Unlock Synergies Between SEO and Advertising on Amazon

FRANZ JORDAN | February 19, 2020 | 168 views

As a brand or an agency, search engine optimisation (SEO) and online advertising (Pay-Per-Click; PPC) in Google search are probably pillars of your online marketing strategy. You most likely have dedicated teams for each area that are equipped with the necessary skills to drive success. But while SEO and advertising are distinctive, separate disciplines in the Google universe, they heavily affect each other within the Amazon environment. As an increasing number of people start their product searches on Amazon rather than on Google, Amazon’s status and importance as a search engine as well as an ad provider is booming. Subsequently, brands as well as agencies need to understand the mechanisms of the new holistic approach to SEO and advertising on Amazon.

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

Article | October 20, 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 8, 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 | July 14, 2022

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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Amazon Big Game Ad Tallies the Most Views via YouTube AdBlitz

Article | February 10, 2020

YouTube revealed the five most-viewed Super Bowl LIV ads on its YouTube AdBlitz portal for Big Game spots. YouTube ads marketing cultural moments and trends lead Gina Shalavi unveiled the top five by views as of 11:59 p.m. ET Feb. 5, as well as short descriptions of the ads, in a blog post Monday. Amazon topped the list by asking, “What did we do before Alexa?” Shalavi wrote, “With a medieval theme, people cover everything, from the temperature to news to jokes, all features on Alexa.” The spot features Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. Bill Murray helped drive Jeep to the second spot with Groundhog Day, and Shalavi wrote, “Murray takes a groundhog and escapes in an orange Jeep for endless adventures.”

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DoubleVerify Detects First Ad Impression Fraud Scheme in Audio

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) About DoubleVerify 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.

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Viamedia Adtech Has Huge Nationwide Growth from Its Advertising Managed Services

Viamedia | February 02, 2023

On February 01, 2023, Viamedia, a major independent cross-media local advertising company, has announced significant growth in its managed services of inventory, operational execution, and advanced advertising to its clients with its robust full stack advertising platform. It offers Multichannel Video Programming Distribution (MVPD) options for in-home sales, managing backend operations like technical integration, video encoding, sales automation, billing services, order management, financial reporting, and ad insertion, as well as increasing local, national, and political services' sales with direct response. It saves costs and increases monetization on advertising solutions for cable, telecommunication, OTT, or premium video providers, reducing employee costs, ad sales complications, and cross-channel marketing. In addition, it can include and exclude all technology requirements for advertising with its operational management software and Network Operations Center (NOC), which serves all markets. Telecommunications Product Manager of Frankfort Plant Board, Harvey Couch, said, "Partnering with Viamedia has allowed us to maximize efficiency of all operations so we can focus on providing our community with the best services and customer support. With Viamedia's advertising technology, we can maximize all revenue streams and easily scale our business moving forward without worrying about additional manpower. It truly is a win-win situation." (Source – Business Wire) Dave Solomon, President, and CEO of Viamedia, said, "This past year was a remarkable period for strengthening Viamedia's existing partnerships and establishing new ones, truly illustrating how our technical and operational capabilities can integrate with any provider's existing infrastructure." He added, "Managed services fill the gaps for our clients that don't have the staff or expertise required to own their regional or local media strategy and execute it fully." (Source – Business Wire) About Viamedia Viamedia, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, has been one of the largest independent advertising service providers since 2001.It advertises more than one million daily ads in about 130 zones across 28 states, with more than 60 markets nationwide. It engages all TV audiences with a single sales platform for over 6,000 local, regional, and national advertisers. In addition, it provides cross-media advertising solutions based on impressions generated, which fill the gap between the advertising process of linear TV and digital programming. Its cloud-integrated patent platform QTT® employs a self-owned technology stack for rich data ad campaigns targeting dynamic ads via linear TV.

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Hivestack Partners With mc R&D GmbH for Programmatic DOOH Advertising

Hivestack, mc R&D GmbH (mcrud) | February 01, 2023

On January 31, 2023, Hivestack, the world's top independent programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad tech firm, has partnered with Germany's biggest passenger TV network provider, mc R&D GmbH (mcrud). mcrud's 5,800 displays on 2,000 public transportation vehicles (subway, bus, and streetcar) may now be purchased programmatically using Hivestack's supply-side platform (SSP). Hivestack will provide local and international advertisers, agencies, and omnichannel DSPs the ability to create, activate, and assess programmatic DOOH campaigns across mcrud's DOOH screens in two major German cities with the integration of mcrud's inventory. The biggest passenger television provider in Germany, mcrud, shows high-quality programs on Berlin and Munich's public transit. Berliner Fenster station serves more than two million people every day in Berlin alone. The agreement with mcrud would enable advertisers to reach a potential weekly audience of 20 million people. Managing Director at Hivestack, Will Brownsdon, said, “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with mcrud in Germany. Our goal at Hivestack is to connect buyers to audiences on the move and across a wide range of OOH environments. mcrud represents just this, offering incredible reach in a unique and captive environment.” (Source – ExchangeWire) Germany's expected DOOH ad expenditure for 2022 is €708 million (£622.5 million). Digital outdoor advertising has grown consistently, sometimes at double-digit rates. In 2018, DOOH's total sales were still €410 million (£360.4 million) (source: Nielsen Media Research). However, this is a 72.5% increase within four years. Programmatic DOOH technology provides marketers with unparalleled reach, enabling global companies to target their customers precisely through large-scale DOOH displays. About Hivestack Hivestack is the most prominent independent, worldwide, full-stack marketing technology firm that enables the buy- and sell-side of programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. On the purchase side, marketers leverage the demand-side platform from the firmto design quantifiable campaigns that activate DOOH displays in real-time, depending on customer behavior and audience movement patterns. On the sell-side, DOOH media owners use the supply-side platform and ad exchange from Hivestack to generate programmatic income. Additionally, DOOH media owners may use its ad server to support audience-based, directly soldcampaigns.

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DoubleVerify Detects First Ad Impression Fraud Scheme in Audio

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) About DoubleVerify 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.

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Viamedia Adtech Has Huge Nationwide Growth from Its Advertising Managed Services

Viamedia | February 02, 2023

On February 01, 2023, Viamedia, a major independent cross-media local advertising company, has announced significant growth in its managed services of inventory, operational execution, and advanced advertising to its clients with its robust full stack advertising platform. It offers Multichannel Video Programming Distribution (MVPD) options for in-home sales, managing backend operations like technical integration, video encoding, sales automation, billing services, order management, financial reporting, and ad insertion, as well as increasing local, national, and political services' sales with direct response. It saves costs and increases monetization on advertising solutions for cable, telecommunication, OTT, or premium video providers, reducing employee costs, ad sales complications, and cross-channel marketing. In addition, it can include and exclude all technology requirements for advertising with its operational management software and Network Operations Center (NOC), which serves all markets. Telecommunications Product Manager of Frankfort Plant Board, Harvey Couch, said, "Partnering with Viamedia has allowed us to maximize efficiency of all operations so we can focus on providing our community with the best services and customer support. With Viamedia's advertising technology, we can maximize all revenue streams and easily scale our business moving forward without worrying about additional manpower. It truly is a win-win situation." (Source – Business Wire) Dave Solomon, President, and CEO of Viamedia, said, "This past year was a remarkable period for strengthening Viamedia's existing partnerships and establishing new ones, truly illustrating how our technical and operational capabilities can integrate with any provider's existing infrastructure." He added, "Managed services fill the gaps for our clients that don't have the staff or expertise required to own their regional or local media strategy and execute it fully." (Source – Business Wire) About Viamedia Viamedia, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, has been one of the largest independent advertising service providers since 2001.It advertises more than one million daily ads in about 130 zones across 28 states, with more than 60 markets nationwide. It engages all TV audiences with a single sales platform for over 6,000 local, regional, and national advertisers. In addition, it provides cross-media advertising solutions based on impressions generated, which fill the gap between the advertising process of linear TV and digital programming. Its cloud-integrated patent platform QTT® employs a self-owned technology stack for rich data ad campaigns targeting dynamic ads via linear TV.

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Hivestack Partners With mc R&D GmbH for Programmatic DOOH Advertising

Hivestack, mc R&D GmbH (mcrud) | February 01, 2023

On January 31, 2023, Hivestack, the world's top independent programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad tech firm, has partnered with Germany's biggest passenger TV network provider, mc R&D GmbH (mcrud). mcrud's 5,800 displays on 2,000 public transportation vehicles (subway, bus, and streetcar) may now be purchased programmatically using Hivestack's supply-side platform (SSP). Hivestack will provide local and international advertisers, agencies, and omnichannel DSPs the ability to create, activate, and assess programmatic DOOH campaigns across mcrud's DOOH screens in two major German cities with the integration of mcrud's inventory. The biggest passenger television provider in Germany, mcrud, shows high-quality programs on Berlin and Munich's public transit. Berliner Fenster station serves more than two million people every day in Berlin alone. The agreement with mcrud would enable advertisers to reach a potential weekly audience of 20 million people. Managing Director at Hivestack, Will Brownsdon, said, “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with mcrud in Germany. Our goal at Hivestack is to connect buyers to audiences on the move and across a wide range of OOH environments. mcrud represents just this, offering incredible reach in a unique and captive environment.” (Source – ExchangeWire) Germany's expected DOOH ad expenditure for 2022 is €708 million (£622.5 million). Digital outdoor advertising has grown consistently, sometimes at double-digit rates. In 2018, DOOH's total sales were still €410 million (£360.4 million) (source: Nielsen Media Research). However, this is a 72.5% increase within four years. Programmatic DOOH technology provides marketers with unparalleled reach, enabling global companies to target their customers precisely through large-scale DOOH displays. About Hivestack Hivestack is the most prominent independent, worldwide, full-stack marketing technology firm that enables the buy- and sell-side of programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. On the purchase side, marketers leverage the demand-side platform from the firmto design quantifiable campaigns that activate DOOH displays in real-time, depending on customer behavior and audience movement patterns. On the sell-side, DOOH media owners use the supply-side platform and ad exchange from Hivestack to generate programmatic income. Additionally, DOOH media owners may use its ad server to support audience-based, directly soldcampaigns.

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