• Exploring the Programmatic Pulse of MENA

    Are we witnessing the golden age of programmatic advertising in MENA? Programmatic’s foray into the Middle East and North Africa presents a unique blend of opportunities and challenges. This evolution is propelled by a confluence of factors: groundbreaking tech advancements, a [...]

  • What's Making MENA Tick?

    We take a look at some of the biggest ad tech trends shaping the landscape in the Middle East and North Africa. With an ad tech industry worth $5.9bn (~£4.74bn) last year, and a forecasted growth of 6.2% in 2024, ultimately [...]

  • The Stack: WhatsApp Denies Move to Ads, Musk Considers Paywall for X

    This week: Meta denies ads will come to WhatsApp, X users may be charged to battle bots... Social media dominated headlines this week, with Meta’s head of WhatsApp denying reports there were plans to bring ads to the platform to boost [...]

  • Middle East to Become the World's Fastest-Growing Ad Market; Microsoft to Unveil "Vision" for AI

    In today's ExchangeWire news digest: the Middle East's ad market is set to become the fastest-growing in the world; Microsoft is expected to reveal how it plans to integrate AI into its products and services at a special event; and [...]

  • The Future of First-Party Data in MENA - Q&A with Tanya Field, Novatiq

    In this exclusive Q&A, Tanya Field, co-founder and CPO of Novatiq, discusses how ad infrastructure is changing as the industry shifts towards first-party data, with a particular focus on MENA.  The region is considered to be in the midst of a [...]

  • IAB GCC's MENA Digital Adspend report: what the industry is saying

    IAB GCC have released their MENA Digital Adspend report. The 2021 figures show a huge rise in adspend across MENA, highlighting the level of investment as well as the accelerated growth in the region. The report, which takes into account 17 [...]

  • Talon Outdoor Expands Global Footprint in Asia-Pacific & Middle East

    Talon has announced further expansion of its global footprint with new offices and leadership in Singapore and Dubai. Melanie Lindquist and Chadi Farhat will lead Singapore and Dubai respectively. Farhat and Lindquist are tasked with accelerating out-of-home (OOH) growth in these key [...]

  • Admix & JGroup Partner to Bring In-Play to MENA Brands

    Admix, the hypergrowth technology company guiding brands into gaming and the metaverse, has joined forces with JGroup, the Dubai-based media powerhouse of subsidiaries across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, to bring In-Play advertising to the group’s clients JGroup will now [...]

  • DoubleVerify Expands into MENAT Region to Meet Increased Advertiser Demand for Media Quality Verification

    DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today announced the expansion of its business into the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region. To support its operations, DV has appointed two new [...]

  • Mobile Soars in Eastern Europe; AppNexus Acquired by AT&T

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Eastern Europe Is Biggest Growth Market for Mobile Advertising; AppNexus Acquired by AT&T; Eyeo Launches AI-Powered Ad Block Detector; Ligatus Has Entered [...]