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As the brand new president and COO of marketing trade org MMA Global, Lou Paskalis is on a mission to “save marketing from itself.” Here’s what the former top media executive at Bank of America has on his agenda. No punches will be pulled.
Even though Apple is putting stress on the app advertising ecosystem, mobile ad tech companies are consolidating at breakneck speed and with eye-popping valuations. Guess it’s finally the “year of mobile” as an increased focus on privacy triggers an uptick in M&A.
What is conversational media? Holler CEO Travis Montaque explains why emoji, stickers and GIFs are a language of their own as well as an opportunity for brands to communicate with consumers beyond the confines of conventional paid media.
If Facebook chose profits over safety, as the Facebook whistleblower alleges, what does that mean for advertisers? Plus: potential marketing repercussions from Facebook’s outage.
Are advertisers ready to buy TV like they buy digital? Yes, indeed, says Dave Clark, GM of Comcast-owned FreeWheel. Demand is quick to follow digital-like capabilities in TV. But one thing FreeWheel isn’t planning to emulate is a walled garden. Also in this episode: Nielsen’s ongoing MRC headache, the programmatic upfront and what climate change ha…
We discuss the rise of CDPs and the decline of two other marketing stalwarts: last-click attribution and Nielsen as the currency for linear TV buys. In all three areas, opportunity is knocking, as new tech and new companies seek to replace aging tech and measurement standards.
What is privacy? Turns out, there’s no easy answer, even for David Temkin, Google’s senior director of product management for ads privacy and user trust. But change is coming regardless – which means it’s time for the ad industry to get comfortable feeling just a little bit uncomfortable as the ground shifts underfoot.…
Instacart, Uber, Affirm and GoPuff are getting into advertising – and there’s a common thread driving their pursuit of profitability through ad businesses. Two biggies: killer attribution and access to young, digitally native audiences.
Stagwell CEO Mark Penn drops by post-merger with MDC Partners to talk media networks, cross-agency collaboration, what it means to be a challenger holding company, the importance of fusing technology with creative (finally) – and the unlikely connection between his esoteric map collection and marketing.…
Explore the logic behind TransUnion’s $3.1 billion acquisition of Neustar, an identity resolution company with caller ID roots – and why it would catch the eye of a credit reporting agency. Plus, Apple’s victory in the Epic Games lawsuit and what marketers need to know about the privacy features in iOS 15.…
Verizon Media is now officially … Yahoo. Guess everything old is new again. But how did we get here and where is the new Yahoo going? Iván Markman, chief business officer of Yahoo – formerly Verizon Media – joins to fill in the details.
Innovid was one of the earliest players in TV ad tech. The company will go public via SPAC in Q4, placing it in the growing herd ad tech unicorns. Netter discusses its origin story and future roadmap.
Amazon TVs could lead to better attribution, more scale and intensify the already white-hot competition in the CTV space. Plus: Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges the antitrust investigation against Google onward with a focus on the “Jedi Blue” deal between Facebook and Google.
The verification category has steadily expanded into adjacent areas like viewability, fraud and brand suitability. In this conversation, Zagorski talks about where he expects future innovation in the never-ending quest to measure quality in advertising.
China’s new privacy law, PIPL, might look similar to GDPR – but it’s got a few twists global marketers will need to pay attention to. Plus: Why Mediaocean switched private equity owners, and unpacking Freestar’s acquisition of Sortable.
To untangle all the M&A, IPOs and SPACs in ad tech, banker and COO of Progress Partners Domenic Venuto shares his perspective, including why Trade Desk is a “golden child” for investors and the trick to evaluating a promising SPAC.
CEO Lisa Utzschneider describes Integral Ad Science's brand safety efforts on TikTok and other social platforms. “It’s now a strategic imperative for marketers to protect their brands,” she says. “Our customers have become much more sophisticated."
It must be sweeps week, because TV drama is through the roof. AdExchanger is here for it though, with a healthy mix of news reporting on loose speculation about the fate of TV’s longstanding ad currency.
Open AP was founded as a consortium of national TV networks to coordinate their work on new ad initiatives. In this episode, CEO David Levy discusses its progress in helping those networks offer unified planning and audience matching for advanced campaigns that run across linear and streaming TV.
Wall Street can’t get enough of ad tech. We talk through The Trade Desk’s earnings, how it fared compared to independent ad tech and Big Tech, and why CTV ad servers became such hot acquisition targets.
InMobi is one of the largest and longest running mobile ad tech players in the world. Founded in 2006, the company has grown to some 1,500 employees globally, about 1,000 of whom are based in India. The company is now expanding to serve new customers - including a telco-specific business unit announced this week.…
Michael Provenzano founded Vistar Media to bring programmatic buying to digital out of home advertising. With demand for digital signage returning after a horrendous 2020, he gives an update on the company – including its recent $30 million investment from out of home giant Lamar Advertising.
A handful of challenger search engines are taking on Google with promises of privacy and security. Plus, why ecommerce and first-party data are key themes for CPG companies a year after the pandemic unleashed massive consumer behavior changes.
The Delta variant notwithstanding, travel is coming back. What form does the recovery take? A conversation with Justin Scarborough, senior director of programmatic at Fort Worth digital agency PMG.
A guest from the front lines of connected TV ad buying – Omnicom’s Kelly Metz – shares why a record TV upfront will lead to a “wild Q4” as programmatic buyers scramble for access to streaming inventory. Plus, we unpack the Olympics streaming experience.
Could Xandr attract the eye of InMobi as it prepares an IPO? We discuss AT&T’s reported plans to sell Xandr and offer a primer on Big Tech’s new foe, Jonathan Kanter, the nominee to lead antitrust actions at the Department of Justice.
Kinesso SVP Sarah Rose says user-level measurement will still work in a post-cookie environment, but it will be complicated. “It’s going to be a hodgepodge of site-level data, CDP-level data, DMP-level data,” she says.
The CEO of Amazon specialist Alpha Precision Media discusses key changes in Amazon's ad ecosystem: the underutilized power of Twitch, the future of retargeting using Amazon data, changes to sponsored search and attribution improvements.
How do email-based IDs, the Privacy Sandbox and first-party data rank in terms of privacy? And which cookie alternatives are attracting marketer test budgets? Listen to the highlights of AdExchanger’s latest research report on identity. In the second half, we talk through the Flashtalking-Mediaocean deal, as ad tech becomes a field of unicorns.…
The Trade Desk made waves this week with the launch of its new DSP dashboard, called Solimar, and a venture capital arm. The company’s first investment is in Chalice Custom Algorithms. And we examine where all the supply of programmatic CTV ads are coming from, when so much of the content is ad-free or locked behind walled gardens. AdExchanger is j…
Outside Inc. has put together an unrivaled portfolio of active lifestyle brands, including Backpacker, Women's Running, Yoga Journal, Outside Magazine, Outside TV, Gaia GPS, Peloton Magazine and more. CEO Robin Thurston discusses Outside’s audience opportunity and his plan to grow subscriptions to 50% of revenue.…
When Google extended its third-party cookie removal deadline, many were relieved. But the extension will create winners (Google, public ad tech stocks) and losers (consumers). Featuring a special guest from the ad tech front lines, Matt Barash of Zeotap.