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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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  • Pinterest Video Ads; Lotame Unlocks Data

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Pinterest launches video ads in US and UK; Lotame unlocks data; AOP and The Media Trust partner; Cloud-based SaaS-platform for SourceKnowledge; Adelphic DSP brings behaviour-centric cross-channel solution; and OpenX simplifies header bidding.

    Pinterest pushes video ads

    Video ads first emerged on Pinterest last autumn. Now the virtual pinboard takes the next step and introduces promoted video ads – gif-like ads that run silently but [...]

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  • Adform Inks Partnership with India in Sight; AdAsia Launches Video Network & Production Services

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Adform inks partnership with India in sight; AdAsia launches video network & production services; GroupM revises China growth forecast downwards; New Facebook Page sections available for SEA firms; and OMD get new Telstra head.

    Adform inks partnership with India in sight

    The ad tech vendor has signed an agreement with Zirca Digital Solutions to make its products and [...]

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  • APAC Marketers Risk Irrelevance if They Ignore Programmatic Direct

    Programmatic direct will revolutionise the way inventory is bought and improve campaign delivery; but marketers will need to figure out how the technology platform can work for them. In this industry byliner, Exponential Interactive’s Southeast Asia and North Asia commercial director Gerard Lechau highlights key benefits programmatic direct promises to offer and attempts to clear the air about what it actually means.

    Programmatic advertising has been gaining ground in Asia-Pacific and is on a growth trajectory with a current penetration rate [...]

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  • Sizmek Changes Ownership; Sonobi Drives European Expansion With New London Hub

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: USD$122m price tag for Sizmek; Sonobi establishes London hub; GroupM predicts USD$1 trillion global marketing spend for 2017; Factual and MediaMath partnership; Top ranking for OpenX app and inventory; More data for SpotX; and News Republic bought up by Cheetah Mobile.

    Sizmek acquired by Vector Capital

    Big news from ad management platform Sizmek: The ad tech provider has been acquired by a private equity company. [...]

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  • Rubicon Project Revenue up 33%; Rocket Fuel's Struggle Continues

    Yesterday (2 August), Rocket Fuel (the ad network desperately trying to transform itself into a software company) reported a loss of USD$16.7m (£12.53m) in second quarter ended 30 June, 2016.


    – Platform Solutions grew significantly year-on-year, representing 18% of GAAP revenue in the second quarter, versus 6% in last year’s second quarter. Media Services was 82% and 94%, respectively

    – Top Customers: revenue from top 50 customers was 53% of total revenue, compared to 47% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015

    – Revenue [...]

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  • Google: Click Volume Rises, CPC Falls

    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 [...]

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  • Spotify Sells Audio Ads Programmatically; Google AMP for Ads

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Automated buying of audio ads at Spotify; Google AMP goes ad; Phillipson to step down as IAB UK CEO; Adyoulike teams up with AOL; and ePrivacy launches two new seals.

    Spotify takes programmatic audio global

    Music streamer Spotify is expanding its audio ad offering to 59 markets, the company just announced. A new private marketplace for its 15- and 30-second audio ad [...]

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  • Singapore Startup Touts Single Digital Ad Platform

    Amid a flurry of ad tools in the market today, few provide what marketers need in a single platform; and this is where one Singapore-based ad tech firm says it is stepping in to fill the gap.

    AdAsia Holdings was formally established earlier this year with the aim to offer one integrated platform from which advertisers can develop, monitor, and manage all their campaigns and programmatic media buys. Its CEO and co-founder Kosuke Sogo (pictured below) says every tool the company [...]

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  • Marketo Acquired by Vista Equity Partners; Facebook Shutters LiveRail

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Marketo is snapped up by private equity firm; Facebook retires LiveRail; DoubleClick connects advertisers and marketing experts; Adsquare partners with Adelphi; and New partnership between Tapjoy and Ironsource. 

    Marketo sold to Vista Equity Partners

    In a deal worth USD$1.79bn (£1.24bn), private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is acquiring Marketo. The publicly traded martech provider is the last in a string of acquisitions by the [...]

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