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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In this week’s ExchangeWire Weekly European Roundup: Facebook and Google stats affected by mobile shift; Xaxis Audio launches in the UK; Consolidation in German ad tech scene; German court case points trouble ahead; ATS Paris shines light on the way ahead.
Mobile continues to disrupt
This week saw the two biggest names in online advertising reveal their first quarter results with Google reporting $17.3bn in revenue – up 12% year on year – and Facebook claiming quarterly revenues of $3.54bn – an increase [...]
ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: IAB Digital Ad Spend study finds 23% of digital is spent on mobile; Millennial Media’s SMART report; Nielsen’s Digital Landscape Survey; Tribune Media VP study finds division among publishers; Pulsepoint’s Programmatic Intelligence Report.
IAB finds advertisers priorities mobile & social The IAB’s UK arm this week published its annual ad spend study, revealing that mobile [...]
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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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In a series of pieces examining the rapid rise of ad tech in the high-growth markets of Latin America, Lara Krumholz, DynAdmic, general manager, LatAm, explains the need for prospective entrants to dispel previously-held prejudices, and tap into the region’s latent demand.
Last year was the year of experimentation of programmatic in the Latin American market, while 2015 will be a year of consolidation with a significant rise of investment from advertisers, particularly in video and mobile.
The emergence of publisher consortia was underlined in recent weeks as UK publishers began to band together en masse. A month ahead of ATS Paris, ExchangeWire examines the French market, where publishers there were early to adopt this approach, exploring the intricacies of the co-op offering, and asks if it makes sense to have dual offerings in a single market?
Premium publishers the world over are under pressure to retain ad spend, particularly when they come up against the hugely scaled [...]
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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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Viewability. It’s one of they key issues facing the online advertising industry, as brands – wary of getting scammed – ask for ever-increasing levels of transparency; with oil giant Shell now asking for FIVE TIMES the industry standard before it pays for online ad space. The IAB has attempted to lead the way, brokering an ‘industry-wide consensus’ that a viewable ad is one where 50% of the creative was served on screen for one second.
However, one of the world’s most recognisable [...]
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