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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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 [...]
Jalal Nasir, Pixalate, CEO, and online fraud expert, shines a light on the latest loopholes exploited by nefarious elements of the digital economy, including naming some of the worst offenders, and urges the media industry at large to better protect itself from the problem.
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Warning to all advertisers and premium publishers: This is an all-too common call you may be receiving, but don’t believe what you’re hearing is legit!
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Singapore-based mobile advertising firm AdNear has raised $19m in series B funding, in a sign of the rapidly developing digital economy there, as the South East Asian (SEA) digital industry collectively bids to bolster its prominence in the wider advertising market.
AdNear, a location-based advertising company, raised the amount from Telstra Ventures and Global Brain with existing investors, Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners, also participated in the capital raising round.
The company will use the fUnds to expand its [...]
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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One of ExchangeWire’s industry insiders discusses one of the ac tech’s key buzz phrases – ‘big data’ – and how it is now inextricably linked to CMOs, but also highlights how not all data is created equally, and warns marketers over the hazards of using third-data for strategic business decisions.
There’s no denying that we live in a world dominated by data. Gartner predicts that enterprise data will grow 650% in the next five years. Also, through 2015, 85% of Fortune 500 organisations will [...]
Facebook and Google are among the key industry stakeholders to flaunt their wares at arguably advertising’s biggest event this this week, and a consistent theme in their messaging appears to be ‘programmatic’ and ‘cross-screen’, as the industry prepares to lay the cookie to rest.
Ad Week has kicked off in New York City, a little over a month ahead of the first ExchangeWire ATS event in the City, as well as the AppNexus Summit hosted there [...]
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Matt Harty, Experian, GM, Audience Solutions, APAC, looks at developments for the region’s third-party data market, and asks how well the programmatic advertising sector in APAC is addressing the audience disjunction problem, particularly in a market that is largely ‘mobile-first’ where cookies are becoming more-and-more redundant.
We buy, we don’t understand what we get. We store, but we can’t use a lot of what we buy, and also lose much of what we could have used. We remarket, but we have [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Amazon’s videogame move; Facebook tweeks ad offering; IPONWEB buys in Europe; Rubicon Project partners with Future; Alibaba and WPP’s telling filings.
Amazon stomps into video ad group with $1bn buy
Amazon this week agreed to acquire videogame-streaming site Twitch Interactive in a deal purported to be worth $1bn, as the ecommerce giant further attempts to shore-up its premium advertising revenues.
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This year’s ATS London will focus on some of the emerging trends in the contemporary ad tech space, as well as gaze into the near and distant future in an attempt to forecast the challenges facing the ‘traditional’ ad tech players.
Multiple ExchangeWire sources note how the emergence of large enterprise software companies (read ‘enterprise’, or ‘marketing cloud’ players) will affect companies that have previously solely offered advertising services.
One of the key panel discussions at this year’s
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