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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Chris Bourke, Qriously, commercial director, EMEA, asks if ‘opinion leaders’ responsible for positively spreading information about programmatic advertising have delivered on their self-appointed brief.
Everett Rogers famously argues that diffusion is the process by which an innovation is communicated over time among the participants in a social system. He stressed the importance of opinion leaders – those high in socio-economic status and cosmopolitan nature – as critical in spreading information about an innovation.
So let’s take a look at what [...]
In his weekly missive, Ciaran O’Kane, ExchangeWire, CEO explains how Facebook’s increasing forays into the ad tech sector is where ‘the rubber meets the road’ for the social network’s masses of data on its billion-plus users.
Advertising technology is the blood and guts of content monetisation on the internet. For most, it is unglamorous and bereft of the perceived sexiness of high-level agency machinations – the antithesis to the celebrity-type news cannon fodder that permeates the mainstream trades.
For those [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds-up some of the biggest stories in the European ad tech scene, and in this week’s edition: Asda preps ad exchange launch; Shazam rated as Britain’s first $1bn tech firm; Facebook & Havas ink global Atlas deal; UK bodies to move on fraud, and ad tech firms’ EMEA appointments.
Asda preps ad exchange launch
UK-based Asda this week announced it is poised to launch its own ad exchange next year, bringing the Walmart-owned retailer into direct competition with [...]
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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 I had been writing about the demise of the ‘middle man’ ad net model for nearly 12 months.
The sheer opulence [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the top stories in the European ad tech scene, and in this week’s edition: WPP poised for Dunhumby swoop; ExchangeWire Research survey now live; IPONWEB appoints first GM for BidSwitch; Questions over Google’s viewability pledges, and Yahoo rumoured to unveil new mobile offering.
WPP to buy Dunhumby?
WPP is waiting in the wings to purchase data operations business Dunhumby from under-fire retail giant Tesco, according to reports, as the world’s largest advertising holding group continues to [...]
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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 [...]
Careless retargeting executed by ad tech firms more interested in swelling their bottom lines, as opposed to performing a consumer service, are damaging their advertisers in the eyes of consumers that are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with just how much brands know about their online behaviour, according to research.
InSkin Media and Rapp Media today (23 October) published a study that shows 55% of consumers are put off buying an item they have previously expressed an interest in online, if they are [...]
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Tim Abraham, Adbrain, director, data platforms, discusses the choices facing advertisers when faced with the prospect of choosing which ad tech providers to partner with.
Selecting the right technology partner is one of the most challenging prospects facing media businesses today, time and time again I’ve had people ask me: “Who would you go with?” And my answer is always the same – it depends, take a seat.
Increasingly the decision facing all businesses close to either side of the notorious [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Facebook’s Atlas; Quantcast buys Struq, and Affiperf’s ‘meta DSP’.
Closed ecosystem players stack up
AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and a whole host of others lined up this week to present their wares at Ad Week New York, and although the announcements took place on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, they have global implications. The net [...]
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