Forrester: The Walled Gardens And Mobile Video Dominate The Future Of Digital Ad Spend

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Online display advertising spend in the US will grow 70% from $42 billion this year to $72 billion by 2021, propelled mostly by social media ad spend, according to Forrester’s annual Online Display Advertising forecast, released Wednesday. As mobile adoption continues to surge, Forrester predicted, social ad spend will reach $40 billion by 2021, andContinue reading »

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Blaming Programmatic: Snapchat Goes To An Old Publisher Script

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When Snap reported disappointing earnings on Tuesday, it said revenue was constrained by its shift from a direct sales model to a programmatic, auction-based model. Snap’s excuse mimics one that publishers used in the early days of programmatic to explain their revenue shortfalls, and it doesn’t fully take into account immaturities and nuances in Snap’sContinue reading »

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Snap’s Programmatic Adoption Skyrockets, But Its CPMs Plummet

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Snap said during its Q3 earnings call Tuesday that pricing pressure caused its CPMs to sink 60% year-over-year and 20% sequentially, as more advertisers switched from direct buys to using its self-serve programmatic platform. “The auction transition continued to impact Snap ad pricing during the quarter,” said chief financial officer Drew Vollero. “Most of [theContinue reading »

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Little Has Changed For Location Data Company Placed After Its Snap Acquisition

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When Snap acquired location-based data company Placed over the summer, agencies got excited about the prospect of intermingling the data sets – but that won’t be happening anytime soon. Placed will not share any advertiser or partner data with Snap, Placed CEO and founder David Shim told AdExchanger. “Keeping the data set separate is important ifContinue 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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For The New York Post, Vertical Video Becomes A Pre-Roll Alternative

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The New York Post has a love-hate relationship with pre-roll. While pre-roll typically commands high CPMs when sold directly, too often it’s hard to monetize because it’s either in short supply or locked up in private marketplaces. Sometimes the supply issue is technical. The New York Post recently found it had missed half of itsContinue reading »

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