Lack of User Growth Sends Twitter Stock Down 11% Whilst Rubicon Stock Soars with Strong Revenue Growth
Twitter stock fell by 11% yesterday following disappointing Q2 2015 earnings. Although revenue was up, the lack of user growth has shaken market confidence.
– Q2 revenue of $502m, up 61% year-over-year (at constant currencies, revenue would have increased 68%)
– Advertising revenue totalled $452m, an increase of 63% year-over-year (71% at constant currencies)
– Mobile advertising revenue was 88% of total advertising revenue
– Data licensing and other revenue totalled $50m, an increase of 44% year-over-year
– US revenue totalled $321m, an increase of [...]
While keen to tap mobile devices to reach their audience, marketers in Asia-Pacific are still struggling to accurately measure the actual returns from their mobile campaigns. In this industry byliner, Smaato’s Asia-Pacific managing director Malcolm Wong discusses the challenges of addressing a deeply fragmented region and explains why first-party data is necessary for mobile campaigns.
The digital advertising industry has seen tremendous change in the last decade, with programmatic emerging as one of the biggest buzzwords. The question on many marketers’ [...]
Indonesia's Adskom Raises Series A for Regional Expansion; Mangham Gaxiola Launches McGarryBowen in Singapore
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Indonesia’s Adskom raises Series A for regional expansion; Mangham Gaxiola joins Dentsu Aegis Network, launches McGarryBowen in Singapore; RadiumOne opens Singapore office on back of new funds; MMA beefs up Indian team; and Eyeota gets new data director.
Indonesia’s Adskom raises Series A for regional expansion
The programmatic vendor says it has secured a round of Series A funding [...]
AppNexus has outlined its intention to be considered as one of the forces to be reckoned with in ad tech, with the purchase of RealMedia Latin America (RMLA), according to its president Michael Rubenstein.
In this piece, he speaks to Gabriela Stripoli, ExchangeWire, editor, LATAM, over how the purchase brings it into direct contention with Google in the region, plus how its increased Latin American footprint means it will eclipse other ad tech providers there.
AppNexus announced the news of its purchase [...]
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, [...]
China’s Great Firewall presents special challenges that impact the way RTB operates in the country, so market players will need to set up a separate infrastructure to resolve these issues, advises Tim Koschella, CEO and co-founder of AppLift.
In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Koschella dishes out some interesting insights on the different challenges market players such as AppLift face in Asia-Pacific, how DSPs should address the region, and why Facebook should create an open platform for data access.
EW: Let’s start with [...]
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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 [...]
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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In this week’s ExchangeWire Weekly European Roundup: Verizon buys AOL for $4.4bn in latest round of operator entry to ad tech; UK retargeting company Tapad clinches $18m funding round; Concerted drive on transparency; Rubicon Project courts SMEs; Tate Modern goes programmatic.
The implications of the AOL/Verizon deal
The big news this week was the announcement that US mobile operator Verizon Wireless is to acquire online icon AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn. That is just the latest episode in a trend that [...]
Denmark-based Adform has established itself as one of the leading European ad tech firms on the market, with the company today (27 April) announcing the launch of its Programmatic Publisher Ad Server (PPAS), the first solution in its planned Publisher Edge Solution suite. ExchangeWire caught up with Martin Stockfleth Larsen, Adform, CMO, and regular ExchangeWire contributor, to learn more about the outfit’s latest offering.
Adform has announced the launch of a new ad server for publishers – PPAS – claiming the latest addition [...]
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