Microsoft’s Rik van der Kooi Envisions A Post-Display Advertising World

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Rik van der Kooi, corporate VP of Microsoft advertising sales and marketing, will take the stage Jan. 19 to share Microsoft’s full vision for the future at Industry Preview in New York City. Microsoft is betting on “screenless advertising.” As voice-activated personal assistants like Cortana improve, consumers will use them not only for information, but to buyContinue reading »

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Mobile Data Platform Zeotap Scoops Up $12.7 Million In Series B

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Zeotap is banking on 2017 being the year that telcos make their impact on the advertising world. The mobile data platform and telco data onboarder revealed its $12.7 million Series B (12 million euros) on Tuesday, bringing its total funding to $20 million. Zeotap, whose clients include a number of the top carriers in India,Continue reading »

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Chief Creative Officers Should Live And Breathe Data

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“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 Sandro Catanzaro, co-founder and senior vice president of innovation and analytics at DataXu. We’ve come a long way since the Don Draper days of advertising, when creatives would drink ManhattansContinue reading »

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Salesforce Brings Commerce Cloud To Facebook; GroupM Wary Of Nielsen Total Content Ratings

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. Dynamic Commerce Salesforce has integrated its Commerce Cloud with Facebook Dynamic Ads. The integration will ensure that brands using Commerce Cloud will show “the most relevant, in-the-moment product ads in their Facebook or Instagram feeds,” Salesforce wrote in a blog post. Commerce Cloud will connect advertisers’Continue reading »

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Regulatory Challenges Stall Programmatic Pot

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It’s high time programmatic became available to the budding cannabis industry, which is projected to hit $8 billion by 2020, but regulatory hurdles have kept it from lighting up. Instead of examining the legal ramifications around cannabis marketing, many advertising platforms simply fall back on a blanket ban, said Paris Holley, chief technology officer ofContinue reading »

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Facebook Measurement: The Walled Garden Is Cracking A Window

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Brad Smallwood, VP of marketing science at Facebook, will take the stage Jan. 19 to talk all things measurement at Industry Preview in New York City. Facebook is at a crossroads in the way it relates to the media, thinks about monetization and measures ads. Right before Advertising Week, Facebook admitted to what became aContinue reading »

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The Era Of AI Will Be Ruled By UI

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“Managing the Data” is a new column about customer and audience data strategy written by longtime AdExchanger contributor Chris O’Hara.  In 1960, the US Navy coined a design principle: Keep it simple, stupid. When it comes to advertising and marketing technology, we haven’t enjoyed a lot of “simple” over the last dozen years or so. InContinue reading »

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Distribution Evolution: Biggest Barrier To Conversion Or Opportunity in Disguise?

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in programmatic TV and video. Today’s column is written by Jeremy Hines, a principal at Infinitive. With the development of addressable TV and dynamic ad insertion, the industry is making clear and tangible progress toward the long-discussed goal of convergence. But, at the sameContinue reading »

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Big Layoffs At AudienceScience; Publishers Get No Money For Instagram Stories

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. Different Direction Procter & Gamble’s preferred demand-side platform AudienceScience is laying off a quarter of its staff. Roughly 50 positions at the 200-person company will be cut, although it’s unclear which departments will receive the biggest blow. GeekWire had the news first. The cuts come shortlyContinue reading »

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How Cadreon’s Arun Kumar Connects The Dots Between Walled Gardens

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Walled gardens are cropping up across the digital ecosystem. “It’s just the way the world is going to be for the foreseeable future,” said Arun Kumar, global president at Cadreon. “I don’t see that changing.” As president of a global trading desk, it’s Kumar’s job to follow the consumer across these walls as he orContinue reading »

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