Ronan Shields

Ronan Shields

Ronan Shields is a reporter for Adweek, focusing on ad-tech.

Investors Are Placing Their Bets on Identity Management

Improvado and 6sense collectively pocket $35 million from VCs and industry luminaries.

Former Sizmek Employees File Class Action Lawsuit for Additional Compensation

Grievances cited in latest legal filing date back to a round of layoffs in January.

4 Interesting Ad-Tech Stories That Caught Our Eye This Week

More heritage brands buy up ad tech and IAB attempts to answer marketers’ calls to clean up programmatic.

LiveRamp Acquires Faktor to Better Negotiate Privacy Regulations

The company is also working with Index Exchange to reduce publisher reliance on cookies.

Amid Chapter 11 Proceedings, Sizmek Begins Layoffs

Estimates vary, but some say the company cut as much as 80 employees in a single day.

Adform Reveals Funding Round to Position Itself as the Independent Alternative to Walled Gardens

GRO Capital commits to funding round as independent ad-tech unit eyes accelerated U.S. growth amid Sizmek's woes

Verve Lays Off 30 Staffers in Its Second Round of Cuts This Year

The ad-tech shakeout continues.

DataXu Lays Off About 30 Staffers

The news comes as speculation continues to swirl over a potential sale .

OTT Provider Tru Optik Lands $10 Million Funding Round

The ‘Intel of OTT’ plots international expansion as investors clamor

Thanks to Privacy Concerns, Google Is Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The biggest company in media is on the precipice of decisions that could make or break its fate in its current guise.