Shifts Come To Oath’s Top Ad Tech Brass

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Oath is switching things up within its ad and platform executive ranks. The company has named Tim Mahlman president of advertising and publisher strategy, Oath revealed Tuesday. Mahlman replaced Bob Lord as president of AOL’s platform business in June 2016 and has manned AOL’s publisher and ad platform strategy since. Rohit Chandra becomes head ofContinue reading »

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Verizon Global Media Head Marni Walden To Exit, Oath CEO Tim Armstrong To Report To Verizon Boss

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Marni Walden, EVP and president of global media and the highest-ranking female executive at Verizon, will step down and move into an advisory position as of Dec. 31. She will leave the company in February, according to a Verizon SEC filing dated Sept. 28. Company CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed the news late Wednesday, stating thatContinue reading »

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Oath’s Revenue Chief Charts A Path For Verizon’s Ad Tech And Publisher Brands

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John DeVine, Oath’s newly minted CRO, faces a steep challenge in integrating Yahoo and AOL’s sales organizations. “Priority one is cultural alignment and making sure we have clarity on who our clients are and where we’ll win in the marketplace,” DeVine told AdExchanger. “We’re going through the process now to bring the two sales teamsContinue reading »

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How M&A Impacts The Remaining DSPs

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For the independent demand-side platform (DSP) market, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. On the one hand, it’s unlikely any new scaled DSPs will enter the market. The costs to build a competitive platform – nine digits off the bat and another eight digits per year in operational costsContinue reading »

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The Top 10 Programmatic Publishers

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By Sarah Sluis, Kelly Liyakasa and Alison Weissbrot Some publishers excel in programmatic in ways that make buyers take notice. The best way to stand out in programmatic is by integrating sales teams so it’s easy to buy programmatically and direct with a single conversation. Smart publishers don’t create incentives that make salespeople push directContinue reading »

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