In this week’s ExchangeWire Weekly European Roundup: Adblock Plus secures second German court victory in quick succession; Separate studies show mobile ads surge, but desktop still vindicated; Twitter promises advertisers enhanced data insights to bolster further spend; Teads adds Le Monde publisher to roster, and hires mobile industry veteran.
Adblock Plus cleared again
Adblock Plus-owner Eyeo this week scored a second victory in the German courts this week, with a case brought against it by German publishers RTL Interactive and ProSiebenSat1, deemed [...]
Opinions in the industry may differ on whether first-party data is more reliable than third-party data. For Eyeota CEO Kevin Tan, both offers its own value, and efforts should instead be channelled towards improving data quality and transparency. In this week’s byliner, he highlights the growing expenditure in audience data in Asia-Pacific and the questions brands need to ask their data providers.
It is an industry myth that first-party data is better than third-party data. People don’t realise that [...]
ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, ExchangeWire, head of research and analysis. In this week’s edition: the Neuroscience behind interactive ad formats; the state of European retargeting; what makes a good native ad.
Neuroscience reveals the value of interactivity over standard digital display ads
A new research study has demonstrated that innovative display ad formats deliver more effective interactivity, emotional response and dwell time with consumers than the industry [...]
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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More APAC Brands Turning to Audience Data; Roy Morgan, AdNear to Offer Mobile Consumer Analytics in ANZ
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up the key industry updates in ad tech from around the region – and in this week’s edition: More APAC brands turning to audience data; Roy Morgan, AdNear offers mobile consumer analytics in ANZ; GroupM launches sports, entertainment agency; and Lotame hires head of APAC platform solutions.
More APAC brands turning to audience data
Advertisers in the Asia-Pacific region were spending more on audience data, with marketers in the finance and electronics & computers sectors leading [...]
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Third-party data can be months outdated and irrelevant to the actual target audience, but brands in the Asia-Pacific still turn to these datasets religiously, when they should be working with first-party data instead.
In this week’s Q&A, ExchangeWire chats with Jonathan Hardy, Adara’s vice president of sales for Asia-Pacific, who discusses why some markets in the region remain hesitant to accept first-party data and how the travel data provider handles the more conservative Asian community.
EW: How does the Asia-Pacific market [...]
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OpenX has overtaken Google as the most trusted inventory source, according to figures released this week, as the latter of the pairing aims to underline its leadership in the industry’s fight against dishonest players.
The claims were made in the latest update to Pixalate’s Global Seller Trust Index (GSTI), which ranks inventory quality and security risk, with the company further revealing that 70% of media inventory sources are exposed to [...]
Dave Hendricks, LiveIntent president, reflects on the AOL/Verizon merger and predicts the rise of such deals will herald the end of probabilistic targeting.
If you are old enough, or an aficionado of board games, you might have heard of Battleship. This staple of childhood was an analog, old-fashioned game that didn’t involve consoles, required no electricity, and relied on person-to-person sonar.
Battleship was probabilistic. You would try to guess the coordinates and triangulate based on the shape of the ships. Once you figured out [...]
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In this week’s ExchangeWire Weekly European Roundup: Verizon buys AOL for $4.4bn in latest round of operator entry to ad tech; UK retargeting company Tapad clinches $18m funding round; Concerted drive on transparency; Rubicon Project courts SMEs; Tate Modern goes programmatic.
The implications of the AOL/Verizon deal
The big news this week was the announcement that US mobile operator Verizon Wireless is to acquire online icon AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn. That is just the latest episode in a trend that [...]