MediaRadar Agency Roundup: September 2018

Since our last roundup from August, a lot has happened in the agency world. A new electric car generated buzz in the auto industry, a navigation company acquired one of the world's leading flight planners, and an athletics ad polarized social media. Let's delve further into the highlights from this week.

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MediaRadar Agency Roundup: August 2018

One of MediaRadar’s key focuses is agencies – helping them uncover their best opportunities, identify the right people to contact, build stronger relationships, and win more business. That’s why we closely follow changes in the agency landscape. Let’s take a look at this week’s highlights.

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Advertising Mergers & Acquisitions: May 2018

In our last monthly report, we saw another $34 billion in closed mergers and acquisitions, bringing the year's total to roughly $160 billion across more than 380 deals.

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5 Benefits of Ad Sales Intelligence

In the current ad sales market, reps are expected to do more than ever before. They are expected to give more immersive, impressive, customized pitches to their prospects. That requires an intense amount of research and information, yet reps have less time then ever to spend learning that information and building their pitches.

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Advertising Mergers and Acquisitions: April 2018

So far, in 2018, MediaRadar has tracked over $160 billion across more than 380 mergers and acquisitions in total. To this point, March has been the standout month of the year, with 82 mergers and acquisitions for a disclosed total of more than $61 billion.

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Advertising Mergers and Acquisitions: March 2018

In last month's advertising mergers and acquisitions report, we did a recap of all of February 2018's deals. After an action-packed close to 2017, however, February proved to be comparatively slow. This month, it appears that we're back to where 2017 left off, with March showing a sharp increase in deals. In fact, March was easily the most action-filled month of the year thus far. Let's take a look at the high-profile and media deals, as well as the announcements and rumors from the publisher and brand space, March 2018.

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Facebook: Are Advertisers Leaving the Social Network?

To say the least, Facebook has been in the news quite a bit recently. And while that may not come as a surprise to many, the conversation surrounding the platform and its content is one that is still very important for publishers and their advertisers. In recent months, Facebook has been roasting in the spotlight of the general public, as concerns surfaced over the platform's user-privacy, data-leaking, and potential role in the 2016 U.S. Election. It's proven to be the most intense scrutiny put on any platform in the relatively brief lifespan of social media.

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5 Things Every Ad Sales Rep Should Do Every Day

Ad sales professionals have a lot to do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. As each quarter comes and goes, and the months fly by, a single day can often seem like a blur - a flicker of time. One of the best ways for any ad sales rep to set themselves up for year-long success, however, is to focus specifically on those blurry, fast-moving, singular days. That's where having a routine comes into the equation.

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4 Innovative Trends in Native Advertising

Advertiser spend on native advertising continues to rise, and it's become one of the most popular ways for advertisers to truly engage with their audience. It's no longer a matter of "if" for publishers when it comes to integrating native ads into their content. In 2017, native advertising spend was more than any other form of display advertising. We're beginning to see native advertising in many offline environments, as well.

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