The Big Story: The Strange Case Of The Vanishing Media Agencies

The Big Story is a breezy new podcast featuring a roundtable of AdExchanger editors talking about the biggest stories from the past week. It is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. The temperature is cooling, the leaves are falling and the skies are turning the color of slate. It’s a time for mystery. This weekContinue reading »

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As Dmexco Shrinks, It Must Decide Whether To Be A Regional Or International Show

Dmexco is shrinking, becoming less international and is evolving into a vendor showcase. Multiple industry vets told AdExchanger that the sprawling event, considered a must-attend conference along with CES and the Cannes Lions, felt like “sellers talking to sellers.” Many also noted a lack of agency presence. “There seems to be less in the way ofContinue reading »

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As Snap Goes Fully Programmatic, Its Sales Strategy Shifts To Consulting

Snap is reorienting its ad strategy in rocky waters. On Monday, Snap’s chief strategy officer, Imran Khan, said he was leaving the company he helped take public four years earlier. Khan’s departure came shortly after the company reported in its Q2 earnings that its daily active viewers had dipped by 3 million, even as revenueContinue reading »

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Dmexco 2018: What To Expect After The Shakeup

The Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference (Dmexco) kicks off Wednesday in Cologne, Germany, the first event since its main organizer parted ways with the conference’s co-founders. That led some marketers to question the future of the conference and if it would remain a “must-attend” among the ranks of CES and Cannes Lions. But it seemsContinue reading »

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Dmexco Future Murky In Wake Of Founder Fallout

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Will Dmexco become a no-go? Late last week, the organizers of the Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference (Dmexco) in Germany abruptly severed ties with the show’s two co-founders, Christian Muche and Frank Schneider, sparking concerns over Dmexco’s future. Reports alleged that Dmexco’s organizer and the event’s trademark holders had parted ways with Muche and Schneider’s consultingContinue reading »

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Dmexco Conference Organizer Fires Its Co-Founders

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The organizers of the Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference (Dmexco) have abruptly parted ways with the conference’s co-founders, Christian Muche and Frank Schneider. In a memo dated Nov. 2, the conference’s organizer, Koelnmesse, extended its partnership with the show’s trademark holder, the German Association for the Digital Economy (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft or BVDW), and cutContinue reading »

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Acxiom’s European Privacy Officer (Mostly) Demystifies GDPR

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will become law next May, is stressing out the marketing industry. “I have a feeling that people are just scared,” Acxiom’s European privacy officer, Sachiko Scheuing, told AdExchanger at Dmexco in Cologne, Germany. That fear may be preventing many advertisers from speaking up in the debate overContinue reading »

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Dmexco: Jack Dorsey On Twitter’s Ability To Make Money

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WPP CEO Martin Sorrell called out Twitter’s revenue potential – along with the social platform’s positioning amid Google and Facebook’s ad dominance – in an interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey onstage at Dmexco in Germany on Wednesday. “Twitter does not seem to have achieved the prominence Twitter [and the industry] would want,” Sorrell said.Continue reading »

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