Instacart | May 30, 2022
Instacart today announced two new advertising solutions that bring together the best of inspirational storytelling and action: shoppable video ads and enhanced shoppable display ads. These new formats expand Instacart's ad product suite with inspiring experiences to give brands a more immersive way to storytell, engage and drive sales. Shoppable video and shoppable display enable CPG brands to shorten the user journey from awareness and product discovery directly to purchase – all within one rich media unit. Advertisers can now promote engaging, targeted, creative content to consumers as they shop from their favorite retailers on Instacart. Dove, Mondelēz International, PepsiCo and S.Pellegrino are among the first CPG brands to pilot Instacart's shoppable video and shoppable display products.
"Advertisers choose Instacart because we've built a platform with high-intent consumers, unparalleled scale of retailers, and closed-looped measurement, all of which drives meaningful results for our brand partners," said Ali Miller, Vice President of Ads Product at Instacart. "We designed our new shoppable ad products to create more brand storytelling opportunities for CPGs, help them inspire and reach new and existing consumers, and ultimately drive sales in a singular unit. We see that these kinds of shoppable rich media experiences resonate with consumers as well, as we're bringing more discovery and inspiration to the online shopping experience. We're grateful to work with brand partners who have been excited to innovate with us and incubate these formats along the way to drive maximum impact."
Instacart's new shoppable video ads will equip brands to combine the powerful storytelling capabilities of video creative with an in-line set of shoppable products to shorten the path from discovery to purchase. Advertisers will be able to fuel brand affinity with rich stories, motion and audio, and inspire bigger baskets with seamless add to cart functionality. Throughout the pilot, Instacart will test and learn alongside its CPG brand partners to determine best practices and inform what the shoppable video product looks like when it is available to all brands in Instacart's self-service portal, Ads Manager, later this year.
Building on the early success of its inaugural display ads product, Instacart has created a new, iterative, shoppable display product to inspire basket building through discovery and purchase. This new shoppable display format is a CPG brand's contextual 'pop up shop' on Instacart and enables them to reach the right consumer at the right time to drive consideration and bigger baskets – without disrupting the shopping experience. The engaging new format features brand imagery coupled with direct add to cart functionality; brands are able to pin a bundle of items that inspires complementary purchases, innovation, and drives routine purchases. More than 40 CPG brands have piloted the shoppable display product, which will be generally available to all brand partners in Ads Manager later this summer. Dove first partnered with Instacart Ads in 2017 with sponsored product campaigns, and expanded as an early pioneer with shoppable display for their "Nourish Your Beauty" campaign.
"Across all our Dove campaigns, we tell real, thoughtful stories of beauty as a source of confidence, not anxiety, that our audience can authentically connect with and that inspire the next generation," said Leslie Miller, Marketing Director on Dove. "At the same time, we are constantly looking for innovative platforms to engage with our audience. Working with Instacart Ads has enabled us to try new tools that do just that. Testing Instacart's new shoppable display and shoppable video ads have equipped us to inspire even more people with our brand storytelling and seamlessly drive purchases as they shop on Instacart."
"Partnering with Instacart helps us stay ahead of the curve when it comes to inspiring and engaging consumers along their shopping journey," said Emily Frankel, SVP, eCommerce Marketing Head at PepsiCo.
"Partnering with Instacart helps us stay ahead of the curve when it comes to inspiring and engaging consumers along their shopping journey," said Emily Frankel, SVP, eCommerce Marketing Head at PepsiCo. "Multiple PepsiCo brands have joined the Instacart video and display pilots to test and learn. Shoppable display has proven to be an effective way to drive first-time purchase of our products via the Instacart platform, and while we're just getting started with shoppable video, we look forward to continuing our work to give consumers a compelling omnichannel experience."
"We're thrilled to partner with Instacart. Online grocery shopping is critical to our long-term growth strategy and we are excited to create a richer experience for our consumers as they shop for our beloved brands." - Wesley Saraceni, Senior Director of Marketing Digital Commerce at Mondelēz International.
Instacart's new shoppable video and shoppable display products expand the company's robust advertising tool kit and help CPG brands of all sizes deeply engage with consumers directly at the point of purchase. Now, advertisers have even more choices and touchpoints to inspire consumers throughout the entire shopping journey. The new shoppable video and display products, alongside the company's flagship sponsored product offering, brand pages and suite of display ad solutions, equip brands on Instacart with comprehensive full-funnel marketing capabilities to reach valuable consumers at the point of purchase and drive effective, measurable outcomes.
Instacart today offers self-service and managed ad services for more than 5,000 CPG brands. Instacart also partners with industry-leading API partners that have built campaign management and optimization applications leveraging the Instacart Ads API.
Instacart is a leading retail enablement platform that works with grocers and retailers to transform how people shop. Today, Instacart partners with more than 800 national, regional and local retail brands to facilitate online shopping, delivery and pickup services from more than 70,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. Millions of busy people and families turn to Instacart to get the groceries they need from the retailers they love, and more than 600,000 Instacart shoppers pick, pack and deliver orders for customers on their own flexible schedule. The Instacart Platform offers a suite of enterprise-grade technology products and services to power e-commerce, fulfillment, in-store, ads and insights for retailers across the U.S. and Canada. Hundreds of retailers partner with Instacart to power their e-commerce experiences across the Instacart App and their own white-label sites and solutions. With Instacart Ads, thousands of CPG brands partner with the company to connect directly with consumers online. For more information, visit www.instacart.com/company, and to start shopping, visit www.instacart.com. For anyone interested in becoming an Instacart shopper, visit https://shoppers.instacart.com/.
Pearl Media, Seaport Capital, Lure | May 02, 2022
Montclair-based Pearl Media partnered with Seaport Capital and acquired New York-based Lure Outdoor. With this acquisition, Lure outdoor has earned the reputation of a premier street-level Out of Home Media company in the US. Seaport Capital indulges in lower-middle markets and primarily invests in communication infrastructure and services, business and information services and media companies.
LURE Outdoor's out-of-home (OOH) portfolio includes over 120 high-profile street-level mediums across New York City, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Los Angeles. As a result of the acquisition, Pearl will be able to deliver expanded reach to high-impact media within trendsetting hubs of significant cities. In addition, Pearl also focuses on providing clients with more targeted media buys through agreements with some of the most sought-after mixed-use developments and large format OOH assets in urban core downtown locations around the country.
Pearl Media's roots can be found in the OOH advertising mix throughout the decade, and it has always adored OOH by transitioning it in different directions.
"Pearl Media was born in OOH on the street level, pioneering the acceptance of Storefronts into the OOH media mix over a decade ago." said Joshua Cohen, CEO of Pearl Media.
"Pearl Media was born in OOH on the street level, pioneering the acceptance of Storefronts into the OOH media mix over a decade ago. Today the business has grown in several directions, however we have never lost our love for the medium and we recognized LURE has done an amazing job building out this high-profile permitted inventory in some of the top neighborhoods and cities in the country. We could not be more thrilled about the opportunity in front of us to continue to build out this portfolio with the expanded team," said Joshua Cohen, CEO of Pearl Media.
Lure Media is known for the larger-than-life OOH displays and is the first to develop "can't miss" eye-level Billboards and in-window displays. It has been creating bold and innovative campaigns for the last eight years. LURE's assets have helped businesses to break through the busiest, most attractive neighborhoods.
"With shared values and a shared love for street-level OOH media, joining Pearl is the ideal next step for LURE to grow. We are excited to see Pearl's vision for the combined entity come to fruition", said Jonny Kaloudis, CEO of LURE.
Integral Ad Science, Media Rating Council | November 09, 2021
Delivers much-needed transparency for advertisers across their social media buying
SINGAPORE, November 8, 2021 -- Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced that it has been accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for impression and viewability measurement and reporting of display and video ads across Facebook and Instagram. With the continued growth of social advertising, this latest accreditation underscores the valued measurement that IAS offers advertisers across the world’s largest digital platforms including Facebook.
“We’re proud to achieve this important MRC accreditation for our Facebook integrated measurement,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “Marketers rely on IAS and our advanced technology to drive much-needed transparency along with greater outcomes for their Facebook campaigns. We continue to prioritize our customers’ needs in our role as a leading provider of digital media quality across all social platforms.”
IAS helps customers make every ad impression count through its global measurement capabilities, and this new MRC accreditation represents the latest way IAS is bringing greater transparency to the industry. This accreditation covers IAS’s measurement of display and video ads served in the Facebook Newsfeed on desktop and mobile web, as well as those served in both the Facebook and Instagram mobile apps. With integrated third-party measurement from IAS on Facebook and Instagram, advertisers gain a clearer understanding of their ad investment and performance, with greater control to optimize their campaigns toward viewable inventory. IAS achieved this most recent MRC accreditation following an intensive audit to verify that its data and measurement procedures, controls, disclosures, and reporting meet the required industry standards for validity, reliability, and effectiveness.
“Accreditation of IAS as compliant with MRC’s Viewable Impression Standards for its integrated viewability measurement and reporting of display and video inventory on Facebook and Instagram is an important achievement that will help bring marketers the transparency they need to better evaluate ad spend on these critical platforms,” said George W. Ivie, Executive Director and CEO of the MRC. “We congratulate IAS for its commitment to digital media quality and for meeting the rigorous standards necessary to attain this significant milestone.”
Established in 2014, the MRC’s viewability standard helps ensure that brands only pay for quality ad inventory that has an opportunity to have been seen. IAS maintains MRC accreditations across its suite of services including display and video viewability for desktop, mobile web, and mobile in-app; invalid traffic for desktop, mobile web, and mobile in-app; and property level brand safety.
About Integral Ad Science
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com.
About Media Rating Council (MRC)
The MRC is a non-profit industry association established in 1963 composed of leading television, radio, print and Internet companies, as well as advertisers, advertising agencies and trade associations whose goal is to ensure measurement services that are valid, reliable and effective. Measurement services desiring MRC Accreditation are required to disclose to their customers all methodological aspects of their service; comply with the MRC Minimum Standards for Media Rating Research and other standards MRC produces; and submit to MRC-designed audits to authenticate and illuminate their procedures. In addition, the MRC membership actively pursues research issues they consider priorities in an effort to improve the quality of research in the marketplace. Currently more than 100 research products are audited by the MRC.
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