DataXu Brings On 4As Vet To Strengthen Self-Serve Agency Relationships

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Demand-side platform (DSP) DataXu hired former 4As exec Peter Kosmala as its VP of platform solutions, the company said Friday. With Kosmala, who started in late July and will report to chief revenue officer Ed Montes, DataXu hopes to grow its self-serve business with agencies. “This is about forging even stronger relationships with a channelContinue reading »

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Podcast: Programmatic For The B2B Marketer

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Welcome to AdExchanger Talks, a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. “B2B always kind of follows B2C, whether it’s the use of video, social media or commerce,” Dun & Bradstreet CEO Bob Carrigan says in the latest episode of AdExchanger Talks. “And programmatic is moving aggressively now into the B2B space.” The problem: It’s hard forContinue reading »

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CNN And Volvo Hope Their Upcoming VR Ad Campaign Eclipses Conventional Advertising

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It’s still unclear how 360-degree video or virtual reality will affect media and advertising long-term since many brands and networks are still in the experimental stage. But CNN and Volvo hope to up the ante during next Monday’s solar eclipse. The news broadcaster and automaker collaborated on four pieces of branded content that will live-streamContinue reading »

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2>3: Why Second-Party Data Is More Valuable Than Third-Party But Activated Less Today

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Ameet Shah, senior director of global technology, publisher and data strategy at Prohaska Consulting. Marketers and publishers want access to more quality data to scale beyond their respective first-party data, yet they often overlookContinue reading »

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Comic: Media Totality

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A weekly comic strip from AdExchanger that highlights the digital advertising ecosystem… AdExchanger: Origins AdExchanger: Crisis In Ad City (Part I) AdExchanger: Crisis In Ad City (Part II) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part I) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part II) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part III) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (The Conclusion) AdExchanger: Angels And Startups AdExchanger: Rumble InContinue reading »

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The Persistence Of Last Click; SoftBank’s Spray-And-Pray Tech Investments

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Right Touch Why do marketers still rely on last-click attribution to measure purchases? Well, because multitouch attribution is hard. Buyers have trouble bringing together the data they get from multiple demand-side platforms, which often have duplicative insights. And walled gardens leave huge gapsContinue reading »

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GroupM Sets Its Own Viewability Standards For Social In-Feed Ads

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WPP’s media-buying unit GroupM on Thursday unveiled its own global viewability standard for display and video ads on social media feeds. Display ads must be 100% in view for one second before a user scrolls past to count as viewable. Video ads still have to be 100% in view, but can be initiated as autoplayContinue reading »

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Facebook Lets Advertisers Unbundle Their In-Stream Video Buys

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Facebook is giving advertisers a bit more control over how they buy in-stream video ads within the news feed, through Audience Network and on Watch, its newly launched video tab. In the past, advertisers that wanted to purchase in-stream placements delivered into ad breaks were required to run them in the news feed. Starting Thursday,Continue reading »

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Grindr Is Using Its Massive User Base To Launch A Publication For LBGTQ Millennials

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The LGBTQ dating app Grindr’s 3 million daily users spend almost an hour per day on the platform, according to the company. But some advertisers steer clear of dating traffic due to concerns of brand safety. And Grindr’s audience includes subscribers who pay for ad-free experiences. So Grindr branched out by creating lifestyle publication Into,Continue reading »

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RetailMeNot Shifts Its Linear TV Spend To Digital Video

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After years of investing in brand-building tactics on TV, RetailMeNot, which was acquired for $630 million by payment processor Harland Clarke and went private in April, is moving its working media budget into digital video. That’s not to say RetailMeNot is entirely abandoning TV, since the broadcast medium drives brand lift during periods when thereContinue reading »

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