Post-Cookie, Open Web Has A Bright Future: Rubicon’s Barrett

In the days after the desktop web was the only channel game in town, many publishers struggled to adapt to a world without cookies. Then, new regulations and changing consumer sentiment put the brakes on advanced ad techniques which sought to solve the cookie problem. But the latest emerging tech promises to give open-web publishers […]

 
 

Demand Manager Mixes Open Source With Control for Publishers: Rubicon’s Barrett

For publishers which want to take advantage of header bidding but which find the main open-source technology too onerous to manage, Rubicon Project thinks it has an answer. Discovery Inc., Clearing House, AutoTrader, Southern Cross, Austereo and Domain are amongst the publishers participating in a closed beta of the new Demand Manager. a solution which […]

 
 

GDPR Reboots Our Pact With Users: Rubicon CTO Kershaw

Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation sees new requirements for consent placed on the collection and use of EU citizens’ data That would seem to mean a hefty challenge for ad-tech techniques that, in recent years, have grown so fast that users cannot keep up. But Tom Kershaw relishes the challenge. As Rubicon Project’s chief […]

 
 

Header Bidding Changes Everything: Rubicon’s Kershaw

Tom Kershaw is deadly serious about header bidding. Last year, his company felt the pain of the new technology, which allows publishers to entertain multiple simultaneous ad bids for higher yield. Rubicon conceded it had been slow to roll out – an admission that sent its stock tumbling, forcing it to make wide-ranging lay-offs and prompting it […]

 
 

Rubicon Links With Cadreon, Mediaocean To Facilitate Direct Programmatic Deals

Two new partnerships linking Rubicon Project with IPG’s Cadreon and workflow automation giant Mediaocean are a nod toward more direct programmatic deals for premium inventory in “well-lit environments,” says Rubicon’s VP of Sales for North America. Matt Greenberg describes Rubicon’s expanded involvement with Cadreon as the latest step in a relationship spanning about three years. Cadreon […]

 
 

US Election Will Drive Programmatic Momentum: says DashBid, MediaMath, Rubicon Project, SpotX & Videology

VIEQUES, PR — Programmatic advertising is expected to consolidate its place at the advertising table in the campaign for the upcoming US presidential election. Ad spending in the upcoming presidential election could trump the last poll by 20%, reaching $11.4bn, with digital breaking the $1bn barrier, according to a Borrell Associates forecast. And programmatic video could […]

 
 

With TV Sold Out, Election Year Will be Huge for Publishers Embracing Programmatic, Rubicon’s Novak

VIEQUES, PR – With television inventory soon to be sold out, there are billions of dollars on the table.   Unable to spend more on television, big dollars will go to publishers who can target hard-to-reach voters, says Mari Kim Novak, Chief Marketing Officer at Rubicon Project, in this interview with Beet.TV She also speaks […]

 
 

Mobile Video Ads Will Boast One-To-One Creativity: Rubicon’s Novak

Mobile is helping push scientifically-accurate programmatic advertising technology to new heights for ad tech vendor Rubicon Project – next up, the company reckons it’s time to put creativity back in to advertising. “One of the big things you’re going to see with mobile is storytelling becoming more and more important – when you’re trying to […]

 
 

Ad Fraud: There is “Nowhere to Hide,” Rubicon Project’s Jay Sears

CANNES – Much has been said over the past year about the issue of advertising fraud and  the danger it poses to the ad tech industry.   This was a contentious topic of conversation at the recent Rubicon Project rooftop session during the Cannes Lions Festival. After the session, we spoke with moderator, Jay Sears, SVP […]

 
 

How Transparent Does Ad Tech Really Need To Be, AMNET’s Karandikar Wonders

CANNES — During a panel discussion at Cannes Lions, disagreement broke out over how much ad buyers should know about the so-called “transparency” in ad network and programmatic practices. “If the agency and the client can have a very clean discussion about what is the value of the offer and what is the fee they charge, […]

 
 

Rubicon’s Stevens Sees Retailers Becoming Publishers

CANNES — If you thought it was just media companies that were selling automatic online advertising, think again. Retailers are also becoming media companies, and they are using programmatic to do it. Programmatic ad tech vendor Rubicon Project’s international GM Jay Stevens tells Beet.TV he anticipates the “confluence” of database marketing with display advertising. “Some of […]

 
 

Automation is Getting Deeper In To Agencies: Rubicon’s has Integration w/ Digitas

It is not just brands that can use “programmatic” tools to buy ads on exchanges. Brands’ agencies, too, can use similar technology to buy advance ads on an order basis, says ad tech outfit Rubicon Project‘s SVP Jay Sears. “We’re seeing automation go deeper and deeper in to the operating agency,” he tells Beet.TV in this video interview.” Case […]

 
 

CNN, the Economist, Financial Times, Reuters, the Guardian Join Programmatic “Coop” powered by the Rubicon Project, Jay Sears explains

AUSTIN — Earlier in March, The Guardian announced it was leading a coalition including CNN International, the Economist the Financial Times and Reuters to pool their ad inventory for programmatic international sale. The exec whose company powers the so-called Pangea Alliance says such comings together, once considered rare in the cut-throat world of media, are beneficial. “(In advertising), there’s […]

 
 

Publishers’ Pangea Alliance Taps Rubicon To Pool Programmatic Inventory

LONDON — News publishers traditionally like to keep hold of their own ad sales operations, selling advertisers on their own unique contextual properties. But now we are seeing some of them warm not only to programmatic mechanisms but also to collaborative working. The Guardian, CNN International, the Financial Times and Reuters are together forming the […]

 
 

Rubicon Taps Global Publishers’ “Demand for Greater Efficiency”

LONDON –  The Rubicon Project, the Los Angeles-based adtech firm, has been rapidly expanding globally as publishers demand greater efficiency in managing their ad sales, says Jay Stevens,  GM for International, in this interview with Beet.TV    Rubicon helps a number of big global publishers including News Corp, power their programmatic sales operations. The company […]

 
 

Rubicon’s Sears: Programmatic Is Climbing Up The Chain

CANNES, France — Use of so-called “programmatic” techniques for trading and controlling online ads may have started out with cheap ad slots, but has gradually risen to premium inventory, says one of the scene’s main tech outfits. “You always see innovation happen at the bottom of the market, which is exactly what happened around the […]

 
 

Rubicon Project has Programmatic Pacts with News Corp and Viacom, now Turner

LONDON —  Rubicon Project, an ad automation platform, has inked new deals in the past three months with major publishers including News Corp., Viacom and Turner to handle global private exchanges for them, says Oliver Whitten, VP and Commercial Director for Rubicon in an interview with Beet.TV. “We are seeing premium sellers embrace the technology across mobile, […]

 
 

Rubicon Powers News Corp’s Programmatic Ad Ambitions

Programmatic ad trading facilitator Rubicon Project is rising on growing interest among publishers like News Corp to sell ads using the technique on their own terms. Although some publishers believe the ad-selling model devalues their ad inventory, News Corp and The New York Times this year launched their own programmatic ad exchanges – the latter using DoubeClick […]

 
 

Programmatic Revolution will Create a “Tale of Two Cities” Among Publishers, Warns Rubicon’s Jay Sears

Advertising agencies are inexorably moving to an automated. programmatic  system of buying inventory and publishers who don’t automate soon, will be left behind in a sort of “tale of two cities,” warns Jay Sears, GM of Revv at the Rubicon Project, the LA-based ad tech company that automates buying and selling of advertising. Sears moderated […]

 
 

Rubicon’s Stevens: Programmatic Can Boom In Smaller Countries

CANNES — “Programmatic” ad-buying techniques are seeing “immense” adoption around the world – and can particularly save money for advertisers in smaller countries, according to one exec in the space. “In a territory market that’s a much smaller population … operational costs are a much, much bigger percentage of the overall media spend,” Rubicon Project’s […]

 
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