Euro Publishers Team To Fight US Video Ad Threat: SpotX’s Merwin

LONDON — Newspaper and TV companies are natural cut-throat rivals. But, in a new global context, publishers in many markets are tapping their common cause – and common tongue – to fight a shared enemy. Earlier this year, The Guardian, CNN International, the Financial Times and Reuters together formed the Pangea Alliance, a shared scheme to pool first-party ad […]

 

CMO and CTO Dynamic Are Predictor of Programmatic Success: SpotX’s Merwin

LONDON — The effectiveness of a company’s CMO and CTO at working together are a good predictor of the brand’s success at activating programmatic strategies, according to Alex Merwin, VP-Global Programmatic Demand at SpotX. “You see this shift within the C-suite where CMOs are really being tasked with much more than customer acquisition, retention and […]

 

Programmatic Could Fuel All Media Insights: SpotXchange’s Merwin

COLOGNE — So far, “programmatic” mechanisms for using automation and data to buy better ads have proved useful in the online display segment. Next up, they are destined to change online video ads. But, in the future, Alex Merwin envisages programmatic underpinning entire cross-media ad intelligence. “If all the budgets move in to a programmatic […]

 

RTL-SpotXchange Deal Validates Programmatic: SpotXchange’s Merwin

COLOGNE  — Programmatic video ad tech platform SpotXchange says its sale of a stake to broadcast group RTL is a “huge validation” of the space, as it aims to take the new-wave ad-trading techniques to a much wider audience. “We’ve got better control, better insights – but we’re only touching less than a tenth of the total pie […]