According to statistics from earlier this year, programmatic advertising is really taking off in Finland. Looking at ad sales from December 2015, the Association of Finnish Advertisers found that 75% of advertisers engaged in programmatic buying of ads. Sounds like good news for Finnish publishers, who have eventually come together to form an alliance to expand their reach and take control of programmatic transactions: Sanoma Corporation, Alma Media Corporation, Otavamedia, Aller Media Oy, A-lehdet Oy, MTV Oy, KSF Media, Kaleva365 [...]
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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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Publishers strengthened by EU proposal; Ligatus acquires LiquidM; Lower ad fraud rates for Media iQ; New Finnish publisher alliance uses Adform platform; and The Trade Desk appoints new CMO.
EU Proposes that Google/Facebook Pay Publishers
The EU is stepping into the breach for publishers. According to a report by the Guardian, the EU is proposing new rules which would strengthen news publishers at [...]
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ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Facebook Audience Network Sells Video Ads; Twitter Ads in External Feeds; SAP introduces media exchange; Dynamic Email Retargeting by Criteo; More Transparency for Publishers with Dutch ad server Ancora; and Google introduces Android Instant Apps.
Facebook sell video ads for third parties
First retargeting on Instagram, now video ads delivered through the Audience Network to third-party websites and in apps: Facebook ramp up their [...]
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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: Digital ad spend grew by 13.1% in 2015; Improvement in quality of online advertising; Mobile to dominate UK e-commerce; UK average CPM second-highest in Europe.
Record Spend for European Digital Advertising in 2015
European online advertising has finally surpassed TV ad spend. According to the IAB’s AdEx Benchmark 2015, online advertising [...]
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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: Mobile drives UK ad spend; RTB media auction volume rises 217%; and Video investment impacts ROI.
Online Pulls Ahead of TV, Powered by Mobile
Online ad spend in the UK is now worth £8.6bn and has overtaken TV. According to the Advertising Association/Warc Expediture Report, mobile accounts for 78% of that [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: IAB UK Ad Spend report; Appointments at The Trade Desk and Plista; StickyADS.tv tackles fraud; and Adform launches header bidding solution.
UK ad spend tops £8.6bn
New record ad spend in the UK: the IAB UK Digital Adspend report has found that advertisers spent £8.61bn on digital advertising in 2015, in the UK alone. That is an increase of 16.4% year-on-year – the [...]
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Ahead of his participation in a panel discussion about data on the buy side at ATS Paris, ExchangeWire speaks with Shane Shevlin (pictured below), commercial director EMEA, IPONWEB, about the rise and rise of header bidding, where publishers need to be vigilant to be successful; and the striking parallels between publisher header bidding and buy-side container tag technology.
In early 2006 I remember sending a panicked email to the DFA product manager at DoubleClick. I was managing the implementation of a Floodlight retagging exercise for [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Sky Media works with Videology on programmatic system; Channel 4 and ITV follow suit with programmatic deals; Google and IAB Europe look at programmatic from the sell-side; and Spree7 acquisition opens new markets for MediaMath;
Sky Media partners with Videology
With a plethora of digital inventory at their disposal, media group Sky wants a programmatic system of their own. To that end, the group’s advertising [...]
For one veteran of the mobile enterprise software industry, the ad tech world simply is not moving fast enough and remains bogged down by ineffective ad serving and management technology.
Matthew Talbot, senior vice president for BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), says he is stunned at the somewhat immaturity of ad technology for mobile in the Asia-Pacific region and has yet to see any robust tools available in the market today, compared to other tech industries.
In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Talbot also explains [...]
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