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 rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European ad tech landscape over the last seven days. In this week’s edition: Facebook extends LiveRail to mobile apps; AOP strikes publisher alliance powered by AppNexus; Digital strikes parity with offline spend in the UK; Programmatic accounts for 45% of display; StickyADS appoints EMEA chief.
Facebook extends LiveRail to include in-app mobile display Facebook has opened another front with Google with the extension of its LiveRail video supply-side platform (SSP) to support [...]
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Tim Faircliff, AOP, chairman, discusses the mechanics of the recently announced premium publisher alliance – or co-op – that is to be powered by AppNexus, which has several of the UK’s tier-one publishers as founding members.
EW: What does the new set-up look like, and what publishers are in the alliance? TF: At launch, the AOP Premium Publisher Alliance will include inventory and audience data from Telegraph Media Group, Time Inc., Haymarket Media Group, Dennis Publishing Ltd, Auto Trader, Future Plc, Sift [...]
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The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has lifted the lid on its publisher cooperative powered by AppNexus, with several tier-one publishers including Telegraph Media Group, Time Inc, and Bauer Media among the names to sign up to the venture at its inception. A sign that premium publishers see strength in numbers to combat internet players such as Facebook and Google.
The AOP’s publisher ‘alliance’ includes audience targeting data, and inventory from: Telegraph Media Group, Time Inc., Haymarket Media Group, Dennis Publishing [...]
AppNexus has confirmed its purchase of publisher forecasting and programmatic-direct company Yieldex, in a deal rumored to be valued at $100m, as the ad tech firm continues its acquisition spree, and prepares for the rise of programmatic-direct.
The integration of Yieldex into the AppNexus platform supports the ad tech company’s vision of offering an integrated, full-stack publisher solution – this deal comes just five months after AppNexus bought Open AdStream (OAS) from WPP – and also positions the company to create [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the goings on in the world of ad tech during the last seven days, and in this week’s edition: Rubicon Project posts impressive gains; Europe’s OOH sector primed for programmatic disruption; European ad tech pairing join forces; and US firms man-up ahead of European expansion.
Rubicon Project posts strong gains
A little under a year after it first went public, and Rubicon Project this week posted impressive gains in its latest earnings call, with revenue ($41.8m) [...]
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eBay Advertising has just concluded its ‘Programmatic-Only Week’ in an attempt to galvanise the wider advertising ecosystem to wake up to the potential of trading media programmatically, with media buyers calling for further such experiments. ExchangeWire explores the week-long experiment, and talks to eBay Advertising on how it envisages its programmatic future.
The ecommerce giant concluded the trial – where
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A number of deals involving some of the industry’s biggest names, including MediaMath, Rubicon Project and, closer to home, Ve, have taken place in the last week, each of them signifying wider shifts in the ad tech and marketing sectors. ExchangeWire places them under the microscope.
Ve buys GDM Digital
Firstly, let’s round-off the facts about the latest deals. This week VE announced the acquisition of fellow UK-based outfit GDM Digital in a $12m deal, that will see all 42 [...]
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ExchangeWire spoke to Mark Frain, national sales director at Multichannel Network Australia (MCN), about last week’s announcement to partner with AOL/Adap.tv to pilot the media industry’s first integrated programmatic private marketplace for television.
The offering promises to enable advertisers and agencies to perform targeted, data-driven, audience buying, and deliver real consumer led analytics and insights for dynamic campaign optimisation. MCN is a joint venture between Foxtel and Fox Sports. Foxtel is Australia’s dominant subscription TV provider.
It’s estimated that MCN represents [...]
Emarketer Predicts Huge Growth In Programmatic - But Are Buyers & Sellers Really Ready For The Shift?
A sharp rise in marketers’ willingness to buy mobile ad formats, plus media owners’ increased willingness to experiment with a wider range of auction models will spur the US programmatic advertising sector to double in value between this year and 2016, when it will be worth $20.41bn.
The figures were published recently in an eMarketer report that values the US ad tech sector at $10.1bn, up 137%, from last year, accounting [...]
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