DoubleVerify | September 30, 2022
DoubleVerify (“DV”), (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today announced it is working with Best Buy Ads, the consumer electronic retailer’s in-house retail media network (RMN). Through this work, DV will provide robust measurement tools for both partners of Best Buy Ads and the brand’s own ad campaigns.
“We are excited to work with Best Buy to bring independent, third-party measurement to Best Buy Ads and to Best Buy ad campaigns across the open web,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO at DoubleVerify.
“We are excited to work with Best Buy to bring independent, third-party measurement to Best Buy Ads and to Best Buy ad campaigns across the open web,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO at DoubleVerify. “Our solutions will support Best Buy and its retail media clients, improving overall ad effectiveness, while giving them greater clarity and confidence in their digital investments.”
Retail media is estimated to be a $100 billion opportunity.* A retail media network allows a retailer to give brands access to their customers using the retailer’s key assets: first-party customer data and owned media. With the retailer’s first-party data, brands can reach in-market buyers at the point of purchase, across formats and owned channels.
DV easily integrates directly onto a retailer’s media properties, ensuring advertisers can evaluate if campaigns are viewable, seen by real people, served in a brand-safe environment, safe from fraud and sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT), and appear in the intended geography.
With today’s announcement, Best Buy advertisers who use DV will have access to pre-campaign activation (DV Authentic Brand Suitability, Fraud/SIVT) and post-bid filtering and measurement (DV Authentic Ad™, DV Video Complete, Programmatic Analytics) across Best Buy Ads. DV will also be used by Best Buy for its own programmatically-executed media buys. DoubleVerify’s Publisher Suite will also be implemented across the Best Buy media platform, providing comprehensive protection and granular controls to the retail media network.
“DoubleVerify’s product advancements and partnerships in the retail media sector are further examples of how we are leading the industry in developing innovative quality and performance solutions for emerging digital platforms,” said Zagorski.
For more information about DoubleVerify, contact sales@DoubleVerify.com.
DoubleVerify is a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics. Our mission is to make the digital advertising ecosystem stronger, safer and more secure, thereby preserving the fair value exchange between buyers and sellers of digital media. Hundreds of Fortune 500 advertisers employ our unbiased data and analytics to drive campaign quality and effectiveness, and to maximize return on their digital advertising investments – globally.
Leafly | September 28, 2022
Today, Leafly (NASDAQ: LFLY), a leading online cannabis information resource and marketplace, unveiled three new additions to its suite of advertising products, Leafly Ads. Each new ad placement provides unique ways for retailers to reach the millions of consumers visiting Leafly each year. The Homepage Marquee and Strain List Marquee ad placements are Leafly’s biggest and boldest ad placements to-date, providing retailers maximum visibility on the company’s coveted homepage. And with its new Strain Page Feature ad, Leafly will use new technology and features to inject its first-party strain data into its retailer ad products to connect retailers with active shoppers via effects-based product matching for the first time. The introduction of these new ad placements also comes with updated creative templates and new customizable features, providing advertisers with flexibility, ease, and more creative control.
“The expansion of our Leafly Ads advertising suite allows local retailers to better target, reach, and convert more consumers than ever,” said Dave Cotter, Chief Product Officer at Leafly.
“The expansion of our Leafly Ads advertising suite allows local retailers to better target, reach, and convert more consumers than ever,” said Dave Cotter, Chief Product Officer at Leafly. “These tools create new pathways to people at all stages of the cannabis journey, whether they come to Leafly to research cannabis or to shop for a specific strain, product or desired effect. We know that high-visibility within the platform helps drive retail sales and these new offerings provide that visibility among high-intent customers.”
The new Marquee Ads, the most prominent ad placements on Leafly, offer retailers the exclusive opportunity to occupy the most visible spaces within the marketplace and reach shoppers first, driving more impressions, more awareness, and more dispensary visits. These ads can geo-target shoppers at the local level, and provide retailers with exclusivity on Leafly’s most-trafficked pages.
The new Strain Page Feature Ads are the first to be powered by Leafly's innovative technology: effects-based product matching. Utilizing first-party strain data, Leafly's Strain Page Feature Ad matches a retailer with shoppers actively looking for effects-specific products the retailer has in-stock. Using effects-based product marketing is critically important as the cannabis industry continues to mature and people increasingly shop by desired feeling or end-effect.
Offering unparalleled information, Leafly’s strain database is one of the largest of its kind and core to the personalized cannabis experience Leafly offers to consumers. With both lab data and user-generated reviews, the database allows visitors to understand and explore over 6,000 strains.
“We are continually building tools to help retailers reach new and returning customers in this increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Yoko Miyashita, CEO of Leafly. “Leafly Ads offer local retailers a unique opportunity to connect to active shoppers at every step of the shopper journey and build tailored consumer connections with an increasingly educated consumer-base.”
The resources and information on Leafly help millions of consumers each year research, learn about, find, and order cannabis from local, licensed retailers. The expanded Leafly Ads suite provides a holistic approach to reaching consumers all the way through the customer journey. To learn more about Leafly Ads, visit success.leafly.com/leaflyads.
Leafly helps millions of people discover cannabis each year. Our powerful tools help shoppers make informed purchasing decisions and empower cannabis businesses to attract and retain loyal customers through advertising and technology services. Learn more at Leafly.com or download the Leafly mobile app through Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
Mirantis | September 28, 2022
Mirantis, freeing developers to create their most valuable code, today announced that Choozle, which provides a digital advertising software platform, chose Lens Autopilot to migrate its application on an urgent, one-week migration deadline.
After quickly expanding its customer base, Choozle found itself in need of a more scalable infrastructure to support hundreds of daily active users. The company’s engineering operations team started adopting Kubernetes, using Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Choozle chose to use the Mirantis DevOps-as-a-Service offering that combines Lens, the world’s most popular Kubernetes integrated development environment (IDE), with expert services from Mirantis site reliability engineers.
“The entire team at Mirantis was prepared and available for everything that we needed for the migration,” said Mike Baldassare, director of product and engineering operations at Choozle.
“The entire team at Mirantis was prepared and available for everything that we needed for the migration,” said Mike Baldassare, director of product and engineering operations at Choozle. “Today, we have a successfully migrated application that went from a legacy AWS Kubernetes cluster to a scaled, much more modern solution that preserves a better future for our application and our customers. Choozle has been successful by choosing really great partners, and I would definitely put Mirantis on that list of great partners that we've had in our company’s history.”
Mirantis provided a dedicated team to manage and execute the transition. Lens eliminates the Kubernetes complexity that has hindered mainstream developer adoption since its inception. Lens enables users to easily manage, develop, debug, monitor, and troubleshoot their workloads across multiple clusters in real-time – supporting any certified Kubernetes distribution, on any infrastructure. The Lens desktop application has an intuitive graphical user interface and works with Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems. Lens Autopilot features compelling guaranteed outcomes, including the technical ability after 12 months to achieve a 10 times increase in application deployment speed, 75% reduction in security vulnerabilities, accelerated time to remediation, and 2-4 times reduction in operational costs.
“When you are growing exponentially, you don’t want to slow your developers from providing optimal customer value,” said Anoop Kumar, director of professional services for Americas, Mirantis. “We were able to not just quickly migrate Choozle from a legacy AWS deployment to Google, but we did it without any extra burden on the developers.”
A desktop application, Lens lowers the barrier of entry for those just getting started with Kubernetes and radically improves productivity for people with more experience. With more than 5 million downloads, more than 600,000 users, and 18,500 stars on GitHub, Lens is the most popular integrated development environment (IDE) for Kubernetes.
Lens DevopsCare extends the capabilities of Lens to provide a complete managed CI/CD toolchain that is managed and supported by Mirantis and configured to meet the unique needs of the development process. In addition to the CI/CD capabilities, Lens DevopsCare also provides developers with policy-based proactive security and best practices, metrics on their development process and environment, as well as extensive support to enhance the developer experience and reduce the cognitive load for everyday development tasks.
To learn more about why Choozle chose Lens, read the case study.
Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines Intelligent Automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.
Mirantis serves many of the world’s leading enterprises, including Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, Nationwide Insurance, PayPal, Reliance Jio, Societe Generale, Splunk, and S&P Global. Learn more at www.mirantis.com.
Choozle – Digital Advertising Made Easy® – provides a digital advertising software platform that leverages detailed consumer data to power programmatic advertising campaigns across display, video, mobile, audio, connected tv, digital out-of-home, and other mediums – all from a single, intuitive interface. Choozle combines the sophistication of multiple digital advertising tools, a demand-side platform, data management platform, and smart tag management into a single platform. Designed for advertising agencies and marketing departments, Choozle has democratized the ad tech ecosystem with its intuitive, elegant, and affordable solution. www.choozle.com