GumGum’s new CFO, the new giant ViacomCBS, and new updates on Google Ads

GumGum has a new CFO. Schraeder steps down, and Patrick Gildea steps in. Patrick Gildea led most recently Joybird to a successful exit as acting CFO.

Viacom and CBS agree to merger. The new company is called ViacomCBS, and it has CBS, Showtime, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Paramount Network. Bob Bakish is the new CEO.

Google announced 2 new updates on Google Ads: Optimization Score now includes shopping campaigns, and average position metric will be removed on September 30.

Ecosia’s CEO Christian Kroll this week did a statement calling Google “to cease damaging, monopolistic behaviour.” Ecosia will not participate in Android auction for search engine providers.

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