MOBILE ADVERTISING, AD NETWORKS, ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT
FreeWheel | January 04, 2023
Ad-tech company Blockboard has announced a partnership with Comcast-owned FreeWheel, a global technology platform for television advertising. As a result of the collaboration, FreeWheel's premium CTV (connected TV) inventory will be made available to all of Blockboard's advertising clients. The collaboration is expected to open up unprecedented opportunities for advertisers, allowing them to access the most sought-after CTV inventory on FreeWheel’s platform.
“The partnership comes as interest and spending in the CTV ad sector are projected to grow significantly, with the IAB forecasting YOY growth of 14.4% in 2023.”
CTV has become more appealing to brands and marketers who want to reach a large number of viewers in a cost-effective way because they can target specific audiences.
Through the integration with FreeWheel, Blockboard has gained access to the most optimized supply path for high-quality CTV inventory, providing more premium advertising opportunities for its demand-side clients. Blockboard, an independent programmatic demand-side platform (DSP) for over-the-top (OTT) and connected television (CTV), and FreeWheel, Comcast's leading video monetization technology platform, have announced that they will work together.
The partnership aims to connect buyers and sellers across the TV ecosystem, simplifying and enhancing the overall ad-buying experience. With the partnership, advertisers are now able to access a larger inventory of high-quality CTV advertising opportunities, allowing them to target their desired audience with ease.
FreeWheel is a technology platform for television advertising that aims to provide solutions for all segments of the TV industry. The company offers technology, data enablement, and convergent marketplaces to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers across all screens, data types, and sales channels. FreeWheel is based in multiple locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, and Beijing. As a Comcast company, FreeWheel also advocates for the premium video industry through the FreeWheel Council.
DoubleVerify | February 07, 2023
DoubleVerify (DV), one of the prominent software platforms for digital media solutions, has recently detected a large-scale ad impression fraud scheme targeted to audio traffic inventory called "BeatSting". After DV’s Fraud Lab recognized the fraud family in 2019, it has stolen about 20 million dollars from advertisers, and the BeatSting platform has about one million dollars per month share in it.
BeatString has been a part of server-side ad insertion (SSAI) fraud schemes, targeting connected TV (CTV) inventory since 2019. The fraudsters first spoof residential IP addresses and audio applications and set up a fake SSAI server, making false audio ad requests to attract advertisers. Then, if an advertiser from the legitimate audio channels bids on this accretive inventory and makes a profit, the money goes to them instead of the audio tracks.
Although the DV Fraud Lab had already reported fraudulent attacks in 2021, the activity continued into the following year, generating fake audio traffic on audio platforms on a much larger scale. With dedicated data scientists, analysts, and mathematicians, DV's Fraud Lab detects and analyses digital ad frauds and their latest fraud schemes. It isolates the fraud applications, websites, and devices and secures DV clients in real time through continuous analysis, research, and scenario management.
Chief Executive Officer at DoubleVerify, Mark Zagorski, said, "Fraud always follows the money, and increasingly, that money is flowing to digital audio, a rapidly emerging channel where digital advertising standards are still evolving." He added, "CTV continues to experience this phenomenon, and, increasingly, audio is quietly becoming a new channel of interest and attack."
(Source – Business Wire)
DoubleVerify (DV), an advertising service, provides digital media analytics and measurement solutions to make digital advertising systems, brands and agencies, marketplaces, and publishers more secure and preserve fair value exchange between digital media sellers and buyers. Many Fortune 500 advertisers rely on DV for unbiased data analysis, high-quality campaigns, and global advertising return on investment (ROI). It specializes in ad prominence, viewability, impression quality solutions for brand marketers, impression delivery, brand safety and fraud protection, and accountability and transparency for digital media.
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT
AppLovin | February 03, 2023
One of the most popular mobile marketing and monetization platforms, AppLovin, has recently released its Creative Trends Report 2023, which lists the best performance-driven mobile ad trends for the year. This report will help mobile app developers and vertical marketers come up with creative ideas for their mobile ad campaigns.
To prepare this report, AppLovin’s in-house creative agency, SparkLabs, collected data from more than 200 applications, 267 installations, 22.4 billion clicks, 52.3 billion impressions, and tens of thousands of creatives in 2022 and researched the variables and influencing ideas that generated the highest return on investment (ROI), click-through rate (CTR), investor relations (IR), and return on ad spend (ROAS). The analysis shows that customization of an environment, character, or item, dramatic story narratives, real-time feedback, and voiceover messaging encourage more engagement.
CMO of AppLovin, Katie Jansen, said, "Our goal with this report is to provide marketers and developers insights and inspiration for achieving increased success for mobile ad campaigns. The report is packed with proven performance-driven ad concepts that have generated significant lift for their campaigns by capturing the majority of ad spend." She added, "Putting the best creative pieces together doesn’t always guarantee a win. To ensure that your ads are consistently high-performing, you need a combination of performance-driven analysis and continuous iteration and testing to find an optimal creative strategy for your app."
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, AppLovin provides business insights, marketing technologies, full-stack solutions, user acquisition, monetization, and measurement to resolve mission-critical functions. Through its analytics and performance data, it offers creative strategies, suggests variables, and identifies key points that will optimize gaming campaigns and advertising strategies. Since 2012, it has been assisting popular applications and game studios to prosper worldwide by offering solutions to increase average revenue per daily active user (ARPDAU), ad impressions, valuable users, in-app purchases (IAP), and reach. Its products are AppDiscovery, MAX, AppLovin Exchange, SparkLabs, and Adjust.