Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 17. 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 ljohnson@businessinsider.com.

Today's news: Targeted TV ads hit a speed bump, Cision and Meltwater are trying to merge, and a new startup wants to take on consultants.


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Targeted ads were supposed to save the $70 billion TV industry, but advertisers say that time is quickly running out

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Cision and Meltwater, the two largest PR software companies, are planning a merger, and the DoJ has explored whether it would hurt competition

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A startup by a Thrive Global and Refinery29 vet is taking on traditional consultants with experts including Shark Tank's Daymond John and makeup mogul Anastasia Soare

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