No End in Sight for Digital Media Merger Madness Following Vice, Vox and Group Nine Deals

Anxiety within digital media is, in part, fueled by the domination of tech giants Facebook and Google in the digital advertising space

Digital media companies, once marked by rapid growth as legacy media faltered, are consolidating in hopes of riding out the perfect storm of dwindling digital advertising dollars, tighter bank lending and lukewarm interest from venture capitalists.

A recent spate of three mostly stock-based deals are indicative of the dark clouds that have been looming over the digital media landscape for some time. Questions about the viable future of digital media have swirled around the industry for years.

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Trey Williams

Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams

Lindsey Ellefson

Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n