Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Integral Ad Science | July 13, 2023
Anzu, the most advanced intrinsic in-game advertising solution, and Integral Ad Science (IAS), a leading global media measurement and optimisation platform, have announced the launch of the industry’s first solution that measures viewability and invalid traffic (IVT) across 2D and 3D gaming environments and tracks them within the IAS signal platform.
Gamers play two or more hours of video games every single day, so the need to monitor media quality has never been more important. This next step in intrinsic in-game ad measurement provides advertisers with additional trust and confidence when investing in-game. Last July, Anzu and IAS launched an in-game measurement solution for mobile environments. This new solution builds on its previous offering, working across programmatic and direct buys for display and video ads, and spans mobile, PC, and console gaming platforms.
Last year marked a considerable step forward in establishing intrinsic in-game advertising as a recognised ad format with the release of the updated intrinsic in-game advertising guidelines from the IAB and MRC. IAS and Anzu’s new offering was created with these guidelines/standards in mind.
“When founding Anzu, we knew that for in-game to succeed, advertisers would need a robust and transparent way to measure their success and be able to compare it to other mediums, which is why this area has been a core focus for us as a business from day one,” said Ben Fenster, co-founder and CPO, at Anzu. “It’s been great to work together with IAS on this first-to-market solution which marks a significant step forward in how measurement is done within the in-game advertising space.”
“We know that gaming is one of the most compelling environments for advertisers because consumers bring passion, focus, and dedication when they are playing,” said Yannis Dosios, chief commercial officer at IAS. “Our expanded partnership with Anzu brings IAS’s powerful viewability and invalid traffic measurement products to in-game 3D settings for the first time, demonstrating our leadership in the gaming space while providing marketers with even greater levels of transparency and actionable data to deliver results for their campaigns.”
In addition to this launch, earlier this year, Anzu was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its innovative ad-tracking technology, compliant with new in-game advertising standards and third-party brand safety solutions. Anzu was also recently awarded Best Use Of Emerging Media at the Digiday Media Buying and Planning Awards for an in-game campaign with the iconic fashion brand Levi’s.
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.
Business Wire | June 26, 2023
Today, RTB House announces the launch of PrimeAudience, the first company dedicated to utilising Chrome’s Protected Audience API and Topics API to provide advertisers with advanced behavioural targeting capabilities. As the deadline for the deprecation of third-party cookies on Chrome approaches, PrimeAudience offers a unique solution to brands and a new revenue stream for publishers.
PrimeAudience’s potential is already recognised by a number of launch partners including; OptAd360, a major European yield monetisation partner and US-based Raptive, formerly known as CafeMedia and AdThrive.
Robert Dyczkowski, RTB House CEO comments, “The launch of new marketing APIs by Chrome has allowed us to create a completely new product category which we’ve coined as ‘protected audiences advertising network’. We wanted to separate an entity that is supposed to provide state-of-the-art behavioural targeting capabilities in the future environment, as this is an extremely important use-case for a wide range of advertisers. Cookieless changes completely redefine technical possibilities of providing it. For years advertisers have been using DMPs in which case specific audiences were nothing more than just lists of single user IDs, which could be imported to any DSP for targeting. Not only has it been convenient from the business perspective but also technically possible to decouple users data from inventory purchase. As the Privacy Sandbox enforces several technical restrictions on the whole process, in particular, limited possibility to exchange user lists between different companies, from an engineering standpoint DSP and DMP solutions will have to be more integrated. As a consequence, with the demise of third-party cookies the industry has no choice but to make it more integrated also from a business side. PrimeAudience by design fits perfectly into the new order.”
To accurately segment users, PrimeAudience will be utilising precisely processed publishers’ first-party data enriched with other signals, such as Topics API and display ads to the user groups via Google Chrome’s Protected Audience API. The benefit is that this technology doesn't rely on any cross-site ID mechanisms, future-proofing it against any tightening technological and regulatory environments around these solutions, with transparency at the core.
Mateusz Rumiński, PrimeAudience VP of Product said, "The $700 billion digital advertising industry is being disrupted by the deprecation of third-party cookies in Chrome in 2024. We are proud to introduce a brand-new, cookieless behavioural targeting approach that will ease the transition for advertisers and publishers alike. After proving the concept, we are ready to scale up in upcoming testing phases of the Privacy Sandbox.”
PrimeAudience will allow advertisers to buy ads directly or in a self-service model through Adlook Smart, an outcome oriented buying platform. The next stage of scale growth is expected to begin in summer, during General Availability of Privacy Sandbox APIs.
For more information, please visit primeaudience.com
PrimeAudience is an ad network providing advertisers with advanced behavioural targeting capabilities. As the first company utilising Chrome’s Protected Audience API enriched by Topics API for such a use case, PrimeAudience reaches the right audience in a brand's campaign even after the sunset of cookies. PrimeAudience benefits publishers by providing them with an additional, cookieless revenue stream independent of other advertising activities. Visit PrimeAudience.com for more information.
Integral Ad Science | November 23, 2022
Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today published a case study conducted in partnership with Catalina, a leader in shopper intelligence that personalizes the shopper journey. The study aimed to understand how media quality influences return on ad spend (ROAS) and sales lift in correlation to in-view advertisements and time-in-view. The measurement period was recorded from May to July 2022.
To measure sales for a major CPG brand through the use of display advertisements in both mobile and desktop environments, Catalina used a test versus control methodology to calculate campaign sales lift. The test group consisted of 14.6M households that were exposed to the promoted brand campaign.
Some of the key takeaways from this study include:
180% lift in incremental ROAS for the in-view group versus not-in-view. In-view ads have a massive impact on ROAS compared to those that do not meet viewability standards.
74% of incremental sales from the test campaign were driven by the in-view audience. IAS and Catalina broke the test group into an in-view and not-in-view decomposition. Incremental sales from the in-view ads drove higher sales lift and incremental sales compared to ads that are not in view.
3 to 10 seconds is the ideal time-in-view range for driving incremental sales.
Advertisements that were in view for 3-10 seconds outperformed both shorter and longer time-in-view rates with an incremental index of 118. This insight further highlights the strong correlation between time-in-view as a proxy to attention that drives key outcomes. This drove sales and directly impacted ROAS.
“As a leader in personalization and shopper intelligence, Catalina has been partnering with brands and retailers for a long time to understand the value of media as it relates to consumer responsiveness, purchase activity, incremental sales and ROAS, both in-flight and post-campaign,” said Brian Dunphy, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Catalina. “Through our partnership with IAS, we are thrilled to jointly help CPG brands and agencies get the most out of their media investments by combining IAS’s industry leading media quality capabilities with Catalina’s ROAS and sales lift analyses to deliver deeper insights around overall media quality, viewability and time-in-view.”
“While viewability is an important metric, metrics such as time in view can be even more precise indicators of attention and outcomes,” said Yannis Dosios, Chief Commercial Officer, IAS.
“While viewability is an important metric, metrics such as time in view can be even more precise indicators of attention and outcomes. What is powerful with this study is we see a clear link between time in view and in-store sales: a direct impact on better outcomes. By partnering with measurement companies like Catalina, we can better understand the importance and impact of media quality on driving attention and outcomes for our clients,” said Yannis Dosios, Chief Commercial Officer, IAS.
For more information and to download the full case study, click here.
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, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com.
Catalina is a leader in shopper intelligence and highly targeted in-store, TV, radio, podcast and digital media that personalizes the shopper journey. Powered by the world’s richest real-time shopper database, Catalina helps retailers, CPG brands and agencies optimize every stage of media planning, execution and measurement to deliver $6.1 billion in consumer value annually. Catalina has no higher priority than ensuring the privacy and security of the data entrusted to the company and maintaining consumer trust. Catalina has operations in the United States, Costa Rica, Europe and Japan. To learn more, visit www.catalina.com or @Catalina on Twitter.