Programmatic And Direct Worlds Are Converging: SpotX’s Buckley

When “programmatic” advertising technology came on to the scene, it was first used to sell ad inventory that didn’t otherwise manage to sell via traditional, human methods. But that is changing, says one ad tech vendor. SpotX platform and global supply SVP Sean Buckley says “programmatic” and “direct” sales channels are coming together. “We’re starting to […]

 

More Agencies to Launch Private Exchanges, Zenith’s Zilberbrand

As programmatic buying expands, look for agencies to build more private marketplaces in the next 12 to 18 months, says Julian Zilberbrand, EVP Activation Standards, Insights, & Technology at ZenithOptimedia Group in an interview with Beet.TV. That’s because private exchanges provide an ecosystem that can be “safer” and possess less potential for fraud and non-human bot traffic, he […]

 

Ad Buyers Don’t Have To Abandon Open Exchanges: VivaKi’s Bertozzi

WPP ad group GroupM made waves earlier this year when it announced it would no longer buy online ads from open exchange marketplaces, as first reported by Beet.TV. But rival Publicis’ VivaKi digital unit doesn’t think that’s necessarily the right strategy. “If you limit yourself by saying you’re doing one thing or to the other, […]

 

Ditching Open Exchanges Is Right For Advertisers: Xaxis’ Lesser

CANNES, France — WPP’s GroupM recently declared it would no longer buy advertising spaces from open trading exchanges from next year. The global boss of GroupM’s data-driven unit backs that strategy. “It’s our ambition to not buy any media in an open marketplace,” says Xaxis global CEO Brian Lesser. “Our clients expects us to give them […]