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 [...]
The UK ad tech industry is a hot bed of innovative talent. So why is homegrown funding so hard to come by for its ad tech companies? ExchangeWire talks to Nick Moutter (pictured below), CEO and co-founder of Admedo about how the risk aversion of UK venture capitalists results in a lack of support for UK ad tech startups, versus their US counterparts.
With ATS London and dmexco just around the corner and ‘bridging worlds’ on the bill, Ian Woolley, GM EMEA at Ensighten (pictured) predicts that one of the key discussion points at, and following, the London and Cologne conferences will be open marketing platforms versus closed marketing suites.
It won’t have failed to escape the attention of dmexco attendees that Adobe, Oracle, Google, and Facebook have been on a tech spending spree during the past few years; and one that would [...]
The Road to ATS London is a series of specialist posts on technology, data, and the business models emerging in the programmatic ecosystem, which are all topics that will be featured at ATS London. Tickets for ATS London on Monday September 14 are now on sale. We do sell out every year, so make sure you get your ticket while they’re still available.
It is the age of the faux-publisher. It has become next to impossible to build a [...]
Verizon Wireless’ purchase, or merger, with AOL stands out as one of the ad tech stories of 2015. This is not only for its multi-billion price-tag, but also how it symbolises the attempted re-emergence of telco operators in the digital advertising game; which is valued at $600bn per year. ExchangeWire analyses how the worlds of telecoms and ad tech are starting to collide; as well as previewing some of the conflicts this may cause, as advertisers look to take their [...]
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Twitter’s recent agreement to purchase mobile retargetting company TellApart was just the latest round in the ongoing industry consolidation. In this piece Phil Macauley, Quantcast, managing director, EU, reflects on how many of these purchases point towards marketers’ growing focus with attribution.
Earlier this month Scott Kupor, managing partner at London-based VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz, took stock of M&A activity across markets, surmising that: “we should still expect a lot of M&A [...]
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The era of ‘big data’ is now upon us, but how can we turn masses of datasets into actionable insights capable of delivering operational efficiencies, and improve ROI? Martin Kirov, Telerik Sitefinity, VP, product management and marketing, discusses some of the new marketing technologies that may do the job.
Disruption is nothing new to the business world – throughout time, businesses have had to shift gears and incorporate innovations to stay competitive, such as the laptop, smartphones and, recently, social [...]
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Programmatic is transitioning from the latest buzzword to becoming a dominant force in mainstream media buying, but to successfully move forward the industry must first look back at lessons learned, argues Tim Webster, The Exchange Lab, co-founder and CSO.
Programmatic adoption is evolving rapidly and the UK’s first programmatic market study predicted that nearly half (47%) of display advertising would be traded programmatically in 2014, almost doubling from 28% in 2013. As the programmatic marketplace matures, it has shaken its early [...]
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ExchangeWire Research’s head of analysis Rebecca Muir draws up a definitive list of which companies will make waves in the ad tech and martech sectors, as well as the market dynamics that will lead to their increasing influence in 2015, focusing on: Ecommerce; Transparency; Big Data, and mobile.
Following on from ExchangeWire Research’s recent article Where the Money will Flow in 2015?, which summarised ad tech and martech predictions for 2015, this article draws from the numerous lists of the [...]
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ExchangeWire this week will round-off a monumental year in ad tech, with a special recording of its TraderTalk TV series in front of a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE, with panel sessions featuring representatives of the industry’s leading names reflecting on the biggest issues of 2014, and attempting to presage what’s to come in 2015.
The special one-off recording will take place tomorrow (3 December) from mid-afternoon, with available places filling up fast. A few places are still available, and those interested in [...]
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