Around three-in-ten ad tech/martech deals in Q4 2015 involved ad platforms, rising significantly from the previous quarter, where such deals only accounted for 7% of all transactions. This research from specialist M&A advisor Results International showed that data-driven and marketing automation software platforms are playing an ever-increasing role in the mergers and acquisitions arena; but is this a sustainable trend?
If you look at 2015 as a whole, deals across the ad tech and martech [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: New Safe Harbour deal between EU and US; Admedo closes funding round; Widespace bags €15.8m in funding; IBM buys creative agency; and Telenor invests in ad tech.
EU and US agree on ‘Privacy Shield’
Safe Harbour is dead, long live Privacy Shield: The EU and the US took longer than the 31 January 2016 deadline to hash out a new data transfer deal, but have [...]
In 2016, many business owners are still resisting the push towards fully incorporating Internet of Things (IoT) devices into their company. However, according to a study done by McAfee, the network of devices that constitutes the IoT is set to grow at a staggering rate over the next few years. The world is fast moving towards the notion of a smart society with technology running our lives. There is much to be garnered from the [...]
Late last year, Google announced Accelerated Mobile Pages to help publishers create mobile web pages that load more quickly than sites traditionally do on mobile.
It’s all about the user experience, says Google. But the reality is a little different.
Facebook’s massive user numbers is forcing publishers to publish more and more content inside its walled garden.
Facebook’s Instant Articles is effectively its play for a ‘closed’ content distribution solution where publishers post most [...]
Developments in technology are accelerating at a huge rate. To deliver efficient and effective advertising, brands need to keep up with this pace; but how can they maintain the level of expertise required? Antti Pasila (pictured below), CCO and founder, Kiosked, tells ExchangeWire that, according to Kiosked’s research, agency skill sets are in great demand with brand marketers.
Flashing, blinking, desktop somersaulting and noisy ads are irritating and can raise the blood pressure of the calmest among us. Think about the [...]
ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, head of research and analysis, ExchangeWire. In this week’s edition: UK adspend grows 7% in Q3; Paid search growth down 12%; and 70% believe audience recognition will be key focus area in 2016.
UK advertising expenditure grows 7%
Isobar China Partners With UnionPay to Co-develop DMP & DSP; GroupM Galvanises AU Publishers to Improve Viewability
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Isobar China partners with UnionPay to develop DMP & DSP; GroupM galvanises AU publishers in bid to improve viewability; J. Walter Thompson & Mirum launches social unit in Singapore; 37% of AU mobile consumers will accept ads for rewards; Mindshare appoints APAC investment chief; and Taiwan’s Appier gets chief data scientist.
Isobar China partners UnionPay to develop DMP [...]
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With malvertising reportedly rising over 300% in the last year – and with ad fraud widely reported to be at least a 10-times bigger threat than identity theft – cleaning up the next biggest cybercrime, internet advertising, should be everybody’s priority. Mikko Kotila (pictured below), principal, botlab.io, tells ExchangeWire how advertising technology is a threat to internet security and general society.
Many national economies rely on consumption as the primary driver for GDP. Production, and therefore employment, are associated with demand for products; [...]
Yahoo’s big news to Wall Street, in its Q4 earnings, was the announcement that it is cutting 15% of its workforce; and looking to reduce costs by USD$400m (£277.6m) by the end of the year. Its Q4 results were in line with Wall Street analysts’ expectations. The company posted fourth-quarter earnings of USD$1.27bn (£881.5m) in revenue; but reported a full year loss of USD$4.44bn (£3.05bn) due to a goodwill impairment – mostly coming from the write-down of the lame duck [...]
Can APAC firms dedicate resources to own and run their own DMPs? How much value will it bring to their business, and how will they make the platform available to any agency or activation channel? These are questions brands, publishers, and agencies should ask themselves before deciding if they should, and are ready to, build their own DMPs, according to Lotame Asia-Pacific Managing Director Alex Sibois. Noting that it involves a complex piece of technology, deploying a DMP will prove challenging unless [...]