• The Nordics Contribute Heavily to Overall Video Growth: Q&A with Stephen Byrne, SpotX

    They may be small in size, but the Nordic markets pack a punch when it comes to their digital savvy, relative to other European markets. Their size makes them agile when it comes to digital advertising and technology, with advertisers and publishers seeking innovation in their approach to digital strategy. ExchangeWire speak with Stephen Byrne, recently appointed as senior business development director, Nordics, at SpotX about programmatic trends and challenges in the region, as well as plans for [...]

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  • Publishers on Programmatic in Finland

    According to statistics from earlier this year, programmatic advertising is really taking off in Finland. Looking at ad sales from December 2015, the Association of Finnish Advertisers found that 75% of advertisers engaged in programmatic buying of ads. Sounds like good news for Finnish publishers, who have eventually come together to form an alliance to expand their reach and take control of programmatic transactions: Sanoma Corporation, Alma Media Corporation, Otavamedia, Aller Media Oy, A-lehdet Oy, MTV Oy, KSF Media, Kaleva365 [...]

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  • The SMB Digital Challenge: Scaled Activity Without Scaled Budgets

    In the UK, SMBs make up 99.3% of all business, yet account for only 18% of total marketing spend. One of the core challenges faced by small business marketers in the UK and, indeed, globally, is the lack of budget versus their larger peers, forcing them to limit their options significantly. ExchangeWire speaks with Jacob Knobel (pictured below), co-founder and product director, Densou Trading Desk, about how the outlook for the SMBs’ digital marketing strategies could be looking much brighter.

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  • USD$1bn Revenue for Criteo; Bowman to Head Intelligent Optimisations

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Criteo crosses USD$1bn (£690m) threshold in revenue; Tom Bowman joins IO; Opera becomes Chinese; Improve Digital invests and expands; LinkedIn retires its ad network; and Time Inc. acquires Viant.

    Criteo raked in USD$1bn revenue in 2015

    The last year could not have been better for Criteo, the company’s Q4 financial report reveals. While the fourth quarter 2015 showed 55% growth in revenue year-on-year, [...]

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  • New EU-US Safe Harbour Agreement; Admedo Secures USD$6m in Funding

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: New Safe Harbour deal between EU and US; Admedo closes funding round; Widespace bags  €15.8m in funding; IBM buys creative agency; and Telenor invests in ad tech.

    EU and US agree on ‘Privacy Shield’

    Safe Harbour is dead, long live Privacy Shield: The EU and the US took longer than the 31 January 2016 deadline to hash out a new data transfer deal, but have [...]

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  • Programmatic in the Nordic Markets: A View From Inside

    The programmatic sector has seen strong growth in the Nordic markets over the last three years. As the region is set to mature, guaranteed solutions are on the rise, as well as demand for header bidding solutions. An operator in a space where markets are small and people have done business with each other for a long time, Netric find private deals gaining bigger traction in the Nordic markets than in other parts of Europe. ExchangeWire spoke to Daniel Ahlbert, [...]

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  • Funding for Expansion & Development; Q&A With Gustav Mellentin, CEO, Adform

    When it comes to the latest funding news, the ad tech year in Europe ends on a high. Ad tech provider Adform has just bagged USD$21.5m funding from the Scandinavian Pension Fund, Danica.

    In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Adform co-founder and CEO Gustav Mellentin explains why the funding match with Danica is a long-term one, where Automated Guaranteed is going and how data protection is becoming increasingly important for the ad tech provider.

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  • Deutsche Telekom Announces Secure Cloud Service; LiveIntent Acquires Mojn

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Deutsche Telekom wants to provide a safe harbour in the cloud; LiveIntent acquires Denmark’s Mojn; AppNexus DACH is helmed by Ulrich Hegge; a great week for European ad tech funding; major layoffs at PubMatic; and Skimlinks audiences integrated into MediaMath.

    Secure Public Cloud by Deutsche Telekom

    Deutsche Telekom takes a stab at Amazon and Google, and wants to make the internet of things secure: Based [...]

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  • ExchangeWire Research Quizzes Marketplace Quality Attitudes; ADTRADER Berlin 2015

    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.

    The study, which surveyed 183 senior advertising staff, revealed 94% of respondents believe programmatic advertising delivered value for money, with 65% claiming it does not [...]

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  • 'We Saw a Need to Give Control Back to Publishers'

    Denmark-based Adform has established itself as one of the leading European ad tech firms on the market, with the company today (27 April) announcing the launch of its Programmatic Publisher Ad Server (PPAS), the first solution in its planned Publisher Edge Solution suite. ExchangeWire caught up with Martin Stockfleth Larsen, Adform, CMO, and regular ExchangeWire contributor, to learn more about the outfit’s latest offering.

    Adform has announced the launch of a new ad server for publishers – PPAS – claiming the latest addition [...]

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