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Outbrain Acquires Native DSP Zemanta

Outbrain has acquired Zemanta, a Slovenian-founded startup headquartered in New York City that paires with Outbrain’s interest to put native advertising on the same scale as display.By pairing Outbrain’s global network with Zemanta’s platform, marketers will be able to deliver scale, brand safety, and user engagement in one offering.


How IOT Will Create Innovative Business and Marketing Models

What: Connecting any device to the Internet. Why It matters: Because although exact figures are not yet available (since it is a new trend), the fact is that advertising will become a critical point to understanding the user. It will be like doing re-targeting, except it will be directed at things. The concept behind IOT […]


Sizmek Buys Rocket Fuel for US $145 million

Marketing platform Rocket Fuel has reached a definitive agreement to be privately acquired by Sizmek Inc. for US$2.60 per share in cash and an enterprise value of approximately US$145 million.Combined, the two companies connect more than 20,000 advertisers and 3,600 agencies to audiences in over 70 countries around the globe.


Programmatic Ad Buying Declines 12% in Q1 of 2017 vs. Q1 2016

In Q1 2017, the number of programmatic advertisers dropped substantially, falling 12% year-over-year, according to MediaRadar latest results of its “2016 Consumer Advertising Report”.The number of print ad pages decreased 8% year-over-year to 107,698 pages while native ad buyers stood the biggest growth in buyers for any ad format.


Time Inc.’s Viant to Acquire Adelphic

Advertising technology company Viant, part of Time Inc., has signed an agreement to acquire Adelphic. The combination will create the industry’s first people-based demand-side platform, powered by over 1 billion registered users globally.


MediaMath to Offer Influencer Marketing Programmatically

MediaMath has partnered with ROI Influencer Media, a media company that connects brands to celebrities’ influencer followings and offer marketers the ability to purchase influencer marketing programmatically. Marketers will be able to access celebrities to provide branded content on their social media pages, blog pages, and Web sites and bid on influencer advertising programmatically, in real time.


Salesforce Acquires DMP Krux

San Francisco data management platform Krux is being acquired by Salesforce in a deal valued around US$700 million in cash and stock.Krux will allow Salesforce to extend its audience segmentation and targeting for brands. Krux’s clients include Kellogg’s, ConAgra, Time Warner and JetBlue.


Twitter to Share Ad Revenues With Creators

What: Twitter announced that will now share ad revenues with creators. Why it matters: Twitter plans pay creators as much as 70% share of ad revenues, as opposed to Facebook and Youtube’s 50/50 share model. Twitter Inc has announced the expansion of its’ creator revenue programs, which will provide creators of all sizes with the ability to […]


Criteo Expands Miami Based Latin American Unit

What: Digital performance and retargeting company Criteo is investing in the expansion of its Latin American business by growing its Miami operation. Why it matters: Criteo is a major ad-tech company and its expansion in Latin America amounts to a vote of confidence in the development of the digital markets in the region. While the company […]


Sizmek to be Acquired by Vector Capital

What: Global open ad management Sizmek Inc. has closed an agreement with technology-focused private equity firm Vector Capital , under which an affiliate of Vector will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sizmek common stock. Why it matters: Under the terms of the agreement, Vector will commence a tender offer to purchase any and all of the outstanding shares […]


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