Amazon Eyes Game Ads; Snapchat Shows Pay Off For One Publisher

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here Game On  Amazon is making a big push into game advertising, if recent job postings spotted by Business Insider are any indication. “We’re looking for the right hands-on engineer to work on a disruptive advertising system set to revolutionize customer acquisition for gamers,” accordingContinue reading »

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How Advertisers Are Using Twitch To Reach People Who Hate Ads

If Amazon-owned Twitch reaches its goal this year of – according to Bloomberg – doubling its ad sales revenue to $1 billion, it has quite a lot to offer but a lot it must still do. On the plus side, Twitch, the popular video streaming platform that boasts more than 15 million daily active users,Continue reading »

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Google Hooks Up With Unity To Entice Advertisers With Sweet, Sweet Game Supply

Google is going full-court press on universal app campaigns (UAC) through a partnership with Unity Technologies, a company that makes development tools for game creators. Starting Thursday, Unity’s more than 10 million developers have access to advertiser demand from AdMob via a direct integration. It’s the first partnership of this nature between Google and aContinue reading »

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Machine Zone Shuts Down Its DSP, Lays Off 125 Employees, Including Media Buyers

Machine Zone’s (MZ) experiment with homegrown ad tech is over. The gaming company shuttered Cognant, an internal demand-side platform created in 2016 to help MZ’s media buying team plan, create, buy, optimize and measure marketing campaigns. MZ laid off the entire Cognant team in June, as well as around half of its in-house media buyers,Continue reading »

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Twitch: Any Experience Is Streamable – But Not Everything Is Monetizable

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A few years ago, when Twitch CRO Jonathan Simpson-Bint would walk into meetings with agencies and advertisers, they’d cock a dubious eyebrow. “That many people engage on Twitch? You’ve got to be kidding.’ That was the reaction,” said Simpson-Bint, who’s been with Twitch since 2011, three years before Amazon acquired the social gaming and liveContinue reading »

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