• Naspers Sells Allegro; Armis.Tech Launches in France

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Naspers sells Allegro; Armis.Tech founded in France; UK viewability figures at 49%; TubeMogul and TVTY integrate; RadiumOne concentrate on creative; Improve Digital grow; and Total Media launch new division.

    Strategic sale of Allegro

    After announcing plans to sell Polish internet auction site Allegro earlier this year, Naspers have finally closed the deal: Allegro is sold to a consortium of private equity companies [...]

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  • Data & Creativity Are Like Two Weights on a Scale: Q&A with Claudia Collu, CCO, MainAd

    Dynamic creative assumes the amalgamation of data and creativity; but how much is that actually the case? Is dynamic creative being effectively implemented by advertisers and how can it be best put to use? Claudia Collu (pictured below), chief commercial officer, MainAd, explains to ExchangeWire how well dynamic creative is being used across the industry.

    ExchangeWire: Is dynamic creative currently being used to its full potential?

    Claudia Collu: Dynamic creative has been around for a while – the format has hit a point [...]

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  • What's the Real Value of your Advertising Campaign?

    Imagine you are an account manager looking through an end-of-campaign report: 95% viewable, 70% completion rate, 60% audibility, 5% click-through rate, on target – it has all the hallmarks of a successful mobile video advertising campaign. But, did it have a genuine effect on marketing goals and move the consumer along the path to purchase? In short, what real value did that advertising campaign deliver? Stephen Upstone (pictured below) founder and CEO, LoopMe explains to ExchangeWire that improved metric adoption for [...]

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  • Salesforce Acquires Krux; Criteo Buys HookLogic

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Acquisition news with Salesforce to buy Krux and Criteo taking over HookLogic; Guardian launches programmatic audience targeting platform; IPA champions diversity; Optimizely enables campaign experimentation; and Optimove introduces Optibot.

    Salesforce to buy Krux

    Data management specialist Krux changes ownership. New owner, Salesforce, pays the proud sum of USD$700m (£554m) for Krux, the Wall Street Journal writes. The purchase price will be paid in cash and [...]

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  • Dentsu Aegis Network Acquires in India & AU; Indonesian Publisher Goes Programmatic with SpotX

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Dentsu Aegis Network acquires in India & AU; Indonesian publisher goes programmatic with SpotX; AU performance firm secures funds for US expansion; WPP introduces government practice in Singapore; and Carat China gets new CEO.

    Dentsu Aegis Network acquires in India & AU

    The Japanese agency group has made two acquisitions in India and Australia, as it looks to further [...]

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  • A/B Testing is Critical Tool in Fast-moving Online World: Q&A with Oren Cohen, Optimizely

    A/B testing has been around for a few years now and is an optimisation strategy that seems to sit under the radar, quietly and studiously getting on with the task at hand, without creating any great fuss. Does the fact it’s not a glamorous head turner mean it’s not getting as much airtime as it deserves? Oren Cohen, head of mobile and personalisation, Optimizely, thinks that could be the case. Here, Cohen speaks with ExchangeWire about the journey of A/B testing [...]

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  • Programmatic Native Needs a ‘Me Too’ Approach to Measurement

    How do you effectively measure the effectiveness of native advertising? When posing such a question, you first have to consider the breadth of native across platforms and devices and how such activity is planned. Francis Turner (pictured below), UK managing director, Adyoulike writes exclusively for ExchangeWire, explaining that a universal measurement metric is a far-off goal – and that, in the meantime, native needs to learn from its digital advertising predecessors by trialling a number of different metrics to see what performs.

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  • Affiliates Are Evolving into Digital Partners: Q&A with Erik Mikisch, Performance Horizon

    Affiliate marketing – the digital performance channel, which exists relatively under the radar when referring to the growth of digital advertising overall. However, as an efficient digital channel with continued growth. How is this channel evolving and how is changing technology aiding its development? ExchangeWire speak with Erik Mikisch (pictured below), VP marketing, Performance Horizon about how affiliate marketing is becoming ‘digital partner marketing’ and how the changing face of digital is making its mark on this traditional performance channel.

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  • Brand Interactions via Email Lack Relevance & UK Ad Viewability Falling

    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: Brand interactions via email lack relevance; Creative agencies don’t take advantage of digital data; Viewability falling in the UK.

    Brand interactions via email lack relevance

    UK consumers are dissatisfied by the number of brand messages they receive, and their relevance, concludes a study by Mailjet. The findings are based on a survey of [...]

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  • Singapore Broadcaster Unveils HTML5 Ad Formats; Opera Ad Biz No Longer Up for Chinese Acquisition

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Singapore broadcaster unveils HTML5 ad formats; Opera’s ad biz no longer up for Chinese acquisition; Dentsu acquires Taiwan search agency; Grey buys into China social marketing agency; Data2Decisions opens Japan office; and Carat appoints Malaysia CEO.

    Singapore broadcaster unveils HTML5 ad formats

    Singapore’s national broadcaster MediaCorp has partnered Sizmek to deploy HTML5-based ad formats across its websites and [...]

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