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Xandr and Schibsted partner to solve for audience targeting in cookieless environments in a breakthrough for privacy-first ad tech

Schibsted to offer Xandr Invest buyers exclusive access to its first-party data via the Invest DSP data marketplace

NORWAY/SWEDEN, 2nd November: Schibsted, a group of world class media houses in Scandinavia, and Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising company, today announced that Schibsted is offering their first-party data to Xandr Invest buyers via Xandr’s end-to-end platform. This is the first data marketplace relationship Schibsted has entered into and will allow Xandr Invest buyers to buy Schibsted data directly in the DSP.

With the impending deprecation of the third-party cookie, first-party data will define the next wave of privacy focused advertising and sales. Xandr’s collaboration with Schibsted will bring Schibsted’s first-party audience data directly to Xandr’s Invest DSP.  The exclusive collaboration offers a privacy-first, futureproofed solution that allows advertisers to serve audience targeted campaigns into cookieless environments complete with deterministic frequency capping across the Schibsted portfolio of inventory. With this collaboration, traders will now be able to forecast, target, optimize and report against Schibsted’s rich first-party audiences in a fully self-serve fashion by targeting segments in the Invest DSP data marketplace. Previously this level of flexibility was only available when working with third-party data tied to the third-party cookie.     

Schibsted first-party audiences are considered to be more privacy-preserving than traditional third-party data. Audience targeting takes place in a strictly limited fashion within a highly controlled environment and transparency into how the data is used. The collaboration with Xandr means advertisers can now benefit from privacy-first audience targeting without losing any of the efficiencies they have become used to.     

“Schibsted has been a long-term partner for Xandr and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this opportunity to our Invest DSP buyers,” comments Katie Blair, Director, Northern Europe, Xandr. “With third-party cookies disappearing it is important that companies look at their identity strategy going forwards. At Xandr we have a unified, end-to-end platform. This allows us to partner with publishers like Schibsted and ensure advertisers who previously relied on third-party cookies have a privacy-first solution in the form of scaled first-party data.”

“At Schibsted we strongly believe digital advertising must work for both our advertisers and our end users.  For many years, we have been focused on creating a logged-in universe for our users which, at this point, includes 3 million daily logged-in users across the Nordics,” comments Per Hakon Fasting SVP, Head of Advertising and Sales, Schibsted.  “Data within Schibsted is collected in a responsible way, in line with user wishes and regulation.  We are excited to be able to offer our privacy-preserving audience data directly to buyers within the Xandr Invest data marketplace and see this as a big step forward for advertisers.”  


A business unit within AT&T, Xandr powers a global marketplace for premium advertising.  Our data-enabled technology platform, encompassing Xandr Invest and Xandr Monetize, optimizes return on investment for both buyers and sellers.  For more than 143 years, AT&T has used data and technology to inform and improve the consumer experience.


Schibsted is a family of digital consumer brands leading the way across media, online marketplaces and smart digital services. Our media brands – like VG, Aftonbladet, Aftenposten and SvD are renowned for trustworthiness, exceptional journalism and high editorial independence. Our leading marketplaces Finn, Blocket and Tori connect millions of users every month. Digital services like Lendo, Bynk and Compricer are helping consumers to make better choices. Schibsted is on a mission to empower people in their daily life, using tech and data to create innovative products and great user experiences – and to help build a sustainable future.