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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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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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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Stu Spiteri, Krux, managing director, Asia Pacific, talks about his participation at next week’s ATS Singapore event, and explains his opinions on why companies adopting a copy-and-paste approach from strategies implemented elsewhere won’t succeed in APAC. In this piece, he also explains how the global market is likely to ask why the ‘other’ markets have failed to keep pace with the rampant innovation led by Asia, in five or 10 years time.
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The announcement of Global’s Digital Audio Exchange (dax) offering inventory from over 30 traditional UK radio stations and streaming services, is just the latest in a series of industry manoeuvres indicating that all media will eventually be bought programmatically.
Global’s announcement of dax means advertisers will be able to buy in-stream ad units across a host of stations within is portfolio (which include Capital, Heart and Classic FM), plus a host of premium third-party services including Spotify, Blinkbox, Mixcloud, [...]
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In the second part of a two-part interview with ExchangeWire, Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus co-founder and CEO, explains some of his thoughts on how the ad tech sector can move unilaterally to address some of the more complex issues with programmatic media trading.
In this Q&A he addresses the lack of a global trade body to represent the needs of ‘the most innovate part of the advertising industry’, plus answers traders’ questions on some of the latest AppNexus product launches.
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One ExchangeWire source revisits the heady predictions of 2011, compared to market reality in 2014, and ultimately concludes that media spend is still allocated, by and large, the same way as it was in three years ago.
Back in the dizzy heights of 2011 there were some interesting discussions on what a typical media plan might look like in the future – there were even had specific panels geared around this at ATS.
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New research from YuMe indicates that the TV is losing its prominence in terms of media consumption, but continues to dominate ad spend, pointing to a failure of the digital media industry to keep apace with its own innovations. Charting recent developments in the programmatic video sector, ExchangeWire asks what hope the ad tech sector has in taking its place at the top table of advertising platforms, when it’s still so difficult to track and attribute value to [...]
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Native ad exchanges are a nascent sector in programmatic, with mobile specialists providing the next phase of growth in the specialism. ExchangeWire examines both the drivers of the trend, plus the (legitimate) reasons holding it back.
Yahoo is the latest Silicon Valley-based digital behemoth to nail its colours to the mobile and native advertising bandwagons with an Ad Age article this week revealing that it is attempting to emulate Facebook’s success with in-stream ad units encouraging audiences to [...]
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Why The ‘Good Internet’ And Programmatic Premium Will Cut Out The Rotten Core Of Digital Advertising
Ciaran O’Kane, ExchangeWire global editor, reflects on how a ‘good’, or brand safe, internet can help advertisers and publishers reap the rewards of programmatic-buying, and tackles rampant inertia over click fraud, plus the lurking threats to the agency model status quo.
As I disappear into the ether for three weeks without phone, laptop, or internet. I thought I’d lay bare some of the observations I’ve had around some critical problems that continue to plague and indeed jeopardise [...]
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