Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 18, 2023
DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, and Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU), today announced that the companies will continue to collaborate and conduct investigations into emerging ad fraud schemes within the TV streaming industry. This initiative follows the significant success in working jointly to neutralize SmokeScreen, a sophisticated ad fraud scheme that targeted connected TV (CTV) devices.
As ad investments in CTV continue to rise, DV and Roku recognize the necessity for vigilant monitoring and prompt action to counteract evolving ad fraud schemes. Through their joint investigations, the companies aim to identify and curb new fraud schemes, preserving advertiser confidence and further securing the integrity of the CTV advertising ecosystem.
Leveraging Roku’s proprietary Advertising Watermark technology and DV’s cutting-edge Fraud Lab and anti-fraud solutions, the joint investigations will efficiently identify and mitigate fraudulent activities. Moreover, DV and Roku will be sharing technological resources to augment the impact and scope of their joint efforts.
“Combating ad fraud demands collective action and innovation,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO, DoubleVerify. “Our successful partnership with Roku on SmokeScreen was just the beginning. As we move forward, our combined data and technology resources will empower us to identify and address emerging threats, safeguarding advertisers’ investments in the rapidly growing CTV landscape.”
“Our Advertising Watermark technology is instrumental in combating device and app spoofing,” said Adam Markey, Director of Product Management, Ad Platform at Roku. “Our partnership with DV enhances our collective capabilities to secure the TV streaming advertising ecosystem. Together, we are committed to ensuring transparency, accountability, and confidence for advertisers and partners.”
The joint efforts of DV and Roku are vital in addressing the dynamic challenges posed by ad fraud schemes that exploit the complexities of the CTV advertising ecosystem. The partnership will focus on continuous monitoring, analysis and collaboration to respond to new threats, ensuring that advertisers can trust in the integrity of their CTV ad placements.
This joint commitment to investigating and mitigating fraud in the ecosystem is just one aspect of DV’s partnership with Roku. DV and Roku have a longstanding relationship whereby DV provides quality insights more broadly, including viewability and invalid traffic. DV solutions are also integrated with Roku’s OneView platform, and the two companies plan to expand that solution to DV’s full suite of quality and performance solutions.
For more information on DV and Roku’s joint investigation into SmokeScreen, click here.
DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV) 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. Learn more at www.doubleverify.com.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming on TV. We connect users to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku TV™ models, Roku streaming players, and TV-related audio devices are available in various countries around the world through direct retail sales and/or licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku-branded TVs and Roku Smart Home products are sold exclusively in the United States. Roku also operates The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment with exclusive access to Roku Originals. The Roku Channel is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.
ExchangeWire | June 29, 2023
Adform, the global programmatic platform, today announces the results of a PwC-tested campaign that increased unique impressions by 275% in Safari and Firefox (versus Chrome and other browsers where third-party cookies still play a key role), demonstrating great potential for Utiq’s identity solution.
Utiq, the new European privacy-led digital Authentic Consent Service, was tested along with an independent advertising agency pilot, and achieved stronger addressability and frequency capping in a fraud-free environment via Adform’s DSP and ID Fusion.
The campaign which ran in Germany is evidence that the partnership between Utiq and Adform will positively impact campaign performance. The results are:
25% improved frequency compared to other first-party ID solutions
3.75x increase in unique impressions in Safari and Firefox compared to browsers including third-party cookies (eg. Chrome)
100% of traffic was found to be fraud-free
Having launched on 1st June, Utiq is a joint venture between four of Europe’s largest telecom operators; Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, and Vodafone, to provide a digital advertising platform as an alternative to third-party cookies. Adform’s ID Fusion, the award-winning agnostic first-party ID solution that began in March 2020, is the exclusive Utiq DSP partner at launch.
The report from PwC follows a longstanding relationship with Adform to validate and analyse real-world performance in line with the company's ethos of leading with transparency. PwC has previously validated the ID Fusion product and reviewed Adform FLOW, demonstrating Adform’s commitment to transparency and efficiency in the advertising supply chain.
Jochen Schlosser, chief technology officer, Adform, comments: “As the exclusive DSP to Utiq at launch, we’re delighted to see the success of the first campaign results. We’ve been on board with Utiq’s vision from the start which aligns with our vision for a scaled ID solution to lift programmatic into the cookieless world. Our joint work with PwC suggests that Utiq and ID Fusion have a very promising future in the post-cookie world. Adform is proud to be a part of it.”
William Harmer, chief product officer, Utiq, adds: “We’re a European company that brings scale to the industry thanks to our telco partners, something which has traditionally been very difficult. It’s important to us that we focus on connectivity, security and privacy as a priority so we can build a solution that addresses the challenges of the future of advertising. These results are just the start of what we can expect, to make advertising better for everyone.”
Sam Tomlinson, UK media & entertainment leader, PwC UK, says: “While this is an early stage pilot, the results of the testing so far have suggested that the Utiq ID is powerful in identifying and accurately targeting audiences in a world without third-party cookies. The results of our testing have also shown that these audiences are fraud-free. This combination will be particularly valuable after the deprecation of third-party cookies in Chrome and other browsers.”
Oliver Dragic, executive manager, at pilot comments: “It's not long before third-party cookies are removed from Chrome. Using Adform´s DSP and ID Fusion with Utiq, we've now tested a new innovative approach to this cookie-free era - and the results speak for themselves. We are impressed with what we have achieved so far and look forward to continuing our partnership to achieve even better results.”
Adform is the only global, independent and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing. Its unique enterprise technology – Adform FLOW – harnesses superior user experience and a scalable, modular and open architecture, to enable seamless management of the whole campaign lifecycle. It provides clients with enhanced control and transparency across their advertising operations, including ownership of all data from their campaigns. Since 2002, Adform has developed technology to enhance human/machine collaboration and deliver augmented intelligence, thereby amplifying business results for its clients around the world.
Display Advertising, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 03, 2023
AdAdapted, an advertising technology solution that helps brands get their products on consumer shopping lists and into retailer e-commerce carts, has added Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits’ (SGWS) DRAM Agency to its roster of specialized partners. DRAM is a leading provider of digital marketing consulting and services to wine and spirits suppliers looking to activate or accelerate their e-commerce strategies.
The partnership extends AdAdapted’s leadership in regulatory-compliant digital shoppable media for wine and spirits brands by leveraging DRAM’s experience in campaign management and e-commerce strategy development within the alcohol vertical. Additionally, the partnership provides DRAM with unprecedented access to AdAdapted’s first-party, pre-shop data for targeting and strategy development.
AdAdapted has unparalleled expertise in maintaining digital marketing regulatory compliance for Legal Drinking Age (LDA), Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and Tied House Laws, while consistently generating Incremental Return on Ad Spend (iROAS) above industry benchmarks. As a result, AdAdapted is uniquely positioned to support DRAM clients with its game-changing solutions.
“We are thrilled to be working with such an impressive collection of dedicated, experienced client-focused talent and the exceptionally high-quality work DRAM is known for within the industry,” said Molly McFarland, co-founder and CRO, AdAdapted. “Over the past three years, AdAdapted has activated over 800 successful campaigns for wine and spirits companies, supporting both global and regional brands. Combining DRAM’s extensive industry expertise — and our recently launched multi-retailer, one-click e-commerce ad solution — we deliver 20x higher cart transfer rates than industry standard tactics.”
AdAdapted is an advertising technology solution that increases purchase intent and product trial of shoppers by reaching the right consumers at the right time to get brands onto shopping lists and into carts. The company offers several solutions to drive in-store and online sales leveraging digital shopping lists, display, eCommerce, video, keyword and other touchpoints for CPG brands, agencies and retailers. Media can be run through managed service, self-service, and SaaS platforms. With more than 110 million U.S. shoppers using mobile devices for their grocery lists, AdAdapted has built a distinct audience and ad offering that uses first-party shopping behavior and product preference-based targeting, providing the easiest, most efficient way to reach active verified shoppers — exactly when they decide what to buy.
About DRAM Agency
DRAM, an acronym for the Digital Revolution of Alcohol Marketing, was formed as an affiliated company by Southern Glazers in December of 2021 to provide digital marketing consulting and services to wine and spirits suppliers looking to activate or accelerate their eCommerce strategies. The agency brings a distinctive service offering to Southern Glazers’ suppliers to ensure they win at the digital point of purchase and grow sales and market share across e-retail channels. A renowned distributor of beverage alcohol, Southern Glazer’s is a multi-generational and family-owned firm that is ranked the largest wine and spirits distributor in the States. It currently operates in 44 states in the U.S, the District of Columbia, and Canada.