Established in France during the mid-90s, HiMedia Group can lay claim to being one of the leading lights in the European ad tech scene, and more recently has begun to foray into alternative services such as online payments (HiPay) in an attempt to reduce its reliance on the whims of the (often fickle) advertising market.
The French ad tech firm announced its latest financial results earlier this month, reporting turnover of €38m, a fall [...]
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 [...]
In the countdown to this week’s ATS Paris, ExchangeWire catches up with Fabien Magalon, La Place Media, CEO, to get his insights on the French market, plus the brand perspective on programmatic, including attempts to meet a reported skills gap in the French market, plus the need for an overhaul in regulation there.
EW: Air France will take to the ATS Paris stage this week to discuss activities with its in-house trading desk how much of an emerging trend is this [...]
AppNexus will take to the stage at next month’s ATS Paris to discuss issues around transparency, here Geir Magnusson, CTO, SVP of engineering at AppNexus, shares insights on the wildly varying accounts of the extent of the problem, plus potential technology solutions with the event’s media partner Ad-Exchange.fr.
There is no shortage of studies about online ad fraud, with widely varying accounts of the extent of the problem. For instance, YuMe claims it blocks millions of domains [...]
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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Much has been written about the ‘brand trading desk’ or specifically the in-housing of the programmatic buying function. A lot of it has surfaced in the trade press – but there has been very few clients prepared to speak publicly about their operations.
Air France, one of Europe’s largest airlines, operates an internalised [...]
Digital ad spend in Europe increased by 11.9% last year to surpass the €27bn mark, with the UK extending its lead as the most developed market in the region, although growth in Western Europe’s second-largest market (Germany), was relatively flat, according to figures released by the IAB. The figures – dubbed the AdEx Benchmark study – released today (20 May) suggest that total spend was €27.3bn with spend on mobile establish a double-digit market share for the first time, [...]
The latest figures from French regulator the SRI reveal programmatic buying is maintaining an upward trajectory in an overall advertising market that remains depressed. Along with this continued expansion into 2014, we’re seeing increasing appeals from advertisers for transparency into the workings of real time advertising.
Sources indicate that data will be one of the hot topics of 2014, particularly as the French regulator begins to bear its teeth and advertisers begin to demand enhanced transparency. In short, the terms ‘privacy’ and ‘transparency’ could soon become as synonymous with France as its national rallying cry: ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité’.
In the second instalment of a two-part examination of the French programmatic trading market, ExchangeWire consults sources who offer their opinions of what developments must take [...]
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In the first of a two-part look at the French programmatic market in 2014, insiders have told ExchangeWire the programmatic trading sector provided one of the few ‘good news’ stories in the French advertising market last year, which was described as “stable at best” by one source.
These sources also forecast the programmatic trading market will grow further in 2014, with some adding that market consolidation is a likely outcome if the sector is to continue to meet the [...]