Google Aligns With Consultants On Cloud As Marketing Converges With The Enterprise

Consulting firms like Deloitte and Accenture are forming mutually beneficial business partnerships with Google around selling the Google Cloud platform to enterprise customers. Deloitte and Google expanded their relationship at Google’s Next conference in April. The companies have a goal of driving billions of dollars of business to each other per year, said Tom Galizia,Continue reading »

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The Walled Gardens Are Eating Open Programmatic – Here’s How They Do It

Beyond the money they mint with their owned-and-operated inventory, Google, Facebook and Amazon are, each in their own way, bidding into nearly every programmatic auction that takes place across the open internet. Although programmatic is growing year over year, independent ad tech players are increasingly fighting over the remaining crumbs while the walled gardens cutContinue reading »

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Rubicon Project Built Demand Manager To Give Publishers More Control Over Open Web

Publishers want to control their header bidding – especially in light of Google Ad Manager’s changing rules and proprietary header bidding wrappers giving preference to their own demand. To serve this need, Rubicon Project built Demand Manager, tech that sits on top of the open-source wrapper Prebid. In addition to analytics and a rich UIContinue reading »

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OpenX Wants To Enable Facebook-Style Audience Buying On The Open Internet

OpenX is testing a platform called OpenAudience that lets advertisers buy using its identity graph, which includes access to unique data from its publishers. It plans to makes its identity graph-enabled buying generally available in Q3. This announcement is unusual in that exchanges like OpenX usually do not offer identity graphs that connect audience dataContinue reading »

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Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion For Potential FTC Fine

Facebook set aside $3 billion for a potential FTC fine, the company revealed Wednesday when it announced its first quarter earnings. Facebook estimates the fine, which stems from its privacy practices, could range from $3 billion to $5 billion. “We are focused on building out our privacy-focused vision for the future of social networking andContinue reading »

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Direct Response Advertisers Doubled Their Spend On Snapchat In Q1

Snap is seeing a nice bump from performance advertisers. The platform said Tuesday that its revenues from direct-response buyers doubled over the past year, although it did not break out a figure. Total revenue grew 39% year over year to $320 million, beating analyst expectations of $307 million. Snap’s success with performance advertisers is drivenContinue reading »

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Twitter Posts Unexpectedly Good Quarter, Plans To Go Big On DR This Year

Twitter is angling for its sliver of the performance advertising pie dominated by Facebook and Google. A top priority for the Twitter revenue team this year is to work on enhancing its Mobile App Promotion product, the company’s answer to app install ads. The opportunity is ripe, CFO Ned Segal told investors during an earningsContinue reading »

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Beeswax Ups Its Optimization Game

While most DSPs let marketers increase or decrease bids based on factors like time of day, Beeswax is upgrading that idea with a product that lets buyers optimize bids based on up to 40 factors from the bid requests. Bid Models, which graduated from beta Wednesday, uses multivariate bidding algorithms to help marketers find “pockets”Continue reading »

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The Ad Buyer’s Wish List For Snapchat’s TBD Audience Network

Snap teased an audience extension product called Snapchat Audience Network in early April, but the offering is still being baked and the beta likely won’t open until some point this summer. So, advertisers have to wait to find out how targeting will work outside of the Snapchat platform, what data will be available and whatContinue reading »

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