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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This week marks the first IAB UK Digital Upfronts, where some of the industry’s biggest names pitch their wares ahead of the lucrative Xmas media trading season, and today is the turn of Yahoo which has unveiled its programmatic advertising platform Yahoo Ad Manager (YAM) Plus.
Yahoo’s Upfronts announcement follows yesterday’s Facebook pitch, which primarily focused its “people centered marketing” and cross-screen targeting opportunities made possible through the recent launch of its Atlas ad [...]
Publicis announced this morning that it is acquiring 20% of Matomy for approximately £40m, with an option to increase its stake in the company to 24.9%, that would raise the value of the deal to £51m, in the latest round of M&A activity in the ad tech sector.
Matomy, an Israeli ad network, this morning announced that Publicis will acquire 17.9 million of its shares, or 20% of the company, for 227 pence a share, with a further option [...]
#TraderTalkTV: OpenX's Jason Fairchild Explains How Various Demand Classes Can Be Merged Into One Auction
How do you merge all demand classes – particularly RTB and network demand – into one big huge auction? OpenX is launching new functionality on its SSP solution to address this problem on the supply side.
Here Jason Fairchild gives us a deep dive on how the process works via the medium of the #TraderTalkTV whiteboard – and how publishers can now bundle all these demand sources into one buying channel.
ATS is now on three continents – well, it will be from 4 November, when the inaugural ATS New York will take place. ExchangeWire will make its US debut where it will again facilitate debate with a deep technology and data focus, as programmatic continues to grow in importance in global digital advertising.
ATS New York will include speakers from Facebook, AppNexus, The Trade Desk, eBay, Conde Nast, Vivaki, Xaxis and a host of global media companies. A full [...]
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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One of ExchangeWire’s industry insiders discusses one of the ac tech’s key buzz phrases – ‘big data’ – and how it is now inextricably linked to CMOs, but also highlights how not all data is created equally, and warns marketers over the hazards of using third-data for strategic business decisions.
There’s no denying that we live in a world dominated by data. Gartner predicts that enterprise data will grow 650% in the next five years. Also, through 2015, 85% of Fortune 500 organisations will [...]
Ad tech firms are set to play a more prominent role on the agenda of some of the digital media and advertising industries’ largest trade organisations, as questions over transparency and programmatic technologies are set to dominate the agenda in 2015.
With Ad Week, New York taking place last week, an Ad Age article revealed the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) US chapter was to finally grant ad tech firms full membership amid a series of moves that spell [...]
Facebook is building on its momentum in the ad tech space with the announcement of the global launch of its Audience Network (FAN) tool, which is now available with host of new features, after an earlier trial this year.
FAN lets marketers deliver, and measure, in-app mobile ads outside of the Facebook network using the same targeting and measurement features they do within the social network.
Ads delivered by the Audience Network come in three varieties — banner, interstitial and [...]
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Ben Crain, Improve Digital, CSO, says publishers looking to increase their RTB revenues using a First Look media trading model can seriously impact upon their bottom line.
There are a number of very important considerations when undertaking any kind of exclusive or preferred ‘First Look’ relationship with a buying partner. While buyers that request First Look offer aggressive pricing, they have their reasons. Most importantly, in many cases, the pricing only seems aggressive. In reality giving a buyer First Look will usually [...]