Although last week’s front page ‘Brands fund terror’ headline was less than flattering for our industry, it is certainly not the first time, nor the last, the quality of digital advertising is called out so publicly. As Ryan Kangisser, founder and managing partner of ad tech and martech consultancy Stack I/O explains, writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, irrespective of the possible motives behind this story, it is an important reminder of just how [...]
On 9 February, 2016, The Times published an investigative article on the topic of brand safety, with the explosive headline, ‘Big Brands Fund Terror Through Online Adverts’. The article, which claims some of the world’s biggest brands are unwittingly funding Islamic extremists, white supremacists, and pornographers by advertising on their websites, appeared on the front page of the printed publication (average circulation 446,000) and [...]
With so much industry conversation around ad fraud, brand safety, viewability, and ad blocking, it can be difficult to know where one ends and another begins and whether the combined efforts in tackling them are truly making a dent. ExchangeWire speak with Scott Burford, director of platform and agency sales, EMEA, Forensiq; Julia Smith, head of communications, EMEA, Forensiq; and Bethan Crockett, digital operations director, GroupM UK, about where knowledge and responsibility lie in the industry and how efforts to combat [...]
As we reflect on the past year, there have been a number of events that have impacted our industry; the ANA released their explosive report investigating non-transparent business practices in advertising; the Rio Olympics brought light upon the censorship within social media; the launch of Pokemon Go created a global frenzy, leading to artificial intelligence quickly becoming a hot topic of discussion; and we saw politics leveraged on a monumental scale through digital media.
ExchangeWire sat down with Angie French, Xaxis [...]
Japan’s ad tech community need to redirect their focus on improving the quality of ad delivery as well as user engagement – both of which are showing signs of deterioration.
The digital era, alongside the ability to buy media programmatically, had provided tremendous benefits for advertisers, said Aco Yamagata, Unilever’s Japan media director of customer marketing. In particular, she noted, marketers now had the flexibility to more quickly adjust and react to actions taken by their competitors.
And, while previously they [...]
Today (14 October), ad verification company DoubleVerify are announcing further European expansion with the appointment of Steve Brown, managing director EMEA, to lead the charge. ExchangeWire spoke exclusively with Brown on his appointment and his remit in his new role, as well as with DoubleVerify CEO, Wayne Gattinella, about the changing face of ad fraud and ad verification.
According to Gattinella, the expansion into the EU is an important representation of DoubleVerify’s growth. Launched eight years ago, and profitable for the [...]
While brand safety is fundamentally important for any brand or publisher, the industry challenges they focus on are those that could have a direct and quantifiable impact on the bottom line. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Nick Welch (pictured below), business development director UK, ADmantX explains how a breach of brand safety can impact revenues and how brands and publishers can look to maintain it.
Ask any marketer or publisher what they see as the biggest issues facing the digital advertising [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Publishers strengthened by EU proposal; Ligatus acquires LiquidM; Lower ad fraud rates for Media iQ; New Finnish publisher alliance uses Adform platform; and The Trade Desk appoints new CMO.
EU Proposes that Google/Facebook Pay Publishers
The EU is stepping into the breach for publishers. According to a report by the Guardian, the EU is proposing new rules which [...]
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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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ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, head of research and analysis, ExchangeWire. In this week’s edition: Mixed feelings towards mobile advertising; A heterogenous look at Millennials; Cross-selling in the beauty segment; and UK marketers increasingly aware of importance of martech expertise.
50% of mobile users would prefer ‘skippable ads’
Mobile devices have become the main devices in users’ daily lives. The Numbate/Lesmobilizers study takes [...]