Oracle, Salesforce, Adobe, TTD, Oath, Indie SSPs, Roku And LiveRamp Must Come Together

“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 Jay Friedman, president and partner at Goodway Group. For media buyers today, ad tech platforms can be bucketed into two categories: the must-haves and nice-to-haves. For many, Google, Facebook and AmazonContinue reading »

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Roku’s Scott Rosenberg: Inside The Rise Of The Platform Business Powerhouse

Just a few years ago, Roku focused on getting devices into as many households as possible. But at a certain point, Roku realized it had to do more to innovate and stay relevant in the over-the-top (OTT) battleground for ad dollars. Since then Roku has become an advertising titan. In its Q2 earnings call lastContinue reading »

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AT&T Closes AppNexus Acquisition; Facebook Restores Crimson Hexagon Data Access

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Retired, But Not Resting Justice Department appeal or not, AT&T is full steam ahead with its advertising platform plans. AT&T’s advertising and analytics group, run by Brian Lesser, officially closed its acquisition of AppNexus on Wednesday. Brian O’Kelley, co-founder and CEO of AppNexus, willContinue reading »

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Podcast: Content Marketing Needs An Arbiter

AdExchanger Talks is a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. This episode of AdExchanger Talks is supported by Tealium. When, at age 18, Anda Gansca left her home in Transylvania, Romania, to study at Stanford, she had two passions: data science and political philosophy. Data science won out, and she went on to launch Knotch, a companyContinue reading »

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Inc. Mag’s Revenue Survey Indicates Slowing Growth In Ad Tech

Ad tech, where art thou? Inc. Magazine released its annual Inc. 5000 revenue survey on Wednesday, with few well-known ad tech companies hitting the ranks. The list, which tracks the three-year revenue growth of indie companies, had numerous social mar tech and mobile marketing platforms with a few newbie programmatic agencies and old-school digital adContinue reading »

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RevJet Closes $21 Million Series A Raise With Plans To Invest In AI

RevJet wants to be an operating system for the customer experience, and it’s using a $21 million Series A round to get there. Total funding for the four-year-old startup, which helps marketers manage, test and optimize their digital advertising across touchpoints, is now $30 million. The round, revealed Wednesday, was led by private equity firmContinue reading »

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Should Ad Tech Panic Over The California Privacy Protection Act Now Or Later?

“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 Gary Kibel, a partner in the digital media, technology and privacy practice group at Davis & Gilbert. When the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed and enacted, US adContinue reading »

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Explosions Across Ad Tech: Signs Of Consolidation Or Growth?

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Erik Requidan, vice president of programmatic strategy at Intermarkets. We keep hearing about consolidation, but if you look at the recent Lumascapes, it’s clear there are actually more ad tech companies than ever before.Continue reading »

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Banks And Retailers Track Your Every Move; Spotify Poised To Surpass Pandora

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Pulse On The Finger Banks and merchants are increasingly using online tools to track physical browsing habits on their sites and apps. “The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facialContinue reading »

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Can Digital Audio Be Big For Branding? Bacardi Experiments With SoundCloud To Find Out

Bacardi sees a big branding opportunity in digital audio. The rum brand turned to SoundCloud to launch an experiential activation with electronic music trio Major Lazer as part of an ongoing campaign that centers on music and dance. Starting Tuesday, artists from the US, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico can upload Bacardi-inspired tracks to SoundCloudContinue reading »

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