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  • 5 Steps to Ensure a Secure Marketplace for First-Party Data

    The industry agrees that relevance is the jewel in the crown of effective advertising, with first-party data an important alloy to hold it all together. In this piece, Fritz Richter, CTO and co-founder, adsquare, (pictured below) looks at the requirements for a secure data marketplace and suggests five key elements.

    Advertising has become a battlefield for relevance. The rise of the empowered consumer, particularly digital natives who grew up ‘mobile-first’, has turned up the pressure on brands and marketers to deliver personal [...]

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  • Salesforce Acquires Krux; Criteo Buys HookLogic

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Acquisition news with Salesforce to buy Krux and Criteo taking over HookLogic; Guardian launches programmatic audience targeting platform; IPA champions diversity; Optimizely enables campaign experimentation; and Optimove introduces Optibot.

    Salesforce to buy Krux

    Data management specialist Krux changes ownership. New owner, Salesforce, pays the proud sum of USD$700m (£554m) for Krux, the Wall Street Journal writes. The purchase price will be paid in cash and [...]

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  • South Africa: Where Does Programmatic Sit?

    Programmatic has long entered the mainstream. According to latest statistics by the IAB, programmatic has been particularly successful in the mobile sphere, with 45% of display advertising in Europe traded through programmatic solutions. But what about the lesser-known markets? As European programmatic spends consolidate, a look further south, and into the African continent, reveals potential in unexpected markets.

    Take South Africa, for instance. Based on statistics by the IAB South Africa and Effective Measure, the audience in South Africa [...]

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  • News Corp Funding for AppNexus; AppLovin Sold to Chinese Investors

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: AppNexus gets funded by News Corp. and supports LinkedIn ads; AppLovin sold to Chinese investors; Google updates ad products; No data exchange between Facebook and WhatsApp in Germany; Adform and Tipico partner; and Visual IQ receives data from Facebook’s Atlas.

    AppNexus supports ads on LinkedIn & gets funding

    Two big pieces of news from AppNexus. After recently announcing that LinkedIn’s ad network is being [...]

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  • AdBlock Plus Launches SSP; New Targeting Options for Snapchat

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: AdBlock Plus goes SSP; Snapchat introduces new targeting capabilities; TVadSync expands to Europe; Optimove receives funding; and Adform and ADmantX partner up.

    AdBlock Plus enters the ad sales game

    From ad blocker to SSP: AdBlock Plus moves on from whitelisting and now wants to officially sell approved ads. With an ad sales platform of their own, Eyeo is cashing in on their previous sales model: selected [...]

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  • Beeswax Receive Series A Funding; Adform Make DMP Standalone

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: USD$11m (£8.2m) for Beeswax; Adform’s Audience Base DMP; Ad monetisation platform for Improve Digital; Third funding round for Meetrics; Adsquare PMP for mobile data;  Funding for Ogury; and Intelligent Optimisations becomes iotec.

    First funding round for Beeswax

    Beeswax have just announced a double-figure Series A investment round, led by Foundry Group and RRE Ventures. The funding amounts to USD$11m (£8.2m).

    With the new capital, Beeswax intend [...]

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  • EU Wants Google/Facebook to Pay Publishers; Ligatus Buys LiquidM

    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 would strengthen news publishers at [...]

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  • A Programmatic Vision for Private Exchanges

    The recent Global Mobile Programmatic Trends Report for Q1 2016, suggests that mobile is now aligning with the most established advertising channels. With mobile programmatic now a fully fledged digital channel and a highly successful force in its own right, some say that part of the revenue growth from high-impact inventory is the result of the rise in the number of private exchangesNoelia Amoedo (pictured below), CEO, Mediasmart agrees with this statement. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, [...]

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  • Asian Consumers Show Varying Engagement Preference; Tencent to Track Campaigns With AppsFlyer

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Asian consumers show varying engagement preference; Tencent to track campaigns with AppsFlyer; Dentsu opens China data lab; AdAsia launches influencer marketing platform; Twitter courses target Asian agencies; and CtrlShift appoints several new senior execs.

    Asian consumers show varying engagement preference

    Consumers across six Asian markets indicate varying preferences in terms of how they engage with brands as well [...]

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  • The Trade Desk Files for IPO; New Anti-Fraud Certification from JICWEBS

    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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