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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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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Criteo’s Attempts To Broaden Its Portfolio Stymie Growth For Now

Criteo has lowered its full-year revenue guidance as it seeks to evolve its pricing model, the company said during its Q2 earnings call Wednesday. Other headwinds, like mobile privacy policies and GDPR regulations, did affect Criteo’s revenues as dramatically. The company initially anticipated growth between 3% to 8% and now expects growth to be flat.Continue reading »

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P&G Puts Working Media Back To Work

Procter & Gamble’s overall advertising budget is still decreasing as the company pulls back on agency fees and services, but the world’s biggest ad spender has begun to return spend to working media, CEO David Taylor told investors during the company’s earnings call on Tuesday. P&G has spent more than a year pushing new digitalContinue reading »

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Sizmek Revamps The Rocket Fuel DSP – But Does The World Need Another Buying Platform?

Many in the ad tech industry view demand-side platforms (DSPs) as commodities. Sizmek is hoping to prove otherwise, as it took the wraps off a revamped buying platform Tuesday. Made from the old Rocket Fuel DSP, the new offering, according to Sizmek CEO Mark Grether, has a more streamlined user interface than its previous iteration,Continue reading »

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Brand Safety Institute Aims To Smarten Up The Digital Ad Industry

It’s safe to say the ad industry has a thing for trade orgs. On Wednesday, a new one – the Brand Safety Institute (BSI) – opened its doors with the mission of helping advertisers, agencies and publishers get smart about managing brand safety issues. The group was co-founded by Neal Thurman, who was also recently appointed directorContinue reading »

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‘Phone Swap’ Content Unlocks Awareness For Boost Mobile On Snapchat

Boost Mobile’s recent campaign on Snapchat’s hit series “Phone Swap” went three levels deep to make its ads as seamless and relevant as possible – all the more important because they were among the app’s first unskippable ads. The ads ran on mobile phones while viewers watched the dating show where a potential couple tradesContinue reading »

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Alphabet Shrugs Off Fines And GDPR Concerns With Strong Revenue Growth

Alphabet’s second quarter revenue hit $32.7, a 26% jump from the same period last year, according to its earnings report on Monday. The advertising platform is “firing all cylinders,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai told investors, with ad revenue reaching $28.1 billion in Q2 2018, compared to $22.7 billion in Q2 2017. This is the secondContinue reading »

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Forrester Buys Its Way Into Technology And Software Subscription Sales

Forrester Research took its first steps into technology ownership on Tuesday with the acquisitions of customer data collection company FeedbackNow and GlimpzIt, a machine-learning and content recognition company. Forrester’s SEC filing said the deals will have insignificant effects on overall revenue and that through 2019 the stock-based compensation and acquisition and integration costs will rangeContinue reading »

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Who Will Buy LiveRamp? A List Of Favorites, And Dark Horses

When IPG acquired Acxiom’s managed services group, Marketing Solutions (AMS), for $2.3 billion last week, it marked the end of a five- months-long strategic review of the business – and the start of the next big sales review process with LiveRamp. Acxiom already had opened a strategic review of LiveRamp but was intent on sellingContinue reading »

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