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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Marketers in Asia do not have access to the necessary skills to deploy programmatic and still hold misconceived notion that this advertising model carries risks to brand safety.
According to industry veteran Matt Harty, who is about to start a new stint as Asia-Pacific senior vice president at The Trade Desk, the lack of available talent remains a key barrier for companies looking to adopt programmatic.
Noting that the benefits they can gain from doing so are obvious in terms of productivity [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the top stories in the European ad tech scene, and in this week’s edition: WPP poised for Dunhumby swoop; ExchangeWire Research survey now live; IPONWEB appoints first GM for BidSwitch; Questions over Google’s viewability pledges, and Yahoo rumoured to unveil new mobile offering.
WPP to buy Dunhumby?
WPP is waiting in the wings to purchase data operations business Dunhumby from under-fire retail giant Tesco, according to reports, as the world’s largest advertising holding group continues to [...]
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Careless retargeting executed by ad tech firms more interested in swelling their bottom lines, as opposed to performing a consumer service, are damaging their advertisers in the eyes of consumers that are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with just how much brands know about their online behaviour, according to research.
InSkin Media and Rapp Media today (23 October) published a study that shows 55% of consumers are put off buying an item they have previously expressed an interest in online, if they are [...]
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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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The decline of free marketing opportunities on social media and search engines, plus the growing rivalry between Facebook and Google, as well as an increased demand for cross-screen ad campaigns are all spurring the programmatic display ad sector, according to ExchangeWire sources.
The IAB last week published figures valuing the UK’s digital advertising market at £3.5bn in the first six months of the year (an increase of 16.6% year-on-year), and in the first of a two-part look at indsutry dynamics driving [...]
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Facebook and Google are among the key industry stakeholders to flaunt their wares at arguably advertising’s biggest event this this week, and a consistent theme in their messaging appears to be ‘programmatic’ and ‘cross-screen’, as the industry prepares to lay the cookie to rest.
Ad Week has kicked off in New York City, a little over a month ahead of the first ExchangeWire ATS event in the City, as well as the AppNexus Summit hosted there in [...]
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Millennial Media has agreed to acquire mobile supply-side platform (SSP) Nexage in a deal worth $107.5m, in the latest round a period of unprecedented M&A activity in the programmatic advertising sector.
The deal announced today (23 September) will see the publicly-listed Millennial acquire Boston-based Nexage for $107.5m in cash and stock, with Michael Barrett, Millennial Media, CEO and president, claiming the purchase formed part of his ambition to offer a “full-stack solution” to advertisers, as well as [...]
Henry Howe, Weve, product manager, display, discusses how competing mobile ecosystems,and ad tech firms continually repositioning themselves is causing fragmentation and confusion in the market, plus how those with first-party data can help simplify the audience buying process.
Few other areas of the advertising industry are quite as fragmented as mobile display, a fact that regularly makes life very confusing – not just for media and advertising professionals [...]
Gareth Davies, Adbrain, CEO, and ExchangeWire columnist, discusses the benefits of establishing an industry standard way of targeting audiences in a mobile-first world, as well as an alternative scenario where the industry is controlled by a few vested interests.
Programmatic players are enjoying their time in the industry spotlight as they continue to attract large investment rounds, or eye potentially lucrative public listings. But this quest for investment returns means that every tier of the market must attempt to alter the [...]
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