Adobe Will Buy Marketo For $4.75 Billion

Adobe said Thursday it has agreed to acquire the B2B marketing platform Marketo for $4.75 billion. It’s the biggest deal in Adobe’s history. And the cloud technology giant may be shelling out so much because Marketo’s B2B category strength could help as Adobe moves into media buying and ecommerce, à la TubeMogul and Magento, whereContinue reading »

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Google Ads SVP Ramaswamy Defends Data Practices At Irish Summit

Consumers’ mistrust of data-driven advertising has reached a crisis point, and they must be reminded of the value they’re getting in exchange, said Google SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy at the Data Summit in Dublin Wednesday evening. “It’s up to all of us to confront the crisis in front of us,” Ramaswamy toldContinue reading »

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Trivago Takes A Vacation From Manual Data Input With Datorama

Brands that run advanced analytics in-house know they aren’t just owning campaign measurement – they’ll have to mine data from scores, if not hundreds, of vendors, publishers and partners. Trivago’s marketing team was bogged down managing the sheer number of API plugins and rationalizing data from disparate sources. Across the advertising and analytics group, 40Continue reading »

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Will Ad Tech M&A Derail The Advertising ID Consortium?

Development of the Advertising ID Consortium, a shared cookie-based ID service for programmatic companies, has stalled as two of the key backers, AppNexus and LiveRamp, undertake protracted M&A processes. The consortium is still moving forward, according to sources with knowledge of the nonprofit group’s product development, but the already complicated politics of ‘co-opetition’ are exacerbatedContinue reading »

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Oath Chief Tim Armstrong To Leave Verizon At End Of Year: Read His Exit Email

The writing was on the wall, but now it’s written in ink: Oath honcho Tim Armstrong will leave Verizon at the end of the year. Current Oath president and COO K. Guru Gowrappan was named as the new CEO, Verizon said in a release. Armstrong will aid in the transition. When Armstrong joined the telcoContinue reading »

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IPhones Are Apple’s Priority – But Is Its Advertising Biz Coming Back?

There’s always fanfare when Apple releases its new iPhones every September, as the company is expected to do at its annual hardware event in Cupertino on Wednesday. But away from the pomp of its hardware launch, Apple has been working behind the scenes to boost its growing software and services business – one that marketContinue reading »

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AdBlock Plus Parent Eyeo Ventures Into Programmatic

The German software company eyeo GmbH, which owns Adblock Plus (ABP) and created the Acceptable Ads whitelisting program, will launch its first programmatic technology for reaching ad-blocking audiences on Wednesday. The Acceptable Ads Exchange (AAX) has been in in alpha testing since February with three DSPs – one in the US and two in EuropeContinue reading »

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Is Verizon Still Interested In Addressable Advertising?

The Wall Street Journal’s revelation Friday that Tim Armstrong, leader of Verizon’s Oath media and advertising group, is in talks to depart the company is in stark contrast with the elevation of media and advertising at its biggest competitor AT&T. When Verizon first assembled Oath, many industry insiders wondered if it would create a newContinue reading »

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Why Google And The IAB Europe Haven’t Been Able To Resolve Online Consent

The advertising technology ecosystem has been waiting for Google to implement the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF), a protocol for collecting consent and conveying it to intermediaries for data-driven advertising. Google and IAB Europe have been negotiating for almost three months about how to reconcile their technology and interpretations of consent for GDPR,Continue reading »

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Can Criteo CEO JB Rudelle Adapt To The Changing Media Environment?

With the rapid pace of change in the advertising technology industry, a couple of years can seem like a generation of change. Which is why it was a surprise to see JB Rudelle, Criteo’s founder and CEO until 2016, return as chief executive in April, retaking the reins a month before the implementation of GDPR.Continue reading »

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