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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Criteo Revenue And Shares Are Up, But GDPR And ITP Still Loom Large

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Criteo stock shot up Wednesday morning after the French advertising technology company reported revenues of $674 million in the final quarter of 2017, a 19% gain from the same period the year before, and a 27% jump in gross profits for the year. The Q4 revenue numbers came in at the top end of Criteo’sContinue reading »

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Why Ad Tech And Agencies Are Turning To Employee Data Science Courses

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At M&C Saatchi Mobile, a senior media planner who once created up to 25 reports per week coded a solution to generate those reports from Excel with just a click. The move saved the planner about an hour and a half per week, and now the code is scaled for others to use. The plannerContinue reading »

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Why Criteo Is Battling Fierce Headwinds In 2018

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Criteo has always been something of an ad tech enigma. That French retargeting virtuoso, the golden child of Wall St. as the markets soured on advertising technology. But nothing gold can stay. And now Criteo has its work cut out to convince investors that the company can grow in the face of browser anti-tracking updates, namelyContinue reading »

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Criteo Stock Hit Hard, As Apple iOS Update Limits Its Ability To Track Safari Users

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Criteo’s stock plummeted nearly 27% midday Thursday, as the ad tech company revised its Q4 business outlook in the wake of Apple’s latest iOS browser update. Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) feature, designed to limit ad tracking on Safari browsers by crippling third-party cookies, will create more kinks for ad tech giant Criteo than itContinue reading »

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Apple’s Safari Tracking Changes Costs Criteo $1M In Q3, And Could Cost A Minimum Of $20M In Q4

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There’s a storm cloud darkening Criteo’s sunny Q3 earnings (33% YoY growth ex-TAC to $234 million), in the form of Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) feature, which went into effect Sept. 19. [More AdExchanger coverage.] ITP cost Criteo a little less than $1 million in Q3, but that number is expected to grow as iOS 11Continue reading »

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Criteo Sees New Products And Growth In Data Cooperatives

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Criteo on Friday released a suite of products, including audience matching and customer prospecting, as well as a new policy beginning in the fourth quarter to give buyers and DSPs impression-level transparency into every unit of inventory. At the heart of Criteo’s string of product releases this year is a newfound willingness among retailers andContinue reading »

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Podcast: Criteo CEO Eric Eichmann Defies Gravity

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Welcome to AdExchanger Talks, a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. Clocking at 44 minutes, the latest episode of AdExchanger Talks with Criteo CEO Eric Eichmann is our longest yet. Pardon our loquaciousness, but there was just so much to talk about. Criteo is one of the high flyers in the data-driven marketing space, with aContinue reading »

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Ad Trade Groups Sound The Alarm As Apple Closes The First-Party Cookie Jar

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Six ad industry trade groups have called for Apple to rethink an upcoming change to Safari that will unilaterally block some first-party cookies. Apple’s Safari browser started blocking third-party cookies by default earlier this summer with the release of its Intelligent Tracking Prevention, a machine learning-based feature that discourages cross-site user tracking. But an extensionContinue reading »

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