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 [...]
The French programmatic advertising sector is in buoyant health, spurred by a growing awareness of how data-led strategies can improve the efficiency of media trading, but a skills shortage prevents it from developing further, according to a survey ahead of this year’s ATS Paris.
The data comes in the first ExchangeWire European Programmatic Survey*, which offers insights into key industry trends for the following 12 months, and highlights the use of data, ability to formulate cross screen [...]
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Cameron Hulett, Undertone, executive director, explains his opinion on how data shows that it’s best to keep it simple when coming up with campaign creatives, especially with online audiences, which are notoriously promiscuous.
In the 1970’s the TV show ‘Sesame Street’ was born. It was an educational sensation not only because it transformed the way children learnt, but because it was one of the true pioneers of deeply analysing viewer behaviour in order to adjust content.
The head [...]
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 [...]
Mobile recognition firm AdTruth aims to amalgamate its targeting capabilities with Experian data to its own user IDs, as leading figures in the advertising industry call for clarity over ad tech, and warned over the perils of increasingly dominant players.
AdTruth aims to introduce Experian MOSAIC data to its product to help improve audience profiling in both offline and online display ad campaigns, through the amalgamation of the detailed audience segmentations to its existing audience technology.
Experian, which took ownership [...]
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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This week marks the first IAB UK Digital Upfronts, where some of the industry’s biggest names pitch their wares ahead of the lucrative Xmas media trading season, and today is the turn of Yahoo which has unveiled its programmatic advertising platform Yahoo Ad Manager (YAM) Plus.
Yahoo’s Upfronts announcement follows yesterday’s Facebook pitch, which primarily focused its “people centered marketing” and cross-screen targeting opportunities made possible through the recent launch of its Atlas ad [...]
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 [...]