• Is Facebook Really 'Connecting the World'?

    Facebook’s mission (quoted on the company’s Facebook page) is: “To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.”

    Connecting the world

    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, said last week (1 February, 2017): “Our mission to connect the world is more important now than ever. Our business did well in [...]

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  • Facebook Test Messenger Ads in TH & AU; China See Lower Search Ads Growth

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Facebook test Messenger ads in TH & AU; China see lower search ads growth; Dentsu buy out Indonesian agency group; Taptica eye Japan growth via partnership; Columbus head to Malaysia; and Kargo roll into Sydney.

    Facebook test Messenger ads in TH & AU

    The social media juggernaut are planning to run tests in Thailand and Australia that will enable [...]

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  • Experts Predict How the Advertising Industry Infrastructure will Change in 2017

    2016 has truly shown how dynamic an ecosystem the digital advertising industry is. There have been highs and lows, but it has certainly been memorable. In a series of features reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to what we can expect in 2017, ExchangeWire invite over 100 thought leaders from across the industry to share their views. In the latest series instalment, experts deliver their opinions on how the infrastructure of the industry will begin to [...]

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  • Traditional APAC Publishers Have No Choice But Go Programmatic

    Hesitant to change the way they traditionally sell media, publishers in Asia-Pacific lag behind other regions in adopting programmatic. They are coming around, though, as they move from a print to a digital business.

    The region still lacked quality inventory, with publishers here falling behind in leveraging programmatic, said Adform chief revenue officer Jay Stevens.

    While every major publisher in the UK had been advancing with programmatic as a channel, Asia-Pacific publishers had been more reserved with the way they [...]

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  • Now & Next: Content Sharing Platforms

    Instagrammers are posting over 80 million pieces of content every day, with the platform boasting 300 million daily active users (DAUs). Snapchat isn’t far behind, with 100 million DAUs and a grand total of nine thousand snaps posted every second. The popularity of content sharing platforms means brands must have a strong presence on each of them. This edition of ExchangeWire’s Now & Next feature examines what brands must do to strengthen engagement on content sharing platforms, how strategies must [...]

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  • Facebook Updates Metrics & Reporting; LiveRamp Buys Arbor and Circulate

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook updates metrics and reporting; LiveRamp buys Arbor and Circulate; IAB and ISBA cooperate on mobile buying handbook; Snapchat IPO is coming; More lift with Rich Media; Spotify and WPP announce partnership; Widespace’s new ad platform; Protected Media’s anti-ad-fraud solution; and European viewable completion rates analysed by TubeMogul. 

    Facebook update on metrics and reporting

    Criticism on Facebook’s lack of transparency has prompted the company to [...]

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  • Discrepancies in Facebook Tracking; Digital Habits of US Voters

    ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, head of research and analysis, ExchangeWire. In this week’s edition: Discrepancies in Facebook tracking; Digital habits of US voters; CTR through mobile; and an e-commerce Christmas.

    Discrepancies in Facebook tracking

    Discrepancies between Facebook conversion tracking and web analytics are costing advertisers insight into 192% more attributable revenue and higher return on ad spend for mobile campaigns, finds Rakuten’s The Facebook [...]

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  • Mobile Engagement Boosts Facebook Revenues

    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 [...]

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  • Facebook geht vor Gericht; Neues Advertiser Center für YieldKit

    ExchangeWire bündelt ab sofort die wichtigsten Nachrichten aus der Region DACH mit Schlaglicht-Interviews aus der deutschsprachigen Programmatic-Szene. Diese Woche: Facebook geht gegen Datenschutzanordnung vor Gericht; YieldKit Advertiser Center; Burda baut AdTech Factory aus; und Deutschland auf Platz 3 in Viewability-Vergleich.

    Facebook wehrt sich gegen Datenaustauschstopp vor Gericht

    Die zweite Runde in der Auseinandersetzung zwischen Facebook und deutschen Datenschützern hat begonnen. Das soziale Netzwerk mit europäischem Hauptsitz in Dublin zieht vor Gericht, um die Verwaltungsanordnung des Hamburger Landesdatenschutzbeauftragten Johannes Caspar aufheben zu lassen.

    Gegenstand [...]

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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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