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.
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: 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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Facebook and Google are among the key industry stakeholders to flaunt their wares at arguably advertising’s biggest event this this week, and a consistent theme in their messaging appears to be ‘programmatic’ and ‘cross-screen’, as the industry prepares to lay the cookie to rest.
Ad Week has kicked off in New York City, a little over a month ahead of the first ExchangeWire ATS event in the City, as well as the AppNexus Summit hosted there [...]
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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 [...]
Millennial Media has agreed to acquire mobile supply-side platform (SSP) Nexage in a deal worth $107.5m, in the latest round a period of unprecedented M&A activity in the programmatic advertising sector.
The deal announced today (23 September) will see the publicly-listed Millennial acquire Boston-based Nexage for $107.5m in cash and stock, with Michael Barrett, Millennial Media, CEO and president, claiming the purchase formed part of his ambition to offer a “full-stack solution” to advertisers, as well as [...]
Matt Harty, Experian, GM, Audience Solutions, APAC, looks at developments for the region’s third-party data market, and asks how well the programmatic advertising sector in APAC is addressing the audience disjunction problem, particularly in a market that is largely ‘mobile-first’ where cookies are becoming more-and-more redundant.
We buy, we don’t understand what we get. We store, but we can’t use a lot of what we buy, and also lose much of what we could have used. We remarket, but we have [...]
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Speaking at a press lunch in Singapore this week, Mark Strecker, Amobee, CEO, and Steve Hoffman, CFO, (and Amobee’s M&A guy) shared insights with ExchangeWire’s Wendy Hogan about the value of the Adconion/Kontera acquisitions as well as Amobee and Singtel’s ambitions for ad tech.
The Amobee cross-channel, cross-device stack is now a full end-to-end offering including a DSP (previously GradientX), RTB Exchange, Brand Intelligence (previously Kontera), Creative House (3D), Lifetime Value (LTV) and Amobee DMP.
With only 10% client crossover, and little product replication, the addition of Adconion Direct has brought Amobee reach [...]
Danny Hopwood, Vivkai, head of platform, EMEA, gives his assessment of the current programmatic landscape in light of recent industry consolidation.
At the risk of overusing the latest buzzword, we are in a period of serious consolidation. It was inevitable due to the impressive explosion of new technology companies and also the many pivots made by the old guard into the programmatic space.
The effects of consolidation are essentially just different forms of pressure. Pressure to perform on a plan, pressure to [...]
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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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