Simon Dumenco

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Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Ad Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

Governorships in play are (mostly) seeing relatively modest political ad spending

Governorships in play are (mostly) seeing relatively modest political ad spending

Data buyers beware, Google’s crackdown on 2.7 billion ‘bad ads,’ and COVID-19 tracking privacy: Datacenter Weekly

Data buyers beware, Google’s crackdown on 2.7 billion ‘bad ads,’ and COVID-19 tracking privacy: Datacenter Weekly

Architectural Digest’s ‘Clever’ vertical relaunches with a big focus on e-commerce

Architectural Digest’s ‘Clever’ vertical relaunches with a big focus on e-commerce

‘Rich Corona, Poor Corona’: NYmag offers a stark look at the economic politics of the pandemic

‘Rich Corona, Poor Corona’: NYmag offers a stark look at the economic politics of the pandemic

Four retail categories doing remarkably well during the pandemic: Datacenter Weekly

Four retail categories doing remarkably well during the pandemic: Datacenter Weekly

Meredith launches a new magazine, Sweet July, with Ayesha Curry

Meredith launches a new magazine, Sweet July, with Ayesha Curry

$150M in political ads and counting: 10 congressional races to watch

$150M in political ads and counting: 10 congressional races to watch

Andrew Cuomo fronts the May issue of Rolling Stone

Andrew Cuomo fronts the May issue of Rolling Stone

‘SNL’ returns this weekend. Get ready by watching this new soap spoof starring Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon

‘SNL’ returns this weekend. Get ready by watching this new soap spoof starring Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon

Disney’s ‘astounding number,’ WaPo’s Zip Code-specific take on hospital readiness and more: Datacenter Weekly

Disney’s ‘astounding number,’ WaPo’s Zip Code-specific take on hospital readiness and more: Datacenter Weekly

Julia Louis-Dreyfus just dropped the best #StayHomeSaveLives PSA

Julia Louis-Dreyfus just dropped the best #StayHomeSaveLives PSA

After spending more than $76 million on advertising, Bernie Sanders ends his White House bid

After spending more than $76 million on advertising, Bernie Sanders ends his White House bid

Elmo is set to have a ‘virtual playdate’ and we’re all invited to watch

Elmo is set to have a ‘virtual playdate’ and we’re all invited to watch

Episode 2 of John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ is ridiculously wonderful

Episode 2 of John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ is ridiculously wonderful