Yesterday (2, October 2016), Facebook, Criteo, and Rubicon Project posted their Q3 2016 financial results, for the year ended 30 September. Facebook and Criteo both saw strong results, the latter off the back of the acquisition of HookLogic and a move into predictive search.
Facebook posted total revenue of USD$7.01bn (£5.70bn) for the three months ended 30 September 2016. This represents year-on-year growth of 56%, as results for the same time last year stood at USD$4.50bn (£3.66bn).
“We had another good [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook want to combat ad blockers; Enterprise header bidding solution by AppNexus; Less ad blocking in Germany; Solid quarter for YuMe; and Pixalate partners with MobFox.
Facebook take anti-ad-block measures
Facebook want to protect their ad revenue, at the risk of putting off their users. The social network is planning to make ads look indistinguishable from user content in a bid to hamper ad-blocking technology.
The network, thus, [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Axel Springer gives up court case against ad blocker; Parsec receives funding; PubMatic launch PMP Guaranteed; Intrinsic buys AOP’s Alliance; Yahoo introduces new ad formats; and Facebook announces new products.
Axel Springer abandons claim against Blockr
Another week, another court case against an ad blocker. Only this time, German publishing house Axel Springer abandons the claim: after a number of cases against Adblock Plus, [...]
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Last week (16 May), Facebook announced that they are going to extend the reach of video adverts through their Audience Network. The announcement will mean that beyond just Facebook and Instagram, advertisers will now be able to buy video inventory across other publisher apps and sites through FAN. What does this move by Facebook mean for the video market?
According to Facebook, 100 million hours of video are watched on their social media platform every day, [...]
ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook Audience Network Sells Video Ads; Twitter Ads in External Feeds; SAP introduces media exchange; Dynamic Email Retargeting by Criteo; More Transparency for Publishers with Dutch ad server Ancora; and Google introduces Android Instant Apps.
Facebook sell video ads for third parties
First retargeting on Instagram, now video ads delivered through the Audience Network to third-party websites and in apps: Facebook ramp up their [...]
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In July 2014, Facebook acquired LiveRail, for an unconfirmed amount of USD$500m (£347m). Known as a prominent video ad exchange at the time, what was less known about LiveRail was that it also housed an ad server. In January 2016, Facebook announced that it would no longer be accepting any new customers to it. This came a couple of months after Facebook shut down approximately one-third of its ad [...]
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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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 [...]
The Echo Chamber is a regular column, penned by Ciaran O’Kane, on all things ad tech, mar tech and programmatic
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 actively knee-deep in it, however, we know how essential advertising technology is to making money in digital.
Those companies [...]
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