Using trading models originally designed to secure pricing guarantees for 18th-century agricultural traders, media futures trading is at the very vanguard of the ad tech revolution. ExchangeWire learns more about how futures trading is being lifted from more traditional commodities, such as orange juice and pork rinds, to the digital media space.
The basis of media futures trading is essentially where those on the buy- and sell-side of the media trading business bet on the price of inventory.
It works as [...]
Video ad formats are widely celebrated as one of the drivers of programmatic media-buying, but just like display advertising, it too is also susceptible to the ills of fraudulent traffic. Irfon Watkins, Coull, CEO, discusses some of the issues below.
Data from independent market research company eMarketer reports that adults in the USA are watching an average of one hour and 16 minutes of digital video each day, up from just 21 minutes per day in 2011. There are several known [...]
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Lack of Premium Video Holding Back Industry Growth; 57% of Senior Marketers Highlight Skill Shortage Within the Programmatic Advertising Industry
ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, ExchangeWire, head of research and analysis. In this week’s edition: lack of premium video is holding back industry growth; 57% of senior marketers highlight skill shortage within the programmatic advertising industry; mobile increasingly used to view longer-view videos, and mobile increasingly used by consumers, whilst desktop remains main method of purchase.
Video ad budget to continue growing over the next two [...]
Rubicon Project is furthering its automated guaranteed push, post the purchase of iSocket and Shiny Ads, with the dual announcement of its Guaranteed Orders UK launch, plus the appointment ex-Guardian and CBS Interactive executive Steve Wing to head it up.
Rubicon first launched Guaranteed Orders in the US earlier this year, following the purchase of both Shiny Ads and iSocket for an estimated $30m late last year, and has since secured 20 premium publishers as partners, including: Condé Nast, Daily Mail, [...]
The sale of Berlin-based Fyber to RNTS Media last year for $190m was touted as one of the biggest exits for a European ad tech company, demonstrating that Silicon Valley is not the sole domain for tech innovation. ExchangeWire caught up with Janis Zech, Fyber co-founder and chief revenue officer, to discuss the company’s transition since then, plus the prospects for programmatic advertising in Europe’s biggest advertising market.
EW: In light of the recent acquisition of Falk Realtime, it has been [...]
Mike Harty, PowerLinks, COO, and ExchangeWire columnist, breaks down one of the ‘geekier’ insertions in the programmatic industry’s ‘glossary of terms’, and explains in layman’s terms why OpenRTB 2.3 is so important for native advertising.
The topic of ‘OpenRTB protocol, version 2.3‘, and it’s implications for the real-time bidding (RTB) space, might be one that will turn all but the programmatic purists off, but for those in the native advertising [...]
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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Ben Plomion, Chango*, VP, marketing, assesses the prospect of programmatic video ads unseating linear TV spots as marketers’ tool of choice when it comes to engaging relevant audiences en masse.
Video is a powerful marketing tool, with its ability to tell a brand’s story through a triad of sight, sound and motion, unrivalled for its visual prowess by no other format bar TV.
Although unlike linear TV advertising, performance is entirely trackable and it offers up a perfect platform to target [...]
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Video is tipped to buoy the value of the overall programmatic media-buying market in France in the years to come, as media owners embrace the technology, with ad tech vendors also hoping their wares will tap into lucrative TV budgets. Ahead of ATS Paris 2015, ExchangeWire explores the prospects, including if the market is a more dynamic one than the UK?
Competition in the French programmatic video advertising space is rife, making it one of the most buoyant sectors in Europe, [...]
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ATS Paris is only two weeks away, where luminaries from the French market will meet to discuss some of the key challenges facing them in the year ahead. ExchangeWire peruses the agenda and highlights some of the key topics of debate, including: programmatic trading models; the dynamism of France’s video space in Europe; plus what the future holds for publisher consortia. ATS Paris takes place on 22 April, and the agenda for the event is now live, with three [...]
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