• Kargo: Don't Over-Rely on Open Exchanges

    To mitigate the risk of ad fraud and bots, marketers in Asia-Pacific should not be too dependent on programmatic open exchanges and must combine technology with human oversight.

    Advertisers should practise caution against relying solely on automation, advised Rob Leach, Kargo’s Asia-Pacific general manager, who pointed to a The&Partnership study that revealed nearly 30% spent on open exchanges last year was on invalid traffic. He further underscored the need to assert more human control to ensure quality, rather than quantity, ad [...]

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  • Future-Facing Rubicon Project CEO Positive Despite Continued Losses

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) released its Q2 2017 earnings after close of trading on 1 August, with a positive outlook coming from Rubicon CEO Michael Barrett, despite the company posting another quarter of losses.

    Revenue missed expectations across the board at USD$42.9m (£32.5m) for the quarter, down 39% on the same period in 2016. Net loss was USD$11.6m (£8.8m), compared with a net loss of USD$2.6m (£1.96m) in the second quarter of 2016.

    In terms of advertising spend, Q2 generated USD$204.4m (£154.8m) [...]

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  • Tremendous Industry Momentum Working Together to Raise Standards: Q&A with John Murphy, OpenX

    ExchangeWire speaks with John Murphy, VP of marketplace quality, OpenX, to discover why quality continues to be one the key focuses in digital advertising, and how publishers, advertisers, and tech partners can work together to raise standards. 

    ExchangeWire: Quality has always been a concern for advertisers and publishers – why has the focus on quality increased with the adoption of programmatic technology?

    John Murphy: The evolution of digital advertising – from manual buying and selling to automated processes – has brought tremendous [...]

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  • Oracle's Laura Ipsen on Consumer Experience & Data Overload

    Oracle’s Marketing Cloud offering has evolved rapidly following a string of acquisitions over the last five years: Eloqua, 2012; Responsys, 2013; BlueKai and Datalogix, 2014; Maxymiser, 2015; and AddThis & Crosswise, 2016. In August 2016, Laura Ipsen (pictured below) moved from Oracle’s Global Industry Solutions Group (technology solutions for retail, financial services, utilities, public sector, etc.) to Oracle Marketing Cloud as SVP and general manager, replacing Kevin Akeroyd, who left the company.

    During an interview [...]

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  • Market Transparency Drives Market Activity: Q&A with Mike Driscoll, CEO, Metamarkets

    Transparency in the programmatic marketplace has been a hot topic this year and, as Mike Driscoll, CEO, Metamarkets, explains to ExchangeWire, the challenge that faces buyers and sellers (and the channels through which they sell to humans) is one of trust, neutrality, and measurement.

    Metamarkets provide interactive analytics for programmatic marketing and could be considered the Bloomberg of the programmatic media world. Working directly with exchanges and, through those relationships, with direct marketers, Metamarkets sit in a [...]

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  • EU Data Protection Working Group Vs WhatsApp; Adyoulike & Trade Desk Partner

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: EU data protection takes on Facebook-WhatsApp; Native advertising partnership between Adyoulike and The Trade Desk; Weve and AppNexus; Series A Funding for Convertr; and partnership between GumGum and Plista.

    EU data protection vs Facebook-WhatsApp

    Not only the German data protection authorities, also the EU data protection officers are now scrutinising the exchanging of data between Facebook and WhatsApp.

    The so-called Article 29 Data Protection Group have written an [...]

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  • Publishers on Programmatic in Finland

    According to statistics from earlier this year, programmatic advertising is really taking off in Finland. Looking at ad sales from December 2015, the Association of Finnish Advertisers found that 75% of advertisers engaged in programmatic buying of ads. Sounds like good news for Finnish publishers, who have eventually come together to form an alliance to expand their reach and take control of programmatic transactions: Sanoma Corporation, Alma Media Corporation, Otavamedia, Aller Media Oy, A-lehdet Oy, MTV Oy, KSF Media, Kaleva365 [...]

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  • Refined Labs wechselt Besitzer; Neustar investiert in Europa

    ExchangeWire bündelt die wichtigsten Nachrichten aus der Region DACH mit Schlaglicht-Interviews aus der deutschsprachigen Programmatic-Szene. Diese Woche: Refined Labs gehört Visual IQ; Sven Bagemihl wird Geschäftsführer für Neustar Deutschland; Süddeutsche Zeitung gegen Adblocker; und Vier Fragen an Thomas Bindl, Refined Labs.

    Refined Labs wird von Visual IQ übernommen

    Der Münchner Attribution- und Kundenanalytik-Anbieter Refined Labs hat einen neuen Eigentümer. Das US-Unternehmen Visual IQ, ebenfalls für Attribution zuständig, kauft Refined Labs für eine bisher nicht näher genannte Summe.

    Im Zuge der Akquisition [...]

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  • AT&T Buys Time Warner; Criteo Launch Predictive Search

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: AT&T acquire Time Warner; Predictive search by Criteo; Support for DigiTrust; MediaMath integrat with AdX; DAX Listener ID; Vertical video by Teads; Visual IQ buys Refined Labs; and Neustar focuses on European expansion.

    AT&T buy Time Warner for USD$85bn

    Massive take-over in the media sector: telecommunications provider AT&T buy Time Warner, securing content that includes the the famous Hollywood studio, as well as news station [...]

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  • Naspers Sells Allegro; Armis.Tech Launches in France

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Naspers sells Allegro; Armis.Tech founded in France; UK viewability figures at 49%; TubeMogul and TVTY integrate; RadiumOne concentrate on creative; Improve Digital grow; and Total Media launch new division.

    Strategic sale of Allegro

    After announcing plans to sell Polish internet auction site Allegro earlier this year, Naspers have finally closed the deal: Allegro is sold to a consortium of private equity companies [...]

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