In First-Ever Earnings Call, Cardlytics Says It Hopes To Expand Beyond Bank-Owned Media

The payments data company Cardlytics, which went public in February, said in its first-ever earnings call Wednesday that it hopes to expand its advertising program and the marketing applications of its consumer spending data. Cardlytics had $35.6 million in revenue during the second quarter, up from $32.8 million during the same period last year. TheContinue reading »

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Podcast: Content Marketing Needs An Arbiter

AdExchanger Talks is a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. This episode of AdExchanger Talks is supported by Tealium. When, at age 18, Anda Gansca left her home in Transylvania, Romania, to study at Stanford, she had two passions: data science and political philosophy. Data science won out, and she went on to launch Knotch, a companyContinue reading »

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The Trade Desk Surges On Record Revenue – With No Sign of GDPR Slowdown

The Trade Desk recorded revenue of $112.3 million in Q2 2018, a 54% increase from the same period last year, according to the company’s earnings report released Thursday. That growth rate is identical to 2017’s annual growth rate, and the company’s retention rate topped 95% for the 18th consecutive quarter. On the company’s earnings call,Continue reading »

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Hacking Amazon: Agencies Create Workarounds For An Emerging Ad Giant

It’s no longer a secret that Amazon is becoming a dominant player in the digital advertising industry. It’s also no secret among agency buyers that Amazon’s platforms are notoriously difficult to use. While forgiving Amazon’s ad platform for being a work-in-progress, agencies complain of clunky interfaces, limited automation and minimal reporting granularity. The lack ofContinue reading »

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Roku’s Platform Business Grew 96% In Q2

Roku’s platform business, which encompasses advertising and subscription revenue, grew 96% in Q2 to $90 million. Roku’s ad business now makes up two-thirds of platform revenue, Scott Rosenberg, VP of advertising and audience development, said Wednesday during the company’s Q2 earnings call. Rosenberg didn’t break out a figure for ad revenue but said a majorityContinue reading »

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TransUnion Nabs MediaLink’s Matt Spiegel To Grow Its Digital Media Footprint

Credit bureau and consumer data provider TransUnion has hired digital ad veteran Matt Spiegel as EVP of digital marketing solutions. Revenue for that group, which provides in-market financial data and other custom targeting segments to marketers and data exchanges, expanded 21% in the second quarter to $55 million, about 10% of the company’s total revenue.Continue reading »

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How Marketing Budgets Could Get Caught In The Crosshairs Of Trump’s Trade War

Trump’s trade war is a game of high-stakes chicken that could hit advertising investment – but it’s not clear how. Escalating tariffs will affect different industries differently, but if the cost of manufacturing goods rises, CFOs are likely to shave whatever looks like a cost center. Marketing often fits that bill. On the flip side,Continue reading »

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What’s The Latest For Blockchain In Ad Tech?

Blockchain advertising technology has been surfing a hype cycle that’s brought blockchain and cryptocurrencies to mainstream attention. But are blockchain companies ready for the spotlight? And what work needs to be done before marketers or publishers can begin buying and selling media on blockchain-based platforms? “It reminds me of early days of programmatic when differentContinue reading »

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Omnicom Acquires Consulting Firm Credera

Omnicom said Thursday it had acquired Credera, a small management and technology consulting firm with offices in Denver, Dallas and Houston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Credera works with Fortune 500 companies including Southwest Airlines, Chili’s and The Container Store to build consumer tech platforms, integrate mar tech systems and consult on organizingContinue reading »

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Spotify Leaves AdsWizz Platform After Pandora Acquisition

Spotify has terminated its relationship with AdsWizz since Pandora acquired the programmatic audio platform for $145 million in March. Spotify confirmed the news Tuesday, shortly after Pandora’s second quarter earnings call. “We did sunset our partnership with AdsWizz,” said Spotify in an emailed statement to AdExchanger. “That being said, we remain dedicated to offering advertisersContinue reading »

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