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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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 [...]
Serving mobile users with retargeted ads is widely regarded as an impossibility given cookies’ lack of effectiveness on such devices compared to desktop, and the industry’s lack of consensus on establishing a universal ID. But Luis Barrague, Headway Digital, VP of mobile, believes the predominance of mobile app usage presents marketers the opportunity to reengage with mobile without having to wait on the industry to agree on universal standards.
Web-based retargeting is a favoured tool among advertisers. But [...]
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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Stu Spiteri, Krux, managing director, Asia Pacific, talks about his participation at next week’s ATS Singapore event, and explains his opinions on why companies adopting a copy-and-paste approach from strategies implemented elsewhere won’t succeed in APAC. In this piece, he also explains how the global market is likely to ask why the ‘other’ markets have failed to keep pace with the rampant innovation led by Asia, in five or 10 years time.
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Weve is preparing to exit the beta phase of its mobile display advertising project with question marks over who its next CEO will be, but does claim to have cracked a key component in the mobile advertising conundrum by introducing the European standard privacy icon to its ad formats.
But after an extended beta phase, where its pricing policies were called into question, media buyers are awaiting the robustness of its platform to be proven.
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The announcement of Global’s Digital Audio Exchange (dax) offering inventory from over 30 traditional UK radio stations and streaming services, is just the latest in a series of industry manoeuvres indicating that all media will eventually be bought programmatically.
Global’s announcement of dax means advertisers will be able to buy in-stream ad units across a host of stations within is portfolio (which include Capital, Heart and Classic FM), plus a host of premium third-party services including Spotify, Blinkbox, Mixcloud, [...]
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Speaking with ExchangeWire at Cannes Lions, Dave Reed, MediaMath, managing director, EMEA, discusses the role of ad tech at the advertising industry’s flagship event for creatives, as well as improving the reputation of ad tech among marketers.
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The title of this piece may illicit some barbed retorts, such as; ‘A week-long jolly on Cote d’Azur drinking Rosé and charging it back to expenses’, etc, etc. But the fact is, the scale of the presence of ad tech firms at the advertising industry’s most high profile summit is symbolic of the technology’s rising importance.
In fact the more bullish among ExchangeWire readers could say that ‘ad tech is taking over’. Read more for an ad tech [...]
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Criteo intends to increase investment in its its bidding technology as it aims to reduce its reliance on display advertising, as well as improving its cross-platform ad serving portfolio, according to company CEO Jean Baptiste Rudelle who earlier today announced its “record quarter”.
The company today announced revenues of €152.5m for the first quarter of 2014 – representing a 68.4% annual growth – based on boosted customer numbers (up 46% year-on-year), as well as existing clients spending more with the company [...]