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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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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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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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space, and in this week’s edition: Germany’s Fyber sells to RNTS Media; ExchangeWire begins ATS New York countdown; UK digital spend valued at £7bn a year; Ebuzzing adopts the French brand Teads.
German ad tech firm Fyber sells to RNTS Media
Germany-based Fyber had announced its sale to publicly-listed media tittle RNTS Media with reports valuing the transaction at €150m, although the exact [...]
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Publicis Groupe has kicked off its Advertising Week, New York, activity announcing a six-year tie-up with AOL that will see the ad tech firm provide programmatic video and linear TV services to the France-based advertising behemoth, building on its Adobe deal announced earlier this month.
The announcement comes as programmatic technology is poised to take centre stage at Advertising Week, New York, and media reports claiming that AOL and Yahoo are being encouraged to merge by sections of the [...]
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Ahead of moderating a panel on ‘Programmatic Video – Entering The Era of Brand Response’, Vincent Flood, Video Ad News, editor, sets the scene on major broadcasters’ nascent moves into the programmatic video space.
One of the more interesting trends for 2014 so far has undoubtedly been the TV industry’s moves into ad tech. The year started with BSkyB launching their long-awaited ‘Sky Adsmart’ product for data-driven TV advertising in January.
Then Comcast, the largest US cable operator, acquired FreeWheel back in [...]
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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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space.
1. Facebook acquires LiveRail
The big news this week was Facebook’s purchase of video SSP LiveRail for an undisclosed sum with the pairing of the two indicating the social network’s desire to invest further into video and mobile.
Brian Boland, Facebook,VP of ads product marketing and Atlas, made the announcement via a blog post.
It reads: “Today [...]
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Ahead of next month’s ATS Singapore on 7 July Byron Munson, Videology, regional director, APAC, discusses what it will take to attract brand spend (which has historically been the domain of TV budgets) to digital video in a world of fragmented audiences, especially as the APAC’s middle class swells in number.
Brand advertisers love television. So what is holding back marketers in APAC from embracing digital video with similar enthusiasm, while budgets in other regions are [...]
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