Today (18 November), Pixalate has issued a cybersecurity threat advisory about the discovery of Xindi botnet, which will, if not stopped, cost advertisers an estimated USD$3bn by the end of 2016.
Xindi is a Windows-based botnet specifically designed to exploit a critical vulnerability in the internet advertising protocol (Open RTB v2.3) that has infected 6-8 million machines from reputable, high-value networks, such as Wells Fargo & Company, Citigroup, General Motors, [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Sizmek adds DCO solution Pointroll to its burgeoning ad stack; RTL bolsters digital with investment in VideoAmp; IAB Europe and Google on the future of programmatic; a new data exchange for Adobe; GroupM invests in Yonder Media; Adform’s new audience management platform; and Smaato and adsquare cooperate.
Sizmek adds to stack with DCO acquisition
Is Sizmek the most undervalued company in ad tech? At just [...]
The Australia and New Zealand ad tech market may be one of the more matured globally, but the region faces similar challenges to the rest of APAC from having to deal with an increasingly complex and expansive technology space.
In this Q&A with ExchageWire, Rubicon Project’s Australia and New Zealand country manager Adele Hanzlicek says brands here also experience the same struggles as their peers in other Asia-Pacific markets, who lack a holistic view of their campaigns and more seamless [...]
Something has to change in the open exchange market, argues Irfon Watkins, CEO of Coull. Fraud, lack of transparency and the increasing popularity of private marketplaces are the main problems assailing open exchanges. But with a proactive approach, today’s exchanges could be set back on track for continuing growth.
The purpose of an exchange is to provide an efficient platform for the selling and buying of inventory at scale. Scale in both supply and demand creates liquidity; which, in an ideal [...]
Brands and agencies in Southeast Asia are limiting their exposure to ad networks due to the lack of transparency and opting to build their own trading or buying platforms.
Regional publishers also are increasingly wary of working with technology giants and want to address CPM degradation, pushing them to establish their own private marketplaces, according to Jordan Khoo, Sizmek’s Asia-Pacific vice president. He believes traditional ad networks are losing their appeal and expresses concerns about the conflict created by market [...]
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Many of the UK’s leading retailers are knowingly cannibalising their revenue potential because they are addicted to the ‘safe’ revenue from AdSense.
Online retailers make money by selling products to online consumers. However, many retailers have, perhaps unwittingly, diversified from their core business to become miniature publishers, selling advertising space to other companies. The screenshot below is from Argos.co.uk after searching for ‘sealy beds’.
The majority of the page is taken up with listings of products that match the search criteria, [...]
AOL Acquires Millennial Media In More Industry Consolidation; Rubicon Aggregating DOOH for Programmatic
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: AOL boosts its programmatic efforts with Millennial Media acquisition; Rubicon Project takes programmatic outdoors; MoPub launches Demand Platform; Turn appoints a new MD; and Yandex changes its bid auction model.
AOL widens mobile advertising reach with acquisition of Millennial Media
Industry insiders will not be surprised: AOL [...]
An insufficient ad budget for a vast region, inadequate support from industry players, and a media buying system that has yet to resolve key issues its predecessor also had failed to address.
These are the main challenges facing Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Asia-Pacific senior director for digital marketing, Janice Chan, who spoke candidly in a phone interview with ExchangeWire, during which she discussed her experience with programmatic and as a marketer in this [...]
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ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, ExchangeWire, head of research and analysis. In this week’s edition: £277m wasted on fraudulent ads; coupons used by 9 in 10 millennials; and over 50% of millennials engaged with advertising.
Fraud accounts for almost £300m, despite a decrease in fraud in ad exchanges
In the UK, in Q2, 12.2% of ad impressions were fraudulent, equating to £277m of wasted ad [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: MoPub native ads leave the niche; Google integrates Comscore measurement into DoubleClick; Smartclip goes tech in Berlin; Adsquare appoints a new VP, and Fyber strengthens its leadership team.
First insights into Twitter’s MoPub native ad stats
Native ads have seen rapid growth in MoPub over the past 15 months, concludes Twitter in its first ever insight into [...]