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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Facebook laid down a marker last year in terms of its ambitions in the ad tech sector with the $300m-plus purchase of ad server Atlas from Microsoft, and this year it caused a stir in the market by unveiling the improved offering promising “people centred” approaches to cross-device marketing. As a result, market observers are now billing the social network as a potential rival to Google’s DoubleClick in terms ad tech.
Speaking at ExchangeWire‘s ATS Paris event earlier this [...]
Facebook spoke about the importance of ad tech in its recent earnings call with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook, COO, telling investors it is vitally important to the company’s ‘mobile first’ future, although the subsequent investment increase caused its share price to drop, despite continuing growth.
The ad tech sector is arguably the hottest part of the marketing industry right now with the word ‘programmatic’ on almost every C-level marketer’s lips when talking about high-level strategy. Undoubtedly this is good news for the programmatic advertising industry, but it does bring with it an inherent need to improve transparency.
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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The decline of free marketing opportunities on social media and search engines, plus the growing rivalry between Facebook and Google, as well as an increased demand for cross-screen ad campaigns are all spurring the programmatic display ad sector, according to ExchangeWire sources.
The IAB last week published figures valuing the UK’s digital advertising market at £3.5bn in the first six months of the year (an increase of 16.6% year-on-year), and in the first of a two-part look at indsutry dynamics driving [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Landmark Conversant purchase tops record period of M&A for ad tech; Mega stacks spur debate; Twitter and Microsoft step up their ad services, and European programatic market valued at over €2bn.
Alliance Data’s purchase of Conversant tops record period of M&A
The biggest story in the last few days in ad tech has been the announcement [...]
Earlier this week at ExchangeWire’s ATS London, enterprise players were invited on stage to explain just how they could affect the ad tech space, and today (10 September) Adode went some way to answering the question with news of its tie-up with Publicise Groupe. The pair have used the two-day extravaganza to unveil the Publicis Groupe Always-On Platform, which will use Adobe’s stack to help improve marketing attribution, and automation, plus improve data sharing capabilities across the group across all channels.
Transparency has been one of the key topics facing the ad tech sector in 2014, with issues such as click fraud, bot traffic and view ability generating reams of column inches, and propelling programmatic firms into mainstream press attention. Hence this year ExchangeWire will debate the issue during a key panel session at its flagship ATS London conference, with security software vendors and advertisers alike to get their take on the issue.
Ahead of next month’s ATS Singapore on 7 July Byron Munson, Videology, regional director, APAC, discusses what it will take to attract brand spend (which has historically been the domain of TV budgets) to digital video in a world of fragmented audiences, especially as the APAC’s middle class swells in number.
Brand advertisers love television. So what is holding back marketers in APAC from embracing digital video with similar enthusiasm, while budgets in other regions are [...]
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