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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Today (22 August), Meetrics and Platform161 have announced a partnership to offer a new dimension in guaranteeing viewability at a pre-bid level. The integration of Meetrics’ Ad Attention Solution into the Platform161 DSP means that for the first time ever it’s possible to guarantee viewability within a DSP. Clients will be able to bid on much higher viewability targets through combinations of three viewable minimum areas: 50%, 75% and 90% [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Pinterest launches video ads in US and UK; Lotame unlocks data; AOP and The Media Trust partner; Cloud-based SaaS-platform for SourceKnowledge; Adelphic DSP brings behaviour-centric cross-channel solution; and OpenX simplifies header bidding.
Pinterest pushes video ads
Video ads first emerged on Pinterest last autumn. Now the virtual pinboard takes the next step and introduces promoted video ads – gif-like [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: USD$122m price tag for Sizmek; Sonobi establishes London hub; GroupM predicts USD$1 trillion global marketing spend for 2017; Factual and MediaMath partnership; Top ranking for OpenX app and inventory; More data for SpotX; and News Republic bought up by Cheetah Mobile.
Sizmek acquired by Vector Capital
Big news from ad management platform Sizmek: The ad tech provider has been acquired [...]
Yesterday (2 August), Rocket Fuel (the ad network desperately trying to transform itself into a software company) reported a loss of USD$16.7m (£12.53m) in second quarter ended 30 June, 2016.
– Platform Solutions grew significantly year-on-year, representing 18% of GAAP revenue in the second quarter, versus 6% in last year’s second quarter. Media Services was 82% and 94%, respectively
– Top Customers: revenue from top 50 customers was 53% of total revenue, compared to 47% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015
– Revenue [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Automated buying of audio ads at Spotify; Google AMP goes ad; Phillipson to step down as IAB UK CEO; Adyoulike teams up with AOL; and ePrivacy launches two new seals.
Spotify takes programmatic audio global
Music streamer Spotify is expanding its audio ad offering to 59 markets, the company just announced. A new private marketplace for its [...]
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Fundamentally, Users Aren't Cookies: Q&A with Ezra Pierce, CEO, Avocet & David de Jong, CEO, Screen6
With people now almost exclusively cross-device, effective measurement and management of their consumption is crucial. ExchangeWire spoke with Ezra Pierce, co-founder and CEO, Avocet and David de Jong, co-founder and CEO, Screen6 about their partnership, which allows cross-device conversion management within a DSP and how the industry can tackle the cross-device challenge.
ExchangeWire: Screen6, a cross-device platform that operates relatively under the radar partnering with Avocet, a relatively new [...]
The UK DSP market is a tough market to operate in, let alone launch in. Still a relatively new kid on the block, and founded by an ex-Met Office employee, Intelligent Optimisations (IO) are making a name for themselves in an, arguably, saturated market and flying the flag for machine learning. Following his recent promotion to the newly created role of Chief Scientific Officer, IO, Peter Silverwood (pictured below) explains to ExchangeWire exactly what that title means in the [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Marketo is snapped up by private equity firm; Facebook retires LiveRail; DoubleClick connects advertisers and marketing experts; Adsquare partners with Adelphi; and New partnership between Tapjoy and Ironsource.
Marketo sold to Vista Equity Partners
In a deal worth USD$1.79bn (£1.24bn), private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is acquiring Marketo. The publicly traded martech provider is the last in [...]
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Although successful and still growing, programmatic trading is outdated and overpriced. If it is to survive, the industry needs to up their game and update and optimise programmatic. In this piece, Andrew Eifler, VP product management, AppNexus Advertiser Technology Group (pictured below), takes a leaf out of the airline industry’s book to show how it could be done.
For being a new technology, programmatic advertising has seen a remarkable rise to prominence. Magna Global predicts that programmatic buying will grow at [...]