Vox Misses Sales Goals; Global Ad Spending Holds Steady

The Plateau Problem Digital publisher Vox is set to miss its goal of $200 million in revenue this year by more than 15%, though it should still see double-digit growth over last year’s take of about $160 million, The Wall Street Journal reports. The issue came up at a board meeting last week amid investorContinue reading »

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Zenith: More Money Goes To Ad Tech Than To Actual Media

Ad tech companies grew roughly five times faster than the digital advertising market from 2010 to 2016, according to an ad spend forecast released by Zenith on Monday. The forecast tracked the revenues of 14 publicly traded ad tech companies including Adobe Marketing Cloud, Criteo, The Trade Desk, Rubicon Project, Rocket Fuel (taken private underContinue reading »

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Zenith, Magna, GroupM: The Duopoly Will Capture Almost All Advertising Growth In 2018

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Digital advertising is growing, and big platforms like Google and Facebook continue to reap the profits. That’s the insight from global ad spend forecasts released Sunday by GroupM, Zenith and Manga, which predict the industry will grow between 3.1% and 5.2% this year to as high as $535 billion, as reported by Magna. Advertising growthContinue reading »

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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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Zenith: Programmatic Display Will Eat The World By 2019

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Programmatic trading is coming to traditional channels such as TV, radio and OOH sooner than you might think, according to according to Zenith’s third Programmatic Marketing Forecast, released Monday. Zenith predicts programmatic buying techniques used widely in digital display increasingly will bleed into more traditional media channels. The Publicis-owned agency reckons that advertisers will spendContinue reading »

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Addressable TV Has A Scale Problem, And Adcuratio Is Testing A Solution

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The two-year-old TV startup Adcuratio is rolling out a platform in Q1 2018 that lets marketers dynamically swap and insert personalized ads into linear TV streams based on CRM or other first-party data. Early beta testers will include the AT&T, WPP and Dish-owned addressable TV service Invidi, Clorox, Kohl’s, Omnicom’s OMD and Publicis Groupe’s Zenith.Continue reading »

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EMarketer Cuts TV Ad Spend Forecast By $1B Due To Cord Cutters – But Some Agencies See A Brighter Future

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US cable TV networks are being strangled by cut cords. Research firm eMarketer lowered its US TV ad spend forecast for 2017 by $1 billion on Wednesday, citing “faster-than-expected growth in cord cutting” as the main contributor to the decline. US TV ad spend will still grow, the firm predicted – but by just 0.5%Continue reading »

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CPG Spend Cuts Cause GroupM And Zenith To Lower Global Ad Spend Forecasts

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Both Publicis Groupe’s Zenith and WPP’s GroupM have lowered their 2017 ad spend forecasts, due to cost-cutting clients and slow economic growth in global markets. Zenith projects 4% growth for the global ad market by the end of the year, down from its original forecast of 4.2%. GroupM revised its 4.4% forecast down to 3%,Continue reading »

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Agencies Build Crowdsourcing And Automation Into The Media Plan

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Agencies are adding new wrinkles to their media-planning processes to make sure campaigns are relevant and informed by expertise across many marketing disciplines. “More timely, adaptive media plans for clients make it easier to respond to things that drive business results,” said Joe Maceda, head of Mindshare’s Invention Studio in North America. And as holdingContinue reading »

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Performance Agencies Take On Big Brands As Measurement Moves Up The Funnel

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Performance agencies are expanding their relationships with big brands as they move more budget to digital and the upper funnel becomes more measurable. “Everything has become performance,” said Michael Kahn, CEO of Performics, Publicis Media’s performance agency and specialty practice. “Clients need to know that a brand-building effort led to a revenue outcome as well.”Continue reading »

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