Mobile Ad Networks

Mobvious Expands to U.S. with Focus on Bicultural Hispanic Market

What: Mobvious, a European firm specializing in mobile marketing solutions, is entering the U.S. market. The firm’s main focus will be the bicultural Hispanic.With the support of HiMedia Group and Latam Digital Ventures, the European firm specializing in mobile marketing will be led by Isabel Rafferty. Why it matters: The mobile (video) marketing space is […]

Havas Launches Ad City: Global OOH & Geolocation Network

After nearly two years operating in France, Havas is launching a new global network focused on connecting brands and consumers across everyday life activities, through both Out of Home (OOH) and local cross media communications. With a clear concern for audiences at the heart of its activity, Adcity applies true consumer understanding to data activation, […]

Facebook Q4 Revenues: Beats US $3.77 bn Forecast, shows Mobile Strength

What: Facebook announced Q4 Earnings of US $3.85 billion, a 49% YoY increase beating forecasts for US$3.77 billion. Net income was of US$701 million and Revenue for the full year 2014 was US$12.47 billion, an increase of 58% YoY. Why it matters: US$3.59 billion came from advertising, driven by a 99% increase in mobile ad revenue. Mobile nearly accounted for 69% […]

Publicis jumps on the programmatic platform bandwagon, buys RUN

What: Publicis Groupe has acquired RUN, a mobile-focused real-time data management and multi-channel programmatic buying platform. Why it matters: Mobile ad spend is expected to increase from US$8.5 billion in 2013 to US$31 billion in 2017. Media planning and buying conglomerates have been busy either acquiring programmatic specialized companies (see WPP purchase of  Xaxis and its recent investment in AppNexus) or […]

AppNexus announces strategic partnership with Shazam

AppNexus, the technology company that provides trading solutions and powers marketplaces for Internet advertising, is growing stronger in mobile.The company has announced a new partnership with mobile leader Shazam and the evolution of its seminal partnership with Millennial Media during its second European Summit.

Opera Mediaworks buys Hunt Mobile, expands into the Latin world

What: Opera Mediaworks is acquiring Latin mobile ad platform Hunt Mobile Ads. Why it matters: A major mobile advertising network and platform is expanding into the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America as it sees these markets as high growth markets.The transaction also reflects increasing consolidation in the (Latin) mobile advertising sector. Among other transactions last […]

StartMeApp Mobile Ad Network Acquires Digital Advertising Trading Desk AdNubo

What? StartMeApp announced its acquisition of digital advertising trading desk startup AdNubo. Why it matters: With AdNubo, StartMeApp is betting on programmatic buying and desktop RTB trading in mobile advertising. AdNubo will function as a branded platform as part of StartMeApp, operating under the direction of StartMeApp Network Manager Tomas Mur, who was previously the Platform Team […]


Meltwater’s Ana Hoyos: “We See Great Potential for AI Expansion in Latin America”

Meltwater’s Ana Hoyos: “We See Great Potential for AI Expansion in Latin America”

The social media landscape is changing at an accelerated pace; artificial intelligence is acquiring a prominent role and companies have to adapt to survive. We talked to Ana Hoyos, area director at Meltwater Latin America, about the recent acquisition of Sysomos and what it means for social media analysis.

Loyalty, Brand Preference and the Economy Segment Traveler  

Loyalty, Brand Preference and the Economy Segment Traveler  

With the tremendous growth of economy segment hotels and low-cost air carriers, hotel and travel companies as well as the airlines, have begun to take notice and adapt to this expanding segment of travelers. To ensure that their brands stand out and become the best choice for these travelers, players in the travel industry are delving deeper into loyalty, personalization and brand preference in the economy travel segment.

Gatorade’s Jill Leccia: “We Promote Sports Within Young Soccer Players and Document Their Amazing Stories”

Gatorade’s Jill Leccia: “We Promote Sports Within Young Soccer Players and Document Their Amazing Stories”

Jill Leccia, Gatorade Sr. Director of PepsiCo Latin America Beverages, talked to Portada about the process of creating a global marketing campaign that's also aware of consumer's individual needs. Today it is more important than ever for brands to connect with consumers at a personal level while keeping local idiosyncrasies in mind but within a global context.