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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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.
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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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.
Speaking at ATS Tokyo this morning (16 September), Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus, CEO, told attendees the ad tech sector was ripe for both commoditisation and consolidation, as companies like Google attempted to “own” the sector. Elsewhere, attendees where advised on the application of data, and warned of the upcoming “data wars”.
Keynote speaker O’Kelley advised the ad tech sector to focus on innovation, or else face decimation from cash-rich companies looking to “own ad tech”.
During his address, O’Kelley said his earlier ambitious [...]
Ahead of moderating a panel on ‘Programmatic Video – Entering The Era of Brand Response’, Vincent Flood, Video Ad News, editor, sets the scene on major broadcasters’ nascent moves into the programmatic video space.
One of the more interesting trends for 2014 so far has undoubtedly been the TV industry’s moves into ad tech. The year started with BSkyB launching their long-awaited ‘Sky Adsmart’ product for data-driven TV advertising in January.
Then Comcast, the largest US cable operator, acquired FreeWheel back in [...]
Ajay Daved, PowerLinks Media, head of demand and revenue, explains how two of the hottest trends in digital advertising (native and programmatic) are helping to achieve standards in order to realise one of the biggest opportunities for advertisers in the current climate.
Native – or what would be best described non-standard IAB advertising units – has been a topical area of conversation for both buy an sell side over the past twelve months. Up to this point the “native” environment [...]
The WFA released an excellent programmatic guide this week. The report, written by Mikko Kotila (a notable programmatic trader and ATS speaker), focuses on best practices for brands working with agencies, trading desks and ad tech vendors in the programmatic space.
Despite the headline grabbing numbers of brands abandoning trading desks, this report is more about best practice for brands looking to put spend into programmatic.
The report is broken into several sections. The most notable are the following:
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Gareth Davies, Adbrain, CEO, and ExchangeWire columnist, discusses the benefits of establishing an industry standard way of targeting audiences in a mobile-first world, as well as an alternative scenario where the industry is controlled by a few vested interests.
Programmatic players are enjoying their time in the industry spotlight as they continue to attract large investment rounds, or eye potentially lucrative public listings. But this quest for investment returns means that every tier of the market must attempt to alter the [...]
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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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