NYIAX And Rebel AI Team Up To Support A Blockchain Ad Model

The blockchain-based advertising marketplace NYIAX on Friday announced new leadership appointments and a partnership with Rebel AI, another blockchain ad tech startup, as it looks to scale. Bill Wise, the CEO of Mediaocean, has gone from a NYIAX adviser to executive chairman of the board and Richard Bush, formerly the company product chief, is beingContinue reading »

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Ansira Chief Daina Middleton On Being A Female CEO: ‘It’s Not About A Paycheck, But Being In A Position To Make Change’

This is the latest installment in “PII,” a series featuring the talent that makes the wheels turn in our data-driven advertising world.  Daina Middleton rose to the top at a time when there weren’t many female leaders in marketing. Before her current role as CEO of CRM agency Ansira, Middleton spent 16 years working across marketingContinue reading »

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Hopper Doesn’t Play By The Book On Mobile User Acquisition

Airfare and hotel prediction app Hopper is different from other travel booking services. When you download Hopper, the app tells you not to buy anything. And that’s because Hopper acquires users at the top of the funnel. “We’re looking for people who are just browsing on social, people who aren’t necessarily looking for a flightContinue reading »

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Taking Control Of Your Publisher Reputation

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Rachel Parkin, senior vice president of strategy and sales at CafeMedia. Imagine if every impression could find its perfectly matched buyer. Demand-side platforms (DSPs) are the ultimate gatekeepers for screening inventory, but publishers onlyContinue reading »

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Post-GDPR, Clients Will Own Data And Agencies Must Get Creative

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by John Snyder, CEO at Grapeshot. The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides impetus for brands to take a stronger hand in the stewardship of the data that will beContinue reading »

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Comic: Sorrell Out

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WPP Denies Break Up; Court Tosses Axel Spring Suit

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Business As Usual WPP’s interim leadership is denying reports that it will break up the company as a result of CEO Martin Sorrell’s exit. “We don’t believe this makes sense,” co-Chief Operating Officer Mark Read told staff in a memo Thursday. “WPP is aContinue reading »

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Podcast: Kavata Mbondo Stays In The Picture

Welcome to AdExchanger Talks, a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. Kavata Mbondo presided over Time Inc.’s ad business during a period of dramatic upheaval for traditional media companies. When she started there, the iPhone didn’t exist, Facebook was a young scrapper and programmatic wasn’t quite a thing. Mbondo recently left Time Inc. for a newContinue reading »

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AT&T’s Stephenson Takes The Stand In DOJ Suit, Citing Need For Data-Driven Ad Business

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson testified on Thursday in defense of the company’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, which is being contested as an antitrust violation by the Justice Department. Stephenson reiterated AT&T’s defense that without strong content to incorporate into its mobile, streaming and linear distribution, the telco is being left behind by onlineContinue reading »

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Publicis Sees Opportunity In Facebook SNAFUs And GDPR, Despite Unknowns

Despite consumer outrage aimed at Facebook, Publicis Groupe’s sentiment about the platform is status quo. “The impact is not material on our business in the short or medium term,” said Steve King, CEO of Publicis Media, on the holding company’s Q1 2018 earnings call Thursday. “Facebook is a very important partner to us. They haveContinue reading »

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