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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.


IMS Acquires Majority Stake in European and Asian Ad Network Httpool

What: Digital ad sales and media buying company IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) will acquire a majority stake in Httpool, an international cross channel ad network. Why it matters: The deal will create one of the largest digital marketing and ad sales companies in the industry, with a combined operation supporting more than six thousand agencies and brands worldwide. […]


Mazda’s VP of Marketing Russell Wager: “The First Stage of our Hispanic Campaign will be in Japanese.”

In an effort to reach Hispanic consumers that align directly with the Mazda brand goals, Mazda, for the first time, is investing in an all-new marketing campaign tailored to the Hispanic market that will launch this week. Mazda is the second major automotive company, Chrysler being the other one,  that has announced a Hispanic specific campaign in the last month. Portada interviewed Mazda’s […]


VidaPrimo Expands Onto Roku and Amazon Fire Platforms

What: Latin Music video network VidaPrimo has reached a distribution agreement onto branded channels with Roku and Amazon Fire, two of the world’s largest digital streaming platforms. Why it matters: The expansion to new platforms is also vital to media buyers that need a vehicle to reach the Latin Millennial audience. Latin Music video network VidaPrimo will distribute its library of […]


IAB: Digital Advertising Revenues Hit US $19.6 Billion in Q1 2017

The first quarter of 2017 marked the highest ever Q1 earnings for digital advertising in the U.S., hitting US$19.6 billion, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report. Revenues mark the highest Q1 earnings on record, climbing 23 percent, or US$3.7 billion, from the same period just a year ago.


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Publicis Media’s Dan Donnelly: “At World Cup Years we Look at Opportunities to Engage Fans that Might not Always be Thinking about Soccer.”

Publicis Media’s Dan Donnelly: “At World Cup Years we Look at Opportunities to Engage Fans that Might not Always be Thinking about Soccer.”

Dan Donnelly leads the Sports division for Publicis Media. Donnelly will be one of the key participants at our Sports Marketing Forum in NYC on Sept. 13, (others include major marketers at Anheuser Busch, Mastercard and Allstate ) . Donnelly talks to Portada about the 2018 Soccer World Cup, the Publicis reorg, and more...


Entravision Buys 2 NBC Affiliate TV Stations in Palm Springs, CA

Entravision Buys 2 NBC Affiliate TV Stations in Palm Springs, CA

Entravision Communications Corporation has entered into an agreement with OTA Broadcasting (PSP), LLC to acquire Stations KMIR-TV, the NBC affiliate, and KPSE-LD, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, serving Palm Springs, California, for US$21 million.The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.


INTERVIEW: Gameloft Bets on Native Advertising

INTERVIEW: Gameloft Bets on Native Advertising

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of mobile video games, seeks to move up in the market with its offer to integrate ads into its video games.