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MDC Partners acquires media firm RJ Palmer for $25 million

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MDC Partners acquired media agency RJ Palmer for $25 million including incentives, Miles Nadal, chairman and CEO of the Toronto-based holding company said on Jan. 5. Nadal said that acquisition closed in December.

AOL promotes Norton to head of sales

AOL promotes Norton to head of sales

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AOL promoted Jim Norton to head of AOL sales on Dec. 9. Norton previously served as SVP of AOL Advertising's advanced sales team.

Twitter offering limited access to self-service ad platform

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Twitter provided a "handful" of advertisers access to its self-service ad platform in November, Twitter spokesperson Matt Graves confirmed via email on Dec. 1. The company's chief revenue officer Adam Bain had mentioned the roll-out during in an interview at the Business Insider "Ignition 2011" conference on Nov. 30.

Yahoo to limit DSP access to inventory

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Yahoo will limit demand side platforms' (DSP) access to Yahoo Network Plus inventory on the company's Right Media Exchange (RMX) beginning in January, said Seth Dallaire, Yahoo's VP of sales, on Dec. 1.

Traffiq integrates Nielsen site audience data into display-buying platform

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Media management software firm Traffiq has partnered with audience measurement company Nielsen to provide advertisers access to Nielsen's target-marketing platform @Plan. T

Is the click-through rate a dead metric?

Is the click-through rate a dead metric?

Manu Mathew
, cofounder and CEO of Visual IQ,
 and James Burrows, EVP of global sales at e-Miles, discuss whether the click-through rate is a dead metric.

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