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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ExchangeWire caught up with Nate Woodman, IPONWEB’s recently appointed GM of demand solutions, to discuss how his role was created to help bolster the ad tech firm’s profile among clients, in a two-part interview.
In the first instalment he lifted the lid on IPONWEB’s working processes, plus explained his stance on the much mooted ‘ad tech power game’. In this instalment he focuses on IPONWEB’s bids to reduce the inherent tensions within automated media trading.
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Vincent Potier, Captify, COO, reflects on how ad tech has helped propel display advertising to become an arguable rival to search advertising, and asks whether programmatic advertising will be dominated by agency trading desks, the internet’s big Silicon Valley players, or if third-way players can lead the innovation?
The programmatic buying space is powering digital and radically transforming the media landscape for good. Programmatic is attracting more clients, driving the growth of digital and display, accelerating the migration of dollars, [...]
Ahead of his ATS New York speaking engagement, John Snyder, Grapeshot, CEO, and veteran of the digital marketing space, reflects on how companies in the programmatic space can learn from Google’s emphasis on simplicity in the workflow process.
Back in 1997 I sold my keyword software business to one of the largest suppliers of content to big business. Hindsight is often 20:20 and today I scratch my head and think how wrong was I to believe [...]
AppNexus will take to the stage at next month’s ATS Paris to discuss issues around transparency, here Geir Magnusson, CTO, SVP of engineering at AppNexus, shares insights on the wildly varying accounts of the extent of the problem, plus potential technology solutions with the event’s media partner Ad-Exchange.fr.
There is no shortage of studies about online ad fraud, with widely varying accounts of the extent of the problem. For instance, YuMe claims it blocks millions of domains [...]
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 [...]
Much has been written about the ‘brand trading desk’ or specifically the in-housing of the programmatic buying function. A lot of it has surfaced in the trade press – but there has been very few clients prepared to speak publicly about their operations.
Air France, one of Europe’s largest airlines, operates an internalised [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space, and in this week’s edition:Telstra buys into ad tech; Yahoo on the acquisition trail; Transparency raised by UK advertisers; Facebook’s re-org of its preferred developer programme.
Telstra buys UK-based Videoplaza
Australia’s Telstra this week joined the long list of mobile operators investing in the ad tech sector via its subsidiary Ooyala purchasing Europe-based Videoplaza for an undisclosed fee.
For Ooyala, this acquisition is the first step in [...]
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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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 [...]