Will Large Corporations Use New Privacy Laws To Undermine Free Speech?

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community.  Today’s column is written by Joshua Koran, managing director, DMP, at Sizmek. With the passage of California’s new Consumer Privacy Act, there is increasing attention to how data is collected, processed and sold online. Unfortunately, as with the GeneralContinue reading »

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Sizmek Revamps The Rocket Fuel DSP – But Does The World Need Another Buying Platform?

Many in the ad tech industry view demand-side platforms (DSPs) as commodities. Sizmek is hoping to prove otherwise, as it took the wraps off a revamped buying platform Tuesday. Made from the old Rocket Fuel DSP, the new offering, according to Sizmek CEO Mark Grether, has a more streamlined user interface than its previous iteration,Continue reading »

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Sources: Vector Capital Seeks To Sell Off Sizmek

Less than two years after Vector Capital sealed its $122 million deal to acquire Sizmek, the private equity firm is already looking to divest. Multiple sources with direct knowledge told AdExchanger that Vector has been shopping Sizmek, possibly as early as April, and just a year and a half after the deal closed. Vector deniedContinue reading »

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Indie Ad Servers Smell Blood In The Water As Google Limits DoubleClick ID – But Does Google Care?

In late April, Google said it would limit the portability of the DoubleClick ID outside of its ad server DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM), effectively killing independent attribution (at least to the extent that it was possible). Marketers who want access to the DoubleClick ID, which ties together data across Google’s properties, will have to use itContinue reading »

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Is Google Using GDPR As An Excuse To Restrict Advertiser And Publisher Choices?

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Joshua Koran, managing director, DMP, at Sizmek. As the May deadline for GDPR compliance approaches, many companies have been asking how Google may react. So when Google recently announced asContinue reading »

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YouTube To Suspend Third-Party Ad Serving In The EU

YouTube will no longer support third-party ad serving on reserved buys in Europe beginning May 21, and it will assess whether to extend that policy globally, according to a memo obtained by AdExchanger. Google advised advertisers who aren’t currently using its ad server DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) to host video on YouTube to “retraffic theirContinue reading »

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The 10/90 Rule: The Media Industry’s Future Business Model

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Mark Grether, CEO at Sizmek. We’ve all heard the saying, “Every company is becoming a tech company,” but it seems we’re moving past that notion, with every company now becoming a media company. It’sContinue reading »

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Podcast: Sizing Up Sizmek

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Welcome to AdExchanger Talks, a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. Mark Grether has held just about every marketing job you can imagine. He was an agency guy at WPP (where he cofounded Xaxis), a publisher exec in Germany, a client-side marketer in the banking industry and even a professor of marketing. Today he is CEOContinue reading »

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Sizmek Dumps Rocket Fuel Brand, Names Mark Grether CEO

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As it finalized its $145 million acquisition of Rocket Fuel on Wednesday, Sizmek named Mark Grether to take over as CEO. Simultaneously, the company said it would sunset the Rocket Fuel brand and integrate its DSP and DMP assets into a single demand-side stack under the Sizmek name. A co-founder and former COO of WPPContinue reading »

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The Road To Rocket Fuel’s Sale

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As with matrimony, the road to acquisition is paved with dalliances – some serious and some … less so. For evidence, look no further than the DSP Rocket Fuel’s impending sale to Sizmek for $145 million, announced on July 18. That deal is expected to finalize in days, after Rocket Fuel’s 30-day “go-shop” deadline, duringContinue reading »

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