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Mobile Operator Telefonica Launches Axonix From The Ashes Of MobClix

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 11.02.14Mobile operator Telefonica is poised to inject fresh competition into the mobile ad tech sector with the imminent launch of Axonix, a mobile ad exchange built on the technology of the now defunct MobClix/Velti venture.

The mobile operator – which has an extensive amount of mobile operator brands, including O2 in the UK, taking in over 200 million subscribers – will launch Axonix in the coming weeks along with GSO Capital Partners, a division of investment firm Blackstone.

The Axonix exchange will be based on MobClix technology acquired by the pair in the wake of (MobLicx parent company) Velti’s Chapter 11 proceedings, and will be the first mobile ad exchange owned by a single global mobile operator group, according to Telefonica.
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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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1 April 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 2 Comments

AppNexus Debuts Research Study To Bolster Programmatic Understanding

AdWeekEurope.logoAppNexus has taken 2014’s Ad Week Europe to unveil its latest partnership with research body Warc, as it aims to position itself at the vanguard of increased investment in programmatic by brand-side advertisers.

Speaking at the Ad Week Europe conference, hosted in London, representatives from both the ad tech firm and Warc launched their latest research study, that will look at the evolution of digital advertising and programmatic across Europe.

The launch takes place as programmatic advertising companies take unparalleled profile at the four-day conference where the industry assesses the best way to move ahead, with companies including AOL, Adap.tv, and MediaMath occupying several high profile slots.
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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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25 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

The Rise Of Multi-Screen, And Why ‘Last-Click’ Has To Go

mouse-clickThe consumer shift towards accessing the web on multiple devices, plus the (albeit nascent) emergence of connected TVs, has prompted advertisers to transition towards a more holistic model of campaign optimisation, and addressing how they attribute their media spend.

The key to unlocking this potential treasure chest of brand campaign spend (traditionally the reserve of more established outlets such as TV, or outdoor), appears to be in the clever collection of data, and accuracy of campaign management.

But poor media planning, and more importantly, naïve attribution modelling is condemning the programmatic sector to the peripheries of many media plans, and a certain amount of ridicule among some. ExchangeWire consults sources from leading programmatic advertising companies to examine how they aim to help evolve brands’ attribution strategies, and embed themselves more firmly on their media plans.
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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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18 March 2014 in ExchangeWire EMEA 1 Comment

Taking Aim At Cyber Scammers To Ensure Traffic Quality

CameranHarmanCameran Harman, OpenX, managing director, EMEA, explains that while the programmatic industry as a whole is generally in rude health, it is one besieged by nefarious parties, and how combatting fraud is everyone in the industry’s job.

An Industry Under Siege

Digital advertising is all about scale and confidence. The greater number consumers advertisers can reach, the more opportunities they have to grow their business. Publishers want scale too, because the more readers they can claim, the higher the CPMs they can charge.

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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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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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