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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Thomas Servatius, IPONWEB, head of client services, speaks to ExchangeWire about the merits of the much-maligned practice of retargeting web users with ads, including how not to fall foul of commonly occurring mistakes in the industry.
Bombarding web users with the same ad for (what seems like) an eternity after they have expressed the vaguest of interest in a company’s product is arguably the poster boy of all that’s wrong with the programmatic advertising sector.
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In this week’s ExchangeWire Weekly European Roundup: ExchangeWire Research debut; ADTRADER Berlin; Cxense acquires Maxifier; Xaxis launches Light Reaction; Rubicon Project beds down in native.
ExchangeWire Research debut
The majority of marketers believe believe programmatic advertising adds value to their campaigns, but there remains underlying concerns about marketplace quality, according to ExchangeWire Research’s debut study.
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The sale of Berlin-based Fyber to RNTS Media last year for $190m was touted as one of the biggest exits for a European ad tech company, demonstrating that Silicon Valley is not the sole domain for tech innovation. ExchangeWire caught up with Janis Zech, Fyber co-founder and chief revenue officer, to discuss the company’s transition since then, plus the prospects for programmatic advertising in Europe’s biggest advertising market.
EW: In light of the recent acquisition of Falk Realtime, it has been [...]
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 goings on in the world of ad tech during the last seven days, and in this week’s edition: Rubicon Project posts impressive gains; Europe’s OOH sector primed for programmatic disruption; European ad tech pairing join forces; and US firms man-up ahead of European expansion.
Rubicon Project posts strong gains
A little under a year after it first went public, and Rubicon Project this week posted impressive gains in its latest earnings call, with revenue ($41.8m) [...]
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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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ExchangeWire is priming itself for a busy 2015, with its ATS event series consisting of six confirmed events taking place across three continents, where it will help chart the progress of the programmatic advertising sector, as ad tech becomes the underpinning technology of the entire advertising industry.
The programmatic advertising sector has undergone an overwhelming 12 months, with the sector advancing from a relative fringe technology that was the subject of an elite few, to one of [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space, and in this week’s edition: Germany’s Fyber sells to RNTS Media; ExchangeWire begins ATS New York countdown; UK digital spend valued at £7bn a year; Ebuzzing adopts the French brand Teads.
German ad tech firm Fyber sells to RNTS Media
Germany-based Fyber had announced its sale to publicly-listed media tittle RNTS Media with reports valuing the transaction at €150m, although the exact [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Amazon’s videogame move; Facebook tweeks ad offering; IPONWEB buys in Europe; Rubicon Project partners with Future; Alibaba and WPP’s telling filings.
Amazon stomps into video ad group with $1bn buy
Amazon this week agreed to acquire videogame-streaming site Twitch Interactive in a deal purported to be worth $1bn, as the ecommerce giant further attempts to shore-up its premium advertising revenues.
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