Stuart Smith, Mediaocean, VP, client service, UK & Ireland, explains how data produced by the automation of digital media trading will aid collaboration and creativity; as opposed to leading to a breakdown of relations between different players on brands’ media plans.
The unprecedented volume of data now available to brands delivers more opportunities than ever before to target users in sophisticated ways, across multiple devices. Data – and the insights it provides – is now a key differentiator between marketing agencies, [...]
A number of deals involving some of the industry’s biggest names, including MediaMath, Rubicon Project and, closer to home, Ve, have taken place in the last week, each of them signifying wider shifts in the ad tech and marketing sectors. ExchangeWire places them under the microscope.
Ve buys GDM Digital
Firstly, let’s round-off the facts about the latest deals. This week VE announced the acquisition of fellow UK-based outfit GDM Digital in a $12m deal, that will see all 42 [...]
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ExchangeWire caught up with Nate Woodman, IPONWEB’s recently appointed GM of demand solutions, to discuss how his role was created to help bolster the ad tech firm’s profile among clients, in a two-part interview.
In the first instalment he lifted the lid on IPONWEB’s working processes, plus explained his stance on the much mooted ‘ad tech power game’. In this instalment he focuses on IPONWEB’s bids to reduce the inherent tensions within automated media trading.
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Publicis Groupe is continuing its transition to become a digital-first, cross screen outfit with the purchase of mobile-focused data management platform (DMP) RUN for a publicly undisclosed fee.
The deal announced today (28 October) comes as the France-based media giant (which houses agencies such as DigitasLBi, Starcom MediaVest, and Vivaki) pursues its aim of booking at least 50% of revenues from digital by 2018, and is just the latest in a long line of consolidation announcements [...]
Careless retargeting executed by ad tech firms more interested in swelling their bottom lines, as opposed to performing a consumer service, are damaging their advertisers in the eyes of consumers that are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with just how much brands know about their online behaviour, according to research.
InSkin Media and Rapp Media today (23 October) published a study that shows 55% of consumers are put off buying an item they have previously expressed an interest in online, if they are [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space, and in this week’s edition: Germany’s Fyber sells to RNTS Media; ExchangeWire begins ATS New York countdown; UK digital spend valued at £7bn a year; Ebuzzing adopts the French brand Teads.
German ad tech firm Fyber sells to RNTS Media
Germany-based Fyber had announced its sale to publicly-listed media tittle RNTS Media with reports valuing the transaction at €150m, although the exact [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Facebook’s Atlas; Quantcast buys Struq, and Affiperf’s ‘meta DSP’.
Closed ecosystem players stack up
AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and a whole host of others lined up this week to present their wares at Ad Week New York, and although the announcements took place on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, they have global implications. The net [...]
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Publicis Groupe has kicked off its Advertising Week, New York, activity announcing a six-year tie-up with AOL that will see the ad tech firm provide programmatic video and linear TV services to the France-based advertising behemoth, building on its Adobe deal announced earlier this month.
The announcement comes as programmatic technology is poised to take centre stage at Advertising Week, New York, and media reports claiming that AOL and Yahoo are being encouraged to merge by sections of the [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: AppNexus and WPP ink landmark deal; Even more consolidation in the mobile sector; Facebook mooted to unveil new Atlas platform, and more transparency in ad tech called for by brands.
AppNexus mulls further buys after WPP deal This week’s major development was the announcement that WPP will invest $25m in AppNexus, while the ad tech firm will acquire Open AdStream for [...]
Earlier this week AppNexus and Xaxis announced a two-part deal that will see the ad tech firm acquire Open AdStream for an as yet publicly undisclosed fee, while Xaxis’ parent company WPP will invest $25m in AppNexus. Here Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus, CEO, and Brian Lesser, Xaxis, global CEO, explain to ExchangeWire the rationale behind the deal and forecasted outcomes of it.