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    While “programmatic technology” has come a long way, many longtime players in the space are now reckoning with the term. AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley penned op eds about the “death of programmatic.” Rubicon Project SVP of market development Jay Sears also has acknowledged the limitations of the terminology. AdExchanger reached out to ad tech executives, some […]

  • The Great Header Bidding Shake-Up Has Begun

      Header bidding is changing the industry and creating a new set of winners and losers. After a dismal earnings call, Rubicon Project’s stock fell 32% and lost $200 million in value Wednesday. Rubicon CEO Frank Addante said the company failed to respond quickly to the header bidding trend, sending its desktop revenue into decline. […]

  • Criteo Reports Strong Q2 Revenue As CEO Addresses Header Bidding, SteelHouse Suit

    French performance marketing company Criteo came out swinging yet again in its quarterly showing on Wednesday despite a 7% dip in its share price when the market opened. Revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, rose 36% to $166 million in the second quarter, with mobile ad revenue generating half of it for the first time. Criteo […]

  • Vector Capital Will Acquire Sizmek For $122M

    Private equity firm Vector Capital has agreed to acquire ad tech company Sizmek. “Vector will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sizmek common stock for $3.90 per share in an all-cash tender offer,” according to a release, which values the company at $122 million. Notably, Sizmek’s market cap, just prior to the acquisition announcement, […]

  • Art19 Breaks Down The Download Metric To Boost Podcast Advertising

    Podcast platform Art19 has taken a step to address the targeting and measurement problem standing between advertisers and a ripe audience of podcast listeners. The company’s platform hosts and distributes podcasts while letting advertisers better target and monetize their audiences through an API integration and an ad server. It launched with hundreds of shows from […]

  • Xaxis’ First Latin America CEO Talks About Growing Business In A Region With Vastly Diverse Cultures

    WPP-owned ad network-slash-tech shop Xaxis has its first-ever Latin America CEO. Lucas Mentasti was promoted from the unit’s Latin America managing director to its chief. It’s a big step up from where he started in 2013, moving from Publicis-owned Starcom to head up Xaxis’ Latin America business. At that time, “head up” meant doing everything, […]

  • Rubicon Project Tells Investors It Was Slow To React To Header Bidding

    Rubicon Project CEO Frank Addante told investors on Tuesday that the company was slow to recognize the importance of header bidding to its publisher customers. As a result, desktop managed revenue declined 2% in Q2. That unexpected drop led Rubicon to lower its revenue guidance for the year. Rubicon’s FastLane header bidding product did not enter the […]

  • Bot Buster Distil Networks Catches $21 Million In Series C

    Malicious bots are getting more sophisticated and bot blocking companies are raising more cash – the arms race is in full swing. One such company, Distil Networks, announced $21 million in Series C funding on Tuesday as part of its bid to keep combating what CEO Rami Essaid called “a growing problem.” The round, led by […]

  • Teads Raises $47M To Push Outstream Video Formats In Asia

    French video supply-side platform Teads has raised 43 million euros in debt financing – about $48 million – to continue pushing its outstream video ad formats. The financing came from several sources, including French multinational bank BNPP, Bank of China and HSBC. The company has raised $70 million in combined VC and debt, according to […]

  • After The EBay Split, Commerce Giant Magento Acquires An Advanced Analytics Shop

    One year ago, eBay put its enterprise marketing assets up for sale, and its commerce platform Magento was taken private again. Now Magento is making an acquisition of its own. The company revealed on Monday it had acquired RJMetrics, a Philadelphia-based advanced analytics startup. Financial terms of the deal were not announced, but RJ Metrics […]

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