Podcast: Survival Of The Fittest

Today in the podcast studio, Criteo COO Mollie Spilman talks about what makes companies survive and thrive in the ever-changing digital advertising business. Criteo was the emblem of the wild growth in programmatic marketing, and remains the second-largest publicly-traded ad tech companies with a valuation of $1.3B. In the five years since Spilman joined toContinue reading »

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Criteo Earnings Remain Flat As Browser Changes Spook Investors

Criteo’s revenues totaled $558 million in Q1 2019, a 1% decline from last year, though net profitability increased 1% to $21 million, the company said in its quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The core retargeting business outperformed forecasts, helping to keep revenue at a relative plateau, but Criteo’s non-retargeting businesses, like in-app advertising and audience onboarding,Continue reading »

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Criteo Starts To Stabilize As Retargeting Losses Continue

Criteo brought in $670 million in Q4 2018, beating expectations but still 1% below its revenue from the year before, the French ad tech leader reported Tuesday. Criteo’s earnings for the year were flat at about $2.3 billion. But CFO Benoît Fouilland said the stability is a positive sign, considering Criteo was coming out ofContinue reading »

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Criteo Revenue Drops As It Invests In Business Transformation

Criteo brought in $529 million in the past quarter, a 6% drop from the same period last year, the company disclosed in its Q3 earnings report Wednesday. The revenue drop is in line with Criteo’s previous forecast as it transitions from its traditional retargeting business to becoming a self-serve mobile platform. “We’ve been upfront aboutContinue reading »

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Criteo Loses Facebook Preferred Status; A Peek At Google’s Podcast Plans

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. A Retarget On Your Back Criteo shares fell on Friday after it was revealed the retargeting company had been removed from the Facebook marketing partner program, Bloomberg reported. The situation is not dire, since Criteo’s share of revenue from Facebook has dropped from 9%Continue reading »

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Can Criteo CEO JB Rudelle Adapt To The Changing Media Environment?

With the rapid pace of change in the advertising technology industry, a couple of years can seem like a generation of change. Which is why it was a surprise to see JB Rudelle, Criteo’s founder and CEO until 2016, return as chief executive in April, retaking the reins a month before the implementation of GDPR.Continue reading »

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Criteo’s Attempts To Broaden Its Portfolio Stymie Growth For Now

Criteo has lowered its full-year revenue guidance as it seeks to evolve its pricing model, the company said during its Q2 earnings call Wednesday. Other headwinds, like mobile privacy policies and GDPR regulations, did affect Criteo’s revenues as dramatically. The company initially anticipated growth between 3% to 8% and now expects growth to be flat.Continue reading »

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Analyst Brian Wieser Takes On Ad Tech’s ‘Big Two,’ Criteo And The Trade Desk

On Monday, Pivotal analyst Brian Wieser informed investors he will begin covering Criteo and The Trade Desk as his first ad tech stocks. Wieser covers large entities across the media and marketing sectors. His smallest previously was Interpublic Group, which has a $10 billion market cap. But when investors began asking him more about adContinue reading »

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Criteo Profits Are Up For Now, In Last Earnings Report Before GDPR

On Wednesday, Criteo reported revenue of $564 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 9% increase from the same period last year, with profits up 15% at $210 million. Criteo stock jumped after the earnings reports, as strong financials and its relatively optimistic outlook on GDPR and ePrivacy regulations in the European Union assuageContinue reading »

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AdRoll Rebrands, Splits Into B2B And B2C Divisions

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AdRoll reorganized on Tuesday by splitting its business into two parts: a new unit called RollWorks focused solely on B2B, and the legacy AdRoll business that services small to mid-size ecommerce companies. Each business division has its own P&L and sits under the newly formed parent holding company AdRoll Group. Toby Gabriner, current CEO ofContinue reading »

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