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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One of ExchangeWire’s ‘inside sources’ shares their views on how the fragmented LUMAscape means media teams cannot possibly evaluate suppliers in every category, plus the commonality of the history of ad tech and the rail network, including how consolidation under large media owners, or ‘cloud’ providers, could have a similar affect to nationalisation.
There’s no denying that the online advertising landscape has become increasingly fragmented over the past 10 years. Arguably, it is within programmatic buying that we [...]
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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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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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Bharad Ramesh, chief analyst at media advisory firm eMVC (and ex-VivaKi and GroupM Asia veteran), asks the question: ‘How many advertisers will choose transparency if it costs them 10% more?’
The intense conversation on price transparency in agency trading desks puts the cart before the horse.
Transparency (or the lack of) is not the key reason why clients don’t increase their digital spends. But the chorus of voices – primarily media auditors & trade press – will continue to gnaw at the [...]
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