, DoorDash’s marketing declined as a share of revenue and it cut its losses leading up to its IPO.
  • The delivery company lost $US149 million on revenue of $US1.9 billion in the first nine months of this year, compared with a $US667 million loss on $US587 million in revenue for the full prior year.

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