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8 April 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

Despatch From Germany: 'Clean Up Your Act!’

germanyAs the initial phase of this year’s Ad Trader conference closes, it appears the message is loud and clear, but as we all know; the problem still persists.

This year’s Ad Trader Conference, hosted in Berlin, is entering its second half, where the leading luminaries of the digital media industry in Germany gather to discuss accelerating the nascent programmatic media trading sector here. And the message from the stage was clear: ‘Clean up your act!’
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7 April 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

Programmatic or Premium? If You Think You Have To Choose, You’re Doing It Wrong

Graham MoyseyAhead of this year’s Ad Trader conference hosted in Berlin, Graham Moysey, AOL, head of international, tells publishers there that selling ads programmatically need not involve selling inventory at bargain basement prices.

The idea that ad buyers and sellers should have to choose between a programmatic or premium path is a false one. Simply put, these two are not opposites.
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27 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 3 Comments

AOL Aims To Clear Up The ‘Chaos’ Of Ad Tech With One Platform

ONEbyAolBuoyed by its most positive financial figures in the last 10 years, AOL has made clearing up the “chaos” ad tech its mission with the unveiling of AOL Platforms – essentially a rebrand of AOL Networks – plus the launch of a consolidated programmatic media trading platform.

The proliferation of new and emerging technology platforms has led to the further fragmentation of the industry, making the ad tech sector an acronym-laden, labyrinth of confusion.

The trend is one that has been much debated on ExchangeWire in recent weeks, with IgnitionOne and Improve Digital weighing into the discourse in recent weeks. But now AOL hopes to make its ad tech stack one that adds value to the media plan, not one that ciphers value from it.

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26 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

Crossing The Great Data Divide

germanyAhead of next month’s Ad Trader Conference hosted in Berlin, Dimo Velev, OpenX, regional director, DACH, asks how can German publishers thrive in the era of big data given the more stringent privacy laws there, compared to the rest of Europe.

German publishing houses are notoriously risk averse, and are noted for their initial hesitance to ride this wave of innovation, although market data and anecdotal evidence suggests this is about to change.

In this piece Velev explains to ExchangeWire readers how ad tech providers can cooperate with said publishers to unlock the value of their first-party data to help spread value across the economic powerhouse of mainland Europe.
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24 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

The Debate: Public Vs. Private Exchanges

AdscaleRomanusSebastianThe German programmatic market tipped for a period of sharp growth in 2014, as publishers there gradually open up to alternative models of monetising their digital inventory.

With German publishers notoriously slow to embrace automated trading, Sebastian Romanus, managing director of Munich-based Adscale, discusses the merits and drawbacks of public and private ad exchanges, ahead of next month’s Ad Trader Conference hosted in Berlin.
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11 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

German Media Players Primed For Automated Push

germanyGerman advertisers and publishers may currently lag smaller European economies, such as the UK and Belgium, in the uptake of real-time advertising, but separate studies show engagement rates among online audiencesthere are well above the European average, and the tide may be about to turn in the market.

The hesitancy of German publishers to trade their premium inventory via programmatic channels is a well-documented phenomenon, but statistics from Adform’s latest quarterly report demonstrate the willingness among web audiences there to engage with interactive ad formats delivered via programmatic channels.
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7 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

Programmatic is Maturing – It’s Time for Publishers To Stop Fearing It

Martin_Larsen_Photo (1)Martin Stockfleth Larsen, Adform CMO, uses insights from Adfrom’s latest European trends report to show that programmatic ad trading is generating record CPMs for publishers (up 67% year-on-year), but despite all this, publishers are continuing to see that channel as a threat to their existing business models.

The results are in for the Adform RTB Trend Report Europe Q4 2013 and they spell good news for programmatic: Advertiser spending continues its upward trajectory, and there seems to be no end in sight.
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5 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

Ad Trader Conference: What Is The Reality Of The German Programmatic Market?

ADCON_LogoWhen it comes to programmatic the Germans love to talk a good game. At the recent d3con event in Berlin most panels had seven-to-eight people talking up their programmatic buying and selling strategies. That’s a lot of noise to have on any stage. A lot. All participants talked about growth with many saying they are seeing a significant shift in spend into programmatic. But what is the reality?

There is little data on the market – and many of the sales houses are guarded about what they are doing. To them selling via RTB only puts downward pressure on CPM pricing. So what kind of market will we see unfold in Germany? Where does the growth come from? We intend to go into more detail on all this at the upcoming Ad Trader conference on April 08.
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4 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

Is the future of data-driven advertising on smartphones a ‘native’ one?

MoPub-Native-AdsNative ad exchanges are a nascent sector in programmatic, with mobile specialists providing the next phase of growth in the specialism. ExchangeWire examines both the drivers of the trend, plus the (legitimate) reasons holding it back.

Yahoo is the latest Silicon Valley-based digital behemoth to nail its colours to the mobile and native advertising bandwagons with an Ad Age article this week revealing that it is attempting to emulate Facebook’s success with in-stream ad units encouraging audiences to install mobile apps. Few details were disclosed on how the placements are being sold, but surely an integration with the Yahoo Ad Exchange cannot be too much of a stretch of the imagination.
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3 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 0 Comments

‘Going programmatic is ultimately a trade-off between extra revenue now, or building a more sustainable future’

CameranHarmanCameran Harman, OpenX, managing director, EMEA, speaks with ExchangeWire over publishers’ approaches to programmatic trading.

Within just three years (2017), over half (59%) of UK online display ads will be traded programmatically, when the sector will be valued at $32.5bn, according to research firm Magna Global, although not all publishers appear to so accepting of this trend.
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