How Tremor Video DSP Broke Its Profitability Dry Spell

Tremor Video DSP is working out some growing pains. At the beginning of this year, Tremor regained profitability for the first time since it was spun off in August 2017 from the SSP that would become known as Telaria. Tremor operates as a business division within Taptica, the mobile ad tech company that acquired theContinue reading »

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Scaled Ad Platforms Vs. Smaller Custom Solutions: How To Strike The Right Balance

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Justin Scarborough, programmatic media director at PMG. As programmatic media enters its second decade – and a wave of consolidation, fire sales and amalgamations of ad tech stacks change theContinue reading »

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Can Publishers Enable A New Chapter For Modeled Data?

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Alessandro De Zanche, an audience and data strategy consultant. Today’s modeled data at scale is evolving rapidly, due to legal and technical limitations. It is frequently misrepresented and mis-sold, but there would be noContinue reading »

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Comic: “I just report the news.”

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 In Arbitrage PlazaContinue reading »

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NBCU Courts DTC Brands; Publicis CEO Says Consultants And Agencies Will Merge (Eventually)

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Going Direct NBCUniversal is gunning for direct-to-consumer dollars. Beginning next year, the broadcaster will add a roster of DTC brands with the agency Giant Spoon. “As these brands mature, they need to scale – and they are acknowledging to get that reach, there’s oneContinue reading »

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Ads.txt Curbed Unauthorized Inventory Sales. Could The Same Principles Defeat Bad Ads?

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Scott Moore, CEO and founder at Ad Lightning. An open ecosystem offers enormous benefits and has sped the pace of innovation in the digital ecosystem. This openness made digital advertisingContinue reading »

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BlockThrough Buys PageFair To Rework Its Ad Blocker Solutions Technology

The publisher tech startup Blockthrough, which specializes in retrieving revenue lost to ad blocking, acquired its rival and category pioneer PageFair on Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. PageFair was one of the first startups offering technology for publishers to counteract ad blocking, either by circumventing the ad blocker or by creating new direct audience agreements,Continue reading »

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Instagram Wants More Commerce On Its Platform, Adds Three Shopping-Related Features

Instagram is shopping for its share of holiday dollars. On Thursday, Facebook’s much-cooler sibling added three new features designed to help people browse, discover and save items more easily. A lot must happen before someone buys, and while shopping can be a by-product of spending time on Instagram, people aren’t there to fill their cartContinue reading »

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Advertiser Perceptions: How SSPs Can Win Market Share From Google

Google Ad Manager is the dominant SSP, according to Advertiser Perceptions’ 2018 Programmatic Intelligence Report. But, the 154 publishers surveyed also valued platforms in areas like proactively shared insights and reporting – categories where Google didn’t perform as well as its competitors. “Google is the clear leader,” said Kevin Mannion, chief strategy officer at AdvertiserContinue reading »

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Linear: An Overlooked Opportunity In The Evolving DSP Landscape

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Ramsey McGrory, chief revenue officer at Mediaocean. With The Trade Desk’s market cap at $5.25 billion (Stock: TTD) and MediaMath’s valuation topping $1 billion following its last funding round, leading traditional demand-side platforms (DSPs)Continue reading »

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