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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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  • Forget Header Bidding, It’s Time for Server-to-Server 2.0

    Publishers need more than header bidders and third-party server-to-server solutions to unify the publishing/advertising ecosystem. Andy Mitchell, CRO at Switch Concepts (pictured below), explains why publishers need a first-party S2S solution – and why making such a move would be worth it, despite whatever investment has been made into header bidding.

    There’s been a lot of debate around header bidding recently, both positive and negative. Despite its recent rapid adoption, it’s actually been around for years. And, although it is helping to grow [...]

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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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  • Potential Defeat for AdBlock Plus Against Springer; Facebook Shutters FBX

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Adblock Plus faces defeat in another court case against Springer; Facebook Shutters FBX; Three UK announces ad blocking trial run; ADventori opens London office; and StickyADS announces programmatic guaranteed.

    Impending defeat for Adblock Plus?

    In the last twelve months, Eyeo has been victorious in Germany with regards to four lawsuits by publishers against ad blocking software Adblock Plus. Now things are not looking good for the Cologne-based developers. [...]

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  • Facebook Audience Network Sells Video Ads for Third Parties; Twitter Takes Ads to Embedded Feeds

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook Audience Network Sells Video Ads; Twitter Ads in External Feeds; SAP introduces media exchange; Dynamic Email Retargeting by Criteo; More Transparency for Publishers with Dutch ad server Ancora; and Google introduces Android Instant Apps. 

    Facebook sell video ads for third parties

    First retargeting on Instagram, now video ads delivered through the Audience Network to third-party websites and in apps: Facebook ramp up their [...]

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  • Comcast Acquires StickyADS; DoubleClick Launches Native Ads

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Comcast buys StickyADS.tv; DoubleClick Goes Native; JICWEBS tackles ad fraud; New UK GM for Adform; and Rocket Fuel appoints international MD.

    StickyADS.tv Acquired by Comcast

    Comcast strengthens its activities in Europe by acquiring French video tech provider StickyADS.tv, the company has confirmed in a press release. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

    The acquisition of the video SSP is a move to complement [...]

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  • Now & Next: Malvertising

    Now & Next is a feature written by the ExchangeWire Research team. Every four weeks, we review the latest research, provide impartial insight and analysis of current trends and provide predictions for the future of advertising and marketing technology. This feature focuses on malvertising.

    What started out as bad-taste pranks by computer geeks in the early days of the internet, has long become a million-dollar business, that is not only directed at the public in general, going beyond specifically targeted governments or individuals [...]

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