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Business Wire | April 10, 2023
Azerion, the digital entertainment and media platform, has supercharged its full-funnel brand performance capabilities with the launch of a new data and technology arm, Performance by Azerion.
The team of data and technology specialists will help clients to create bespoke targeting, creative and measurement strategies driving increased performance across the funnel. By identifying consumers in their moment of ‘discovery’, their interests, passions and intent, they will apply highly custom audience and pixel strategies to drive better outcomes for brands and agencies alike.
Performance by Azerion is unique in its ability to use data captured from browse, search, share, social, and context to identify and build totally bespoke audiences, all in real-time. Its datasphere consists of over 90bn monthly data events, allowing Azerion to scale even niche or cookieless audiences. Fed by data that’s refreshed every two hours, it also brings live audience insights into targeting strategies, helping clients drive increased performance across the funnel.
The launch follows the acquisition of Hybrid Theory, the full-funnel programmatic agency. By integrating Hybrid Theory’s technology and market-leading data capabilities and combining these with its advertiser brand performance framework, Azerion has created a solution that opens up opportunities for lower funnel activity and further strengthens its upper and middle funnel capabilities.
The announcement further reinforces Azerion’s established brand solutions to make it the most credible full-funnel partner in the ecosystem.
Anna Forbes, UK Country Director at Azerion UK: “Azerion’s fast growth has been driven by our commitment to provide the best outcomes for brand clients by using a combination of unique data and first-class technology. Through Performance we do just that, delivering unparalleled results at every stage of the customer journey for display and video campaigns.
Peter Birch, Managing Director of EMEA’s new performance arm, commented: “ We are proud to offer clients and agencies fully customised solutions that have a laser-focus on performance. In this economic climate, it is more important than ever that advertisers work with trusted partners that deliver competitive outcomes. This is what Performance by Azerion will strive to achieve.”
Performance by Azerion will first launch in the UK market before being rolled out globally, with the Hybrid Theory brand being phased out as a result.
Azerion is a high-growth digital entertainment and media platform. As a content-driven, technology and data company, Azerion serves consumers, digital publishers, advertisers, and game creators globally. Azerion’s integrated platform provides technology solutions to automate the purchase and sale of digital advertising for media buyers and sellers, supported by in-market sales and campaign management teams. Through our technology, content creators, digital publishers and advertisers work with Azerion to reach the millions of people across the globe that play Azerion’s games and view its distributed entertainment content to increase engagement, loyalty, and drive e-commerce.
Founded in 2014 by two Dutch entrepreneurs, Azerion has experienced rapid expansion driven by organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Azerion is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is a publicly traded company listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information visit: www.azerion.com
Business Wire | March 29, 2023
CitrusAd and sponsorcart.io partner to deliver on-site shoppable video ad technology to retail media networks in the U.S. and abroad. The CitrusAd and Sponsorcart partnership simplifies video campaign activation, and retail monetization, making it easier than ever for brand advertisers across the globe to activate shoppable video campaigns on retail media networks. Brands can implement, manage and scale video ad creative alongside, add-to-cart functionality for corresponding SKUs that enables closed-loop, transparent measurement of return-on-ad-spend (ROAS). The new, innovative video ad formats will drive high-impact engagement for brands and fetch greater CPM in the retailer’s revenue stream.
“CitrusAd is excited to scale these dynamic and innovative video ad formats. Brands will be able to easily align commercial video assets with SKUs directly within the path-to-purchase in a shopper-relevant manner. These enhanced shopper experiences deliver tremendous storytelling power and an attractive way for retailers to expand their media offering,” said Adam Skinner, Managing Director, Retail Media Networks, CitrusAd.
“Our goal was to make it easy for video to play a larger role in retail media. We are delighted to tie our video ad platform to CitrusAd to make shoppable video ad campaigns dynamically populate in a native and personalized manner with lightning-fast load times,” said Stephen Caffrey, CEO and co-founder of Sponsorcart.
Advertisers spend $50BN per year in video ad spend as 66% of customers prefer video when learning about a new product. Retailers can improve customer experiences while earning up to five times CPM when adding video to advertising campaigns.
Both companies will be at ShopTalk in LasVegas this week to provide further insight on the benefits of shoppable video.
Sponsorcart.io is an onsite, end-to-end, shoppable video platform built for Retail Media Networks (RMNs). The platform makes it simple to launch and manage high-impact, unique video ad formats. Add-to-cart functionality provides closed-loop analytics for transparent and measurable ROI. Sponsorcart’s shopper centric, video solution appears natively along the path-to-purchase with dynamic SKU optimization led by privacy protected, first-party retailer data for personalized relevancy at scale.
CitrusAd is a leading retail media company and part of Epsilon, a global advertising and marketing technology company. The CitrusAd, powered by Epsilon platform, sits at the center of Publicis Groupe’s comprehensive, scalable retail media network offering. By harnessing the power of first-party data and industry-leading identity resolution, the unified, self-serve platform delivers shopper-relevant advertising experiences on commerce websites and across the open web resulting in higher conversions. Leading retailers across the globe rely on CitrusAd to help grow retail media as a core function for incremental media revenue and sales volume that delivers great ROI for brands. For more information, visit citrusad.com.
Business Wire | April 03, 2023
LTK, the global creator marketing platform, today launched social media advertising for brands to further leverage LTK Creator content to drive business outcomes. The new LTK Boost™ advertising solution allows brands to amplify creator collaboration content directly from the creator’s social media handles – leading to higher engagement and conversion.
Brand investment in LTK Creators continued to increase last year with brand campaigns growing nearly 50% in the second half of the year. In a recent study, LTK found that Gen Z and Millennials rank influencer content over brand and even user-generated content when making a purchase decision. With LTK Boost, LTK can now run social media ads directly from creator profiles on behalf of brands -which creates a more authentic message, reduces the cost of content production and drives higher engagement and conversion versus traditional social media advertising.
In an initial offering, LTK worked with several brands across multiple categories to run LTK Boost ads from creator profiles, which led to an increase in traffic to the brands’ sites, as well as a significant lift in sales with some brands seeing nearly 4X sales growth. All brand results outpaced social media ad industry click through averages by 80%. In addition, creators that participated in the trial saw significant impact with increases in audience reach, outsized gains in new followers and incremental sales and commissions for each creator. Participating creators saw nearly 200K new audience views per post and reached a near 30% increase in retail sales.
“Creators are undoubtedly having an impact on consumer shopping behaviors. 92% of Gen Z – a group that will make up the largest consumer segment in a few years - rely on creators to inform their purchases across virtually every category. And, creators are the number one most trusted source to help with purchase decisions for Gen Z and Millennials – beating social media ads and celebrities. That’s why we continue to introduce solutions like LTK Media Boosting to help brands to fully harness the power of creators and reach their customers efficiently and effectively,” said Kristi O’Brien, General Manager of the LTK Brand Platform.
LTK Boost is available now in the LTK Brand Platform. For more information, please visit https://company.shopltk.com/en/brands.
As the founder of creator guided shopping, LTK is the trusted and effective platform for creators and their businesses by powering the connection between content and commerce. Founded in 2011 by Amber and Baxter Box, the LTK mission is to empower creators to be as economically successful as possible. World premium lifestyle creators in 150+ countries drive more than $3.6 billion in annual retail sales through their LTK Creator Shop profiles. Today, more than 18 million consumers turn to LTK Creator Shops in the LTK shopping platform each month to find inspiration and instantly shop the styles recommended by their favorite creators. And, more than 6,000 brands partner with LTK to gain access to its global creator network for content that converts against performance-driven, cross-channel KPIs. A three-time honoree on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Retail Companies, LTK is headquartered in Dallas, TX and currently operates on five continents. To download the LTK shopping app, search for LTK in the App Store or Google Play.
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