The Echo Chamber is a regular column, penned by Ciaran O’Kane, on all things adtech, martech and programmatic.
Germany has two conferences focused exclusively on programmatic – one of which is a joint venture between ExchangeWire and Adzine, for full disclosure. Both have been going now for nearly five years. It’s quite incredible really given how slow the market has been in the area of automated buying and selling during that time, in Germany.
The volumes of inventory being traded this way remain [...]
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Ahead of AppNexus’ series of events to be held in London later this week, Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus, CEO, speaks with ExchangeWire to discuss its first developer event, live data log streaming to help enable real-time business decision-making, and the prevailing dynamics of the ‘ad tech power game’.
EW: You are about to host what you’ve billed as the first-ever ad tech developer conference – AppNexus Optimise – what level of attendee are you expecting, and [...]
China’s Great Firewall presents special challenges that impact the way RTB operates in the country, so market players will need to set up a separate infrastructure to resolve these issues, advises Tim Koschella, CEO and co-founder of AppLift.
In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Koschella dishes out some interesting insights on the different challenges market players such as AppLift face in Asia-Pacific, how DSPs should address the region, and why Facebook should create an open platform for data access.
EW: Let’s start with [...]
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Despite being the largest advertising market in Europe by total ad spend, Germany’s media business is still widely regarded as cautious when it comes to embracing the programmatic media-buying revolution.
However, the ADTRADER Berlin Conference hosted today (2 June) will see hundreds of the industry’s delegates assemble to debate ways to spur the market further. This will involve addressing key themes including: yield optimisation; transparency; and taking programmatic beyond display.
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Verizon Wireless’ purchase, or merger, with AOL stands out as one of the ad tech stories of 2015. This is not only for its multi-billion price-tag, but also how it symbolises the attempted re-emergence of telco operators in the digital advertising game; which is valued at $600bn per year. ExchangeWire analyses how the worlds of telecoms and ad tech are starting to collide; as well as previewing some of the conflicts this may cause, as advertisers look to take their [...]
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Dave Hendricks, LiveIntent president, reflects on the AOL/Verizon merger and predicts the rise of such deals will herald the end of probabilistic targeting.
If you are old enough, or an aficionado of board games, you might have heard of Battleship. This staple of childhood was an analog, old-fashioned game that didn’t involve consoles, required no electricity, and relied on person-to-person sonar.
Battleship was probabilistic. You would try to guess the coordinates and triangulate based on the shape of the ships. Once you figured out [...]
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Data is fuelling the marketing industry’s shift from labour-intensive manual booking to more dynamic automated processes (in theory at least), but the success of this transition relies on the quality of the data at its disposal. ExchangeWire garners insights from last week’s big data conference I-COM, as well as recent industry debates to assess the market’s attitude towards this trend.
Digital marketing, and the ad tech sector in particular, has become renowned for buzz phrases since its very inception, and ‘big [...]
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Twitter’s recent agreement to purchase mobile retargetting company TellApart was just the latest round in the ongoing industry consolidation. In this piece Phil Macauley, Quantcast, managing director, EU, reflects on how many of these purchases point towards marketers’ growing focus with attribution.
Earlier this month Scott Kupor, managing partner at London-based VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz, took stock of M&A activity across markets, surmising that: “we should still expect a lot of M&A [...]
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In this week’s ExchangeWire Weekly European Roundup: Facebook and Google stats affected by mobile shift; Xaxis Audio launches in the UK; Consolidation in German ad tech scene; German court case points trouble ahead; ATS Paris shines light on the way ahead.
Mobile continues to disrupt
This week saw the two biggest names in online advertising reveal their first quarter results with Google reporting $17.3bn in revenue – up 12% year on year – and Facebook claiming quarterly revenues of $3.54bn – an increase [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European ad tech landscape over the last seven days. In this week’s edition: Facebook extends LiveRail to mobile apps; AOP strikes publisher alliance powered by AppNexus; Digital strikes parity with offline spend in the UK; Programmatic accounts for 45% of display; StickyADS appoints EMEA chief.
Facebook extends LiveRail to include in-app mobile display Facebook has opened another front with Google with the extension of its LiveRail video supply-side platform (SSP) to support [...]
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