Mobile World Congress has arrived, with the mobile industry’s biggest names all headed off to Barcelona. The event is still largely the domain of ‘legacy’ businesses from the sector. Barring a few exceptions, mobile advertising is a minority interest at the show. ExchangeWire examines efforts to increase the profile of the advertising industry at the show.
The 2015 installment of the event is barely a morning old, and the industry’s largest device manufacturers (Samsung, LG and Huawei) have [...]
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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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories taking place over the last seven days, and in this week’s edition: Facebook takes the battle to Google, this time on Product Listing Ads; Criteo continues to see strong gains; LinkedIn’s ad tech play; AOL’s cross-screen push; Agencies still struggle with mobile. More Facebook vs Google
Facebook this week announced a retargeting tool Facebook Product Ads, helping businesses target specific audiences within the social network, adding fuel to the fire of who will dominate [...]
Gareth Davies, AdBrain, CEO, and ExchangeWire columnist, reflects on some of the latest quarterly results from some of the digital advertising industry’s biggest names, and explores what they tell us about the contemporary ad tech landscape.
The industry’s biggest names have released their latest quarterly earnings, and the ad/martech land is collectively scratching its head wondering what it all means?
The universally welcome answer to that question is that tech is officially hot! We need only look at Apple, which recently announced [...]
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 stories of the week in ad tech, and in this week’s edition: Google misses Wall Street forecasts; Facebook’s mobile revenue nears 70%; Apple posts historic results; Guardian News & Media announces overhaul, Mediamath appoints new co-presidents.
Google misses revenue forecasts
Google this week announced its financial results for the last quarter of 2014, with revenues of $18.1bn for the period, plus annual revenues [...]
Mona Parmar, Glow VP of global operations examines some of the key trends to look out for on the world’s largest social network in the coming year.
Facebook’s earnings announcement for the full year 2014 feels like the perfect opportunity to look ahead to how we view advertising on the world’s largest social network evolving in 2015. Here are the three key trends we at Glow Digital Media suggest watching from an advertising perspective in 2015 on Facebook:
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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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Next year will be the year of mobile no more as the multiscreen audience prevails; the ‘war on data’ will become the ‘war on identity'; and we’ll see the emergence of the ‘vertical walled garden’. Read more predictions for 2015 from Gareth Davies, Adbrain, CEO and ExchangeWire columnist, as he eyes the emergence of new players on the ad tech scene, as well as the death of the Lumascape as we know it.
1. Simplicity rules
Forget predictions, the digital consumer is [...]
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