Podcast: Xaxis, Then And Now

WPP Group’s programmatic platform subsidiary Xaxis has navigated several seasons of change in programmatic. “When Xaxis was started it was very much around this concept of leveraging programmatic to help advertisers reach audiences,” Global CEO Nicolas Bidon says in this week’s episode of AdExchanger Talks. But over time that old definition of programmatic has becomeContinue reading »

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How Xaxis Is Navigating The New Online Identity Landscape

Xaxis technology and partnerships director Nishant Desai will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO San Francisco conference on April 29-30, 2019. Agencies aren’t first-party data owners, cookie trackers or data processors, but they must still keep a handle on online identity while the tech ecosystem shifts underfoot. “The notion of how advertisers identify audiences and what identityContinue reading »

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How Xaxis Has Changed; Data-Driven Marketing (The Book)

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Clear Your Desk The buy-side push for ad tech transparency has changed Xaxis, the GroupM trading desk with a black box ad-buying model. The business has made some concessions, like offering self-service products and disclosing its margins, reports Digiday. Xaxis has also embraced outcome-basedContinue reading »

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Measuring ‘Up’: Capturing The Consumer With Dynamic Omnichannel Video

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Mike Bevans, global vice president of product solutions, marketing and partnerships, at Xaxis. In the age of media fragmentation, securing the appropriate level of reach and frequency in video can feel overwhelming. Just pictureContinue reading »

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With The Trading Desk Heyday Behind It, Xaxis Shifts Its Narrative To Guaranteed Outcomes

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As holding companies distribute programmatic knowledge to their operating agencies, trading desks are repositioning to stay relevant to clients. Xaxis, GroupM’s trading desk that pioneered the model of selling media to clients at a mark-up on a guaranteed CPM, will now buy for clients on guaranteed metrics that impact business performance, such as viewability andContinue reading »

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Sherry Smith Takes The Helm At Xaxis-Owned Triad Retail Media

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Triad Retail Media promoted its chief customer officer, Sherry Smith, to the CEO position on Tuesday. Roger Berdusco, Triad’s CEO of 11 years, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Triad manages ad sales on major retailers’ ecom sites including Walmart, Sam’s Club, eBay, Stubhub, Staples, Toys R Us, and most recently, Barnes &Continue reading »

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Xaxis-Owned Plista And Jivox Hook Up To Blend Native With Dynamic Creative

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Brands want to spend more on native, and plista, the native arm of WPP’s Xaxis, is hoping to oblige through a partnership with dynamic creative optimization platform Jivox. After several months of testing, the duo rolled out a solution on Tuesday to help plista and GroupM clients create and buy native ads programmatically and personalizeContinue reading »

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Move Fast And Break Things: Holding Company Shape Shifts Of 2016

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For the big six holding companies, 2016 was a year of acquisitions, restructures, reviews and leadership shakeups, centering expertise around data and digital. But they also engaged in strategies at odds with best practices and client interests. Faced with shrinking margins and rising technology costs, holding companies found new ways to eke revenue – methodsContinue reading »

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Xaxis Under [m]Platform: New Global President Nicolas Bidon Details What’s Changing And What’s Not

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A few weeks ago, WPP initiated [m]Platform, a unit designed to consolidate data and tech expertise throughout the GroupM media agency families. Most of [m]Platforms’ executive leadership came from Xaxis. But where does that leave Xaxis? With global CEO Brian Gleason leaving to oversee [m]Platform, EMEA CEO Nicolas Bidon became Xaxis’ top dog – asContinue reading »

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