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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Snap Misses Revenue Expectations And Struggles To Grow Its User Base

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Snap again came in below analysts’ expectations for its Q2 earnings announced on Thursday. Year-over-year, revenue grew 153% to $181.7 million in Q2 and 200% to $331 million for the half year. Quarter-over-quarter, revenue was up roughly 21%. Analysts expected Q2 revenue to clock in at $186 million. Daily active users (DAUs) grew 21% year-over-yearContinue reading »

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At AppNexus, Buy Side Falls By The Wayside

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As its sell-side business takes off due to the success of its Prebid open source wrapper, AppNexus’ buy-side operation is treading water relative to rivals such as The Trade Desk. Now the company is considering downplaying it further. In recent months, AppNexus executives have pondered using parts of its buy-side business as a bargaining chipContinue reading »

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Facebook Is Expelling Unintentional Clicks From Its Garden

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Ever click on an ad by mistake? You and the rest of internet-connected humanity. On Tuesday, Facebook said it’s going to stop counting those errant clicks in its reporting for ads served through Audience Network and start barring publishers from including clickable white space in the background of their native ads. Beginning next week, ifContinue reading »

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Lorne Brown, New CEO Of Sintec Media, Eyes TV’s Future

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Lorne Brown, former CEO of Operative and president of SintecMedia, will ascend to the CEO position at Sintec Media. Outgoing CEO Amotz Yarden will assume a seat on the board. As CEO, Brown plans to continue executing the vision he and Yarden laid out last November when SintecMedia acquired Operative for $200 million, about sixContinue reading »

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Does AT&T Have What It Takes To Be The Next Telco With Serious Ad Tech Chops?

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AT&T just hired an ad platform whiz kid to take charge of its new TV and video ad business – but that’s the easy part. On Friday, AT&T revealed that Brian Lesser, GroupM’s CEO of North America, will helm a new business unit so the telco can attempt to realize the potential of its vast deterministicContinue reading »

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Rubicon Lowers Fees As Q2 Revenue Slides 39%

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 Rubicon Project has been steadily lowering its take rate over the past year to make its tech more appealing to publishers and buyers, who have pushed back against hidden fees. During its earnings call Tuesday, the company revealed that the declining take rates are one part of its strategy to offer the most value forContinue reading »

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User Counts And Revenue Tumble At Twitter

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Twitter’s revenue and user growth story – especially US user growth – is grounded in a harsh reality. Overall revenue for the quarter came in at $574 million, down 5% year over year. Ad revenue was also down 8% on a YoY basis, clocking in at $489 million. This is the third quarter in aContinue reading »

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Sovrn CEO Explains Why He Laid Off 14% Of Workforce

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Sovrn CEO Walter Knapp sat down in a conference room on June 27 and told 27 staffers it would be their last day. Knapp told AdExchanger the layoffs were proactive. Before the layoffs, the company had grown from 50 people to more than 250 staffers in two years. It raised $18 million in August 2015,Continue reading »

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Facebook Shares More Audience Data Via Carefully Controlled ‘Clean Rooms’

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Ask Facebook for access to its data and the official answer is going to be, “Nope.” But under certain circumstances, a limited number of advertisers and agencies are tapping into impression-level Facebook campaign delivery data, AdExchanger has learned. The data-sharing arrangements are euphemistically referred to as “clean rooms.” These clean rooms are safe spaces whereContinue reading »

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