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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Canada’s Consolidated Media Landscape Holds Lessons for US Advertisers

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Ed Crain, president at Kingstar Media. With AT&T facing a federal government appeal of its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, the headwinds facing the forces of media consolidation in the US may haveContinue reading »

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DOJ Charges Ahead With AT&T Appeal; Facebook Is The No. 3 Mobile Browser

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Back To The Bench The US Justice Department is appealing the decision by Senior US District Court Judge Richard Leon to allow AT&T to acquire Time Warner. “Most legal observers believe the government faces an uphill battle in overturning the ruling,” reports The WallContinue reading »

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Three Things AT&T And AppNexus Must Do Next

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Frank Sinton, founder and CEO at Beachfront Media. AT&T’s move to acquire AppNexus is a strategic one to position the company within its growing digital footprint. While AT&T has long been one of theContinue reading »

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Why AT&T-Backed AppNexus Is Making A Move On Connected TV

AppNexus launched the first video advertising product for its demand-side platform (DSP) in late 2015. Over the next two years it built out its video offering to include a supply-side platform (SSP) solution, a video ad server, a video header bidding product and a connected-TV marketplace. With its acquisition by AT&T expected to close laterContinue reading »

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DOJ Appeals AT&T-Time Warner Ruling

Hold the phone, it ain’t over yet. One month after losing its case to block AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner, the Justice Department filed an appeal Thursday. In a statement, AT&T’s general counsel, David McAtee, sounded a bit baffled. “The Court’s decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based and well-reasoned,” he stated.Continue reading »

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Snap’s Predicament Has A Bright Side; Europe’s War On Silicon Valley

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Snap’s OK Instagram may have run away with Snap’s stories format, but – consolation prize! – Snap is benefiting from all the exposure. According to Digiday, Snap story ads are now seen as a great value, selling at CPMs of just $1.88 versus asContinue reading »

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AT&T’s Big Plans For HBO; Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ Ad Pitch

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Grow Big Or Go Home HBO is at a crossroads and its new corporate manager plans to make a change, a recording from a recent company-wide town hall meeting suggests. John Stankey, the AT&T executive who now oversees the Time Warner media properties, saysContinue reading »

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Who Will Buy LiveRamp? A List Of Favorites, And Dark Horses

When IPG acquired Acxiom’s managed services group, Marketing Solutions (AMS), for $2.3 billion last week, it marked the end of a five- months-long strategic review of the business – and the start of the next big sales review process with LiveRamp. Acxiom already had opened a strategic review of LiveRamp but was intent on sellingContinue reading »

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The In-House Hiring Challenge; NYT Covers TV Ad Tracking

Now Hiring The overarching trend of brands in-housing marketing technology operations isn’t great for agencies and tech vendors. But one thing working in their favor is the challenge many brands now face securing top programmatic and data-driven talent. The pharmaceutical giant Bayer would like to more than double its 10-person programmatic and analytics team, butContinue reading »

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