Ad Buyers Dig Twitter Video; More Facebook Vulnerabilities

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Time To Shine Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes took the stand today during the federal antitrust trial to defend his company’s $85 billion sale to AT&T. His rationale for the merger? Without powerful data and distribution across mobile and streaming media, Time Warner wasContinue reading »

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Martin Sorrell’s Legacy, WPP’s Future

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. WPP Breakup What will WPP do without CEO Martin Sorrell? One school of thought, highlighted by Bloomberg, predicts a board-led breakup of WPP’s more than 400 operating companies as it “loses the man holding the empire together.” Kantar is the most obvious target forContinue reading »

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Nielsen Stands To Gain In Restrictive 3P Data Climate; Maven Courts Publishers

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Long On Nielsen Dan Salmon, a BMO Capital Markets equity research analyst, upgraded Nielsen from market perform to outperform, an “opportunistic call” based on Nielsen’s clients’ growing need to measure and verify third-party data and online media. “We believe tightening regulations on open internetContinue reading »

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Martin Sorrell’s Exit; Facebook’s Missed Opportunity

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Exit Sorrell Martin Sorrell, who resigned on Saturday as CEO of WPP Group, is a singular figure in the industry and will not easily be replaced. His unique qualities were summed up nicely by anonymous “client and friend” quoted in this morning’s Axios emailContinue reading »

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Google’s Next EU Showdown; Oracle’s Moat Adds Capabilities

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Spirit Of Competition This summer, the EU is is expected to rule against Google in the most important of three antitrust cases levelled at the US tech giant by Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s top antitrust regulator, Reuters reports. Its aim is to stop Google’sContinue reading »

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Snap Tests Commerce; DoJ’s Star Witness Testifies

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Publisher Push Snap is testing a commerce feature allowing users to swipe on publishers’ Discover channels to buy products in the app’s Snap Store. Snapchat is looking for publisher monetization angles as news media companies split with Facebook, Digiday reports. The app recently beganContinue reading »

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IAB Tech Lab Simplifies Viewability; Nativo CEO Questions Facebook’s Vetting

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Open For Business The IAB Tech Lab made its Open Measurement SDK generally available Tuesday after a seven-month beta. App publishers are embracing it with open arms. To meet all buyers, apps previously needed as many SDK integrations as there were viewability vendors –Continue reading »

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Programmatic Is Still On The March; Counting Employees At Marketing Tech Firms

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Sunny Skies More than $46 billion, or roughly 83% of all digital display dollars, will be transacted programmatically this year. That’s up $10 billion from last year, according to eMarketer’s latest programmatic ad spend forecast. Private deals, including private marketplaces and programmatic direct, willContinue reading »

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AppNexus Waves Off MRC Accreditation For DSP; Another P&G Media Review

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. You Down With MRC? AppNexus lost its MRC accreditation and will not pursue reaccreditation for its DSP services. The company will separately look to reaccredit its publisher ad server business but is dropping its buy-side certification because of the cost and because it duplicatesContinue reading »

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Disney May Ditch FreeWheel For Google; Facebook’s Apology Tour

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Free Reign Disney may ditch Comcast-owned FreeWheel as its video ad tech provider in favor of Google, reports Mike Shields of Business Insider. If Disney were to pick Google, it’d be a blow to Comcast and a huge step for Google in its pursuitContinue reading »

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