Monday, January 26, 2015

Around The Net

  • Xaxis To Focus On Private Marketplaces In 2015Beet.TV

    "Private marketplaces are going to be where we do most of our business in 2015," David Moore, president of WPP Digital and chairman of Xaxis, WPP's programmatic unit, told Beet.TV in an interview. ...Read the whole story

  • AOL Ready To Drop Axe On Sales StaffRe/code

    As its automated ad business continues to thrive, AOL is reportedly ready to reorganize its human sales staff. Of course, that means “an unspecified number of layoffs,” Re/Code’s Kara Swisher reports. “While there will also be hiring in new areas of business in a restructuring designed to orient the company toward its more promising [programmatic] businesses going forward, the changes have shaken the AOL divisions in charge of revenue.”  ...Read the whole story


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