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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Publicis Groupe has kicked off its Advertising Week, New York, activity announcing a six-year tie-up with AOL that will see the ad tech firm provide programmatic video and linear TV services to the France-based advertising behemoth, building on its Adobe deal announced earlier this month.
The announcement comes as programmatic technology is poised to take centre stage at Advertising Week, New York, and media reports claiming that AOL and Yahoo are being encouraged to merge by sections of the [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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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