Verizon Wireless’ purchase, or merger, with AOL stands out as one of the ad tech stories of 2015. This is not only for its multi-billion price-tag, but also how it symbolises the attempted re-emergence of telco operators in the digital advertising game; which is valued at $600bn per year. ExchangeWire analyses how the worlds of telecoms and ad tech are starting to collide; as well as previewing some of the conflicts this may cause, as advertisers look to take their [...]
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The industry is largely agreed upon the weaknesses of last-click attribution, yet it remains in common use. Below, Rafael Garcia-Navarro, Experian Marketing Services, head of analytics, discusses overcoming the challenges of finding out what marketing activities do and don’t work.
While the rest of the digital arena has advanced at a rapid pace over recent years, attribution is one area that has stayed relatively static. Despite all the hype in the industry around attribution, and the inadequacy of the models currently [...]
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Twitter’s recent agreement to purchase mobile retargetting company TellApart was just the latest round in the ongoing industry consolidation. In this piece Phil Macauley, Quantcast, managing director, EU, reflects on how many of these purchases point towards marketers’ growing focus with attribution.
Earlier this month Scott Kupor, managing partner at London-based VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz, took stock of M&A activity across markets, surmising that: “we should still expect a lot of M&A [...]
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WPP consultancy, Gain Theory, launched this month to help marketing and insight professionals with the challenges they are increasingly facing with data and technology. Gain Theory Partner and ExchangeWire contributor, Celina Burnett, explains more about the launch and what this means for industry.
The marketing landscape, and the role of the CMO, is changing. Marketing is no longer solely for the creatives: the proliferation of channels and the ever more complex customer journey have put data and technology at the centre [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest developments in the ad tech space in the last week, and in this week’s edition: WPP drills down on attribution, EU presses Google further, Ad misplacement rears its ugly head in tabloid investigation, Matomy continues acquisition trail, Millennial partners with AudienceScience.
WPP launches attribution consultancy, buys Medialets
Holding group WPP this week made two moves in the attribution space underlining its growing importance in the sector, with the launch of consultancy Gain Theory, plus the [...]
‘Last-click’ remains the prevalent method for advertisers to reward third parties on their media plan, despite mounting voices to the contrary. ExchangeWire explores how tracking campaign performance remains largely unsatisfactory to many in the era of cross-screen campaigns.
The latest IAB ad spend figures are just the most recent in a long line of empirical studies demonstrating how the emergence of consumer mobile media consumption means we are well and truly in the cross-screen era.
Mobile now accounts for almost [...]
Brands have never been keener to put programmatic on the media plan, but with this increased demand comes scrutiny, propelling phrases such as ‘transparency’ to the core of the public industry discussion, as advertisers increasingly demand ROI.
ExchangeWire speaks with comScore to examine how it aims to help clean up the sector, post its WPP tie-up, as it addresses brand-side marketers over concerns about advertising fraud. As programmatic media buying continues to take dominance on digital media plans, advertisers are asking [...]
Cross-device campaign management is one of the key challenges facing the ad tech sector at present, posing questions regarding attribution and retargeting, among others. Solutions are available to advertisers, but the key debate is whether to use ‘deterministic’, or ‘probabilistic’ modelling.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress next week, where the advertising industry is playing an increasingly high-profile role, Adbrain, a company headed-up by ExchangeWire columnist Gareth Davies, has joined the list of companies hoping to crack the conundrum with the launch of [...]
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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Celina Burnett, partner at WPP agency Ohal, and the latest ExchangeWire columnist, explains how a holistic approach to measurement is crucial to bringing analytics to the heart of marketing.
Marketers are investing more in data and analytics than ever before to make sense of an increasingly complex multi-channel world and to draw insight from the huge volumes of data associated with digital customer journeys.
This investment has led many marketers to increasingly consider the following:Scrutinise different measurement approaches used [...]