• A Powerful Ad Buying Tool: Maximising Programmatic Direct Performance

    Speed or certainty – when programmatic first emerged, buyers had to choose between the two. They could opt for real-time bidding (RTB) and large-scale efficiency, or traditional direct deals and guarantees of inventory. It’s not surprising that the arrival of programmatic direct, which combines the efficiencies of programmatic with the certainty of buying from approved partners, has been enthusiastically embraced by buyers and publishers alike. In fact, OpenX has seen their programmatic direct revenue alone rise by 500% since 2016.

    One [...]

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  • Why Digital Advertisers Need a Premium Marketplace

    There’s one definitive way to address the issues surrounding brand safety and transparency, but the industry’s not set up to deliver it, says Simon Stone, commercial director, Collective.

    Unsurprisingly, with the issues surrounding Facebook and YouTube in recent months, there’s growing concern among advertisers over brand safety and a call for transparency in terms of exactly what kind of content their ads will appear next to. This is driving a shift in thinking about digital advertising.

    Years ago, when I started out [...]

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  • Help Me Help You: Stop Rewarding Bad Behaviour

    How do we rid the industry of the ills that plague us? Mike Shehan, CEO, SpotX, has a few ideas. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Shehan provides a list of actions buyers must take to help reward good industry behaviour and minimise ad fraud.

    We all remember the scene from Jerry Maguire when Tom Cruise’s character, in a true act of desperation, begs Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr, to ‘help me help you’. After months of failed negotiations, Jerry and Rod [...]

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  • Beeswax Receive Series A Funding; Adform Make DMP Standalone

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: USD$11m (£8.2m) for Beeswax; Adform’s Audience Base DMP; Ad monetisation platform for Improve Digital; Third funding round for Meetrics; Adsquare PMP for mobile data;  Funding for Ogury; and Intelligent Optimisations becomes iotec.

    First funding round for Beeswax

    Beeswax have just announced a double-figure Series A investment round, led by Foundry Group and RRE Ventures. The funding amounts to USD$11m (£8.2m).

    With the new capital, Beeswax intend [...]

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  • A Programmatic Vision for Private Exchanges

    The recent Global Mobile Programmatic Trends Report for Q1 2016, suggests that mobile is now aligning with the most established advertising channels. With mobile programmatic now a fully fledged digital channel and a highly successful force in its own right, some say that part of the revenue growth from high-impact inventory is the result of the rise in the number of private exchangesNoelia Amoedo (pictured below), CEO, Mediasmart agrees with this statement. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, [...]

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  • Spotify Sells Audio Ads Programmatically; Google AMP for Ads

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Automated buying of audio ads at Spotify; Google AMP goes ad; Phillipson to step down as IAB UK CEO; Adyoulike teams up with AOL; and ePrivacy launches two new seals.

    Spotify takes programmatic audio global

    Music streamer Spotify is expanding its audio ad offering to 59 markets, the company just announced. A new private marketplace for its 15- and 30-second audio ad [...]

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  • InMobi Fined for Secretly Tracking Location Data; China Sets New Laws for Paid Search

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: InMobi fined for secretly tracking location data; China sets new laws for paid search; APAC ad market to hit £93.8bn; Singapore location data firm launches PMP; AU agency expands into NZ; and Amobee appoints ANZ sales head.

    InMobi fined for secretly tracking location customer data

    The Singapore-based mobile advertising vendor has agreed to pay USD$950,000 (£641,060) following allegations that [...]

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  • Axel Springer vs Blockr; Funding for Parsec

    ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Axel Springer gives up court case against ad blocker; Parsec receives funding; PubMatic launch PMP Guaranteed; Intrinsic buys AOP’s Alliance; Yahoo introduces new ad formats; and Facebook announces new products. 

    Axel Springer abandons claim against Blockr

    Another week, another court case against an ad blocker. Only this time, German publishing house Axel Springer abandons the claim: after a number of cases against Adblock Plus, [...]

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  • Programmatic Growth in Europe in 2015; Ad Blocking Will Cause Loss of USD$32bn in 2019

    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: Programmatic grew over 100% in Europe in 2015; Double-digit billions in monetary losses due to ad blocking; Apps generate more revenue than mobile web; and Cross-channel analytics on the rise. 

    Triple-digit growth for programmatic in Europe

    Looking back at 2015, programmatic trading in Europe experienced triple-digit growth over the last year, a

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  • Target People Over Pages: Q&A with Dean Akinjobi, CEO, Football Media

    In March OpenX held its third event as part of its School of Programmatic initiative (a series of workshops designed to fill the knowledge gaps and supply the skills and know-how to make the most of programmatic), focusing on strategies for success on the supply side.

    The event featured a fireside chat with Dean Akinjobi (pictured below), CEO, Football Media, who discussed inventory management, the use of data and optimal buying formats. Following the event, ExchangeWire caught up with Akinjobi to [...]

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