Why Criteo Is Battling Fierce Headwinds In 2018

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Criteo has always been something of an ad tech enigma. That French retargeting virtuoso, the golden child of Wall St. as the markets soured on advertising technology. But nothing gold can stay. And now Criteo has its work cut out to convince investors that the company can grow in the face of browser anti-tracking updates, namelyContinue reading »

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Corey Ferengul Named CEO Of Magnetic To Develop New Go-To-Market Approach

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Ad targeting company Magnetic has a new CEO: ad tech vet Corey Ferengul. He replaces James Green, who served as CEO for the past six years. It’s time for the company to evolve and grow beyond its retargeting roots, said Ferengul, who previously sat on Magnetic’s board and also served as chief exec of programmaticContinue reading »

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Facebook Messenger Enters The Purchase Cycle With Cross-Platform Chat

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Messenger hopes to insinuate itself deeper within the customer journey. On Tuesday, Facebook released a closed beta test of a customer chat plugin as part of Messenger 2.2 that allows businesses to continue a single conversation thread across multiple channels, including Messenger and an advertiser’s own mobile and desktop sites. Businesses that integrate the customerContinue reading »

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Rue La La Rejiggers Its Retargeting Program

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Ecommerce site Rue La La, which offers deals on designer fashion and goods, wants its members to have a great experience so they keep coming back. “How do we stay top of mind for our best members and encourage them to come back over long periods of time?” said Jeff Steeves, VP of marketing atContinue reading »

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Facebook Messenger Wants To Give Retargeting A Makeover

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Retargeting is largely associated with product ads that stalk users across the internet. But Facebook sees retargeting as a tactic that can open the door to ongoing engagement within Messenger. Ted Helwick, the Facebook product manager leading monetization efforts on Messenger, told AdExchanger that “the KPI advertisers tell us they care about most right nowContinue reading »

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