China Targets Online Advertising Practices With New Regulations

ALYSSA ABKOWITZ | July 8, 2016 | 418 views

BEIJING—New regulations on online advertising are casting a wide net, affecting businesses from e-commerce to social media, as China’s government tries to get a hold of fast-moving segment of the internet.

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Ad Networks for Publishers & Advertisers: Efficient Ad Buying & Selling

Article | August 2, 2022

When print publishers transitioned to online publishing, they were keen to find a way to generate revenue. Their revenue model in the print world was advertising, so they needed to monetize their content online. Display ads were a great start for them. They sold their advertising space to interested advertisers directly. Even then, there would always be some ad inventory that remained unsold. The need of the hour was a platform that could help them sell this inventory. That is when ad networks for publishers and advertisers came into the picture. Let us take a deeper look into how ad networks are helping both publishers and advertisers optimize their selling and buying processes. Ad Networks: Simplifying Ad Buying and Selling An ad network is a technology-backed platform that acts as an intermediary between a group of publishers who want to sell their ads and advertisers interested in buying them. Ad networks for publishers and advertisers first appeared in the mid-nineties as the earliest advertising technology to support online advertising. They helped advertisers buy ad space across multiple publishing platforms. The primary purpose of an ad network was to collect unsold ads from different publishers and put them up for offer to advertisers at a lower price than what a direct sale would cost. This kind of ad inventory was mostly referred to as remnant, non-premium ads that publishers struggled to sell directly. Today, ad networks for publishers focus on offering advertisers exclusive ad deals at premium prices. They pre-buy inventory from different publishers and then resell it to advertisers at premium prices to help advertisers get the impressions they expect. Types of Ad Networks Based on your audience, industry, topics, and formats, you have four main types of ad networks to choose from: Inventory-specific networks: Such networks have ads of a specific type, such as mobile or video. Vertical advertising networks: These are ad networks that focus on a specific topic, such as fashion, automobiles, or business. Premium networks: These are the networks that offer premium inventory, mostly from popular publishers. Targeted networks: These networks offer specific targeting capabilities through a built-in ad server. How do Ad Networks Work? Ad networks for publishers and advertisers keep on evolving with technological advancements. To understand how the best ads network works, here are the dynamic steps they follow to benefit publishers and advertisers: Ad networks compile multiple publishers with available ad inventory. Advertisers create campaigns using the ad network’s campaign panel, keeping in mind their budget, target audience, and any other special attributes. The publishers install relevant ad network tags on their websites. When there is a match between an ad campaign set by an advertiser and the publisher’s ad inventory, ad information is sent to the publisher. The ad network provider gets a share of the ad revenue generated from the campaign or by selling the inventory at a higher price than the publisher. Using the ad network’s campaign panel, the advertiser tracks and manages the ad’s performance. Ad Networks in Programmatic Advertising Ad networks for publishers and advertisers are a part of programmatic advertising, which is the process of automatically buying and selling digital advertising space. In this space, demand-side platforms (which help advertisers) and supply-side platforms (which help publishers) streamline the buying and selling process through real-time bidding (RTB). Businesses and enterprises rely on programmatic advertising for their digital advertising needs because publishers are adopting native ads on their websites. Thanks to native ads, ad blockers don’t affect advertising, and marketers can optimize and improve their ads with programmatic techniques for campaign success. It's no surprise that programmatic digital display ad spending is expected to increase by 25.8% this year (Source: Brand Equity). In conjugation with ad networks, an ad exchange connects DSPs and SSPs autonomously. An ad exchange came into the picture in 2005 when ad networks were not enough to solve the cumbersome problem publishers were facing ─ selling unsold ad space. Automation in the open marketplace for buying and selling digital ads was the solution. An ad exchange offers a streamlined platform for advertisers, publishers, ad networks, and other parties to connect their ad serving technologies for efficiency. Ad Network and Ad Exchange: What is the Difference? In the programmatic advertising ecosystem, the ad network and the ad exchange are two important components that are often mistaken to be the same because of their role in media buying. Let us take a look at the factors that separate the two. Attribute Ad Network Ad Exchange Function Intermediary between publishers and advertisers Open marketplace for everyone Identity Company Technology Key Users Publishers, advertisers and agencies Publishers, advertisers, agencies, ad networks, DSPs, SSPs and ATDs Important Characteristic Pre-segmented ads for particular audience. Promotes bulk buying and selling. Pool of various types of ad inventory. Based on an impression-per-impression trade Ad Quality Top-tier ad inventory, often sold for the first time All available inventory on sale including remnant ad slots Optimization Time consuming Optimization possible on-the-go Cost Stable and determined by the ad network Dynamic pricing based on real-time bidding by advertisers Impact on Advertiser Ad prices are higher Advertisers can define the pricing Impact on Publisher Low control over inventory pricing and optimization More control over value per impression Buyer/Seller Information Advertisers are unaware of the placement of their ads Publishers don’t know who the advertisers are Both advertisers and publishers have each other’s information Why Advertisers and Publishers Rely on Ad Networks? A Wider Range of Options With the help of top ad networks, advertisers and publishers can buy or sell more ad space. As a part of monetization strategies for publishers, they can rapidly increase their revenue through premium or remnant inventory because ad networks bring them the highest paying bids. Advertisers, on the other hand, can easily find any type of ad inventory that matches their budget for ad publishing. Higher Return on Investment Top ad networks bring in more revenue from advertising. The better the quality of ads, the higher the revenue for advertisers because they get precisely matched with their targeting needs and they can choose the most profitable deals. Increased Efficiency Automation in matching publishers and advertisers is the biggest advantage of advertising networks. It saves the time of manually looking for suitable deals or favorable pricing. The best publishers that bring the best impressions on ads can easily be approached. Publishers can get their inventory sold for the best price thanks to digital advertising networks. Features of an Ideal Ad Network for Publishers & Advertisers Here is a list of features you can refer to while choosing an ad network that caters to your needs: Size: The size of the advertising network matters because it facilitates a steady traffic. The more traffic it can deliver, the higher your ROI will be. Quality: Identify the quality of the inventory that an ad network offers. It should match the kind of inventory you need. Audience Targeting: Your ad network should support different audience targeting options so that ad campaigns work perfectly well. Format Support: Your ad network should support different formats like responsive, call-only, animated GIF or simple banners so you can diversify into different formats without any hassles. Reliability: Depending on your requirements, ensure that the network doesn’t go down and provides consistent service so your business remains unaffected. The interface should also be easy to use, clean, and rich with data to help your marketing team optimize their personalization efforts. CTV Streaming Platform Used PubMatic to Bump its Revenue by 400% Future Today, a premium CTV streaming platform, used PubMatic’s platform to drive its ad revenue. PubMatic helped Future Today partner with a leading CTV DSP and achieve a lucrative private marketplace (PMP) agreement to create incremental demand through direct integration and optimized engagement. “PubMatic has been one of Future Today's fastest growing demand partners in the last 6 months. The entire team has been a pleasure to work with and they genuinely understand the value of CTV in the market.” – Katya Shkolnik, Head of Partnerships, Future Today Inc. Key Takeaways Display, native, and banner advertising campaigns are critical for marketers like you to scale your business, so understanding how and what an ad network for publishers and advertisers does is important to creating the best, most effective advertising campaigns that bear results.

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Google’s and Facebook’s Grip on Digital Advertising Markets

Article | July 19, 2022

Since July 2019, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has been conducting an extensive investigation of the digital advertising market. In its preliminary report on the investigation, the CMA expresses concerns that Google and Facebook have grown so “large and have such extensive access to data that potential rivals can no longer compete on equal terms.” 2019 marked the year in which digital advertising finally took the crown from TV and other legacy media both in the US and worldwide. Estimates point out that digital ads now account for 51 percent of the almost $600 billion spent globally on advertising, a percentage that should only rise with time.

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Which Online Advertising Strategy Is Right For Your Business?

Article | July 14, 2022

Part of running a business in this era of technology is establishing an online presence. This does not only mean having a well-put-together website and being active on social media, which are both a big part of what online marketing means. In order to reach audiences and turn them into customers, you also need to invest in online advertising. Sometimes, finding the best-suited advertising strategy for your business can be quite daunting, especially given the fact that you have so many options to choose from in the sea of digital marketing. The accessible costs of digital advertising, especially when compared to traditional advertising, may make it tempting for you to what to invest in as many types of ad campaigns as you can find, but keep in mind that they may not all work for your business.

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Alex Webb: More kids with smartphones spells advertising bonanza

Article | February 10, 2020

The revelation that, by the age of seven, 53% of British kids will own a mobile phone, will come as good news to one group in particular: advertisers. By the time U.K. youngsters are 11, the ownership ratio reaches a whopping 90%, according to a report published last week by the research consultancy Childwise. And as the penetration of smartphone usage rises, it creates more opportunity for advertisers to get in front of young eyeballs. Parents need to get clued up if they want to stop that from happening. For now, advertising targeted at children has been slower to migrate online than in the broader industry. Whereas more than half of the world's $614 billion of ad spending is now online, less than a third of the outlay for ads targeting children is digital, according to a 2019 study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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IMPACT+ and Teads Announce Global Partnership to Measure and Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Online Advertising

Teads, IMPACT+ | October 20, 2022

IMPACT+, the solution to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of digital advertising, and Teads, the global media platform, announce a global partnership with the goal of measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of every online advertising campaign running through the Teads platform. IMPACT+, the leading third-party carbon footprint measurement provider, can bring concrete recommendations to advertisers globally. Its core objective is to allow digital advertising industry players to combine environmental and marketing KPIs to rapidly act on reducing GHG emissions without degrading media KPIs. IMPACT+’s solution, launched in France in 2020, is now available in 32 countries in North & Latin Americas, Europe, APAC and MENA, to create a standard of carbon footprint measurement and reduction across every player in the industry, and to better support brands, agencies and adtech platforms in their CSR approach. Teads and IMPACT+ began their work together in France in 2021 and, after multiple successful campaigns being measured with clients and agencies, Teads’ partners around the world can now leverage the partnership to learn about electricity consumption & greenhouse gas emissions of their campaigns, and identify levers to reduce these emissions. By integrating within the Teads platform globally, the worlds’ leading advertisers will gain actionable information about their campaigns. Teads’ platform is committed to deliver sustainable business outcomes for brands, by aligning these metrics with Carbon KPIs, it will increase efficiencies and effectiveness for Teads’ clients, continuing Teads’ work to help their partners advertise more sustainably. Currently, Teads is working with over 50 brands that have begun to use IMPACT+ to measure their campaigns’ carbon footprint. In APAC, having been given exclusive access to the platform in September, Omnicom Media Group have been testing with over 10 clients and leaning into learnings already. Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts. At OMG, we collaborate with partners to develop systems and processes to make sustainability accessible for our teams. This supports our drive in ensuring planning and optimising media campaigns for reduced carbon emissions becomes market practice.” Leading the digital advertising industry to reduce its global GHG emissions is an emergency. The environmental impact of online advertising is a new and complicated topic. Digital advertising is still behind many sectors when it comes to reducing GHG Emissions and the fight against global climate change. Many brands and agencies, and their adtech providers need deeper, globally consistent, insights about the environmental impacts of their digital ad campaigns, to adapt their digital strategy and act to reduce their impact. But most of them don’t know how to proceed. At the start of 2021, 90% of French digital advertising professionals were not yet measuring the carbon impact of their activity and 63% of them didn’t even know how to proceed*. Consumers are also really concerned about this problem: 81% of millennials in APAC perceive experiencing ads as detrimental for the environment, and 84% of global consumers said they could be more likely to buy form a company which practices sustainable media advertising**. Remi Cackel, Chief Product Officer at Teads said: We are very excited to offer this solution to all of our clients globally. Doing so is an enormous step for the digital advertising industry. By deepening our understanding of how digital advertising impacts the environment, we can all ensure that business growth and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand, helping brands genuinely interrogate and then reduce their carbon footprint. By aligning with IMPACT+ we are proud to be offering long term, robust solutions to the environmental challenges that this industry is facing.” Vincent Villaret, CEO at IMPACT+ says: “We are really thrilled to extend our partnership with Teads to make brands and agencies able to measure and reduce their advertising impact globally. Vincent Villaret, CEO at IMPACT+ says: “We are really thrilled to extend our partnership with Teads to make brands and agencies able to measure and reduce their advertising impact globally. Thanks to Teads’ dedicated team to the problem of environmental impact of advertising technologies, and the global scale on responsible advertising environments, this collaboration represents a huge opportunity to show and proof a path to a more sustainable digital advertising industry. About Teads Teads operates a leading, cloud-based, omnichannel platform that enables programmatic digital advertising across a global ecosystem of quality digital media. As an end-to-end solution, Teads’ modular platform allows partners to leverage buy-side, sell-side, creative, data and AI optimization technologies. For advertisers and their agencies, Teads offers a single access point to buy the inventory of many of the world’s best publishers and content providers. Through exclusive global media partnerships, Teads enables advertisers and agencies to reach billions of unique monthly users in brand safe, responsible advertising environments, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of digital ad transactions. Teads partners with the leading marketers, agencies and publishers through a team of 1,200+ people in 50 offices across more than 30 countries. About IMPACT+ IMPACT+ is a sustaintech solution enabling digital advertising players (brands, agencies, adtechs and adnetworks) to evaluate and reduce their environmental impact. IMPACT+ builds new performances indicators and tools to help this ecosystem to use GHG emissions and electricity consumption to inform their digital advertising strategy. Since 2020, IMPACT+ supports brands (such as L’Oréal, Nestlé, Procter&Gamble and their agencies) in their process for a more sustainable media buying ; adnetworks and adtechs are equipped with IMPACT+ environment impact evaluation solutions, integrated seamlessly to ad delivery systems.

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Looka Inc. Designs Winning Ad Strategy with Microsoft Advertising

Looka Inc. | October 07, 2022

Looka Inc., a leading AI-powered design platform further establishes its online advertising strategy through multi-media ads with Microsoft Advertising. Looka users currently face a significant challenge of building awareness among targeted audiences – and with the value of search advertising continuing to grow, multimedia ads can help a brand communicate its value, amplify product discovery, inspire action, and build brand loyalty through rich ad format. Microsoft introduced multimedia ads in 2021 – a responsive ad format to effectively combine headlines, descriptions, and images, by delivering attention-grabbing large visual ads. “For a logo design and branding company like Looka — where visuals are a key selling point — Multimedia Ads from Microsoft Advertising have proven to be an effective addition to our acquisition portfolio,” said Matthew Sison, Growth Manager, Looka. “Not only do they take up more real estate in the search results page, which allows us to showcase our customers' beautiful logos, but they drive fantastic business results.” The impact of this strategic partnership has been significant – after adopting the visually attention-grabbing Multimedia Ads, Looka has seen a 200% increase in return on ad spend and the ads now account for 25% of revenue generated by Looka’s customer acquisition campaigns. "It's been exciting to partner with Looka," Says Vi Nguyen, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of Microsoft Multimedia Ads (MMA) "It's been exciting to partner with Looka," Says Vi Nguyen, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of Microsoft Multimedia Ads (MMA), “Through our partnership, Multimedia ads have helped Looka stand out and get noticed allowing them to enrich their brand storytelling.” Since its inception in 2016, Looka has generated over 200 million logos for its users and has since built a business name generator, print shop, website builder, domain registrar, and a complete marketing stack: Brand Kit. Looka’s Brand Kit subscribers can now get $250 in multimedia ad credits when brands spend $50. Learn more on how you can design a custom logo and market your business: Looka: How it Works. About Looka Inc. Looka is an AI-powered logo maker that provides business owners with a quick and affordable way to create a beautiful brand. Since launching as Logojoy in 2016, the company has served over nine and a half million people in 188 countries. Looka provides businesses with logos, social media assets, business card designs, and websites. Learn more at www.looka.com.

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Teads APAC & IMPACT+ Partner in Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Online Advertising

Teads, IMPACT+ | September 29, 2022

Teads, the global media platform, announces a partnership with IMPACT+, with the purpose of measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of online advertising campaigns run through its platform. This announcement follows a series of tests with brands such as Renault, LaPoste, and Hello bank! at the French Ministry of Justice in France testing the carbon footprint of their advertising campaigns. The solution has now been introduced across APAC and ANZ exclusively to OMG group and its clients. The goal of this initiative is to create a standard of carbon footprint measurement across Teads’ campaigns, to better support brands and agencies in their CSR approach. Currently, Teads globally has over 50+ brands that have begun the use of IMPACT+ to measure their campaigns’ carbon footprint. This measurement capability has also gone live with OMG’s top 10 clients in APAC. Measuring the carbon footprint, a strategic challenge The environmental impact of online advertising is a young, and complicated topic. IMPACT+ is the leading third-party measurement provider, who can estimate the carbon footprint of digital communications and bring concrete recommendations on how to set up an environmental KPI. Teads’ new partnership with IMPACT+ allows advertisers to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of their Teads’ campaigns. Leveraging this measurement, brands will now have the ability to minimise the power consumption of each impression served as well as reduce the electricity impact of each media objective, with Teads’ continued investment toward minimising the amount of impressions required to reach the same objective. IMPACT+ currently provides a calculation to report on GHG emissions at the campaign level, which includes creative delivery electricity consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions depending on where the delivery took place, as well as the end-user device lifecycle GHG emissions. Concretely, the considered perimeter implies the necessary electrical consumption to the campaign delivery and the greenhouse gas emissions induced by this consumption. This first step allows then to analyse the campaign parameters impact from the point of view of the equipment’s usage (data centre, network, and devices) that are necessary to the delivery and to recommend optimisation levers. The actual calculation is based on the required energy for hosting advertising creatives, transporting on the network, and using the user’s device displaying these ads. This approach is part of Teads’ continued ambitions to evolve its platform and maintain its position as a sustainable business. The series of tests will open doors to new thoughts aiming to use this carbon metrics along with traditional media KPIs. Teads’ ambition in this space is to standardise carbon footprint measurement within the platform and therefore lead the digital marketing industry where reducing the carbon footprint of a campaign, without reducing its effectiveness, is the ultimate goal. The methods in place are new and keen to evolve to consider a larger perimeter, integrating other elements involved in the delivery like use or data, programmatic or third-party integrations for example or also other environmental impacts, beyond carbon emissions. For this reason, the ongoing procedures for the formalisation of an industrywide reference framework are welcome to collectively progress in the subject. The goal is to understand ultimately how to minimise the carbon footprint without compromising media performances and avoid a bounce back effect. Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts." Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts. At OMG, we collaborate with partners to develop systems and processes to make sustainability accessible for our teams. This supports our drive in ensuring planning and optimising media campaigns for reduced carbon emissions becomes market practice.” Emmanuel Fischmeister, VP business development at Teads says “We are extremely excited to launch this firsts-of-its-kind partnership with OMG. Having a better understanding of the emissions is only the beginning of the journey, beyond measurement: our goal is to reduce and optimise these emissions. As a sustainable media platform, we are looking to do our part for future proofing the media industry” About Teads Teads operates a leading, cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform that enables programmatic digital advertising across a global ecosystem of quality digital media. As an end-to-end solution, Teads’ modular platform allows partners to leverage buy-side, sell-side, creative, data and AI optimization technologies. For advertisers and their agencies, Teads offers a single access point to buy the inventory of many of the world’s best publishers. Through exclusive global media partnerships, Teads enables advertisers and agencies to reach 1.9 billion unique monthly users* in brand safe, responsible advertising environments, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of digital ad transactions.

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IMPACT+ and Teads Announce Global Partnership to Measure and Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Online Advertising

Teads, IMPACT+ | October 20, 2022

IMPACT+, the solution to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of digital advertising, and Teads, the global media platform, announce a global partnership with the goal of measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of every online advertising campaign running through the Teads platform. IMPACT+, the leading third-party carbon footprint measurement provider, can bring concrete recommendations to advertisers globally. Its core objective is to allow digital advertising industry players to combine environmental and marketing KPIs to rapidly act on reducing GHG emissions without degrading media KPIs. IMPACT+’s solution, launched in France in 2020, is now available in 32 countries in North & Latin Americas, Europe, APAC and MENA, to create a standard of carbon footprint measurement and reduction across every player in the industry, and to better support brands, agencies and adtech platforms in their CSR approach. Teads and IMPACT+ began their work together in France in 2021 and, after multiple successful campaigns being measured with clients and agencies, Teads’ partners around the world can now leverage the partnership to learn about electricity consumption & greenhouse gas emissions of their campaigns, and identify levers to reduce these emissions. By integrating within the Teads platform globally, the worlds’ leading advertisers will gain actionable information about their campaigns. Teads’ platform is committed to deliver sustainable business outcomes for brands, by aligning these metrics with Carbon KPIs, it will increase efficiencies and effectiveness for Teads’ clients, continuing Teads’ work to help their partners advertise more sustainably. Currently, Teads is working with over 50 brands that have begun to use IMPACT+ to measure their campaigns’ carbon footprint. In APAC, having been given exclusive access to the platform in September, Omnicom Media Group have been testing with over 10 clients and leaning into learnings already. Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts. At OMG, we collaborate with partners to develop systems and processes to make sustainability accessible for our teams. This supports our drive in ensuring planning and optimising media campaigns for reduced carbon emissions becomes market practice.” Leading the digital advertising industry to reduce its global GHG emissions is an emergency. The environmental impact of online advertising is a new and complicated topic. Digital advertising is still behind many sectors when it comes to reducing GHG Emissions and the fight against global climate change. Many brands and agencies, and their adtech providers need deeper, globally consistent, insights about the environmental impacts of their digital ad campaigns, to adapt their digital strategy and act to reduce their impact. But most of them don’t know how to proceed. At the start of 2021, 90% of French digital advertising professionals were not yet measuring the carbon impact of their activity and 63% of them didn’t even know how to proceed*. Consumers are also really concerned about this problem: 81% of millennials in APAC perceive experiencing ads as detrimental for the environment, and 84% of global consumers said they could be more likely to buy form a company which practices sustainable media advertising**. Remi Cackel, Chief Product Officer at Teads said: We are very excited to offer this solution to all of our clients globally. Doing so is an enormous step for the digital advertising industry. By deepening our understanding of how digital advertising impacts the environment, we can all ensure that business growth and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand, helping brands genuinely interrogate and then reduce their carbon footprint. By aligning with IMPACT+ we are proud to be offering long term, robust solutions to the environmental challenges that this industry is facing.” Vincent Villaret, CEO at IMPACT+ says: “We are really thrilled to extend our partnership with Teads to make brands and agencies able to measure and reduce their advertising impact globally. Vincent Villaret, CEO at IMPACT+ says: “We are really thrilled to extend our partnership with Teads to make brands and agencies able to measure and reduce their advertising impact globally. Thanks to Teads’ dedicated team to the problem of environmental impact of advertising technologies, and the global scale on responsible advertising environments, this collaboration represents a huge opportunity to show and proof a path to a more sustainable digital advertising industry. About Teads Teads operates a leading, cloud-based, omnichannel platform that enables programmatic digital advertising across a global ecosystem of quality digital media. As an end-to-end solution, Teads’ modular platform allows partners to leverage buy-side, sell-side, creative, data and AI optimization technologies. For advertisers and their agencies, Teads offers a single access point to buy the inventory of many of the world’s best publishers and content providers. Through exclusive global media partnerships, Teads enables advertisers and agencies to reach billions of unique monthly users in brand safe, responsible advertising environments, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of digital ad transactions. Teads partners with the leading marketers, agencies and publishers through a team of 1,200+ people in 50 offices across more than 30 countries. About IMPACT+ IMPACT+ is a sustaintech solution enabling digital advertising players (brands, agencies, adtechs and adnetworks) to evaluate and reduce their environmental impact. IMPACT+ builds new performances indicators and tools to help this ecosystem to use GHG emissions and electricity consumption to inform their digital advertising strategy. Since 2020, IMPACT+ supports brands (such as L’Oréal, Nestlé, Procter&Gamble and their agencies) in their process for a more sustainable media buying ; adnetworks and adtechs are equipped with IMPACT+ environment impact evaluation solutions, integrated seamlessly to ad delivery systems.

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Looka Inc. Designs Winning Ad Strategy with Microsoft Advertising

Looka Inc. | October 07, 2022

Looka Inc., a leading AI-powered design platform further establishes its online advertising strategy through multi-media ads with Microsoft Advertising. Looka users currently face a significant challenge of building awareness among targeted audiences – and with the value of search advertising continuing to grow, multimedia ads can help a brand communicate its value, amplify product discovery, inspire action, and build brand loyalty through rich ad format. Microsoft introduced multimedia ads in 2021 – a responsive ad format to effectively combine headlines, descriptions, and images, by delivering attention-grabbing large visual ads. “For a logo design and branding company like Looka — where visuals are a key selling point — Multimedia Ads from Microsoft Advertising have proven to be an effective addition to our acquisition portfolio,” said Matthew Sison, Growth Manager, Looka. “Not only do they take up more real estate in the search results page, which allows us to showcase our customers' beautiful logos, but they drive fantastic business results.” The impact of this strategic partnership has been significant – after adopting the visually attention-grabbing Multimedia Ads, Looka has seen a 200% increase in return on ad spend and the ads now account for 25% of revenue generated by Looka’s customer acquisition campaigns. "It's been exciting to partner with Looka," Says Vi Nguyen, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of Microsoft Multimedia Ads (MMA) "It's been exciting to partner with Looka," Says Vi Nguyen, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of Microsoft Multimedia Ads (MMA), “Through our partnership, Multimedia ads have helped Looka stand out and get noticed allowing them to enrich their brand storytelling.” Since its inception in 2016, Looka has generated over 200 million logos for its users and has since built a business name generator, print shop, website builder, domain registrar, and a complete marketing stack: Brand Kit. Looka’s Brand Kit subscribers can now get $250 in multimedia ad credits when brands spend $50. Learn more on how you can design a custom logo and market your business: Looka: How it Works. About Looka Inc. Looka is an AI-powered logo maker that provides business owners with a quick and affordable way to create a beautiful brand. Since launching as Logojoy in 2016, the company has served over nine and a half million people in 188 countries. Looka provides businesses with logos, social media assets, business card designs, and websites. Learn more at www.looka.com.

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Teads APAC & IMPACT+ Partner in Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Online Advertising

Teads, IMPACT+ | September 29, 2022

Teads, the global media platform, announces a partnership with IMPACT+, with the purpose of measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of online advertising campaigns run through its platform. This announcement follows a series of tests with brands such as Renault, LaPoste, and Hello bank! at the French Ministry of Justice in France testing the carbon footprint of their advertising campaigns. The solution has now been introduced across APAC and ANZ exclusively to OMG group and its clients. The goal of this initiative is to create a standard of carbon footprint measurement across Teads’ campaigns, to better support brands and agencies in their CSR approach. Currently, Teads globally has over 50+ brands that have begun the use of IMPACT+ to measure their campaigns’ carbon footprint. This measurement capability has also gone live with OMG’s top 10 clients in APAC. Measuring the carbon footprint, a strategic challenge The environmental impact of online advertising is a young, and complicated topic. IMPACT+ is the leading third-party measurement provider, who can estimate the carbon footprint of digital communications and bring concrete recommendations on how to set up an environmental KPI. Teads’ new partnership with IMPACT+ allows advertisers to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of their Teads’ campaigns. Leveraging this measurement, brands will now have the ability to minimise the power consumption of each impression served as well as reduce the electricity impact of each media objective, with Teads’ continued investment toward minimising the amount of impressions required to reach the same objective. IMPACT+ currently provides a calculation to report on GHG emissions at the campaign level, which includes creative delivery electricity consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions depending on where the delivery took place, as well as the end-user device lifecycle GHG emissions. Concretely, the considered perimeter implies the necessary electrical consumption to the campaign delivery and the greenhouse gas emissions induced by this consumption. This first step allows then to analyse the campaign parameters impact from the point of view of the equipment’s usage (data centre, network, and devices) that are necessary to the delivery and to recommend optimisation levers. The actual calculation is based on the required energy for hosting advertising creatives, transporting on the network, and using the user’s device displaying these ads. This approach is part of Teads’ continued ambitions to evolve its platform and maintain its position as a sustainable business. The series of tests will open doors to new thoughts aiming to use this carbon metrics along with traditional media KPIs. Teads’ ambition in this space is to standardise carbon footprint measurement within the platform and therefore lead the digital marketing industry where reducing the carbon footprint of a campaign, without reducing its effectiveness, is the ultimate goal. The methods in place are new and keen to evolve to consider a larger perimeter, integrating other elements involved in the delivery like use or data, programmatic or third-party integrations for example or also other environmental impacts, beyond carbon emissions. For this reason, the ongoing procedures for the formalisation of an industrywide reference framework are welcome to collectively progress in the subject. The goal is to understand ultimately how to minimise the carbon footprint without compromising media performances and avoid a bounce back effect. Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts." Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts. At OMG, we collaborate with partners to develop systems and processes to make sustainability accessible for our teams. This supports our drive in ensuring planning and optimising media campaigns for reduced carbon emissions becomes market practice.” Emmanuel Fischmeister, VP business development at Teads says “We are extremely excited to launch this firsts-of-its-kind partnership with OMG. Having a better understanding of the emissions is only the beginning of the journey, beyond measurement: our goal is to reduce and optimise these emissions. As a sustainable media platform, we are looking to do our part for future proofing the media industry” About Teads Teads operates a leading, cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform that enables programmatic digital advertising across a global ecosystem of quality digital media. As an end-to-end solution, Teads’ modular platform allows partners to leverage buy-side, sell-side, creative, data and AI optimization technologies. For advertisers and their agencies, Teads offers a single access point to buy the inventory of many of the world’s best publishers. Through exclusive global media partnerships, Teads enables advertisers and agencies to reach 1.9 billion unique monthly users* in brand safe, responsible advertising environments, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of digital ad transactions.

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