It seems that Google’s latest changes to their mobile search regulations, and the penalties that come if you fail to adhere, have just been announced. It was not so much a fanfare, but more a whisper, writes Oliver Gold, commercial director, YOC. For those of you who are unaware what’s going on, and let’s face it why wouldn’t you be, Google have just announced changes in the way you are allowed to run ads across mobile sites. [...]
The top priority for publishers today is maximising revenue from their ad inventory. Techniques such as header bidding are making this possible; and while the concept itself isn’t brand new, adoption is on the rise as more publishers begin to realise its monetary potential and value, writes Nilesh Dhawale, senior product manager, RhythmOne.
Take The Telegraph as an example. The publisher has recently announced plans to quadruple their programmatic staff count, thanks to the success of header [...]
Holistic yield management: a popular solution for publishers to be able to effectively monetise their offering, yet still considered a distant mirage for many. ExchangeWire speak with Charles Yardley (pictured below), chief operational executive, City A.M., about their move into automated guaranteed, and how the fact that programmatic is no longer only referring to remnant inventory allows for improved management of yield.
City A.M. recently announced a partnership with Ad Eye to allow direct buyers access to their inventory through the Ad [...]
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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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A recent report by RadiumOne has found that high-value users drive 85% of app revenue, yet represent just 17% of the user base. The ‘State of Mobile Acquisition’ report uncovered activities of high-value users within apps, which are users who have generated revenue in the last 30 days.
The data was derived from in-app events and ad engagement across third-party apps for more than 100 million devices. The report showed that marketers have a huge opportunity to acquire more high-value users via [...]
Last Friday (19 February) Google appeared to surreptitiously remove all ads from the right hand side of the search engine results page (SERP). At the same time, they bumped up the number of ads that appear at the top of the page, above organic listings from three to four.
Aside from the desktop SERP looking incredibly sparse now, the change has raised questions from advertisers as to what this means for the original programmatic advertising channel.
A quick search on Google (pictured [...]
On Friday (19 February) the mobile network operator (MNO) Three delivered the news that, in partnership with Shine Technologies, it would introduce network-level ad blocking to all customers in the UK and Italy. Cue gasps and shaking of heads across Europe – except from Shine Technologies and Three Mobile (investor-by-proxy of Shine Technologies through Li Ka-shing, owner of Three’s parent company Hutchison-Whampoa).
This significant move by one of Europe’s biggest MNOs left the industry asking many questions, but mostly: “Why do Three Mobile think [...]
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Following OpenX’s successful launch of its School of Programmatic initiative last month (a series of workshops designed to fill the knowledge gaps and supply the skills and know-how to make the most of programmatic), Tuesday [16 February] saw the release of the second workshop, titled ‘Programmatic on the Go’. This workshop covers the world of mobile programmatic, including planning for cross-device campaigns, building apps into your media mix, and mobile measurability.
ExchangeWire gained exclusive coverage of the event, which featured [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Sky and DataXu partner; AppNexus launches PriceCheck; Facebook adds mobile web to Audience Network; WPP’s multi-billion ad spend on Google; Alliance between Rubicon Project and AdMore; and ISBA’s Bob Wootton to step down.
Strategic investment into DataXu by Sky
UK-based pay-TV provider Sky has made a USD$10m (£7m) investment in analytics provider DataXu. “This investment will help us develop a deeper understanding of programmatic advertising, [...]
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Concerns over the placement of ads, whether or not they are actually seen by humans, plus a lack of quality ad formats, has stalled brands’ willingness to divest their brand advertising budgets away from TV and into online video, using programmatic media-buying. However, a recently published paper from Tremor Video goes on to note how these concerns are not only over-played, but increasingly held as untrue among advertisers.
Video-on-demand (VoD) is widely touted as the growth sector of programmatic ad spend [...]