eBay Advertising has announced the creation of a ‘channel agnostic’ agency sales team offering increased scope for automated media buying following lessons learned during its ‘Programmatic Only Week’. This comes just a day after AppNexus revealed it bought Yieldex to facilitate the rise of programmatic direct.
The online retail giant’s advertising arm today (19 March) announced plans to change the focus of its agency sales team offering media buyers a more flexible way to purchase its inventory, and will be headed [...]
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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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In his weekly missive, Ciaran O’Kane, ExchangeWire, CEO explains how Facebook’s increasing forays into the ad tech sector is where ‘the rubber meets the road’ for the social network’s masses of data on its billion-plus users.
Advertising technology is the blood and guts of content monetisation on the internet. For most, it is unglamorous and bereft of the perceived sexiness of high-level agency machinations – the antithesis to the celebrity-type news cannon fodder that permeates the mainstream trades.
For those [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds-up some of the biggest stories in the European ad tech scene, and in this week’s edition: Asda preps ad exchange launch; Shazam rated as Britain’s first $1bn tech firm; Facebook & Havas ink global Atlas deal; UK bodies to move on fraud, and ad tech firms’ EMEA appointments.
Asda preps ad exchange launch
UK-based Asda this week announced it is poised to launch its own ad exchange next year, bringing the Walmart-owned retailer into direct competition with [...]
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ExchangeWire Research’s head of analysis Rebecca Muir draws up a definitive list of which companies will make waves in the ad tech and martech sectors, as well as the market dynamics that will lead to their increasing influence in 2015, focusing on: Ecommerce; Transparency; Big Data, and mobile.
Following on from ExchangeWire Research’s recent article Where the Money will Flow in 2015?, which summarised ad tech and martech predictions for 2015, this article draws from the numerous lists of the [...]
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M&A deals in the ad tech sector in 2014 were worth double that of the previous year, according to a report from investment advisory firm AGC Partners, with demand for video and data management platforms (DMP) driving growth in the sector.
The report – entitled AdTech M&A in 2014 and Beyond: Trends and Drivers in an Evolving Landscape – claims the growth in [...]
ExchangeWire this week will round-off a monumental year in ad tech, with a special recording of its TraderTalk TV series in front of a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE, with panel sessions featuring representatives of the industry’s leading names reflecting on the biggest issues of 2014, and attempting to presage what’s to come in 2015.
The special one-off recording will take place tomorrow (3 December) from mid-afternoon, with available places filling up fast. A few places are still available, and those interested in [...]
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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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Publicis Groupe has crowned its 2014 shopping spree with the announcement of its $3.7bn offer for digital advertising specialist Sapient, adding to its recent acquisition of mobile data management platform (DMP) RUN, plus last month’s £40m stake in Matomy. But questions still remain on how this adds value to its bottom line.
Publicis today (3 November) announced the pair’s definitive agreement of the transaction, which consists of a $25 per share all-cash offer for Sapient, with the resulting entity to be [...]
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