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  • Market Transparency Drives Market Activity: Q&A with Mike Driscoll, CEO, Metamarkets

    Transparency in the programmatic marketplace has been a hot topic this year and, as Mike Driscoll, CEO, Metamarkets, explains to ExchangeWire, the challenge that faces buyers and sellers (and the channels through which they sell to humans) is one of trust, neutrality, and measurement.

    Metamarkets provide interactive analytics for programmatic marketing and could be considered the Bloomberg of the programmatic media world. Working directly with exchanges and, through those relationships, with direct marketers, Metamarkets sit in a [...]

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  • EU Data Protection Working Group Vs WhatsApp; Adyoulike & Trade Desk Partner

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: EU data protection takes on Facebook-WhatsApp; Native advertising partnership between Adyoulike and The Trade Desk; Weve and AppNexus; Series A Funding for Convertr; and partnership between GumGum and Plista.

    EU data protection vs Facebook-WhatsApp

    Not only the German data protection authorities, also the EU data protection officers are now scrutinising the exchanging of data between Facebook and WhatsApp.

    The so-called Article 29 Data Protection Group have written an [...]

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  • AT&T Buys Time Warner; Criteo Launch Predictive Search

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: AT&T acquire Time Warner; Predictive search by Criteo; Support for DigiTrust; MediaMath integrat with AdX; DAX Listener ID; Vertical video by Teads; Visual IQ buys Refined Labs; and Neustar focuses on European expansion.

    AT&T buy Time Warner for USD$85bn

    Massive take-over in the media sector: telecommunications provider AT&T buy Time Warner, securing content that includes the the famous Hollywood studio, as well as news station [...]

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  • Naspers Sells Allegro; Armis.Tech Launches in France

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Naspers sells Allegro; Armis.Tech founded in France; UK viewability figures at 49%; TubeMogul and TVTY integrate; RadiumOne concentrate on creative; Improve Digital grow; and Total Media launch new division.

    Strategic sale of Allegro

    After announcing plans to sell Polish internet auction site Allegro earlier this year, Naspers have finally closed the deal: Allegro is sold to a consortium of private equity companies [...]

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  • Salesforce Acquires Krux; Criteo Buys HookLogic

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Acquisition news with Salesforce to buy Krux and Criteo taking over HookLogic; Guardian launches programmatic audience targeting platform; IPA champions diversity; Optimizely enables campaign experimentation; and Optimove introduces Optibot.

    Salesforce to buy Krux

    Data management specialist Krux changes ownership. New owner, Salesforce, pays the proud sum of USD$700m (£554m) for Krux, the Wall Street Journal writes. The purchase price will be paid in cash and [...]

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  • AdBlock Plus Launches SSP; New Targeting Options for Snapchat

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: AdBlock Plus goes SSP; Snapchat introduces new targeting capabilities; TVadSync expands to Europe; Optimove receives funding; and Adform and ADmantX partner up.

    AdBlock Plus enters the ad sales game

    From ad blocker to SSP: AdBlock Plus moves on from whitelisting and now wants to officially sell approved ads. With an ad sales platform of their own, Eyeo is cashing in on their previous sales model: selected [...]

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  • Beeswax Receive Series A Funding; Adform Make DMP Standalone

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: USD$11m (£8.2m) for Beeswax; Adform’s Audience Base DMP; Ad monetisation platform for Improve Digital; Third funding round for Meetrics; Adsquare PMP for mobile data;  Funding for Ogury; and Intelligent Optimisations becomes iotec.

    First funding round for Beeswax

    Beeswax have just announced a double-figure Series A investment round, led by Foundry Group and RRE Ventures. The funding amounts to USD$11m (£8.2m).

    With the new capital, Beeswax intend [...]

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  • EU Wants Google/Facebook to Pay Publishers; Ligatus Buys LiquidM

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Publishers strengthened by EU proposal; Ligatus acquires LiquidM; Lower ad fraud rates for Media iQ; New Finnish publisher alliance uses Adform platform; and The Trade Desk appoints new CMO. 

    EU Proposes that Google/Facebook Pay Publishers

    The EU is stepping into the breach for publishers. According to a report by the Guardian, the EU is proposing new rules which would strengthen news publishers at [...]

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  • Asian Consumers Show Varying Engagement Preference; Tencent to Track Campaigns With AppsFlyer

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Asian consumers show varying engagement preference; Tencent to track campaigns with AppsFlyer; Dentsu opens China data lab; AdAsia launches influencer marketing platform; Twitter courses target Asian agencies; and CtrlShift appoints several new senior execs.

    Asian consumers show varying engagement preference

    Consumers across six Asian markets indicate varying preferences in terms of how they engage with brands as well [...]

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  • The Trade Desk Files for IPO; New Anti-Fraud Certification from JICWEBS

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: The Trade Desk prepares for IPO; Anti-Fraud Certificate by JICWEBS; Google goes anti-pop-up ad; The Independent’s digital-only success; New market transparency tools by AppNexus; Adelphic and Grapeshot integrate; Sizmek and Fuisz work on ‘hot spots’; and Index Exchange powers Time Inc. header bidding. 

    The Trade Desk goes public

    Demand-side platform provider The Trade Desk is preparing for their IPO. In the course of admission to listing, [...]

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