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7 April 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

Programmatic or Premium? If You Think You Have To Choose, You’re Doing It Wrong

Graham MoyseyAhead of this year’s Ad Trader conference hosted in Berlin, Graham Moysey, AOL, head of international, tells publishers there that selling ads programmatically need not involve selling inventory at bargain basement prices.

The idea that ad buyers and sellers should have to choose between a programmatic or premium path is a false one. Simply put, these two are not opposites.
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2 April 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

When Ad Tech Arrived At Ad Week

Screen shot 2014-04-02 at 15.21.04‘Fragmentation Feeds The Need For Automation’, that was pretty much the message here. The mobilisation of consumers, cross-device targeting, wearable tech, these are all key trends at Ad Week Europe currently being hosted in London.

Here the ad tech sector is pitching itself as the only viable means of taking advantage of both the pace of change and scale of opportunity.
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1 April 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 2 Comments

AppNexus Debuts Research Study To Bolster Programmatic Understanding

AdWeekEurope.logoAppNexus has taken 2014’s Ad Week Europe to unveil its latest partnership with research body Warc, as it aims to position itself at the vanguard of increased investment in programmatic by brand-side advertisers.

Speaking at the Ad Week Europe conference, hosted in London, representatives from both the ad tech firm and Warc launched their latest research study, that will look at the evolution of digital advertising and programmatic across Europe.

The launch takes place as programmatic advertising companies take unparalleled profile at the four-day conference where the industry assesses the best way to move ahead, with companies including AOL, Adap.tv, and MediaMath occupying several high profile slots.
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27 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 3 Comments

AOL Aims To Clear Up The ‘Chaos’ Of Ad Tech With One Platform

ONEbyAolBuoyed by its most positive financial figures in the last 10 years, AOL has made clearing up the “chaos” ad tech its mission with the unveiling of AOL Platforms – essentially a rebrand of AOL Networks – plus the launch of a consolidated programmatic media trading platform.

The proliferation of new and emerging technology platforms has led to the further fragmentation of the industry, making the ad tech sector an acronym-laden, labyrinth of confusion.

The trend is one that has been much debated on ExchangeWire in recent weeks, with IgnitionOne and Improve Digital weighing into the discourse in recent weeks. But now AOL hopes to make its ad tech stack one that adds value to the media plan, not one that ciphers value from it.

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25 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

The Rise Of Multi-Screen, And Why ‘Last-Click’ Has To Go

mouse-clickThe consumer shift towards accessing the web on multiple devices, plus the (albeit nascent) emergence of connected TVs, has prompted advertisers to transition towards a more holistic model of campaign optimisation, and addressing how they attribute their media spend.

The key to unlocking this potential treasure chest of brand campaign spend (traditionally the reserve of more established outlets such as TV, or outdoor), appears to be in the clever collection of data, and accuracy of campaign management.

But poor media planning, and more importantly, naïve attribution modelling is condemning the programmatic sector to the peripheries of many media plans, and a certain amount of ridicule among some. ExchangeWire consults sources from leading programmatic advertising companies to examine how they aim to help evolve brands’ attribution strategies, and embed themselves more firmly on their media plans.
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24 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

The Debate: Public Vs. Private Exchanges

AdscaleRomanusSebastianThe German programmatic market tipped for a period of sharp growth in 2014, as publishers there gradually open up to alternative models of monetising their digital inventory.

With German publishers notoriously slow to embrace automated trading, Sebastian Romanus, managing director of Munich-based Adscale, discusses the merits and drawbacks of public and private ad exchanges, ahead of next month’s Ad Trader Conference hosted in Berlin.
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19 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 3 Comments

Why Machines Can’t Totally Replace Humanity

Matt AdamsMatt Adams, DigitasLBi, deputy head of media, UK, employs a recent example of airline ads appearing next to stories about the missing Malaysian aircraft to explain that while technology and data may drive efficiency and sophisticated targeting, human sensitivity remains essential.

Fifteen years ago I was a junior exec in the marketing department at Harrods. I remember the colour draining from my face when, flicking through the daily newspapers to check some ads had gone out to print, I noticed our back-to-school uniform ad appearing next to a story on a national tragedy involving the death of many school children. Needless to say the wrath that ensued was not pleasant, and fortunately it’s not one I’ve encountered again to this day.
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18 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

Taking Aim At Cyber Scammers To Ensure Traffic Quality

CameranHarmanCameran Harman, OpenX, managing director, EMEA, explains that while the programmatic industry as a whole is generally in rude health, it is one besieged by nefarious parties, and how combatting fraud is everyone in the industry’s job.

An Industry Under Siege

Digital advertising is all about scale and confidence. The greater number consumers advertisers can reach, the more opportunities they have to grow their business. Publishers want scale too, because the more readers they can claim, the higher the CPMs they can charge.

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17 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

Viewability Comes Into Focus

ViewabilityShoring up ad viewability standards will be one of the key battlegrounds for the programmatic sector as the advertising industry enters the second quarter, with the Media Ratings Council (MRC) issuing its backing to several ad tech vendors in recent weeks, as advertisers demand more transparency.

The digital media industry – and especially the programmatic sector – has made its name by promising advertisers increased efficiency. But as previously discussed here on ExchangeWire, the industry is at risk of being exposed to its own flaws, namely with campaign performance reporting mainly being built on fraud.
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13 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

How Sky Is Using Data To Win Back Advertisers, And Take The Fight To Online Interlopers

sky-iq-logoJeremy Tester, Sky Media, director of insight, reveals plans for the further roll out of the broadcaster’s data-driven, insight and audience buying tools Sky IQ and AdSmart, as it aims to counter web-based interlopers that increasingly rival them for prominence on advertiser’s media plans.

Online video is one of the growth areas of online advertising, with a recent IAB report shows that it registered 24% year-on-year growth in the first half of 2013.

Programmatic players are all lining up to take their share of the takings, with AOL’s Adap.tv, DataXu and Yume all announcing recent product launches to take their share of brand advertising budgets. But traditional broadcasters, notably BSkyB, are arming themselves with data-driven advertising tools to underline their place at the top of the advertising milieu.
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