Yesterday (27 July) Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) announced financial results for the quarter ended 30 June, 2016. The internet giant posted revenues of USD$21.5bn (£16.3bn), an increase of 21% year-on-year. Google still drives almost all Alphabet’s revenue as click volume rises, despite a drop in CPC.
“Our terrific second quarter results, with 21% revenue growth year-on-year, and 25% on a constant currency basis, reflect the successful investments we’ve made over many years in rapidly expanding areas such as mobile and video. We continue [...]
In June this year, UK mobile network Tesco Mobile announced an exclusive UK partnership with Unlockd in a bid to change the way users consume and pay for their mobile phones. Matt Berriman (pictured below), CEO and co-founder, Unlockd speaks exclusively with ExchangeWire about the success of the model so far and how ad-funded models, such as Unlockd, will play a large part in the future of mobile monetisation.
The Unlockd ad model is a simple [...]
Marketers are becoming more involved in technology – not just understanding its value to their business, but taking ownership of it too. There seems to be a great opportunity here for agencies, or vendors, to help marketers in their quest. Enter Stack I/O. ExchangeWire speak exclusively with Ryan Kangisser and Martin Brown (pictured below), managing partners of the newly launched Stack I/O about how this new consultancy is helping brands to navigate the [...]
Facebook’s average revenue per user is now USD$3.82 (£2.90); with 1.71bn monthly users, the social giant nets a cool USD$6.44bn (£4.88bn) in total revenue.
Yesterday (26 July) Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported earnings for the quarter ended 30 June, 2016. Earlier this week (25 July) Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) announced earnings for the same fiscal quarter. Facebook grew revenue by 59% year-on-year (YOY), favourable compared to Twitter, that announced its YOY revenue growth sunk to 20% from 60% a year ago.
Facebook report [...]
Monday, 25 July, saw the long-awaited announcement that US mobile network giant Verizon have acquired internet old-timer Yahoo for $4.87bn (£3.7bn). The news came as no surprise to many, who have been waiting for months to find out who would eventually end up as Yahoo’s new owner. It also leaves many wondering exactly what will become of Yahoo, as it gets swallowed up by Verizon and how it will actually affect those who advertise with them.
One thing is clear: no [...]
Pokémon Go has swept the world into a frenzy and has really provided a vision of what the future, steeped in augmented reality, could look like. For digital advertisers, it’s opened up a whole new realm of connecting with their audiences. So, what’s next? Maximilian Seeburg (pictured below), director, Videobeat Networks tells ExchangeWire that the possibilities for augmented reality are endless and, with Pokémon Go bringing the medium to the forefront, it is important to continue to embrace technology, but not [...]
One day after announcing plans to acquire Yahoo Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reported its first decline in quarterly revenue in six years. Sluggish subscriber growth underscores why the US’s biggest mobile phone provider is seeking new sources of revenue through acquisitions like Yahoo. Also in this piece, we discuss Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings and the impact on the digital advertising ecosystem.
Publishers are experiencing an ongoing period of transition, with Facebook being one of the main drivers of it. Ad tech, explains Mihai Fanache (pictured below), CEO, thenewsroom.io, needs to step in. Here, Fanache tells ExchangeWire that the publishers of tomorrow need to become programmatic platforms to allow them to compete with the likes of Facebook.
The world seems to be waking up on the wrong side of the bed lately. It’s like a hangover, but [...]
In our latest column from the IAB’s Display Trading Council, Shady Twal, head of programmatic, AOL and Matt White, EMEA managing director, Quantcast collaborate on discussing the benefits of a unified marketing attribution model.
Traditional digital attribution solutions offered by many digital marketing tools leave marketers without a clear view of all factors influencing consumer decisions. As multi-touch attribution blends with traditional marketing mix modelling, marketers can now have a more comprehensive view of marketing effectiveness.
Today’s increasingly connected, multi-device world has [...]
Cars on the roads of Japan can potentially be used to drive advertising campaigns, enabling brands to push customised content to targeted audience groups.
Cloudian and Dentsu have been working on a pilot that uses visual recognition to identify vehicles based on their brand and model make. Using data analysis and artificial intelligence tools, the system then would be able to push custom ads – displayed on roadside billboards – to drivers [...]