Why Ad Tech Exits Fail

“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 Corey Ferengul, board member at Hyde Park Angels. Welcome to 2019. Every ad tech company seems to be for sale and, unfortunately, most efforts will fail. While ad tech has gottenContinue reading »

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Majority of Twitch Esports Viewers Use Platform Every Day, Nielsen Report Shows

A Nielsen survey released Thursday suggests esports watchers are a prime target for advertisers, but old strategies won’t work on them. The 2018 Nielsen Esports Fan Insights report includes behavior data from hundreds of esports gamers collected over the last year. These fans watched and participated in games like “League of Legends,” “Overwatch League,” “Fortnite”Continue reading »

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TV: The Biggest Opportunity For DTC Brands’ Continued Growth

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Terence Kawaja, founder and CEO at LUMA Partners. Allbirds. Warby Parker. Brandless. Peloton. Dollar Shave Club. Over the past several years, an explosion of relatively young startups has garnered significant market share from majorContinue reading »

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Accenture Interactive To Acquire Adaptly; Wider Adoption For IAB Measurement SDK

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Adapting Accenture Interactive will acquire Adaptly, an ad tech and programmatic services company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Adaptly has 150 employees and has raised $13 million in funding. Adaptly should help Accenture Interactive “enable workflow, improve quality assurance and reallyContinue reading »

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Hulu Will Finally Open A Self-Serve PMP – Is It Because It’s Growing Too Fast To Meet Demand?

On Jan. 1, 2019, Hulu will release a self-serve private marketplace that will allow advertisers to bid on Hulu inventory without going through the additional steps of working with Hulu’s sales team. Instead, advertisers can use their own DSPs or trading desks to plug into the marketplace. The PMP will initially house standard 30-second spots,Continue reading »

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Tim Castree Named CEO Of GroupM North America

GroupM said Wednesday that Wavemaker global CEO Tim Castree has been named CEO of GroupM North America. Castree does not yet have a successor and will stay on in an advisory role at Wavemaker until a replacement is named. Castree’s big task will be to get GroupM back to growth in North America, its slowestContinue reading »

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Integral Ad Science Brings On Yahoo Exec Lisa Utzschneider As CEO

Integral Ad Science named Lisa Utzschneider as CEO Wednesday. She will start in January by performing a strategic analysis of the business and creating a growth plan for the verification company. After mulling an IPO, Integral Ad Science went the private equity route this summer when Vista Equity Partners bought a majority stake in theContinue reading »

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Does WPP’s New Strategy Signify The Recoupling Of Creative And Media?

Even before WPP’s restructuring announcement Tuesday, the holding company had already merged digital agency VML with creative agency Young & Rubicam, and digital agency Wunderman with creative agency J. Walter Thompson. It’s still unclear what that means for GroupM’s four large media agencies. WPP CEO Mark Read didn’t comment directly about the media buying arm,Continue reading »

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How Programmatic Is Reshaping J&J’s Shopper Marketing – Even For Non-Ecom Brands

Data and analytics are breaking down the walls between Johnson & Johnson’s shopper marketing and national marketing plans. Danielle Price manages shopper marketing and consumer promotions for J&J’s Aveeno brand after working as a J&J shopper marketing rep to Walmart. Her new job spans shopper marketing and national promotions, which used to be two roles,Continue reading »

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The Real Impact Of Data Breaches

“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 Maja Milicevic, co-founder and principal at Sparrow Advisers. Seemingly every few weeks news breaks of a new hacking scandal or high profile data breach. No industry is immune: Among theContinue reading »

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