Stephen Upstone, LoopMe Media, CEO, discuses potential methods to stimulate the mobile video advertising sector, and calls for a more widespread adoption of technology standards.
Mobile Video Programmatic Advertising
The IAB’s latest ad spend estimates £64m will be spent on mobile video in H1 2014, in the UK. We think that a chunk of this spend – programmatic mobile video excluding Facebook and Google – is much smaller than it could be, because the VAST standard has experienced [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up the week’s biggest stories in ad tech, and in this week’s edition: Apple crosses the Rubicon into programmatic; British consolidation move reflects the blurring world of ad- and martech; Millennial Media hires Gubbins; PubMatic eyes Italian opportunity.
Apple crosses the Rubicon into programmatic world with Rubicon Project tie-up for iAd
Rubicon Project this week announced it was among a host of other companies to be selected by Apple to sell iAd inventory via programmatic channels.
A number of deals involving some of the industry’s biggest names, including MediaMath, Rubicon Project, and closer to home Ve, have taken place in the last week, each of them signifying wider shifts in the ad tech and marketing sectors. ExchangeWire places them under the microscope.
Ve buys GDM Digital
Firstly, let’s round-off the facts about the latest deals. This week VE announced the acquisition of fellow UK-based outfit GDM Digital in a $12m deal, that will see all 42 [...]
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Nathan Woodman, was named as IPONWEB’s first-ever GM of demand solutions earlier this month and will oversee the Russia-based company’s positioning and expansion in the USA from its current embryonic North American base, stationed in New York City. This comes hot on the heels of IPONWEB opening of its Berlin office. ExchangeWire, caught up with Woodman, the former COO of Digilant, to find out more about what his appointment represents for the company’s designs on the [...]
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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Careless retargeting executed by ad tech firms more interested in swelling their bottom lines, as opposed to performing a consumer service, are damaging their advertisers in the eyes of consumers that are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with just how much brands know about their online behaviour, according to research.
InSkin Media and Rapp Media today (23 October) published a study that shows 55% of consumers are put off buying an item they have previously expressed an interest in online, if they are [...]
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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.
Jalal Nasir, Pixalate, CEO, and online fraud expert, shines a light on the latest loopholes exploited by nefarious elements of the digital economy, including naming some of the worst offenders, and urges the media industry at large to better protect itself from the problem.
“Hi, I’m PremiumDomain.com…Would you like to buy some inventory?”
Warning to all advertisers and premium publishers: This is an all-too common call you may be receiving, but don’t believe what you’re hearing is legit!
In a world as [...]
Singapore-based mobile advertising firm AdNear has raised $19m in series B funding, in a sign of the rapidly developing digital economy there, as the South East Asian (SEA) digital industry collectively bids to bolster its prominence in the wider advertising market.
AdNear, a location-based advertising company, raised the amount from Telstra Ventures and Global Brain with existing investors, Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners, also participated in the capital raising round.
The company will use the fUnds to expand its [...]
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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