ExchangeWire rounds up some of the goings on in the world of ad tech during the last seven days, and in this week’s edition: Rubicon Project posts impressive gains; Europe’s OOH sector primed for programmatic disruption; European ad tech pairing join forces; and US firms man-up ahead of European expansion.
Rubicon Project posts strong gains
A little under a year after it first went public, and Rubicon Project this week posted impressive gains in its latest earnings call, with revenue ($41.8m) [...]
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Over three-quarters of advertisers plan to increase their spend in digital, with an increase in programmatic spend a particular priority, but concerns over transparency is holding back further investment, according to separate research studies. Infectious Media published research today (26 February), which reveals that 75% of brand-side marketers plan to increase their “programmatic brand spend” during the nest year.
However, the same study claims that two-thirds (65%) of those surveyed cited a “lack of transparency of financials”, as the main barrier [...]
Tim Vanderhook, Viant, and MySpace, CEO, speaks to ExchangeWire, on the launch of the company’s latest ‘advertising cloud’ service, and how his company aims to offer value to advertisers from what was once the largest social network in the world, especially given the white-hot competition from Facebook.
Remember the good old days of the internet 10 years ago? When broadband access was still a relative novelty, and we were all comparing polyphonic ringtones on our Nokia (N-something, or whatever) and Motorola [...]
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eBay Advertising has just concluded its ‘Programmatic-Only Week’ in an attempt to galvanise the wider advertising ecosystem to wake up to the potential of trading media programmatically, with media buyers calling for further such experiments. ExchangeWire explores the week-long experiment, and talks to eBay Advertising on how it envisages its programmatic future.
The ecommerce giant concluded the trial – where
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories taking place over the last seven days, and in this week’s edition: Facebook takes the battle to Google, this time on Product Listing Ads; Criteo continues to see strong gains; LinkedIn’s ad tech play; AOL’s cross-screen push; Agencies still struggle with mobile. More Facebook vs Google
Facebook this week announced a retargeting tool Facebook Product Ads, helping businesses target specific audiences within the social network, adding fuel to the fire of who will dominate [...]
B2B network LinkedIn has announced the latest step in its longer term move towards an ad tech-led strategy, with the unveiling of its prospecting tool LinkedIn Lead Accelerator, which also helps marketers retarget users. The service lets marketers retarget visitors to their company’s website using a series of ‘sequential messages’ on both the LinkedIn display ad network, as well as third-party sites (such as third-party websites, and paid-for social opportunities), over a six-week period.
LinkedIn also lets trade marketers target users using [...]
As reported by ExchangeWire this week, Publicis is re-organising some of its programmatic trading functions within the group with internal agencies now spearheading programmatic buying. Vivaki’s role is now more consultative, working in tandem with the media planning function within the likes of Starcom and Zenith. The purpose is clear: to keep programmatic within the agencies, and curtail the outsourcing of the function to third parties.
It all seems very convoluted, so in this week’s Echo Chamber we have broken [...]
In a new role, heading up strategic development for AppNexus across Europe, Nigel Gilbert has been looking at the key market indicators that could drive (and also hinder) the growth of programmatic. Here he discusses the notion of a level playing field within the agency and marketer relationship, and the notion that a ‘single customer view’ is not the only way.
The huge potential of programmatic should be a source of significant excitement for the industry. Publishers, agencies, advertisers and consumers [...]
Stephan Beringer, Vivaki, CEO has confirmed the company is sending 120 of its US traders to individual agencies within the wider Publicis Groupe fold, in a move signalling the evolution of the entities formerly know as ‘agency trading desks’.
In an interview with Ad Age last week, Beringer said the Publicis outfit is implementing the restructure in the US (the changes are also taking place here in the UK, but no numbers have been [...]
Marketers in Asia do not have access to the necessary skills to deploy programmatic and still hold misconceived notion that this advertising model carries risks to brand safety.
According to industry veteran Matt Harty, who is about to start a new stint as Asia-Pacific senior vice president at The Trade Desk, the lack of available talent remains a key barrier for companies looking to adopt programmatic.
Noting that the benefits they can gain from doing so are obvious in terms of productivity [...]