AdColony Cuts More Jobs, Doesn’t Plan To Hire A Permanent CEO

AdColony further trimmed its executive ranks this week in an effort to streamline the business and get to profitability. The mobile video ad network did away with at least five senior and mid-level roles in North America. AdColony’s former VP of performance, Tim O’Neil, who joined AdColony less than a year ago, was let goContinue reading »

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AppLovin To Hit A $1 Billion Run Rate Within The Year – But It’s Still Business As Usual

AppLovin is one of the most well-funded indie ad platforms out there – and it’s growing like a weed. The mobile ad network last year received $841 million in debt financing from Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. In 2014, AppLovin raised just $4 million in seed funding. Originally, Orient Hontai had intended to acquire a majorityContinue reading »

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AdColony CEO Will Kassoy Gets The Boot As Revenue Is Set To Tumble In Q4

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AdColony’s Q4 revenue is expected to drop 5-10% more than it did last quarter and CEO Will Kassoy is out, effective immediately. The news caps off a “disappointing” year for AdColony, according to a release late Thursday from parent company Otello Corp. (formerly Opera Software, which rebranded to Otello on Monday). Kassoy, who joined Otello/OperaContinue reading »

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PE And Private Investment Firm Team Up To Buy Mobile Video Ad Platform Beachfront Media

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Growth Catalyst Partners (GCP), a mid-market private equity a private investment firm, and PSP Capital, backed by former US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, have acquired a majority stake in mobile video ad platform Beachfront Media. The companies declined to disclose the deal terms. As a result of the transaction, Beachfront co-founder and CEO FrankContinue reading »

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AdColony Cuts 125 Jobs, Shuts Down AdMarvel Ad Server And Mediation Business

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AdColony will lay off more than 20% of its workforce and exit the mediation and ad-serving game in a bid to focus its business on programmatic. The mobile video ad company said Monday that it will shutter most of AdMarvel, the mobile ad tech company it acquired in 2010. The ad exchange portion of AdMarvelContinue reading »

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Interactive Mobile Video: Buffalo Wild Wings’ Secret Sauce

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Buffalo Wild Wings is leveraging interactive mobile video to extend its TV advertising efforts – and give consumers a chance to play with their food. The casual dining and sports bar chain worked with mobile video ad company AdColony to develop a game-like video ad experience featuring “Foodoo,” a voodoo doll with carrots for itsContinue reading »

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Facebook Lets Advertisers Unbundle Their In-Stream Video Buys

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Facebook is giving advertisers a bit more control over how they buy in-stream video ads within the news feed, through Audience Network and on Watch, its newly launched video tab. In the past, advertisers that wanted to purchase in-stream placements delivered into ad breaks were required to run them in the news feed. Starting Thursday,Continue reading »

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Moving Beyond The Same Old Metrics For Mobile Video

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Traditional video metrics aren’t really cutting it for advertisers, especially on mobile. Moat is making the attempt with its Video Score metric released in late November. Predicated on the notion that not every viewable impression is created equal, the metric aims to help properly measure digital video exposures across platforms by looking at how muchContinue reading »

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