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  • Is There Gold at the End of the Rainbow?

    Today (24 February) ad blocking company Shine, announced that they are rebranding as ‘Rainbow‘. Rainbow is described as “a consumer ad experience”, and the company states: “We are no longer selling ad blocking to mobile carriers, or ISPs.”

    In short, Rainbow is an ad verification company, and the verification criteria is not unique – Rainbow uses industry-defined standards.

    For advertisers and agencies, the process of Rainbow verification is the same as working with any other verification company: submit ads to Rainbow and [...]

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  • Facebook Retires Atlas; INVIDI Acquired by AT&T, DISH & WPP

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook shutters Atlas; INVIDI changes ownership; Programmatic audio ads by Adform; New publishers for Outbrain; Code of Conduct for German programmatic market; and Adsquare adds app-usage data.

    Facebook retires Atlas ad server

    Ad serving with Atlas is no more! Facebook have shuttered the Atlas ad server and instead want to refocus on campaign measurement. “We believe Atlas will have a greater impact and create [...]

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  • Facebook Updates Metrics & Reporting; LiveRamp Buys Arbor and Circulate

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook updates metrics and reporting; LiveRamp buys Arbor and Circulate; IAB and ISBA cooperate on mobile buying handbook; Snapchat IPO is coming; More lift with Rich Media; Spotify and WPP announce partnership; Widespace’s new ad platform; Protected Media’s anti-ad-fraud solution; and European viewable completion rates analysed by TubeMogul. 

    Facebook update on metrics and reporting

    Criticism on Facebook’s lack of transparency has prompted the company to [...]

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  • Smartclip vermarktet für IP und G+J; ADITION, ADEX, Roq.ad Partnerschaft

    ExchangeWire bündelt die wichtigsten Nachrichten aus der Region DACH mit Schlaglicht-Interviews aus der deutschsprachigen Programmatic-Szene. Diese Woche: Smartclip übernimmt Outstream-Vermarktung für IP und G+J EMS; ADITION, ADEX und Roq.ad schließen Technologiepartnerschaft; AdDefend bringt Anti-Adblock-Technologie nach Österreich; Neuzugang bei OpenX Deutschland; und Fünf Fragen an Frederike Voss, orbyd.

    Smartclip vermarktet für IP und G+J EMS

    Smartclip reißt noch mehr Outstream-Vermarktung an sich. Die RTL-Tochter konnte jetzt eine Partnerschaft mit IP Deutschland und der Gruner+Jahr Media Sales-Abteilung abschließen: Ab Januar 2017 vermarktet Smartclip für [...]

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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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  • DACH: Neuer Geschäftsführer für Unruly Deutschland; Adventori startet in Frankfurt

    ExchangeWire bündelt ab sofort die wichtigsten Nachrichten aus der Region DACH mit Schlaglicht-Interviews aus der deutschsprachigen Programmatic-Szene. Diese Woche: Neuer Geschäftsführer bei Unruly Deutschland; Adventori öffnet deutsche Niederlassung; Mobile Internetnutzung wächst weiter; Ad-Tracking bei Deutschen unbeliebt; und Fünf Fragen an die MMA Deutschland.

    Neuer Deutschland-Chef für Unruly

    Neues in der deutschen Führungsetage von Unruly: Der Adtech-Anbieter mischt die Karten und ernennt Christoph Thielecke als neuen Geschäftsführer in Deutschland. Thielecke wirkte bisher als Vice President Sales für den Bereich Nordeuropa bei Unruly.

    Damit stellt sich Unruly [...]

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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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  • Facebook Goes Anti-Ad Blockers; AppNexus Launches Enterprise PreBid

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook want to combat ad blockers; Enterprise header bidding solution by AppNexus; Less ad blocking in Germany; Solid quarter for YuMe; and Pixalate partners with MobFox.

    Facebook take anti-ad-block measures

    Facebook want to protect their ad revenue, at the risk of putting off their users. The social network is planning to make ads look indistinguishable from user content in a bid to hamper ad-blocking technology.

    The network, thus, [...]

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  • Sizmek & Criteo Report Strong Q2 Earnings

    Yesterday (3 August), amid news of their acquisition, Sizmek (NASDAQ:SZMK), reported financial results for the second quarter ended 30 June 30, 2016. Due to the earlier announcement that Vector Capital plans to acquire Sizmek, the call scheduled to discuss the Q2 results was cancelled.

    Highlights

    – Q2 revenue of USD$48.9m (£36.69m), a 22% Increase; core products revenue increases (including mobile, video, data driven products and programmatic solutions, excluding flash based rich media) 47%

    – Q2 net loss improves 87% to USD$1.0m (£0.75m)

    – Mobile product revenues (including HTML5 formats) increased 317%

    – Data [...]

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