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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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Landmark Conversant purchase tops record period of M&A for ad tech; Mega stacks spur debate; Twitter and Microsoft step up their ad services, and European programatic market valued at over €2bn.
Alliance Data’s purchase of Conversant tops record period of M&A
The biggest story in the last few days in ad tech has been the announcement [...]
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 [...]
In the same week as ATS London saw presenters and panelists debate the merits of open and closed ad ecosystems, Noel Penzer, AOL, managing director, UK, argues the case for a ‘alignment’ in a world wherer consumers’ media consumption habits demand cross screen campaigns. Let’s be clear: we are already in the brave new world of programmatic advertising, but this world is in its infancy. The potential for growth — for evolution of the industry and the way we operate — [...]
The results of Adform’s RTB Trend Report, Europe, Q2, 2014 point to a certain future: digital media acquisition will centre almost exclusively on programmatic trading. Martin Stockfleth Larsen, Adform CMO, reflects on how quickly this is happening, and points out some of the key trends evident in the data.
Private marketplaces attract premium advertisers and reward publishers
Data from the Adform RTB Trend Report, Europe, Q2, 2014, reveals that it was yet another period of double-digit growth (52%) in ad [...]
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Henry Howe, Weve, product manager, display, discusses how competing mobile ecosystems,and ad tech firms continually repositioning themselves is causing fragmentation and confusion in the market, plus how those with first-party data can help simplify the audience buying process.
Few other areas of the advertising industry are quite as fragmented as mobile display, a fact that regularly makes life very confusing – not just for media and advertising professionals [...]
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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