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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest developments in the ad tech space in the last week, and in this week’s edition: Rubicon Project buys Chango; Xaxis buys ActionX; Programmatic spend increases 72% year-on-year, and “industry-first” pricing model launched.
Rubicon buys Chango
This week Rubicon Project bought ad network Chango for over $100m (£82.2m), mostly in stock, making the purchase its largest in its history, with the publicly-listed company claiming it will bring additional access to over $35bn “intent marketing spend”.
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Programmatic is transitioning from the latest buzzword to becoming a dominant force in mainstream media buying, but to successfully move forward the industry must first look back at lessons learned, argues Tim Webster, The Exchange Lab, co-founder and CSO.
Programmatic adoption is evolving rapidly and the UK’s first programmatic market study predicted that nearly half (47%) of display advertising would be traded programmatically in 2014, almost doubling from 28% in 2013. As the programmatic marketplace matures, it has shaken its early [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European ad tech landscape over the last seven days. In this week’s edition: Facebook extends LiveRail to mobile apps; AOP strikes publisher alliance powered by AppNexus; Digital strikes parity with offline spend in the UK; Programmatic accounts for 45% of display; StickyADS appoints EMEA chief.
Facebook extends LiveRail to include in-app mobile display Facebook has opened another front with Google with the extension of its LiveRail video supply-side platform (SSP) to support [...]
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The worlds of ad tech and martech are increasingly colliding, which poses marketers with many questions to ask themselves about how they conduct their business from day-to-day, including where their roles fit within an organisation, and whether or not they should break historic ties, in favour of new relationships with companies offering the latest technologies. Scott Brinker, Chiefmartech.com, editor, speaks with ExchangeWire about how these trends are disrupting the industry.
EW: There is a lot of talk about the rise of [...]
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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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The Echo Chamber is a regular column, penned by Ciaran O’Kane, on all things ad tech, mar tech and programmatic
It’s a rainy October evening in 2010, and a sizeable queue of media planner buyers from across London snakes around a building hosting one of the biggest media parties of the year.
Specific Media is having an almighty blow out, spending a considerable amount of money entertaining thousands of the agency’s front-line staff.
I was wondering why I was given an invite, given [...]
Publicis Groupe is continuing its transition to become a digital-first, cross screen outfit with the purchase of mobile-focused data management platform (DMP) RUN for a publicly undisclosed fee.
The deal announced today (28 October) comes as the France-based media giant (which houses agencies such as DigitasLBi, Starcom MediaVest, and Vivaki) pursues its aim of booking at least 50% of revenues from digital by 2018, and is just [...]
Earlier this week AppNexus and Xaxis announced a two-part deal that will see the ad tech firm acquire Open AdStream for an as yet publicly undisclosed fee, while Xaxis’ parent company WPP will invest $25m in AppNexus. Here Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus, CEO, and Brian Lesser, Xaxis, global CEO, explain to ExchangeWire the rationale behind the deal and forecasted outcomes of it.
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Amazon’s videogame move; Facebook tweeks ad offering; IPONWEB buys in Europe; Rubicon Project partners with Future; Alibaba and WPP’s telling filings.
Amazon stomps into video ad group with $1bn buy
Amazon this week agreed to acquire videogame-streaming site Twitch Interactive in a deal purported to be worth $1bn, as the ecommerce giant further attempts to shore-up its premium advertising revenues.
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Ciaran O’Kane, ExchangeWire, global editor, muses over the potential impact of WPP’s GroupM arm apparently halting the purchase of ad inventory from open exchanges. In this piece, he also speculates on whether or not Xaxis pivots to become the holding group’s supply-side exchange.
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