The Big Story: You Trust Me, Right?

The Big Story is a breezy new podcast featuring a roundtable of AdExchanger editors talking about the biggest stories from the past week. It is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. The complexity of digital advertising means it revolves around trust. At the same time, everyone has to make money. That basic tension leads toContinue reading »

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Martin Sorrell Bets Amazon Will Reach $100 Billion In Ad Spend

Martin Sorrell is bullish on Amazon. The platform will eventually reach $100 billion in ad spend, Sorrell, the CEO of S4 Capital and former WPP honcho, predicted Tuesday at AdExchanger’s Programmatic IO in New York City. He did not mention a timeline. In Amazon’s Q3 earnings in July, the company said it brought in $2.5Continue reading »

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Oath Intends To Keep Its Promise: ‘We’re At Scale Now’

Jay Seideman will present on programmatic best practices at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO New York conference on Oct. 15-16. AT&T’s new advertising and analytics unit, Xandr, is capturing the headlines and Amazon is on its way to making the duopoly a trio – but don’t count out Oath. The Verizon-owned digital media company is avidlyContinue reading »

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IPG’s Arun Kumar: Facebook’s Third-Party Data Clampdown ‘Could’ve Been Handled Better’

Facebook’s decision to shut off partner categories and turn down the spigot of data flowing into and out of its platform may be a necessary step to comply with GDPR and improve consumer privacy. But Facebook could’ve given partners more notice, rather than wait until two months before GDPR goes into effect, said Arun Kumar,Continue reading »

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Essence’s Oscar Garza Predicts The Programmatic In-Housing Trend Won’t Last

Oscar Garza, EVP of media activation at Essence, will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO conference on April 10-11 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Brands concerned about brand safety, transparency and media budget control are sweetening to the idea of taking programmatic in-house. But marketers often don’t realize there’s a lot more to programmatic thanContinue reading »

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The Investment Banker Perspective: A New Crop Of Ad Tech Acquirers Is Emerging

Elgin Thompson, managing director of Digital Capital Advisors, will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO conference on April 10-11 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. The passion of Wall Street’s 2013-era love affair with ad tech may have cooled, but investment banker Elgin Thompson expects the industry will produce some noteworthy exits yet. “IContinue reading »

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How AB InBev, Spark Foundry And Condé Nast Assess Data Quality

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Advertisers, agencies and publishers agree that the bar for better data quality has never been higher. Yet the quality of many third-party data sets is questionable, and advertisers don’t always know what they’re getting when they purchase it. Here’s how Anheuser-Busch InBev, Publicis agency Spark Foundry and the publisher Condé Nast are all vetting dataContinue reading »

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When It Comes To Ad Quality, Programmatic Isn’t The Problem

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Brands, agencies, publishers and vendors agree that while the industry is rife with ad quality issues, programmatic isn’t the culprit. “Programmatic is not the problem,” said Shaune Kolber, programmatic creative and ad fraud manager at Dell, at AdExchanger’s Programmatic I/O conference in New York City on Thursday. “It’s a way of buying. It’s not supposedContinue reading »

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Developing A Data Strategy Is A Lot Of Work – But The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze

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Mindshare Chief Data Officer Rolf Olsen and Oleg Korenfeld, EVP of ad tech and platforms at Spark Foundry, will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming PROGRAMMATIC I/O New York conference on Oct. 25-26 in a presentation titled “Data Accuracy and the DMP.” Partnering with a data management platform doesn’t count as a data strategy, said Rolf Olsen,Continue reading »

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