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The advertising ecosystem needs to work collaboratively so independent publishers and app developers can make money online, outside the walls of Google and Facebook, argues the technology chief of advertising technology company Rubicon Project. “The independent advertising community is about finding ways for independent publishers and independent application developers to

New research shows the Australian media, marketing and advertising industry were largely unaware of the ACCC’s digital platform inquiry during the first half of 2019. While it largely focused on Google and Facebook, the competition watchdog’s inquiry also has ramifications for the wider digital advertising ecosystem in terms of the

The competition and consumer regulator has released the findings of its first ever examination of digital platforms in Australia, recommending sweeping changes and further industry investigations, among them an examination of the digital advertising supply chain. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The ACCC has recommended the establishment of

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Mobile adtech company Vungle will be acquired by private equity firm Blackstone. The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal but it does include a settlement with Vungle founder and former CEO, Zain Jaffer, who was suing Vungle for wrongful termination. Terms of the Jaffer settlement were not

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released a preliminary report into how personal data is used in real time bidding (RTB) in programmatic advertising, saying it has concerns over how personal data is used in the process. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Published today, the ICO Update report

Twitter has been inadvertently collecting location data of some of its users and passing it on to one of its partners to target advertising. The social media network notified affected consumers this morning and apologised for the bug which impacted users who have multiple Twitter accounts linked to their iOS

The vast global ad tech ecosystem which transacts 10’s of millions of dollars worth of advertising every day relies on a simple premise – the free flow of data about consumers between members of the ecosystem. And that simple, basic premise is now under assault. All the tension from regulators,

AT&T Communications and Xandr, AT&T’s advertising business, announced that AT&T will consolidate its programmatic advertising spend on the open exchange through Xandr’s Demand-Side Platform (DSP), the AppNexus Programmable Platform (APP). This news marks a five-year milestone in the relationship between AT&T and AppNexus, and a new level of synergy between

Buy-side advertising platform Sizmek has appointed two senior executives to help drive the growth of Sizmek’s expanding APAC operations. Paul Kent has been appointed Commercial Director, APAC and Heidi Monro as Sales Director, NSW. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The two appointments are the first senior hires under

Adtech company Taptica will acquire RhythmOne for US$176 million in an all-stock deal, pending shareholder approval. RhythmOne provides cross-screen solutions focused on connected TV (CTV). The combination of RhythmOne and Tremor Video DSP, which Taptica acquired in August 2017, will create one of the leading independent video advertising companies in