Established in France during the mid-90s, HiMedia Group can lay claim to being one of the leading lights in the European ad tech scene, and more recently has begun to foray into alternative services such as online payments (HiPay) in an attempt to reduce its reliance on the whims of the (often fickle) advertising market.
The French ad tech firm announced its latest financial results earlier this month, reporting turnover of €38m, a fall [...]
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 [...]
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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Facebook laid down a marker last year in terms of its ambitions in the ad tech sector with the $300m-plus purchase of ad server Atlas from Microsoft, and this year it caused a stir in the market by unveiling the improved offering promising “people centred” approaches to cross-device marketing. As a result, market observers are now billing the social network as a potential rival to Google’s DoubleClick in terms ad tech.
Speaking at ExchangeWire‘s ATS Paris event earlier this [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space, and in this week’s edition: Facebook’s ad tech future; Countdown to ATS Paris kicks off with first European Programmatic survey; more consolidation; and more funding in the European ad tech space.
Ad tech cited as key to Facebook’s future
Facebook is planning even more investment in ad tech this week with the company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg claiming [...]
Facebook spoke about the importance of ad tech in its recent earnings call with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook, COO, telling investors it is vitally important to the company’s ‘mobile first’ future, although the subsequent investment increase caused its share price to drop, despite continuing growth.
Publicis Groupe is continuing its transition to become a digital-first, cross screen outfit with the purchase of mobile-focused data management platform (DMP) RUN for a publicly undisclosed fee.
The deal announced today (28 October) comes as the France-based media giant (which houses agencies such as DigitasLBi, Starcom MediaVest, and Vivaki) pursues its aim of booking at least 50% of revenues from digital by 2018, and is just the latest in a long line of consolidation announcements [...]
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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In an era where mobile ad formats are repeatedly credited as the saviour of the advertising industry, Andy Mitchell, Brightroll, managing director, Europe, shares his opinion that its is now driving the programatic sector.
According to the IAB UK’s recently released digital ad spend report mobile video advertising has grown 196% over the past two years to hit £63.9m. This makes it the fastest growing digital ad format, accounting for £1 in every £5 spent on Internet and mobile display ads.
This was [...]
Emarketer Predicts Huge Growth In Programmatic - But Are Buyers & Sellers Really Ready For The Shift?
A sharp rise in marketers’ willingness to buy mobile ad formats, plus media owners’ increased willingness to experiment with a wider range of auction models will spur the US programmatic advertising sector to double in value between this year and 2016, when it will be worth $20.41bn.
The figures were published recently in an eMarketer report that values the US ad tech sector at $10.1bn, up 137%, from last year, accounting for 45% of all online [...]
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